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Rays righty Chris Archer sharp in spring debut against Red Sox

RAYS 7, RED SOX 3 At Port Charlotte, Florida, Chris Archer made his spring debut for the Rays and allowed one hit over two scoreless innings. Tampa Bay's Joe McCarthy homered, doubled and drove in three runs. Boston starter Hector Velazquez gave up one run in two innings.
Via Associated Press
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Archer stymies Sox in strong spring debut

Chris Archer set the tone for the Rays on Sunday in a 7-3 win over the Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park.
8 hours ago

Hernandez, Dominguez jump-start offense vs. Rays

Chris Archer set the tone for the Rays on Sunday in a 7-3 win over the Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park.
8 hours ago

Spring Training Game Three Lineups: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

Chris Archer makes his spring debut as he preps for the World Baseball Classic The Tampa Bay Rays took a 7-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday afternoon. Not much to note in the game, but here are some highlights Competing for the Opening Day roster, catcher Jesus Sucre hit the Rays first HR of the spring, going 2-2 on the day Danny Farquhar and Cory Rasmus struggled...
Via DRaysBay
14 hours ago

Archer set for debut as he preps for season, Classic

Chris Archer will make his spring debut Sunday afternoon when the Red Sox visit Port Charlotte. Opportunities to see Archer will be scarce this spring since the right-hander will be leaving camp the first week of March to pitch for the United States team in the World Baseball Classic.
1 day ago

Best sights and sounds from MLB spring training

Spring training is officially underway and games (kind of) have begun.Across the world of the Internet, we are blessed with amazing news, photos, and fun little tidbits to get us excited for Opening Day.Let’s take a look at some of the happenings around Arizona and Florida as baseball is reintroduced to us. Everything MVP Mike Trout does is amazing, but this is just a little bit...
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Justin Verlander prefers NL rules

The designated hitter has been around for more than 40 years. Still, it remains one of the more hotly debated topics in baseball. Responding to a question from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer about what rules people would like to see changed, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander offered his two cents.  Verlander made two points here. One is hard to argue with. The other can be...
Via Sportsnaut
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Archer, Rays ready to leave disappointing season behind

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) As the leader of a pitching staff that underperformed last season, Chris Archer relishes the challenge of helping the revamped Tampa Bay Rays re-emerge as playoff contenders. The team opened spring training Tuesday with increased competition for jobs at a number of key positions, as well as expectations of improving on last year's last-place finish in...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 starting pitchers in baseball heading into spring training

Without a doubt, pulling apart the ten best arms in the game at any point is a tough-to-nearly-impossible task. However, in today’s game, with a firmly established group of top arms between the ages of 27-33, it is a specifically tough group to crack. It could be argued that even cracking the top 20 is a feat, as even last year’s American League Cy Young winner is the third best...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer calls on Rays to spend to improve team

The Tampa Bay Rays have fallen off considerably since their successful run from 2008-2013 in which they won at least 90 games in all but one season. After consecutive fourth-place finishes in the AL East and a last-place finish this season, Chris Archer wants to see improvements. Speaking on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio on Thursday, Archer said the Rays need to spend to improve. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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