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2016 Schedule
66-94, 5th in AL East
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Andrus flies for great grab (0:30)
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Home on the range: Texas clinches advantage

Yu Darvish looked playoff-ready with a season-high 12 strikeouts in six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Friday night and clinched home-field advantage.

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Beltran blasts homer to right (0:20)
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Ramirez surprises Beltre at second base (0:20)

Lineup: Rays (66-93) at Rangers (94-65)

  • 1. Corey Dickerson, LF (L)
  • 2. Kevin Kiermaier, CF (L)
  • 3. Evan Longoria, 3B (R)
  • 4. Brad Miller, 1B (L)
  • 5. Nick Franklin, DH (S)
  • 6. Jaff Decker, RF (L)
  • 7. Alexei Ramirez, SS (R)
  • 8. Curt Casali, C (R)
  • 9. Juniel Querecuto, 2B (S)
  • SP: Matt Andriese, RHP
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Thursday's five longest homers

The Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko heads Thursday's list with a nearly 450-foot shot, the longest of his career at Busch Stadium.

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Mahtook crushes solo homer (0:24)
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Which Rays have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Blake Snell is among pitchers with the highest spin rates on four-seam fastballs. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

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Rays fall in Power Rankings

Tampa Bay is deep in the cellar of the AL East, but it hasn't been all bad this season. For the third time in franchise history, the Rays will have three batters with more than 60 extra-base hits: Evan Longoria, Brad Miller and Corey Dickerson. Week 25 Power Rankings

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MLB record: Red Sox strike out 11 Rays in row

The Red Sox set a major league record Sunday when Eduardo Rodriguez and Heath Hembree combined to strike out 11 consecutive batters in Boston's 3-2 victory over the Rays.

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Rays honor David Ortiz in private ceremony

Per the Red Sox slugger's wishes, the Rays canceled their pregame ceremony to honor David Ortiz on Sunday following the death of Jose Fernandez and instead handed him his gifts in private.

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Has Longoria improved his HOF chances?

Along with his usual stellar defense, Evan Longoria has hit 36 homers this year and is closing in on 100 RBIs. If he can continue his offensive resurgence, will it be enough to earn him a spot in Cooperstown? David Schoenfield explores. Hall of Fame stock watch (Insider)

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Yankees stumble in 2-0 loss to Rays, Snell

Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen combined to strand 11 New York runners in a 2-0 win Thursday night that prevented a much-needed three-game sweep by the Yankees.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees lost, 2-0, to the Tampa Rays. That is the Yankees' 73rd loss of the season, which means they can't win 90 games this year. They took 2-out-of-3 from the Rays, but needed to sweep to breathe more life into their fading playoff hopes.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rays' Corey Dickerson just hit a solo shot off Luis Cessa in the sixth to make it 2-0 Tampa over the Yankees. The Yankees playoffs hopes are slim and got slimmer with Masahiro Tanaka's injury. If they lose tonight, they will officially not be able to reach 90 wins.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs66225th
Batting Average.24328th
On Base Percentage.30727th
Slugging Percentage.42612th
Earned Run Average4.2218th
Quality Starts7315th
WHIP1.3314th
BAA.25612th

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