Found September 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Reinforcements are coming. In some cases, they have already arrived. The Tampa Bay Rays need them to make an impact in the coming weeks to stop a slide that could threaten their postseason standing. This was an end to August to forget. Entering Monday, the Rays lost seven of eight games. This slump included dropping three consecutive at O.co Coliseum to their top competition in the American League wild-card chase, the Oakland Athletics. There is no quick fix for the Rays' position -- some days, the problem is hitting; other times, it's starting pitching or a shaky bullpen -- but the new faces must help. Tampa Bay last won consecutive games when it beat the New York Yankees on Aug. 23-24 at Tropicana Field. Not long ago, the Rays looked like a lock for at least the top wild-card spot. Their outlook looked as strong as the one enjoyed by the Boston Red Sox, with the American League East race figuring to go down to the final weeks. That all can still happen. This is Sept. 2...
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