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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: That series didn’t quite go how it was supposed to

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Rays get a much needed day off

Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

After splitting a four game series with the Red Sox, the Rays have a much needed day off. They will resume play on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals.

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For that Tuesday game, John Curtiss will serve as an opener.

Enrique Oliu, blind broadcaster for the Rays, on calling games with no fans.

Matt Chapman is out for the year.

Oliver Drake throws a simulated game and is close to coming back.

Ji-Man Choi is going to miss some time due to his hamstring strain on Saturday.

Nate Lowe and Mike Brosseau will pick up most of the playing time at first in Choi’s absence.

Chicago Cubs Alec Mills spun a no hitter against the Brewers on Sunday.

Something else fun happened during the no hitter: Javy Báez scored from second on a sac fly in a really weird and fun way.

Albert Pujols hit the 660th homer, tying Willie Mays for fifth all time.

From the history books, this is the anniversary of the day Griffey Sr & Jr went back to back.