Rays no-name starters keeping them alive in AL East

by Gary Shelton on June 22, 2015 · 0 comments

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Ramirez has won six of his last seven../ANDREW J. KRAMER

Ramirez has won six of his last seven/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Monday, 5:35 p.m.

They are spackle and duct tape, and together, they are holding the Tampa Bay Rays together.

You had never heard of them. You were unaware they were coming, and once they got here, you barely noticed they were here. They are spare staples and chewing gum and a dab of airplane glue. They are here to hold together whatever it is the Tampa Bay Rays have.

Nate Karns? Erasmo Ramirez?

Mike Andriese? Alex Colome?

That's your rotation? That's what's keeping this team in first place in the

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