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The Tampa Bay Rays had to interrupt a six-game homestand to fly to Kansas City and make up a snowed-out game from May in weather that made Kauffman Stadium feel like a blast furnace. So forgive Rays manager Joe Maddon for getting tossed early in this one. Maddon was ejected for arguing a called third strike on David DeJesus with the bases loaded in the fourth inning Monday, but at least got to watch the rest of Tampa Bay's 11-1 thrashing at the hands of the Royals from the air-conditioned comfort of the visiting clubhouse. It was the Rays' sixth consecutive loss at the K. ''It's been exasperating. They beat us up. We don't like Kansas City,'' Maddon said, pausing, ''except for the food. The Plaza is nice and the barbeque, and this is one of the best ballparks in the American League, in all of baseball really, but they just beat us up.'' Jeremy Guthrie (13-10) allowed six hits and three walks for Kansas City, but twice delivered timely strikeouts. He fanned Kelly Johnson with tw...
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