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Rays manager Kevin Cash knew things would be tight in the American League — maybe just not at the level it’s been so far.

“In our division alone, it seems like every week somebody’s jumping somebody Personalized Rams Jersey or going back,” Cash said. “In the [AL] East, I think you anticipated it from the get-go. Some of these other teams are playing really well, Personalized Seahawks Jersey and that’s kind of jumbled everything up as far as the Wild Cards go.”Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

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So as the Rays enter their final series before the All-Star break, a four-game set against the division-leading Red Sox at Tropicana Field, they’ll be looking to
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Jacob Faria (3-0, 2.23 ERA) will get the ball for the Rays in Thursday’s opener. The righty has gotten off to a strong start in his Major League career, going 3-0 Custom Rams Jersey with a 2.23 ERA while becoming only the third pitcher since 2013 to begin his career with five consecutive quality starts. In those outings, the right-hander has 35 strikeouts to five walks.

Opposing Faria will be Red Sox lefty Chris Sale, who is coming off one of his sharpest outings of the season.Men’s Nike Custom Made St. Louis Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale.

Against Toronto on Saturday, Sale (11-3, 2.61 ERA) threw Kevin Pillar Jersey seven scoreless innings, striking out 11 while walking only one. The outing marked Sale’s third this year without allowing a run, as well as the 11th time he’s tallied double-digit strikeouts. He became the sixth pitcher in history to have as many as 11 starts with double-digit strikeouts prior to the All-Star Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale Game.

Sale has won each of his last three starts and 10 of his last 11. He’s allowed just five earned runs in his past 29 2/3 innings, and Boston is 13-4 during his starts this year, having won seven of Sale’s last eight starts.

Three things to know about this game

• The Red Sox and Rays have already clashed for two series this year, and the results have been mixed. The Red Sox took three of four from the Rays from
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• Left-handed batters are 7-for-30 (.233) with a .491 OPS against Faria, and his approach against them clearly has focused on going away. Just 5.8 percent of Faria’s pitches to lefties have hit the inner third of the strike zone or been off the plate inside, the lowest rate for any right-handed starter (minimum 100 pitches).

• Sale leads Personalize Rams Jersey  the Majors with 166 strikeouts. The only Red Sox pitcher to lead MLB in whiffs at the All-Star break is Roger Clemens, who did it in 1988 (186 K’s) and 1991 (123 K’s).

Scott Chasen is a reporter with MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays’ Chris Archer collects first MLB hit,Personalized Rams Jersey RBI

CHICAGO — Tim Beckham smacked a two-run homer and Chris Archer helped himself with his first Major League hit, both coming in a five-run fourth inning, Personalized Rams Jersey to spark the Rays to a 6-5 Interleague victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.

The game marked Tampa Bay’s first at Wrigley Field since 2014 when Joe Maddon was the Rays’ manager. Now the Cubs’ skipper, Maddon said before the game he was looking forward to catching up with his former players and  Custom Rams Jersey coaches. He got a good look at Archer, who not only struck out eight over six innings but added an RBI single to help the Rays stay in contention in the American League Wild Card race.

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“Without a doubt, we battled until literally the last pitch,” Archer said. “We got it done. It wasn’t the prettiest, but we got it done, and that’s all that matters. We need [wins] right now and we got one today.”

The right-hander was strong in his last inning when the Cubs had two on and nobody out. Archer then struck out the next three, hitting 97.8 mph on the last pitch to pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella.

“Really like the way Arch battled through that sixth inning to find a way to get out after first and second, no outs, and nobody comes across to score right there,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “That’s pretty telling. Big moment in his
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“It was huge,” Archer said of the sixth. “One swing of the bat could’ve tied the game. And very, very happy I got the opportunity to Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale work through it because I want the ball in those situations. And going forward, I hope I have the opportunity to get through it again.”

