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Rays can’t finish off sweep, Corey Dickerson in the All-Star game, Logan Morrison needs help

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles as both the offense and pitching struggled with the Orioles tallying seven runs, while the Rays avoided being shutout for the second time in a week thanks to a late home run from Jesus Sucre.

A bright spot however is the team only had to use two pitchers as Alex Cobb worked into the seventh inning, despite allowing the seven runs, while Chase Whitley finished the seventh and delivered a scoreless eighth.

The Rays are now 43-41 on the season, but are now five games behind the Boston Red Sox in the division, but still hold a half game lead for the second Wild Card spot.

The Rays are off today, tomorrow they’ll behind a two game series in Chicago against the reigning World Series champs and then then they’ll head back to the Trop for a big four game series against the Red Sox.