Another day, another loss as the Rays fell to the Orioles 4-1 in the first game of a 3-game set. A Ty Wiggington RBI single in the first, that scored Carl Crawford, once again gave the Rays an early lead. Once again, the pitching staff couldn’t hold the lead as Tim Corcoran gave up a 3-run home run in the top of the second and the offense could not add to their lone first inning run. The only other bright spot was Delmon Young extended his hitting streak to 12 games, but he grounded out with the bases loaded in the ninth to end the game. This was the D-Rays season-worst eighth straight loss, but somehow Joe Maddon remains optimistic. Maybe he is just optimistic the season will eventually end. We are still waiting for Maddon to actually argue a call this year…any call. Then again, maybe he just spends too much time thinking. Derek Jeter style? Really? ok. But at lease we know he is not thinking about losing 100 games.

 
 

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