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Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals Intertwined History

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Brett Phillips Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays will be in Kansas City for the first time since May 2nd, 2019 to take on the Kansas City Royals in a three-game series. The Rays are catching the Royals at a bad time, as they have won five of their last six games.

The Tampa Bay Rays have found a fair share of success in Kansas City the past few seasons. From 2017-2019 the Rays are 7-3 at Kauffman Stadium, including a three-game sweep in 2018.

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However, that isn’t the main story between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals. It’s the transaction history between these two teams.

Now I know when you read that your first thought was the Wil Myers/James Shields trade, but there have been multiple other Rays/Royals trades you might not know about or remember. So let’s refresh your memory.

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