The Tampa bay Rays have reportedly re-signed first baseman James Loney to a 3-year/$21M dollar contract. One of Loney’s greatest moments of the 2013 season came in the teams final regular season home game as he delivered a 9th inning pinch hit walk off home run to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4.

The Rays home schedule began with a loss to the Orioles in the opener and Fernando Rodney blew a save in the second game. Rodney and the Rays were bailed out when Matt Joyce hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the Rays a 8-7 victory.

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