Royce Lewis’ sizzling return has Twins rolling into series with Rays

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Royce Lewis is making up for lost time with the Minnesota Twins. Lewis missed 58 games this season as he recovered from a severe right quadriceps injury sustained in the season opener. The third baseman returned June 4 and has shined at the plate ever since. The talented 25-year-old will look to maintain his hot streak when the Twins open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. “I love

Braves find power stroke, go for sweep of Rays

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The Atlanta Braves, who suddenly have rediscovered their home run stroke, will go for a three-game sweep of the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The Braves hit two homers on Friday in a 7-3 win and added four long balls on Saturday in a 9-2 victory. Marcell Ozuna homered in both games and leads the National League with 20 homers and 62 RBIs. Austin Riley also homered in both games after ending a career-long

Braves, Rays try to get offenses going in series opener

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The Atlanta Braves hope their bats will start to click once they return home to begin a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Atlanta’s offense was in hiding for much of its road trip, during which the Braves went 3-6. Atlanta ended a five-game losing streak, something it hadn’t endured since September 2017, by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Thursday. Tampa Bay rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Thursday

Cubs look to end road trip on high note vs. Rays

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One day after Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell was not pleased with his team’s lack of offensive punch, Cody Bellinger landed a big blow. Bellinger hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning as the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Wednesday. Chicago will attempt to win the three-game series when the two clubs meet again in the Thursday night finale at St. Petersburg, Fla. Bellinger’s big blast put the Cubs ahead

Rays aim to ride momentum of walk-off HR into rematch vs. Cubs

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Brandon Lowe was not lying when he said he hopes his dramatic hit Tuesday night will turn around the Tampa Bay Rays’ sour season. With two outs in a tie game in the ninth inning, Lowe rocked a walk-off, three-run homer in a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Rays will host the Cubs in the middle contest of their three-game series Wednesday evening in St. Petersburg, Fla. Through eight innings on Tuesday, it

Cubs look to make move in division with series at Rays

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Heading to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the first time in nearly seven years, the Chicago Cubs will be looking to make some headway in baseball’s most competitive division, the National League Central. One of three clubs sitting seven games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs start a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Owning a 4-4 June record, Chicago holds an 8-11 all-time mark against the Rays, whom it has

Rays look for first win of series vs. Orioles

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The Baltimore Orioles have been on a roll over the past few weeks, going 12-4 over their past 16 games dating back to May 23. They haven’t lost a series since getting swept by the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game set from May 20-22, winning four of their five series since and splitting the other. Those wins include the series they’ll wrap up on Monday, when they close out a four-game visit to the

Rays look for answers against surging Orioles

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The Tampa Bay Rays are back in the same situation they were in last weekend — trying to find something that works against the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles have won the first two games of the four-game series going into Sunday afternoon’s matchup in St. Petersburg, Fla. “We know how talented that group is over there,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Baltimore cranked out a 5-0 victory Saturday, using a combined two-hitter among three pitchers.

Homer-happy Orioles chase more success vs. Rays

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Ryan Mountcastle, Jordan Westburg and Anthony Santander have flexed their muscles in the face of the Tampa Bay Rays’ pitching this season. That trio will look to pad their statistics on Saturday afternoon when the Baltimore Orioles play the second contest of a four-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mountcastle and Westburg hit two-run homers and Santander also went deep in Baltimore’s 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday. The Orioles, who

Adley Rutschman, O’s face Rays for second straight weekend

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Adley Rutschman will look to continue his torrid hitting on Friday when the Baltimore Orioles play the opener of a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rutschman belted a solo homer in the sixth inning and a two-run shot in the eighth of Baltimore’s 6-5 road setback to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon. He is 15-for-42 (.357) with three homers and 10 RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak.