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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson reacts as he leaves the mound after giving up three runs to the Mets. (June 14, 2012)

Mets vs. Rays

The Mets swept the Rays in a three game series at Tropicana Field.

New York Mets' Jason Bay reacts as he
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New York Mets' Jason Bay reacts as he watches his second-inning home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. (June 14, 2012)

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana delivers
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New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana delivers in the first inning. (June 14, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson reacts
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson reacts as he leaves the mound after giving up three runs to the Mets. (June 14, 2012)

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New York Mets' Jason Bay, left, high-fives on-deck
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New York Mets' Jason Bay, left, high-fives on-deck batter Josh Thole after Bay hit a second-inning home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. (June 14, 2012)

New York Mets' David Wright slides home safely
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New York Mets' David Wright slides home safely on a third inning single by Ike Davis off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. (June 14, 2012)``

New York Mets relief pitcher Jon Rauch strikes
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jon Rauch strikes out Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Lobaton during the sixth inning. (June 14, 2012)

New York Mets' David Wright reacts as he
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New York Mets' David Wright reacts as he follows the flight of his third inning double off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. (June 14, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce high-fives teammates after
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Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce high-fives teammates after scoring on a second-inning single by teammate Elliot Johnson off New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana. (June 14, 2012)

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New York Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis (9) is mobbed
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New York Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis (9) is mobbed by teammates after his first inning home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. (June 14, 2012)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits a ground ball to Tampa
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits a ground ball to Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena during the fifth-inning of an interleague baseball game. (June 14, 2012)

Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey points to the
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Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey points to the ball as Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena pops out to end the game. (June 13, 2012)

Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers in the
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Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers in the first inning. (June 13, 2012)

Vinny Rottino steals second base as the ball
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Vinny Rottino steals second base as the ball skips away from Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Elliot Johnson during the second inning. (June 13, 2012)

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Hideki Matsui flies out to Mets center fielder
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Hideki Matsui flies out to Mets center fielder Andres Torres during the second inning. (June 13, 2012)

Rays starting pitcher David Price wipes his forehead
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Rays starting pitcher David Price wipes his forehead as he struggles against the Mets. (June 13, 2012)

Mets first baseman Ike Davis follows the flight
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Mets first baseman Ike Davis follows the flight of his fifth-inning double off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price. (June 13, 2012)

Tampa Bay designated hitter Hideki Matsui fouls off
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Tampa Bay designated hitter Hideki Matsui fouls off a pitch during a game against the Mets. (June 13, 2012)

Jason Bay stops as he rounds third base
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Jason Bay stops as he rounds third base after a sixth-inning RBI double by Vinny Rottino. (June 13, 2012)

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New York Mets' David Wright (5) steals second
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New York Mets' David Wright (5) steals second base as the ball skips away from Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Elliot Johnson during the second inning. (June 12, 2012)

New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Young delivers
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New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Young delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning. (June 12, 2012)

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick throws out the ceremonial
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NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the New York Mets and the Tampa Bay Rays. (June 12, 2012)

New York Mets' Jordany Valdespin reacts after scoring
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New York Mets' Jordany Valdespin reacts after scoring on a first-inning error by Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Elliot Johnson. (June 12, 2012)

New York Mets left fielder Jason Bay (44)
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New York Mets left fielder Jason Bay (44) ducks out of the way as center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis (9) makes a first inning catch on a fly ball by Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings. (June 12, 2012)

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Tampa Bay Rays' Will Rhymes hits an first-inning
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Tampa Bay Rays' Will Rhymes hits an first-inning sacrifice fly that scored teammate Sean Rodriguez. (June 12, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb can't
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb can't come up with a second inning bunt single by New York Mets' Ike Davis. (June 12, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb delivers
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb delivers in the first inning to the New York Mets. (June 12, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Hideki Matsui (35), of Japan,
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Tampa Bay Rays' Hideki Matsui (35), of Japan, hits a RBI single off New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Young in the first inning. (June 12, 2012)

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