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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Logan Morrison is not happy

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Morrison vents about the Home Run derby snub, the Rays barely hold on to victory, and Marcus Stroman may be on the block

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Independence Day eve everyone!

Yesterday afternoon, the Rays rode a big inning to victory over the Chicago Cubs as they tallied five runs during the 4th inning. Tim Beckham clubbed his 11th home run of the year while Chris Archer helped out his own cause with a RBI basehit.

Archer would pitch six innings, yielding three runs over the course of his outing. Brad Boxberger and Tommy Hunter would work scoreless 7th and 8th innings. Alex Colome, who has been struggling mightily as of late, nearly squandered a three run lead as he allowed two runs, but would record the final out with the tying and go-ahead runners on base to lock down the victory for the Rays.

The Rays are now five and half games back in the division (Boston won’t stop winning) while they’re just a game and half behind the Yankees for second and the top Wild Card spot. Meanwhile, the Rays share the second Wild Card spot with the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.