Found July 12, 2013 on Sports-Glory:
Keeping pace in the American League East is never an easy task, but the Tampa Bay Rays seem as though they have gotten the hang of it recently. Winning their eighth straight, Tampa completed a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night with a 4-3 win at 
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