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Rays begin a telling week with a victory behind James Loney's clutch hit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- James Loney watched his soft line drive flutter toward the gap and hoped it would land. At first, when he poked right-hander Kyle Lohse's 89-mph fastball toward right-center field, he felt good about his chances to deliver as the Tampa Bay Rays' Mr. Reliable again. Still, centerfielder Carlos Gomez was closing fast, and Loney braced for the best. Then...
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David Price: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

The Tampa Bay Rays went into Sunday’s matchup with the Boston Red Sox riding a 9 game winning streak. Scouts have been
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Chris Archer Known To Showboat Despite Criticizing David Ortiz (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is quite the hypocrite. Archer has criticized David Ortiz in recent days for showboating, as the Boston Red Sox slugger capped a three-run home run Sunday with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases. But, as history shows, Archer isn’t exactly above showboating. In fact, he’s quite the ham. In the words of Randy “Macho Man”...
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Rays nip Brewers, 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jake Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBI and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night. Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Loney drove in two with a two-out, bases...
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Jake Odorizzi, James Loney lead Rays past visiting Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jake Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night. Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Loney drove in two with a two-out, bases...
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Chris Archer: Not mad, just the truth

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Ortiz's style. "I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat," Archer said Monday. "I'm not comparing the two, but they're obviously in the same class of...
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Rays notes: Joel Peralta re-instated, Erik Bedard designated for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment Monday to make room for reliever Joel Peralta's return from the 15-day disabled list. Bedard, 35, was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 17 appearances (15 starts) for the Rays this season after making his debut in the rotation April 13 in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds...
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Rays activate Joel Peralta, designate Erik Bedard for assignment

Rays reliever Joel Peralta is back from the disabled list after being sidelined with what he believes was a case of chikungunya virus contracted while in the Dominican Republic and to make room for him on the roster the Rays have designated Erik Bedard for assignment. Bedard was demoted from the rotation to the bullpen three weeks ago, but has barely pitched since then and at age...
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Rays’ Chris Archer On David Ortiz: ‘I Never Saw Hank Aaron Flip His Bat’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi’s style. “I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer said Monday. “I’m not comparing the two, but they’re obviously in the same...
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Rays' Chris Archer stands by criticism of David Ortiz

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, the man at the center of the latest tiff between his team and the Boston Red Sox, had a simple response when asked if he regretted his critical comments of David Ortiz on Sunday. "Do I regret saying the truth?" Archer said Monday at Tropicana Field. "No." Oh, this American League East rivalry remains...
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Rays DFA Bedard, re-instate Peralta from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment Monday to make room for reliever Joel Peralta's return from the 15-day disabled list. Bedard, 35, was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 17 appearances (15 starts) for the Rays this season after making his debut in the rotation April 13 in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds...
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Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Updated David Price Rumors as Trade Deadline Nears

The idea of the Chicago Cubs trading for Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price didn’t make much sense in the first place. Why would they send Jeff Samardzija packing, only to give up prospects for a player in Price who will earn about $20 million next season and will hit free agency soon?  USA Today’s Bob Nightengale pretty much quieted all rumors linking Price to the Cubs. The #Cubs...
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Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

Another series win? Check. More ground made up in the race for the second American League wild-card spot? Check. Living life on the edge? Check. Catch your breath. The Tampa Bay Rays' winning streak is over at nine games, after a 3-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Loss No. 54 was inevitable, of course, but there was plenty to draw from in the Rays...
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Rays pitcher Chris Archer rips David Ortiz for 30-second home run trot (videos)

Like many pitchers before him, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer found himself victimized by a demonstration of clutch hitting power from Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. With the Rays and Red Sox tied at zero in the top of the 3rd inning, Big Papi uncorked on a Archer offering for a three-run homer. […] The post Rays pitcher Chris Archer rips David Ortiz for 30-second...
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David Ortiz hits game-winning home run, irritates Rays again

David Ortiz has been a thorn in the Tampa Bay Rays’ collective side and his “get off me” bat flip on Sunday won’t help matters. You can watch his ultimately-game-winning home run at MLB.com, but the bat flip is in GIF form below (via Deadspin): Yeah, I can see why that might piss off some people. Rays pitcher Chris Archer said after the game, ‘‘I don’t know what makes...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz hits game-winning home run, irritates Rays again

David Ortiz has been a thorn in the Tampa Bay Rays’ collective side and his “get off me” bat flip on Sunday won’t help matters. You can watch his ultimately-game-winning home run at MLB.com, but the bat flip is in GIF form below (via Deadspin): Yeah, I can see why that might piss off some people. Rays pitcher Chris Archer said after the game, ‘‘I don’t know what makes...
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Beat Rays, and Brewers raise their chances to get David Price

The Brewers, by defeating the Rays the next three days, could improve their chances in two different races. Their realistic bid for the NL Central title. And their unlikely bid to land Rays left-hander David Price. The Brewers are among the teams to express interest in Price, according to major league sources. Their inquiry was akin to putting their "foot in the water,"...
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VIDEO: David Ortiz has another bat flip that angers the Rays

David Ortiz does not like the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tampa Bay Rays, specifically the Rays pitchers do not like David Ortiz. Back in late May, Ortiz hit a home run off David Price and proceeded to do a bat flip which would in turn provoke Price to hit Ortiz in the next at […]
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David Ortiz: Chris Archer Is ‘Not The Right Guy’ To Be Talking

Chris Archer didn’t have kind things to say about David Ortiz after he flipped his bat and took his time when he hit a massive three-run homer in the Boston Red Sox 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. “He feels like he’s bigger than the game,” Archer said. Big Papi had a big response for the Rays pitcher, and it will definitely add fuel to the fire that is the Red...
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Tampa Bay Rays Look To Continue Nine-Game Winning Streak Sunday (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays are starting to get hot, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Rays are in the midst of a nine-game winning streak, and have gotten back into the race in the AL East, trailing the first-place Baltimore Orioles by only 6.5 games. Joe Maddon’s club has only given up 12 runs in the last seven games, in large part because of the efforts from starter David...
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Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. After beating the team he grew up rooting for, Jake Odorizzi now gets to finally face the club that drafted him. The former Milwaukee Brewers first-round pick seeks his first three-start win streak Monday night at home for the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game set. Odorizzi (6-8, 3.97 ERA), who grew up about 33...
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Rays can't let winning streak's end mean lost momentum

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Their music was silent. The eager postgame activity throughout the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse, a constant in their nine games before Sunday, was absent. The dominant sound was the distant flow of showers. The Rays, of course, were never going to win all of their remaining games this season. Their recent burst, a streak that began with two wins against the Toronto...
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Rays’ Chris Archer: David Ortiz ‘Feels Like He’s Bigger Than The Game’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz lost another fan within the Tampa Bay Rays’ starting rotation. Ortiz launched a three-run homer Sunday in the Red Sox’s 3-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. The nine-time All-Star capped his blast with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases, which drew the ire of Rays starter Chris Archer, who said he now understands why...
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Jake Odorizzi looks to heko Tampa as one of Week 17 Two Start Pitchers

Week 17 means there are only a handful of Fantasy Baseball weeks left in the season. Fantasy Football is on all of our minds, but it’s these few weeks that will decide whether or not you end up a Fantasy Baseball champion. Two Start Pitchers are a big part of taking that extra step to securing your matchup. You either stream on the weekend or you don’t have to because you scouted...
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