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52-72, 5th in AL East
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Is Kiermaier MLB's top defensive outfielder?

Over the last two seasons, Kevin Kiermaier has become a historically great defensive outfielder, Keith Law writes. Is he No. 1 with both the glove and the arm? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)

Lineup: Rays (52-72) vs. Red Sox (71-54)

  • 1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (R)
  • 2. Kevin Kiermaier, CF (L)
  • 3. Evan Longoria, 3B (R)
  • 4. Brad Miller, DH (L)
  • 5. Matt Duffy, SS (R)
  • 6. Logan Morrison, 1B (L)
  • 7. Steven Souza Jr., RF (R)
  • 8. Corey Dickerson, LF (L)
  • 9. Bobby Wilson, C (R)
  • SP: Matt Andriese, RHP
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Red Sox have owned Chris Archer

Archer won his first start against the Red Sox on Sept. 19, 2012, but he's 0-10 in 14 starts since then against Boston. That's the longest current losing streak by an active pitcher against one team and the longest losing streak for one pitcher against the Red Sox since Mike Moore (10 straight) from 1987 to '92, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Another L in the books for Chris Archer

Archer suffered his 17th loss of the season on Tuesday. He's the second pitcher in the last 40 years (Mike Maroth, 2003 Tigers) to rack up 17 losses before his team had played 125 games, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Chris Archer vs. Chris Archer's hoodie (0:16)
Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
Buchholz looks sharp against Rays (0:18)

Buchholz, Ortiz help Red Sox beat Rays 2-1

Clay Buchholz pitched into the seventh inning, David Ortiz had a run-scoring single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night to remain tied atop the AL East.

Ortiz's single puts Red Sox ahead early (0:14)
Stats & Info

Price settling in vs. former team

David Price had lost his first three starts as a visitor at Tropicana Field but picked up the win there Monday night, allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings. He posted similar results in his last outing against the Rays this season (July 10).

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David Price accomplishes surprising feat

Price, who racked up 82 wins during his seven seasons with Tampa Bay, is only the second former Rays pitcher to win two starts against them in one season, per the Elias Sports Bureau. He joins Jason Johnson, who did it for the Orioles in 2001.

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Rays hold steady in Power Rankings

The Rays have been a winning team since the All-Star break, which goes a long way in assuring fans that they aren't tanking. The negative side, however, is that they are hurting their chances at a top-five draft pick. Week 20 Power Rankings

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Logan Forsythe keeps flexing his muscles

Forsythe went deep, his third consecutive game with a long ball, as part of a five-run fourth inning for Tampa Bay on Sunday. He's the second player in Rays history to homer in three consecutive games while starting in the leadoff spot in the batting order, joining Gerald Williams (July 2000), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Casali fits Rays' catching mold perfectly

Despite recently being optioned to the minors, Curt Casali's above-average defense across the board has saved Tampa Bay a handful of runs this season. Unfortunately, his weak bat has sabotaged some of his value behind the plate. Breakout defenders (Insider)

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Miller racking up RBIs at prolific pace

Brad Miller hit a bases-clearing double in the Rays' win Saturday. Miller has been on an RBI tear lately, having driven in 20 runs over his last 15 games. In the last five seasons, the only other Rays player with that many RBIs over a 15-game span is Evan Longoria, who had 20 in 15 games earlier this year (May 28-June 14), per the Elias Sports Bureau.

ESPN Stats & Info

Friday's longest home runs

Chris Carter's 456-foot blast went deep to center field and was the second-longest of his career. Chris Davis wasn't far behind with his fourth homer in three games.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Cole Hamels is the sixth straight lefty to throw a quality start against the Rays, five of which have occurred since Aug. 1. Among them, sure, Hamels and Danny Duffy aren't pitchers you doubt. The others? Sean Manaea, CC Sabathia, J.A. Happ and Christian Friedrich.

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Brad Miller is lifting off

A change in Miller's swing similar to one that Josh Donaldson made when he started to break out as a power hitter might help to explain the sudden surge that the 26-year-old Rays infielder is enjoying. The Process Report

Stats & Info

OTD: Wade Boggs takes the mound

On this day in 1997, Boggs, armed with his famed knuckleball, threw a scoreless inning of relief for the Yankees. He would later pitch again for the Rays in 1999, allowing a run in 1 1/3 innings of work.

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Miller could be Rays' answer at first

Brad Miller is hitting .293/.352/.667 since the start of July and is now on pace for 35 home runs. If his power surge is legitimate, maybe Tampa Bay has finally found a solution to its first-base woes. Five things we learned Wednesday

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24128th
On Base Percentage.30926th
Slugging Percentage.42513th
Earned Run Average4.1115th
Quality Starts5611th

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