Jon Lester took the loss, giving up five earned runs over five innings. The Cubs
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“Eight of the nine hits were ground balls through the infield,” Lester said. “Maybe bad luck, maybe bad pitches, I don’t know. Even the home run, I didn’t think was terrible — I thought it was the right pitch at the right time. I’ll take eight hits on the ground — I’ll take my chances on that.”

The Cubs added two runs in the ninth against Alex Colome, scoring on Anthony Rizzo’s RBI single and a run-scoring groundout by Ben Zobrist. But Colome got Kevin Pillar Jersey Jason Heyward to fly out to right to end the game and strand two.

“That last inning — good at-bat after good at-bat,” Maddon said of his team. “We continue to get guys on base, that’s been our M.O. all season long, seeing a lot of pitches, and we just haven’t been consistent with the RBI hit.”

The game was played in front of 42,046, the largest crowd of the season at Wrigley Field and the first time the Cubs have topped 42,000 since July 13, 2013, against the Cardinals (42,240).

“Look, a win’s a win. You’re going to have some of those games where teams come back. This is a very good club over here,” Cash said. “They gave us every bit of it, but it was nice to see us come out on top Kevin Pillar Jersey.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
First time for everything: Archer was 0-for-23 at the plate before his RBI in the fourth. Trevor Plouffe singled to open the inning, the ball scooting under third baseman Kris Bryant’s glove to left. Beckham followed with his 11th homer,
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“I saw Rizzo whenever I squared around, but I was locked in,” Archer said. “Cash and I talked about it before and he said, ‘Look, do it if you feel comfortable.’ In that situation I felt more comfortable swinging the bat.”

He surprised the Cubs. Maddon said he thought it was the first time a team had beaten their bunt defense.

“I don’t know what type of hitter Chris Archer is,” Bryant said, “but he looked pretty pumped after he did that. Risk versus reward, that’s the perfect bunt defense for us and it’s worked so many times, and that one time it didn’t happen.”

Final Vote update: In the Cubs’ third, Rays left fielder Corey Dickerson robbed Bryant of a potential hit with a diving catch. Bryant made up for that in the fifth. With two outs, Jon Jay bunted toward third and Evan Longoria fielded the ball but overthrew first. Jay got to third on the throwing error and then scored on Bryant’s infield single. A Final Vote candidate, Bryant now has hit safely in five consecutive games and 10 of his last 12.

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“I don’t have the definitive answer. If you can out-slug the other team, it’s great. It just feels like we’re not clicking at the same time. We’ll figure it out. I think we have a great team here and great pitching staff and guys who really want to do well. When you have those ideas in your head, then things turn out the way you want them to.”
— Bryant

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Archer is the first pitcher in Rays history with two starts against the Cubs. He’s made both at Wrigley Field, which was nearly his home. The Cubs acquired the right-hander from the Indians in December 2008, and he spent three years in the Minor Leagues before he was dealt to the Rays in January 2011.

WHAT’S NEXT
Rays: Left-hander Blake Snell (0-5, 5.36 ERA) will get the ball for the Wednesday finale at Wrigley Field at 2:20 p.m. ET. Snell made his return from a stint with Triple-A Durham last week against the Pirates, giving up six runs in five innings and taking the loss.

Cubs: John Lackey gets the start Wednesday. He had trouble executing his pitches in his last outing against the Nationals and gave up eight runs over 5 1/3 innings. He hasn’t had much success at home this season, posting a 1-4 record and 5.13 ERA. First pitch is slated for 1:20 p.m. CT.

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Scott Chasen is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago who covered the Rays on Tuesday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays’ Blake Snell Personalized Seahawks Jersey solid in loss to Cubs

CHICAGO — Blake Snell’s second outing since his return to the Majors showed signs Custom Seahawks Jersey of progress. For the first time all season, the lefty kept the other team off the board despite dealing with runners on base in every frame of his Kevin Pillar Jersey outing.

