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Time to take series seriously

Rays' standing has a new look

J.D. Drew has a rather flip response to one of his two strikeouts on the night. Orioles pitchers struck out eight overall. J.D. Drew has a rather flip response to one of his two strikeouts on the night. Orioles pitchers struck out eight overall. (Associated Press)
By Gordon Edes
Globe Staff / June 3, 2008

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BALTIMORE - For now, it ranks more as novelty than high drama, this notion of the Red Sox playing a showdown series in June against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ten straight seasons of more than 90 losses, including three years of 100 or more, is a daunting counterweight to the proposition that the Rays now rate as serious contenders in ... (Full article: 997 words)

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