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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: At least it wasn’t a 1 run loss

Rays drop 4th in a row, Gomez and Span shine, and Longoria homers

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The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees were able to play yesterday, despite miserable conditions all afternoon.

Chris Archer went five innings for Tampa Bay, allowing four runs on six hits, while he walked three and struck out eight before giving way to Austin Pruitt, the eventual losing pitcher.

Trailing 4-1 in the sixth, the Rays rallied for three runs to tie the game, with Denard Span providing another clutch hit with the bases loaded. Unfortunately, that’d be all the scoring for the Rays. The Yankees would then lay siege to the Rays bullpen and go on to defeat the Rays, 11-4.

The Rays are now 1-4 on the season, with their lone victory coming on Opening Day. The Yankees improved to 3-2.

The two teams will be back at it this afternoon as Blake Snell will take on Luis Severino with a 1:05 start time.

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Cabrera may be wiry, listed at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, but his arm is lightning-quick that helps him generate a 92-95 mph fastball as a starter that can reach 97 in shorter bursts. He also has feel for both a slider and a changeup and is adept at changing hitters’ eye levels from his over-the-top release point, with an ability to repeat to his delivery that only will improve as Cabrera adds strength to his frame.

  • The Rays may have lost, but they certainly held Giancarlo Stanton in check as he struck out five times

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