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Rays still in 1st, but drop 3rd straight, 4-1 to Mariners

Tampa Bay Rays Jake Odorizzi delivers in the first inning of the baseball game game against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field  in St. Petersburg Fla., Monday, May 25, 2015.  (James Borchuck/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)  TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays remain in first place, but it doesn’t feel much like it.

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Cano drives in 2, Mariners beat Rays 4-1

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, watches his RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 25, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Mariners' Seth Smith scored on the hit.  Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night.

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Stamkos, Lightning on verge of spot in Stanley Cup finals

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) is congratulated by right wing Ryan Callahan (24) after shutting out the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage.

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Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) during the third period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York. The Lightning won 2-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

NEW YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history.

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Gray leaves with right ankle bruise

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 24, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray has left his start early because of a bruised right ankle.

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