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Rays 4, Royals 3: How sweep it is.

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This team is just ridiculously fun.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In an early TL;DR, here were the best parts of today’s game: Kevin Kiermaier tried to imply a centerfield catch by Brett Phillips hit the ground. It did not, and Phillips gave KK a cheeky “oh no you don’t” finger wag. The very next inning, Carlos Gomez made a bonkers catch of his own, flipping over and bouncing up as if to say “Yes, you DID see that correctly” then swaggering back to his position holding up a one-out finger.

Jake Bauers busted out of his slump with a hit in the third, and pointed excitedly to the dugout. Later he and Willy Adames had an adorable bro-chat on the dugout steps between innings.

Mallex Smith got a double and did some sort of flamenco dance moves on second base which Adames mirrored in the dugout, and this needs to be a thing.

Matt Duffy is a superstar.

This team is so much fun.

Okay, now to the real recap.

Tyler Glasnow had a good outing and continues to move towards a full-time starter role if he keeps this up. His final line for the night was 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 (!!) K, on 96 pitches. The Royals took advantage of some minor mistakes on Glasnow’s part, but all in all it was a very positive start for the young Rays pitcher.

Submariner Adam Kolarek (I feel like I wrote this recap last week) came on in relief and pitched two clean innings, giving up only two hits and no runs. Bless a submariner, friends. Alvarado also looked good in the eighth with two strikeouts and no hits.

Kevin Kiermaier seemed to score the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh only to have a call overturned and the run stripped, leaving the game tied 3-3.

In the bottom of the ninth Jake Bauers really nicely read Brian Flynn and came back from a 1-2 count to get the walk. This was followed with a C.J. Cron single that advanced Bauers to third with nobody out. Willy Adames was walked intentionally to load the bases after a fielder’s choice on Joey Wendle. 3-2 count and Kiermaier hits a liner, scoring Bauers and the Rays walk it off.

The first time the Rays have swept a four-game series since facing the Orioles in September 2013. First time EVER they swept a season series.