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The Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates his three-run homer with Harold Ramirez during the fifth inning Friday against the Orioles.
Tampa Bay had won 15 straight and 21 of 22 against Baltimore before Friday’s meltdown.
A Tampa native and longtime Rays fan got quite the engagement surprise at Camden Yards.
Florida will need his contributions with its season on the line, down two games to the Lightning.
With proper time to practice, Tampa Bay is hopeful heading into Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh.

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  1. The Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates his three-run homer with Harold Ramirez during the fifth inning Friday against the Orioles.
  2. Panthers and former Lightning forward Carter Verhaeghe (23) set a Florida franchise record with 12 points in the opening-round series against the Capitals.
  3. Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier, center, poses with Tailyn Kite, left, and Brandon Merson, right, after helping with their proposal before Friday's game in Baltimore.
  4. Rowdies midfielder Lewis Hilton was named to the USL Championship team of the week for his performance in a 5-1 win over Phoenix Rising.
  5. A look at the new leftfield configuration at Camden Yards, with the fence moved back 26-1/2 feet and increased 5 feet in height.
  6. Former USF running backs coach Calvin Magee (right), seen here instructing running back Dyral McMillan, passed away Friday at age 59. A member of the original Bulls coaching staff, Magee had suffered a heart attack the previous weekend.
  7. At left, Alabama head coach Nick Saban yells to the sideline during the first half of Alabama's NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 16, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. At right, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher reacts to an official's call during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.
  8. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) heads to the bench after being injured in the third period of Game 2 of the second-round series against the Panthers Thursday in Sunrise.
  9. Iconic University of Florida play-by-play voice Mick Hubert announced Thursday he's retiring this weekend after 33 years.
  10. Lightning right wing Corey Perry, right, celebrates his first-period power-play goal with center Steven Stamkos (91) and Ondrej Palat (hidden) Thursday night in Sunrise.
  11. Lightning center Ross Colton celebrates his third-period game-winning goal against the Florida Panthers in Game 2 on Thursday night in Sunrise.
  12. Lightning center Ross Colton (79) celebrates his third-period game-winning goal along with Ryan McDonagh (27) during the waning seconds of Game 2 on Thursday.
  13. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91), right, gets up from the ice as Panthers center Eetu Luostarinen (27) skates away after Stamkos blocked a shot during the second period of Game 2 Thursday in Sunrise.
  14. Lightning center Steven Stamkos takes a shot on goal as Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad attempts to block the shot during a third-period power play Thursday night in Sunrise.
  15. Tampa Bay Lightning center Ross Colton (79) celebrates his third period game winning goal against the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of round two in the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Sunrise. Colton scored with only four seconds to go giving the Lightning at 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.
  16. Yesterday• Florida State Seminoles
    Left, Alabama coach Nick Saban yells to the sideline during the first half of a Crimson Tide scrimmage last month. Right, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher reacts to an official's call during a game last season. Fisher called Nick Saban a “narcissist” on Thursday after the Alabama coach made comments about the Aggies using name, image and likeness deals to land their top-ranked recruiting classes.
  17. Orioles leftfielder Ryan McKenna makes a catch near the new leftfield wall at Camden Yards on a ball hit by the Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts during an April 29 game.
  18. Vidal Brujan has grown greatly since his early days, developing into a top prospect. But he has yet, in limited opportunities, to establish himself at the big-league level.
  19. The Bucs huddle during their first organized team activity (OTA) of the offseason on Tuesday. Tampa Bay opens preseason play Aug. 13 at home against the Dolphins.
  20. There was some uncertainty earlier in the day if Panthers forward Carter Verhaeghe (23) would play in Game 2 of the second-round series against the Lightning. But he is in the lineup at puck drop.
  21. Former mayor of Sacramento and former NBA player Kevin Johnson, speaks at the podium, during a press conference Thursday, May 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg by local Black pastors announcing their official endorsement of Sugar Hill Community Partners developers as their choice for the redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site. A group of pastors were flown out to Sacramento by Sugar Hill to see their developments.
  22. Mick Hubert is retiring as the voice of the Gators after 33 years.
  23. Lightning forward Nick Paul (20) defends against Panthers forward Claude Girioux (28) as Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save during Game 1 Tuesday in Sunrise. Tampa Bay has learned that the work it does in front of its goaltender is one of the biggest keys to winning in the postseason.
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