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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Just 177 days until Opening Day

The regular season is over, playoffs begin tomorrow, and Blake Snell with his best performance

Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The 2017 MLB Regular Season has come to an end with the Tampa Bay Rays winning four games in a row to close things out. Yesterday afternoon, Blake Snell turned in a masterful performance against the Baltimore Orioles as he held them hitless for the first four innings and he racked up a total of 13 strikeout over seven scoreless innings pitched, while he didn’t walk a batter and gave up just two hits.

The offense was quiet for the majority of the game with Kevin Guasman carving through the lineup, until Curt Casali launched a solo blast in the sixth to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. Then the Orioles bullpen fell apart during the 8th inning as they allowed five runs to come home (including two walks with the bases loaded). Chaz Roe would strike out three batters in the ninth to close out the victory and the season for the Rays, who finish with a record of 80-82 and in third place in the American League East.

Some Trivia

Blake Snell had a GameScore of 91 for yesterday’s start.

Which starter in Rays history had the highest GameScore for the last game of the regular season prior to Snell’s outing yesterday?

Hint: It came in 2001.