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5 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Orioles notebook: Zach Britton tosses three more shutout innings Wednesday

Over the first two weeks of the season, left-hander Zach Britton has become a valuable weapon for the Orioles out of the bullpen.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Tommy Hunter, Miguel Gonzalez

9 hrs ago | The State

Punchless Rays go quietly in 3-0 loss to Orioles

That's why manager Joe Maddon isn't losing sleep over his team's inability to generate any offense during the first month of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen

18 hrs ago | Twinkie Town

A Quiet Rule Change Has Made A Loud Impact

In the past, dropping the ball while transferring it to your bare hand was an out.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins

Tue Apr 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Highlighting One of MLB Instant Replay's Fatal Flaws

Apologies in advance for turning this into my first seminar of Baseball for Dummies but...OK, dummies, tell me what a catch is.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Elliot Johnson, Chris Denorfia, Will Venable

Nanaimo Daily News

Yordano Ventura dazzles for 6 innings but Royals give up run in 9th, lose 1-0 to Rays

Yordano Ventura was dazzling in his season debut, but the Kansas City Royals failed to give the hard-throwing rookie any run support.

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Related Topix: Sports, Greg Holland, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Eric Hosmer, Chris Archer, Yordano Ventura

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Chen sharp as Orioles beat Archer and Rays 7-1

The result was a lopsided 7-1 victory for the Baltimore Orioles, who got their offense back on track Monday night at Archer's expense.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Baseball Players, Brandon Guyer, Wei-Yin Chen, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Baltimore Orioles

St. Petersburg Times

Rays' Matt Moore plays catch to test injured elbow

With Alex Cobb out four-six weeks and Matt Moore for the season, Chris Archer 's role in the Rays rotation is obviously magnified.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Desmond Jennings, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Matt Moore, Evan Longoria

The Miami Herald

Sam Mellinger: Royals fans have no basis for hope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields has lived everything the Royals are dreaming of.

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Related Topix: Sports, Greg Holland, Baseball Players, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson, David Price, Evan Longoria

BoSox Injection

Around the AL East: Week 2

As of today, April 14, mere two games separate teams from the top to the bottom of the American League East - the narrowest gap in any division.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Cesar Cabral, Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays

St. Petersburg Times

Rays: Zobrist in rare company with two-HR game

Ben Zobrist became the third Ray player to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game, going deep off LH Tony Cingrani and RH Nick Christiani .

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Sean Rodriguez, Tony Cingrani, Nick Christiani, Cesar Ramos, Joel Peralta

Sun Apr 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rays' Alex Cobb out 4-6 weeks

The discomfort on his left side is really not bad. What really hurt Rays RHP Alex Cobb Sunday was the diagnosis that he had a strained oblique and will be sidelined at least four-six weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Jeremy Hellickson, Zack Cozart, Billy Hamilton, Jeff Beliveau

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rays give up Heisey's slam, fall to Reds 12-4

Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Chris Heisey, Brandon Gomes, Zack Cozart, Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball

St. Petersburg Times

For starters, Rays at Reds, with Ramos hitting 8th

UPDATE, 10:55: While the big news this morning is the Rays placing Alex Cobb on the DL with a left oblique strain, the lineup is quite interesting too, as manager Joe Maddon - as he has done previously - his hitting his starting pitcher, Cesar Ramos, eighth and has 1B Sean Rodriguez ninth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Cesar Ramos, Sean Rodriguez, Evan Longoria, Tony Cingrani

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CNN

Michael Beller: Fantasy baseball Pitcher Scouting Report: Kansas City Royals Yordano Ventura

Starting pitchers under six feet are like quarterbacks of the same size. Unless they're Drew Brees, they're dismissed out of hand.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Yordano Ventura

DRays Bay

Controversial, but Consistent: The New Secured Possession Rule

We're not even two weeks into the season, but there have already been numerous examples of MLB's new interpretation of the transfer rule.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Josh Hamilton, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Tampa Bay Online

Rays Notes: New interpretation irks Zobrist

Rays 2B Ben Zobrist said he texted Tony Clark, the head of the players' union, on Wednesday, asking the union to see what it can do with the new interpretation of when a player has successfully transferred the ball from his glove to this hand.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Jeremy Hellickson, Baseball Players

DRays Bay

Royals 7, Rays 3: Odorizzi allows ten Hits

When Jake Odorizzi is on, he'll rack up K's with his newly developed split-change, becoming the fearsome K-ODOR.

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Related Topix: Sports, Desmond Jennings, Brandon Gomes, Baseball Players, Brandon Guyer, Jake Odorizzi, Matt Joyce

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Ventura's gem not enough for Royals in 1-0 loss

Yordano Ventura was dazzling in his season debut, but the Kansas City Royals failed to give the hard-throwing rookie any run support.

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Related Topix: Sports, Greg Holland, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Eric Hosmer, Yordano Ventura, Chris Archer

Examiner.com

Better late than never as Rays win a nail-biter over Royals

Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays drops the ball as he tries to get the force out on Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Chris Archer, Mike Moustakas, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

Isportsweb.com

How the Tampa Bay Rays will make the playoffs

Based upon how the Tampa Bay Rays' roster looks on paper, there appears to be a good chance that they will be playing in October.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tampa Bay Rays, David Price, Baseball Players, Evan Longoria

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