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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Fight Night in Fenway

The Rays won and are back at .500, meanwhile there are fireworks set to go off in Boston

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays completed a two game sweep in Miami against the Marlins, getting back to .500 for the ∞th time this season. The Rays rode 11 walks, a home run from Logan Morrison, and a solid performance from Alex Cobb to a 3-1 victory.

  • Following the game, the Rays optioned Chih-Wei Hu to Triple-A Durham, with a corresponding move to be announced this afternoon. Ryne Stanek and Jose Alvarado are on the 40-man roster, Mark Topkin speculates the team is likely to add a LHP
  • So this whole thing between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles is reaching a boiling point. A brief recap of events, Machado spikes Pedroia, Red Sox throw at Machado, Orioles throw at Betts, Machado takes slow HR trot, and now Sox again throw at Machado...the Orioles star player had some NSFW words to say.

The two teams still have two games left to play this week in Fenway...so that’s essential viewing

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