Snell departed the game after five scoreless innings and in line for the win, but the problem was when he left it. For the ninth straight time, he couldn’t reach Personalized Seahawks Jersey the six-inning mark and could only watch as the bullpen surrendered the lead in the 7-3 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

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“It’s always going to be tough, but I know that they’re giving it their all,” Snell said. “It’s definitely a step forward, but I’ve got to get into the sixth inning. I have to.”Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

While Snell’s outing — and chance at his first win of the season — was marred by the Personalize Rams Jersey finish, there were plenty of positives to take away.

For starters, Snell relied heavily on his fastball and it paid off. The pitch topped out at 97 mph, and he used it to rack up several of his strikeouts, including all
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“It was a lot [of confidence] but [catcher Jesus Sucre] noticed it,” Snell said. “He really did a great job back there and just having me in attack mode. Every half-inning he was talking to me: ‘Attack. Come on. Let’s go. Let’s go.'”

But there was also the negative. Not counting an intentional walk to Addison Russell, Snell faced a total of seven Cubs with a runner in scoring position, which led to his pitch count reaching 97 after just five innings.

“Somehow we’ve got to get to where that pitch count comes down a little bit,”
Men’s Nike Custom Made St. Louis Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He can get deeper in ballgames and get quicker outs. It’s just very tough for him for whatever reason to get early outs.”

Sure enough, that was a problem across the board.

Erasmo Ramirez came in for the sixth and allowed Ian Happ to reach on a hard-hit leadoff single that was nearly caught by Logan Morrison. Ramirez would go on to allow a game-tying three-run homer to Jon Jay with two out in the inning. He was pulled after walking Kris Bryant to lead off the seventh.

The Cubs would eventually take the lead in that frame, plating two runs before extending their lead in the eighth. That was a source of frustration for Cash after the game, especially after the team nearly lost its lead in the ninth inning the night before.

“I don’t want to sound like a broken record. I know I do every time, but count control is everything in this league,” Cash said. “There’s not a pitcher that’s good enough in baseball to continue to fall behind hitters and expect to get them out.”

Scott Chasen is a reporter with MLB.com based in Chicago and covered the Rays on Wednesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Drew Rasmussen, Rays don’t reach Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale agreement

The Rays will not sign Custom Seahawks Jersey Drew Rasmussen, their second selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, the team announced on Wednesday, as first reported by MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis.

Tampa Bay selected the Oregon State right-hander 31st overall with the first pick in Competitive Balance Round A.

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“As has been reported, we were unable to reach an agreement with Drew Rasmussen,” the team said in a statement. “We wish Drew the best as he moves forward. We will have no further comment on the matter.”

With the team unable to sign Rasmussen, the Rays will not be able to reallocate the $2,134,900 allotted to the pick on another selection this year. However the team did say it expects to be awarded with a compensatory pick in next year’s Draft.

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Described by Rob Metzler, head of Rays’ amateur scouting, as a “power right hander” with a “strong slot,” Rasmussen was rated as the No. 98 Draft prospect, Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale according to MLBPipeline.com. He returned from Tommy John surgery in late April, initially working out of the bullpen before returning to the rotation. He has three effective pitches, led by a plus fastball.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

“Velocity’s come back relatively quickly,” Rasmussen said after the Draft. “I know everyone’s timetable is different. I think it came back Personalized Seahawks Jersey relatively quickly. Now it’s just the touch-and-feel stuff that we’re working on. Some days command will be great, and I’ll say, ‘I’ve got it.’ And other days it’s a little more touch and feel and you have to make adjustments as you go. And that’s really where we’re at right now. Kind of tightening up the screws.”
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If the Rays are awarded a comp pick for Rasmussen, the right-hander would presumably return to Oregon State for his redshirt junior year. His Beavers were the top-ranked team in college baseball and made it to the semifinals of the
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Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. Scott Chasen contributed to this story. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays’ Logan Morrison vying for Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale AL Final Vote

CHICAGO — After another quality start and notching his first career hit Tuesday, Chris Archer figured it might be time for some more responsibility. Specifically, Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale the right-hander began his stint as the campaign manager for Logan Morrison in the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote, announcing his intentions on Twitter before going into more detail on Wednesday.

