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A's look to make Rays' homestand difficult again

Though they sit in fourth place in the American League West and sport a minus-60 run differential, the Oakland Athletics showed Tuesday night why they have to be taken seriously, particularly in close games.

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Rays 0 Athletics 3: When your offense is truly offensive

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It’s not the home run, it’s the walk and error before the home run.

No, actually, it’s not the home run or even the walk and error before the home run. It’s the utterly, completely, disastrous offense.

Yeah, there were no runs, so obviously that’s bad.

But there were scarcely even any decent at bats. Let’s count them:

Isaac Paredes fought through ten pitches to draw a walk in the second. Brandon Lowe also drew a walk late in the...

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GDT: Winner gets Tropicana Field

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Loser gets relegated to AAA

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Rays put 'all-encompassing' struggles up against A's

The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays meet for the first time this season Tuesday night at the start of a three-game series at St. Petersburg, Fla., that matches a pair of clubs trending in opposite directions.

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2024 Sunburst Awards: Kansas City Royals games 52-54

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Rays fall to 26-28 after three game series at Tropicana Field

“Sunburst Awards” is a series-by-series evaluation of player performance, where four different awards are given out after each series: Offensive player of the series, defensive player of the series, pitcher of the series, and highlight play of the series. This edition will be covering the 17th series of the season, where the Tampa Bay Rays took on the Kansas City Royals from May 24 through...

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Brandon Lowe's bases-clearing triple help Rays beat Royals

Brandon Lowe hit a three-run triple and Taj Bradley threw five scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the visiting Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Sunday.

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Rays 4, Royals 1: Magical seventh ends losing skid

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Thank you Brandon Lowe!

The Rays defeated the Royals 4-1 on Sunday to advance to 26-28 on the season. The win ends a miserable six game losing streak for the Rays, including being swept by the AL East rival Red Sox.

Today’s game would be a marquee pitching dual, with Starters Taj Bradley and and Michael Wacha each putting up beautiful days on the mound.

Bradley went five shutout innings allowing just one hit and three walks striking out six, while...

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GDT: At least we get a Taj Start!

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O/U 8 Ks and 3 HRs?

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The Search for Randy Arozarena

Not to continue beating a dead horse, but the 2024 Tampa Bay Rays have not lived up to expectations. Under .500 once again, the struggles have continued for the Rays in all facets of the game.

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Royals, Rays in opposite directions entering series finale

Michael Wacha will go for his fourth straight victory when the visiting Kansas City Royals, who are on a winning streak of their own, go for a three-game sweep over the struggling Tampa Bay Rays.

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Rays 4, Royals 7: Rays battle but drop 6th straight in extras

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Civale battled through five innings and the Rays scored just enough until they didn’t

The Tampa Bay Rays entered Saturday’s late afternoon game on the heels of a five game skid hoping to get back in the win column behind a hopefully resurgent Aaron Civale. While Civale was better than he has been in a long time, the Rays would eventually drop their sixth straight game, this time in extra innings, to the Kansas City Royals.

Civale worked a scoreless first,...

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GDT: Who let Civale get into the fifth inning?

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We all know he needs to stay far away from that!

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Rays place OF Josh Lowe (oblique) on 10-day IL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Josh Lowe on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right oblique strain. The move is retroactive to Thursday, one day after Lowe exited his team's game against the Boston Red Sox.

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Rays place outfielder on 10-day injured list

He made an early exit from Wednesday’s game because of what was described at the time as a right side strain, though a follow-up MRI didn’t reveal anything out of the ordinary.

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Royals, Rays clash with opposite streaks on the line

The Kansas City Royals haven't been shy about igniting their offense, as the club has scored at least eight runs in each of its past five games. The Royals will aim to extend their winning streak to a season-high eight games on Saturday afternoon when they play the second contest of their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays in St.

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Rays Outright Erasmo Ramirez

Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramírez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Wednesday. While the veteran had more than enough service time to test free agency, Tampa Bay announced that he accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Durham.

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Rays 1, Royals 8: Rays fail to score after first inning

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And fail to win after the ninth.

Happy Friday, friends! It was time for a nacho party in Randyland as Seth Lugo and Shawn Armstrong squared off (with Armstrong only out for two innings), so let’s see how things went down at the Trop tonight.

The Royals went 1-2-3 in the top of the first. In the bottom half Brandon Lowe got a one-out single, then Jonny DeLuca was hit by a pitch. An Isaac Paredes single loaded the bases. Jonathan Aranda hit into a force...

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GDT: Opener Time!

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Rays Looking Lost as Rough Start to the Season Continues

The Tampa Bay Rays’ struggles continue, as they now sit fourth in the AL East with a 25-26 record. Who or what is to blame for their tough start? While frustrations are surely spreading giving up is no option.

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Rays taking 'wait and see' approach with injured OF

The club will wait until Friday to make a determination about a potential IL stint.

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