Tampa Bay Rays
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Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez went deep for Detroit in the loss against the Rays.
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the fifth, but things unraveled quickly for the Detroit right-hander.
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.
In high school, most baseball players only dream of throwing batting practice to a Major League team.
During batting practice on Thursday former Tiger Matt Joyce took on the pitching machine.
Talk about a funk!
Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.
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.
“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.”