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Rays’ power their way to win over A’s

May 10, 2021 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Well, look who has a little pop in their bats, after all. Light-hitting Willy Adames is thunder? Lighter-hitting Mike Brosseau is lightning? And the Tampa Bay Rays are sluggers again. Adames, a .185 hitter who had three home runs on the season, and Brosseau, a .174 hitter who had two, powered the […]

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Oakland A’s handle Tampa Bay, Glasnow

May 9, 2021 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Yes, you can blame the pitching for this one. The A’s jumped Rays’ starter Tyler Glasnow early, then separated late, for a comfortable victory. Yes, you can blame the hitting. The Rays struck out 13 times on Saturday and, for the third straight game, were dominated by the opposing starting pitcher. Tampa […]

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Panthers spank Bolts without their stars

May 9, 2021 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. The chances of the Tampa Bay Lighting repeating last year’s Stanley Cup championship are, of course, open to debate. But after Saturday night, you can be assured of this. If Victor Hedman doesn’t play, the odds go down significantly. Also, if Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Ryan McDonagh and Jan Rutta don’t play, […]

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Nobody’s perfect — but the Rays still lose

May 8, 2021 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. They avoided the perfect game. They avoided the no-hitter. Heck, they even avoided the shutout. The Tampa Bays, however, could not avoid defeat Friday night in Oakland. The Rays’ offense was dominated by the A’s Sean Manaea, who whittled their bats even more than most top-flight pitchers. Manaea was perfect through six […]

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Bolts close out home season with dismal loss

May 8, 2021 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. In the end — or at least near it– it came down to this. The Dallas Stars wanted to make the playoffs more than the Tampa Bay Lightning wanted home ice advantage. The desperate Stars, still chasing Nashville for the final playoff spot in the NHL’s Central Division, dominated the Tampa Bay […]

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Rays’ big inning leads to sweep of Angels

May 7, 2021 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Turns out, it isn’t just the current Rays’ manager who gets criticized for pulling a pitcher who is control of the game. Turns out, the former Rays’ manager does the same thing. The Rays spent 6 2/3 innings of Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels stuffed tightly in the back […]

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Lowe’s blast gives Rays another victory

May 6, 2021 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Hey, didn’t you used to Brandon Lowe? Weren’t you the guy who was all the rage a season ago? The guy who hit 14 homers in a shortened season? The guy who was team MVP? Yeah, the guy who hits balls like that one in the seventh inning to spark the Tampa […]

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Big Cat shines in goal one more time

May 6, 2021 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. How long do you have to look at the best sunsets on earth before you shrug and take it for granted? How long before you shrug at an impressive mountain range, or yawn at the expanse of the ocean? How long before you ignore. a great piece of art? For the Lightning, […]

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Rays’ young arms sizzle against Angels

May 5, 2021 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. During the off-season, the Rays spent a lot of effort (and money) by signing pitchers with an eye toward yesterday. Perhaps it would have been better to look toward tomorrow. The Rays, who have scuffled along with veterans such as Rich Hill, Michael Wacha and Chris Archer, go there second straight solid […]

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Glasnow solid again as he leads Rays’ win

May 4, 2021 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, Tyler Glasnow is so good he expects to whiff opponents on two strikes. Glasnow couldn’t pull that off Monday night — he tried — but he still threw another strong game to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Glasnow ran his record to […]

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