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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Another Winning Streak!

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Prospects on the prowl, Chris Archer updates, and the Rays signed their top pick

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays were victorious last night, taking their first series victory in what has turned out to be a disastrous June. They defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1, behind a strong pitching performance of six pitchers who combined to allow a run on five hits.

Ryne Stanek served as ‘The Opener’ and pitched two scoreless innings, picking up two strikeouts. Austin Pruitt bridged the game to the back end of the bullpen as he completed nearly three innings of work, allowing the lone Toronto run. Jonny Venters, Jose Alvarado, Chaz Roe, and Sergio Romo would finish things out for the Rays.

On the offensive side of the things, the prospects were on the prowl once again for the Rays as Jake Bauers had a single in four trips to the plate, and drew another walk. Willy Adames socked his first career double in the majors as a part of a two hit day.

Wilson Ramos provided the big blow, a two run home run in the 4th inning, while Joey Wendle and Mallex Smith plated the other two runs for the Rays.

Toronto and Tampa Bay will wrap up their three game series today at the Trop in an afternoon game with Wilmer Font taking the mound for the Rays. He will be opposed by J.A. Happ with the first pitch set for 1:05 p.m.

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