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6hDavid Schoenfield

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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Rays blank A's (0:50)
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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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Braves edge Rays (0:37)
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Pitching leading Rays into first place (2:29)
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3dEric Longenhagen

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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5dRichard Bergstrom

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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7dPeter Keating

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.

8dWallace Matthews

Rapid Reaction: Rays 3, Yankees 2

Rapid Reaction from the Tampa Bay Rays' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees in a game that saw all the scoring happen early.

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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