Rays Win, 2-1

Two runs were enough tonight for Tampa Bay, who took the opening game of the series 2-1. The Rays not only won, Jake Odorizzi, Brad Boxberger, and Jake McGee held the Brewers to only three base runners on three hits. Dominant pitching tonight by Tampa Bay.

Our recap is to come

Rays Win, 2-1

Two runs were enough tonight for Tampa Bay, who took the opening game of the series 2-1. The Rays not only won, Jake Odorizzi, Brad Boxberger, and Jake McGee held the Brewers to only three base runners on three hits. Dominant pitching tonight by Tampa Bay.

Our recap is to come

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Rays 7/28/14 Starting Lineup

Jennings CF Zobrist LF Joyce DH Longoria 3B Loney 1B Forsythe 2B Escobar SS Molina C Kiermaier RF Odorizzi RHP

Noteworthiness

  • As we mentioned earlier, the Rays designated Erik Bedard for assignment in order to clear roster space for right-hander Joel Peralta, who has been reactivated from the disabled list, the team announced. Per Marc Topkin, the Rays confirmed Peralta had the chikungunya virus.
  • Don’t forget to check out our Rays/Brewers series preview.

20140727-224020-81620647.jpg You take the good with the bad. Despite Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Red Sox, the Rays were able to walk away with their fourth consecutive series win — and series’ wins are the name of the game. (Photo courtesy of Erica Ritter)

Despite the loss in Sunday’s series finale, the Tampa Bay Rays are still in a favorable position — relatively speaking, of course — as they ready themselves for a three-game set against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. As the trade deadline looms, this will be an important series as it relates to the future of Ben Zobrist and David Price with the Rays this season.

You can read our preview in its entirety at our main site (via the attached link).

You can read our recap in its entirety at our main site.