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Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hit July 4 parades in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are working today, of course, each attending parades in New Hampshire.

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    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hit July 4 parades in New Hampshire

    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are working today, of course, each doing parades in New Hampshire.

    Rubio walked with supporters in the Wolfeboro parade. Bush mingleg with crowds at the Amherst and Merrimack parades. Here are some of the images they shared on Twitter:...


    Rays find another way to lose, 3-2 on botched bunt play

       Saturday's game didn't have quite the same script as Friday's saga, but it ended the same way, with the Rays walking off the field in defeat and the Yankees celebrating.
         Pinch-runner Jose Pirela scored when reliever Brad Boxberger bounced his throw to first after fielding a bunt with no outs in the ninth giving the Yankees a 3-2 win.
         Mark Teixeira, who hit a three-run game-tying homer on Friday in the Yankees 7-5 12-inning victory, started the winning rally Saturday with a leadoff double against Boxberger. Chris Young walked and the Yankees were merely trying to advance the runners when Boxberger bounced his throw  and Jake Elmore's return throw to the plate was too late as Pirela scored from second.
       The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning off Rays starter Nathan Karns. The Rays scored two runs in the ninth inning off Yankees reliever Dellin Betances on a homer by Steven Souza Jr.
       The Rays, as has been the case during the skid, didn't do much offensively through the firsy eight innings. They got two hits in the first inning off Yankees starter Michael Pineda, but only three over the next seven innings.
         But one of those was a fourth-inning single by Souza, ending his personal 0-for-26 hitless streak that included 16 strikeouts.
        And that paid off when he came up in the ninth, after James Loney led off with a single, and launched a homer to left, his 15th of the season.
         Karns overall made a solid start, working sevev innings, allowing five hits and two walks but striking out 10.
        Brett Gardner opened the Yankees first with a single, then Chase Headley followed with another. Alex Rodriguez made it three in a row with a bloop single to right that scored Gardner. Mark Teixeira followed with a sac fly to center that made it 2-0.
       The Rays will try to snap their season-worst skid on Sunday at 1:05 with Erasmo Ramirez on the mound against Yankees righthander Ivan Nova.