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Rays by the numbers: Colome helps shutout A's

The Tampa Bay Rays completed their fourth shutout of the season on Thursday, beating the Oakland Athletics 3-0. Alex Colome threw five scoreless innings and has now allowed three runs or fewer in 10 of his 13 career starts.

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Thursday's power rankings

Madison Bumgarner shined as the San Francisco Giants beat Clayton Kershaw, while the Tampa Bay Rays took over first in the AL East.

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Smyly (shoulder) to re-evaluate rehab in 8 weeks

Rays left-hander Drew Smyly, who is rehabbing a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, says there should be a clearer picture whether he can return this season in about eight weeks.

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Pitching leading Rays into first place (2:29)
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AL East: Team targets for 2015 draft

A comprehensive look at every AL East team's system strengths and weaknesses heading into the 2015 MLB draft, as well as needs and possible player targets on draft day.

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ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

The latest look around Major League Baseball's blogosphere delves into Minnesota's rotation improvement and the flagging Mets offense.

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A mightier pen: How teams should use relievers

Time was, ace relievers pitched when they were needed most. Then the '80s happened. But some teams are now going back to fix the sins of the past by building better, more dominant bullpen.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs16518th
Batting Average.24220th
On Base Percentage.31120th
Slugging Percentage.38619th
Earned Run Average3.336th
Quality Starts1725th
WHIP1.131st
BAA.2181st

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