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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Jacob Faria halts skid, continues to be awesome

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Rays snap the losing streak, Faria fantastic, and a possible Mets trade in the works

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

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays returned to the win column after a five game hiatus, thanks to a stellar start from Jacob Faria, who pitched one out into the eighth inning and allowed three runs on seven hits — one homer — while he walked two and struck out five.

The bullpen made things interesting however, as Tommy Hunter struggled with his command allowed an inherited runner to score — charged to Faria — plus allowing a run of his own to make it a one run game, but he was able to get out of the inning. Alex Colome allowed three runners to reach in the ninth inning, but locked down his 29th save of the season.

The Rays offense did all of their scoring in the second inning when they erupted for five runs with Tim Beckham providing the big blow, a three run blast to make it a 5-0 game at the time.

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