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“I don’t even know [how it happened]. I went on MLB Network and was campaigning for Corey Dickerson to win the fan vote [to start] the All-Star Game,” Archer said. “We’re all doing our part. We’re all tweeting, we’re all really pushing for LoMo to get that last spot.”

Fans can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, club sites and their mobile devices until 4 p.m. ET today. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals Personalize Rams Jersey, will then be announced during “MLB Tonight” live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. Extensive coverage throughout the Final Vote will be provided by MLB Network and MLB.com, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat maps indicating where votes are being cast for each candidate,
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Archer’s stint unofficially began at 8:50 a.m., when he sent out a tweet to his near 85,000 followers urging them to get out and vote for Morrison, who has some ground to make up.

After Tuesday’s returns, the first baseman remained in fifth in the AL vote. Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas was leading the way with 8.5 million votes, followed by Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, New York’s Didi Gregorius and Texas’ Elvis Andrus.

“Good morning!” Archer tweeted. “I’m a part time campaign manager and I say #VoteLoMo for the final vote for the ’17 all Custom Rams Jersey star game! Do it NOW! (LoMo voice)”

Archer hasn’t been the only one spreading the word.

Several Rays, including right fielder Steven Souza Jr., third baseman Evan Longoria and right-hander Jacob Faria have all shared their own posts.

The Rays have also gone offline to spread the message, deploying what the team’s Twitter account referred to as the “most elite mass communication technique” in Tampa Bay — fixing a banner on the end of a speed boat that read “VOTE RAYS
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While he was impressed by the gesture, Archer wasn’t quite sure if he had anything that big in his campaign-manager Kevin Pillar Jersey bag of tricks.

“Nah, nah,” Archer said with a smile. “Just little stuff, tweets. Hopefully it goes a long way.”

That being said, the biggest opportunity for a statement Wednesday wasn’t on Twitter or the ocean — or anywhere other than Wrigley Field for that matter. After getting the day off Tuesday, Morrison returned to the lineup for the finale against the Cubs. He went 2-for-4 in the Rays’ 7-3 loss, singling in the first and ninth innings — though in each instance he became a part of a double play during the ensuing at-bat.

Morrison, who entered Wednesday tied for third in the Majors with 24 home runs, said he appreciated the support of his teammates, but affirmed an earlier statement that he has one primary role with the club, and outside of that, things are out of his hands.

“Like I said before, I’m a baseball player. My job is to win games,” Morrison said. “So my teammates helping me out sounds — it’s appreciated. Hopefully it works, but we’ll see.”

Now in its 16th season, with more than 680 million votes cast, the Final Vote again will include social votes on the last day of balloting, as Twitter support for the 10 candidates over the final six hours of balloting will count toward their vote totals. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

On Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Scott Chasen is a reporter with MLB.com based in Chicago and covered the Rays on Wednesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cubs score 7 straight runs to Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale rally past Rays

CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Jon Jay smacked a game-tying three-run homer in the sixth inning and rookie Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale to lift the Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the Rays on Wednesday at Wrigley Field and split the Interleague series. These two teams will meet again in St. Petersburg in September.

Evan Longoria drove in two runs and survived a tumble into the stands and Corey Dickerson hit an RBI double to give the Rays a 3-0 lead. But Jay tied the Kevin Pillar Jersey game with his third career pinch-hit home run and second blast of the year.

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“It was a more complete game,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “We were down 3-0, but I felt good about it. It’s just that things weren’t going our way. That batted-ball-in-play statistic has to come back to us at some point. The ball’s been hit hard but at people. We’ve got to keep fighting through it.”

With the score knotted at 3 in the Cubs seventh, Erasmo Ramirez walked Kris Bryant and was lifted for Adam Kolarek. Anthony Rizzo greeted the lefty with an opposite-field single, and both runners advanced on Ben Zobrist’s sacrifice bunt. Happ then hit a single to center — Maddon called it a “game-changer” — to drive in Bryant and Rizzo.

