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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Avisail Garcia is a strong man

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Garcia launched one of the furthest-hit homeruns in franchise history last night

Tampa Bay Rays v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays shutout the Miami Marlins by the final score of 4-0.

Charlie Morton was dominant for Tampa Bay as he hurled six scoreless innings, racking up five strikeouts, walked none, and yielded just three hits. The trio of Emilio Pagan, Diego Castillo, and Chaz Roe combined to finish out the shutout with a scoreless 7-8-9.

Offensively, Avisail Garcia was the player of the game as he crushed a ball into a scarcely visited section of the park, with it landing past the batter’s eye in center field and was estimated to be about 471 feet, one of the longest shots in franchise history. Overall, Garcia was 3-4 on the night, with three runs knocked in.

The Rays are now 25-15, and with the Yankees getting rained out again last night, they have a one game lead in the division.

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