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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Daniel Robertson may be the nicest player in baseball

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A Daniel Robertson good deed, Wilson Ramos is day-to-day, and a name change

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The streak is finally over, but it took until the final out for the Red Sox to finally put the nail in the coffin as the Rays threatened against the best closer in baseball. With runners on second and third with one out in a one run game, Craig Kimbrel was able to strikeout Jesus Sucre and Carlos Gomez back-to-back to close out the game and end the Rays 8 game winning streak.

Denard Span, Mallex Smith Joey Wendle, and Daniel Robertson all remained hot as Wendle, Smith, and Robertson had multi-hit days and Span clobbered another home run (this one actually left the playing field). Matt Andriese pitched into the 4th inning during his spot start, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the 3-0 lead as Andrew Kittredge struggled. Jonny Venters retired all three batters he faced, and Sergio Romo also provided two scoreless innings of relief. It was Alex Colome who surrendered the go-ahead run in the 8th inning that led to the Rays defeat.

Tonight, the Rays will take record of 12-14 to the Motor City as they’ll begin a three game set with the Detroit Tigers as Jake Faria will take the mound against Jordan Zimmerman,

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“He looked helpless,” Robertson said. “He was like, “Can you help me?’ I was like, “What? Are you serious? This is a joke, right?” He was like, “Can you please help me?” … He was so sincere, sounded so sad, I was like, “All right, whatever.’

”So I just went over, bent down and tied his shoe.”

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