Rizzo added a two-run double with two outs in the eighth.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

“Tough loss, obviously. 3-0 ballgame with, what was it — 12 outs to get?” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “But it’s pretty telling. We gave up seven runs with nine outs to get. That’s generally not going to get you a win.”

Pedro Strop picked up the win in relief of starter John Lackey, who gave up three runs over six innings. The Cubs now are 2-6 in Interleague Play.

Rays starter Blake Snell scattered four hits and walked four over five scoreless innings.

“Definitely a step in the right direction,” Snell said. “Yeah, only going five, but I’m happy with how the team played behind me. I felt like they did a great job, and [catcher Jesus Sucre], I can’t say enough about him back there.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Longo in middle of action: Mallex Smith singled to lead off the game, then stole second and scored one out later on Longoria’s single. It was the 68th first-inning run off Cubs pitching this year (the Mets lead the National League with 71). Longoria also hustled to try and catch Rizzo’s popup in foul territory in the fifth
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“I lost track a little bit of where it was just ’cause I didn’t want to take my eye off the ball,” Longoria said of his flip. “I tried to slow down as much as I could before I got there.”

“I was scared, I mean, yeah. Any time you go into a wall — that wall’s a weird height — so you get nervous a little bit obviously when you go over it. It didn’t feel great, but I’m OK.”

Jay thwarts Snell: Snell shut down the Cubs over five innings and was in line for his first win of the season when Ramirez took over in the sixth. Happ singled to lead off and one out later, moved up on Javier Baez’s single. With two outs, Jay delivered his second homer of the season to tied the game at 3. The Cubs were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position before Jay’s homer. Maddon had debated using Tommy La Stella in that situation, but went with Jay because he’d been playing more.

“I wasn’t expecting a home run,” Maddon said. “That’s a two-strike homer,
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Jay even tipped his cap to the crowd of 39,855 at Wrigley FIeld for a curtain call.

“I try to do the same thing every time, just try to use the middle Personalized Seahawks Jersey of the field and put the barrel on the ball and I was able to do that there,” Jay said.

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“It’s a long season. Stay in your approach, stay at what you do. We’ve got a lot talent in the room, and hopefully it works out in the end.”
Lackey, on what the Cubs need to do

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The Cubs posted their 10th win when trailing entering the sixth inning, tied for the most such wins in the Majors with the Red Sox and Astros.

INJURY UPDATE
Lackey was lifted after throwing 79 pitches over six innings. He’s been bothered by plantar fasciitis in his right foot but didn’t want to say how long he’d been dealing with that.

“I’m 38 years old,” Lackey said. “I’m bothered by a lot of things.”

His next start will be after the All-Star break.

“We want to make sure he has a real lengthy vacation right now,” Maddon said.

UNDER REVIEW
Smith was called safe after a double to left field despite a tag by Cubs second baseman Baez in the Rays’ sixth. The Cubs challenged the ruling and after a review, the call stood. Smith scored two batters later on Longoria’s sacrifice fly. The Rays’ leadoff man went 4-for-4.

With two outs in the Chicago eighth, Rizzo doubled and tried to advance to third but was thrown out. Maddon asked for a crew chief review, and the call was confirmed.

WHAT’S NEXT
Rays: The Rays will return home for a four-game set against the Red Sox — beginning at 7:10 p.m. ET on Thursday — before the teams Custom Rams Jersey head to the All-Star break. Righty Jake Faria (3-0, 2.23 ERA) will get the ball for the series opener. Each of his first five Major League outings have been quality starts.

Cubs: Mike Montgomery will make his third start at home on Thursday when the Cubs play host to the Brewers in a makeup game. The lefty is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in two starts so far at Wrigley Field, including six shutout innings on June 20 against the Padres. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. CT.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

Scott Chasen is a reporter with MLB.com based in Chicago and covered the Rays on Wednesday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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If you’re like me, you hate shopping on Black Friday.

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