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Aug 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) catches a foul ball for an out during the seventh inning in a game against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 9-2. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) catches a foul ball for an out during the seventh inning in a game against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 9-2. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tampa Bay plays spoiler
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The Tampa Bay Rays embraced their new 2016 identity in style Sunday night, dominating the Yankees in a 12-3 win. The win spoiled a four-game winning streak of a suddenly-hot Yankees team, and has established a new identity for the team going down the stretch.

With a tight division race, any win against a division foe goes a long way. With plenty of games left to play in the East, they will have plenty of chances.

The Rays played a tight series against the Blue Jays to start the week, and ended up in a series loss despite two solid games to open up the set. The Rays were then dispatched by the Yankees in the first two games of their weekend series.

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Final Takeaway:

The Tampa Bay Rays have enough left in the tank to spoil the plans of their division foes, and will look to do that down the stretch. Look for creative roster moves come time for the 40-man expansion.

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