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Sean Rodriguez, the Rays current homerun leader, snaps a four game losing streak with a walk-off homerun against the A's.

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Your new homerun leader for the Tampa Bay Rays, Sean Rodriguez, gave the team their first walk-off victory of the season yesterday over the Oakland Athletics. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Rays. Feel free to watch the homerun again below.

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Danny recapped yesterday’s win here and highlighted Alex Cobb’s return to the mound.

Next up, the struggling Boston Red Sox come to town for a three-game series this weekend. They’ve lost seven in a row after finishing up an 0-6 homestand, yesterday. Chris Archer will take the mound against John Lackey at 7:10 PM tonight.

By the time this contest ends on June 15, could the Rays have a different closer? You can enter here to win lunch with Grant Balfour at Outback.

Alex Cobb will be joining Marc Topkin for a Lunchtime Live Q&A on the Tampa Bay Times website this afternoon at 12:30 PM.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Have to keep pushing that boulder in the other direction. Want to believe we will get a bump from this on the offensive side.</p>&mdash; Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaysJoeMaddon/statuses/469647078784638976">May 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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-More bad news for the Rangers as Prince Fielder will undergo season-ending surgery on a herniated disk in his neck. Jurickson Profar could also miss the remainder of the season as he re-injured his shoulder while getting out of bed.

-Yasiel Puig made an amazing catch at Citi Field yesterday.

-Could you imagine Jose Molina hitting an inside the park homerun? It would take more of a miracle than Kurt Suzuki’s from Tuesday night, which FanGraphs examines here.

-Ryan Braun left yesterday’s game in the fourth inning with tightness in his right side. He had previously missed 14 games due to a right ribcage strain.

-Not surprisingly, the Dodgers announced that they released Miguel Olivo following his ear-biting assault on Alex Guerrero.

-One member of the New York media is not happy with what Matt Harvey does while he’s not on the field for the Mets.

-You might want to make some room on your fantasy team, because Oscar Tavares could be called up within the next two weeks.

-Mike Moustakas was demoted to Triple-A yesterday. Danny Valencia will take over as third baseman for Kansas City.

-Here’s a laugh for your Friday: Over at NotGraphs, John McCain shows you how to cheer for a homerun.