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Left-hander Shane McClanahan, right, talking with catcher Mike Zunino, will be on the mound for the Rays tonight as they seek to complete a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
After taking over the top spot in the AL East on Saturday, Tampa Bay is looking to pad its lead by completing a sweep in ESPN’s Sunday night game.
Key hits by Ji-Man Choi, Francisco Mejia and Wander Franco help Tampa Bay rally, and the bullpen also comes up big.
Rays notes | The lefty reliever who has played a huge role in the bullpen was hurt in an awkward fall running to field a bunt.
Tampa Bay’s top starter will meet Tuesday with Dr. Keith Meister expecting a recommendation for surgery.

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  1. Left-hander Shane McClanahan, right, talking with catcher Mike Zunino, will be on the mound for the Rays tonight as they seek to complete a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
  2. Rays reliever Jeffrey Springs goes down in pain with a knee injury during the seventh inning Saturday against the Red Sox.
  3. The Rays' Ji-Man Choi watches his two-run homer in the first inning Saturday against the Red Sox.
  4. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow (20) delivers a pitch during the second inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
  5. Luis Patino is 21 and has only seven big league starts, but he could figure prominently along with Shane McClanahan in the Rays rotation come October.
  6. The Rays' acquisition of Nelson Cruz was the biggest deadline deal, and arguably overall, in franchise history.
  7. Rays shortstop Wander Franco celebrates his triple in the fifth inning during the series against the Boston Red Sox Friday at Tropicana Field.
  8. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena celebrates with third base coach Rodney Linares after his homer during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox Friday at Tropicana Field.
  9. The Rays made a headline-worthy move nine days ago by acquiring Nelson Cruz from the Twins, and you could argue he was one of the best half-dozen players switching teams this summer.
  10. Recently acquired JT Chargois made an impressive debut for the Rays Friday, working a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
  11. Rays general manager Erik Neander speaks with the media before the series against the Boston Red Sox Friday at Tropicana Field.
  12. The Los Angeles Dodgers made the biggest noise, getting Max Scherzer, pictured, and Trea Turner for a talented quartet of young prospects.
  13. The Chicago White Sox acquired closer Craig Kimbrel from the crosstown Cubs on Friday.
  14. The Rays made one small deal at the trade deadline, getting outfielder Jordan Luplow and right-hander DJ Johnson from the Indians.
  15. The Clearwater Threshers, who play at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, have postponed their game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday to allow for coronavirus testing and contact tracing.
  16. The Boston Red Sox got All-Star slugger Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher late Thursday night.
  17. The Rays sent Diego Castillo, one of their most reliable relievers, to the Mariners for right-hander JT Chargois and infield prospect Austin Shenton.
  18. The Dodgers were “very close” to acquiring ace right-hander Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals on Thursday evening.
  19. Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is stepping down for the remainder of this season to address some lingering health issues.
  20. The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and cash for two minor leaguers Thursday.
  21. Luis Patino set a nice tone in Thursday’s 14-0 romp against the Yankees, working six shutout innings, allowing three hits (all singles), striking out eight and walking two.
  22. The Rays' Ji-Man Choi gestures rounding third after his two-run homer in the sixth Thursday against the Yankees.
  23. Rays reliever Pete Fairbanks was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.
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