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A for effort, Alexei

It would've been the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth -- but Sox SS Alexei Ramirez was thrown out at home by Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier to keep the game 5-4. The Rays would go on to win.

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Rays edge White Sox (1:10)

Rays prevail in Chicago

In a game that saw two ties and three lead changes, the Rays plated one run in the ninth on Mikie Mahtook's single to take a 5-4 win in the series opener. Alexei Ramirez tried to score the game-tying run from second on Adam LaRoche's single in the ninth, but Kevin Kiermaier threw him out. The Rays moved to two games back in the AL wild-card race. Box score

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Tampa Bay Rays going, going ...

The Rays have been hovering around .500 for a month and losing ground in the division and wild-card races. There are no signs that they'll get back into contention. MLB Power Rankings

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Rays rally to beat Red Sox (0:52)

Silverman missing win-now mentality

The Rays added three good pitching prospects, but it was disappointing that GM Matt Silverman didn't do more for a team that's in the wild-card race. GM deadline grades (Insider)

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Reaching for the top

The Rays need to start doing work to catch the Yankees in the AL East. Mounting a comeback today vs. the Red Sox would be a start. Tampa Bay trails 3-2 in the 6th. Follow live

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Rays OF Souza out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Steven Souza will miss four to six weeks after X-rays revealed that the Rays outfielder suffered a fractured left hand in Saturday's 11-7 loss to the Red Sox.

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Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 11, Rays 7

Powered by Travis Shaw, who finished a triple shy of the cycle and scored five runs, the Red Sox held off the Rays in a Fenway Park slugfest Saturday.

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Rookie steals show in boston

Red Sox 3B Travis Shaw entered today with zero MLB home runs. He had two shots and his first 4-for-4 game in Boston's 11-7 victory over the Rays. Box score

Rays inching back against Red Sox

A 5-0 Red Sox lead is no more, as Tampa Bay has slowly closed the gap against Boston and now only trails by one run in the 6th inning. Follow live

Rays unusually quite at deadline

Tampa Bay didn't trade away any stars. The Rays traded David DeJesus for Eduar Lopez. ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski likes Lopez but he’s not enough to move the team up from the no. 21 rank. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)

Red Sox host Rays

Boston GM Ben Cherington doesn't have a lot of faith in his team: "I think it's safe to say now at the end of July that we were wrong at the beginning of the season as to what this team could do." Can the Red Sox do anything this afternoon against the Rays? Follow live

Houston Astros @astrosbaseball

#Astros SS Carlos Correa crushed his 10th home run of the season last night. 10 HR is a franchise record for the most by an #Astros rookie shortstop, surpassing Andujar Cedeno (1991). #BOOM #Represent

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MLB trade deadline odds and ends

Not every MLB trade deadline deal is of the earth-shattering variety. Here are several minor deals made Friday worthy of mention.

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Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on

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Final: Red Sox 7, Rays 5

Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead, 2-run homer in the 7th inning to power the Red Sox to a series-opening win. Box score

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs38827th
Batting Average.24126th
On Base Percentage.30622nd
Slugging Percentage.38421st
Earned Run Average3.599th
Quality Starts4426th
WHIP1.216th
BAA.2361st

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