Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics Game Recap June 11, 2017



The Tampa Bay Ray’s finished their series against the Oakland Athletics Sunday with a 5-4 win, giving the Ray’s 34 wins this season. The Ray’s won 3 of the four games against the A’s at home at Tropicana Field, scoring 13 runs to the A’s 4 on Friday, and went 6-4 Saturday before losing to the A’s 2-7 later in the day. The box score for today’s game can be found here.

According to the Tampa Bay Rays Instagram, the team is now 7-1-1 since May 12th.

Family Fun and a Couple of Runs

Sunday’s are for the family, and the Rays didn’t disappoint. Sunday games at home mean extra family-friendly entertainment, including a face painter, juggler, magicians and an opportunity for kids to run the bases. But it wasn’t a magician that gave the Rays an edge over Oakland on Sunday.

Mallex Smith, fresh off the injury list June 2 and called up from Triple-A and the Durham Bull’s before the first game in this series June 9th, was hot today.

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Mallex Smith’s Hot Start

“Red-hot since his call-up, Smith is now 7-for-14 with a homer, six runs scored, three RBIs and four steals in his four games as Tampa Bay’s starting center fielder,” MLB Fantasy Player News and Updates said. Sunday alone Smith scored two runs, an RBI, a double, and a walk.

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“Just another strong game on his part,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said of Smith’s performance according to Fox SportsSmith’s interview can be found here.

Chris Archer

Tampa Bay Ray’s pitcher Chris Archer had 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 E, 6.00 ERA, and 1.67 WHIP.  He struck out 8 A’s and had 3 walks for the first time in his last five starts. His mildly disappointing performance today has been a theme lately, allowing four or more runs in his last 6 outings according to ESPN.

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Up Next…

Tampa Bay Rays start a two game series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday before starting a four game series at the Tigers.


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