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BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Catcher Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers tags out Sean Rodriguez #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays at home plate in the seventh inning of the game at Comerica Park on July 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rays Escape Cellar With 7-3 Win Over Tigers

Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez went deep for Detroit in the loss against the Rays.

97.1 The Ticket–07/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 5:  Pitcher Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Comerica Park on July 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Archer Pitches Into 9th, Rays Beat Tigers 7-2

Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the fifth, but things unraveled quickly for the Detroit right-hander.

97.1 The Ticket–07/05/2014

Pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Comerica Park on June 17, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Scherzer Breezes Through 8, Tigers Beat Rays 8-1

Scherzer allowed a first-inning sacrifice fly by Evan Longoria, but that was the first of 10 straight hitters retired by the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner.

97.1 The Ticket–07/03/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 23:  Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks at his bat after a swinging strike against pitcher Edinson Volquez (not pictured) of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a game on June 23, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

17-Year-Old Girl Knuckleballer Throws Batting Practice To Tampa Bay Rays [VIDEO]

In high school, most baseball players only dream of throwing batting practice to a Major League team.

97.1 The Ticket–06/24/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 22: Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a two-run double to score teammates Ben Zobrist and Desmond Jennings during the fourth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins on April 22, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Former Tiger Matt Joyce Struggles With Pitching Machine [VIDEO]

During batting practice on Thursday former Tiger Matt Joyce took on the pitching machine.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 21: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics strikes out swinging with two men on base to end the top of the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 21, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Some Funk: Rays Throw 1-Hitter, Lose To A’s

Talk about a funk!

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 28: Wil Myers #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits an RBI single in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 28, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rays’ Wil Myers Could Top His Rookie Of The Year Season

Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.

03/02/2014

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Price, Rays Agree To $14 million, 1-Year Contract

Now that Tampa Bay’s David Price is slated to earn the biggest single-season salary in Rays history, the three-time All-Star hopes he remains part of the budget-minded franchise’s plans for 2014.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02: Delmon Young #15 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with his teammates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Valenti and Foster: Do You Consider MLB Wild Card Games Part Of The Playoffs?

“I can’t help thinking this is something that’s a great idea, but it’s difficult to execute,” Valenti said on his radio show Thursday. “It cheapens the postseason.”

97.1 The Ticket–10/03/2013

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