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The Blue Jays and Rays begin a three-game series on Tuesday at Tropicana Field with each team trying to turn in a strong final month of the season to finish above .500.
Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut - getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz won for the first time in six weeks and Boston's rookies continued getting the job done on Sunday as the Red Sox shut out the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0.
Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar, who has made more than twice as many errors this season as last, says he feels fine physically and mentally.
Evan Longoria trots past catcher David Ross to open the scoring for the Rays, coming all the way around from first base on James Loney's double in the second inning.
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AUGUST 25: Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on after giving up a two RBI home run to the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 25, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jeff Pini has been a sports correspondent for Boston.com since 2013. A graduate of Roger Williams University, Jeff covers everything from the Red Sox and Bruins to B.A.A. running events and high school sports.
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays met in the American League Divisional Series last October and almost 11 months later they sit at the bottom of the AL East .
Baltimore, MD - J.J. Hardy broke a tie game with an RBI single in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles held on to top the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4, in the finale of a four-game AL East series.
Just about every time the Tampa Bay Rays have been mentioned to Buck Showalter in the past month, he can't help but talk about Drew Smyly, the left-handed starter the Rays received in last month's deal with the Detroit Tigers for All-Star left-hander David Price .
Through nothing but the circumstance of being the pitcher that came back in the trade, Drew Smyly is going to be oft-compared to former Rays ace and Cy Young Award winner David Price.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 03:51 pm
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