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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Solo Home Run Champions

Can anyone remember the last time the Rays homered with runners on base?

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Boston Red Sox won again last night, their ninth straight victory in a row as they're coming off of back-to-back four game sweeps. The scoring was done after the first two innings as two home runs accounted for each run scored. David Ortiz launched a two run shot in the first that hit the catwalk, while Mikie Mahtook hooked a ball down the left field line for a solo home run in the second.

Chris Archer got saddled with his, now franchise record, 19th loss of the season, despite pitching rather well, allowing the one mistake pitch for a homer.

Rays News:

- Tampa Bay sports writers named their team award winners, with Evan Longoria and Blake Snell receiving the major league honors. They also named a contingent of Rays prospects

- Juniel Querecuto has been all around the Rays system, having been with the team for seven years. He finally made his major league debut this past week, and it's all thanks to his versatility...and some other things, involving other players

- When the season started, everyone should have expected Brad Miller to become the sixth player to surpass 30 home runs in a single season for the Rays, right?

- Chris Archer is pleased the Rays are choosing to honor David Ortiz

- I am very displeased the Rays are choosing to honor David Ortiz

Around the League:

- The poor New York Mets just keep suffering injuries in their starting rotation

- Possible future Rays catcher, may have altered his destiny by tweeting dumb and asinine things

- The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to sign Ivan Nova to an extension

- The Texas Ranges clinched the American League West Division last night

- The Los Angeles Dodgers honored the legendary Vin Scully