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May 13, 2002
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[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Middle infielders Felix Escalona, left, and Brent Abernathy come off the field after the Rays won a series for the first time since April 25.
Win-win situation
RAYS 6, ORIOLES 3: After another victory, hopes center on confidence.

Hot streak aside, role is defined for Flaherty
ST. PETERSBURG -- John Flaherty knows he's the ghost of Rays catchers past, no matter how good four doubles in his first back-to-back starts looked last weekend.

John Romano
Beware the hope a Rays win breeds

ST. PETERSBURG -- On a day like this, you begin to believe.

Outdoors
No weakness in the water
Despite a left leg almost 5 inches shorter than the right, Konrad Euler has known swimming success.

Daily fishing report
There are still kingfish in the ships channel and blackfin tuna offshore, but this month silver kings rule.

Preps
A junior that has a major talent
Palmetto's Lastings Milledge is a possible No. 1 pick, and he isn't even eligible yet.

Local teams, local fans, big numbers
Eight of the 24 teams at this year's tournament are from the bay area, setting attendance expectations very high.

Colleges
Gators hang on to top Bulls
GAINESVILLE -- It was exactly the dogfight both coaches predicted, with the outcome decided by a freshman, a sophomore and debilitating cramps.

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