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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: One Game From Elimination

Rays fall to Baltimore, Archer on protests, and Tigers to have new management

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Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Yesterday afternoon, Chris Archer was clearly off his game as he was taken out of the game during the fourth inning, but not before he allowed six runs — five earned — to the Baltimore Orioles.

The Rays bullpen would allow three more runs over the course of the game to put the O’s run total up to nine. Meanwhile on the Rays offensive side of things, Kevin Kiermaier kicked the game off with his 15th home run of the year and Jesus Sucre blasted a two run shot during a three run second, but that’d be all the scoring for the Rays as they fell, 9-4.

The next Rays loss or Minnesota Twins victory, officially eliminates the Rays from post season contention.