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Marc Topkin's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Yankees game

Published Jul. 31, 2017

Maybe Tim Beckham wasn't at fault in Thursday's ground ball mixup. Maybe he deserves a break for Saturday's bunt breakdown. But there was no excuse for his baserunning blunder, thrown out trying to get to second on a fly to center in the sixth.

LF Corey Dickerson had the big hit with a two-out, two-run single in the three-run third, and the Rays can only hope it's a sign he is coming out of his extended skid. Since leading the AL with a .330 average on June 26, he is 21-for-99 (.212) and down to .300 overall.

Closer Alex Colome leads the AL with 30 saves and has his ERA back down to 3.59, but he keeps making games way too interesting and the Rays need him to get back to his lockdown form. In 21 of his past 24 outings, he has allowed at least one hit.

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