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  • 27 Jun
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams have been mostly on the move for eight straight months. Theyve had little time to dwell on anything during their cross-country relocation and their nomadic new beginning in Southern California.After the debacle that was their regular season opener, coach Jeff Fisher is grateful theyve learned how to move on quickly.Theres a natural sense of disappointment and frustration, but youve got to push that out, Fisher said Tuesday. Youve got to eliminate that and come back and make it work.The Rams coaching staff returned from that 28-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers and worked through a sleepless night to begin preparations for Sundays historic homecoming game against Seattle. While the Rams cant dwell on the embarrassment of their trip to the Bay Area, Fisher saw the depth of the work theyre facing just to be competitive with the mighty Seahawks at the Coliseum.Youve heard of the 24-hour rule, right? Fisher asked. Youve got 24 hours to get this thing over with and corrected and done. In this case, I gave them a 22-hour rule, because weve got a short week.The Rams comprehensive failures were undeniably worrying, particularly on offense. Los Angeles managed 185 yards, went 3 for 15 on third downs, punted a league-high 10 times and never even reached the red zone against an opponent that isnt expected to be particularly good this season.Fisher saw several reasons for the Rams offensive struggles, largely centering on their inability to establish a running game. Todd Gurley got 47 yards on 17 carries against a San Francisco defense designed specifically to stop him -- the same basic strategy thats likely to be used by every opponent of a team that has a star running back, but made no significant upgrades to the NFLs worst passing offense last season.Their commitment was to stop the run with Todd, and then try to get us to make the plays outside, Fisher said. But we wanted to stay with the run, because its the run game that helps you get the plays outside.Case Keenum went 17 for 35 in his first NFL opening-week start, and backup Sean Mannion didnt get a snap. Fisher said No. 1 pick Jared Goff could step in for Mannion as Keenums backup against Seattle, but the Rams wont decide until later in the week.Fisher also was concerned by the Rams 10 penalties, including seven against the defense. Gurley committed a taunting penalty that stalled a decent drive, while defensive lineman Aaron Donald got ejected for a late scuffle with a 49ers player and an official.While Fisher saw the reasons behind his two stars reactions, he didnt condone them.We addressed it, Fisher said. These are two captains that had significant penalties in this game. We just cant have that.After getting routed by the one NFC West team they were expected to beat, the Rams take a big step up in opposition quality this weekend for their long-awaited official return to Los Angeles. Another huge crowd is expected to welcome home the Rams, who set an NFL preseason game record with the crowd at last months first exhibition.With the results from Santa Clara still stinging, Fisher realizes the Rams need every possible boost to get competitive this season.I would like to think that we would have a significant home-field advantage there, Fisher said. From a personal standpoint, Im excited about this. This is our home opener. So were disappointed in what happened last night, but as the week goes on, the enthusiasm and the excitement is going to grow.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Andrew Brown Jersey . 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That hasnt happened since a three-game winning streak June 12-15.The Red Sox (46-38) closed a 10-16 June by losing two of three to the floundering Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. They then came home for a nine-game homestand and won two of three against the Los Angeles Angels -- including a 21-2 loss -- before doing the same against the Texas Rangers, who have the best record in the AL.Boston is three games behind the first-place Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.Weve played much better baseball except for the one game this month, Red Sox manager John Farrell said after his team won the rubber match of a three-game series with Texas on Wednesday night. Its nice to get back to back series wins.The last-place Rays, meanwhile, have won only one other game in their last 22 besides the two they captured against the Red Sox, the 3-19 run representing the worst stretch in franchise history. They ended their homestand with a 5-1 loss to the Angels on Thursday, dropping three of four (the last three) in that series while falling deeper into the abyss.Tampa Bay (34-51) leads the season series 4-2.Two pitchers hoping to build on significant outings last Sunday square off in Friday nights series opener.Tampa Bays Chris Archer (4-11, 4.50 ERA) hasnt won since June 6, but he worked 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. He loaded the bases with no oouts in the first inning and then struck out three straight en route to a 10-strikeout effort.ddddddddddddCant help but feel really good about what Chris Archer did today, Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday. For the way it started, and the way he kicked it in gear and kind of showed us the Archer that we know hes very capable of being. That was an outstanding effort, outstanding performance.On the same day, a day after Boston was pummeled by the Angels, Sean OSullivan came up from Triple-A Pawtucket and gave the Red Sox what they needed -- five-plus innings of two-run ball, both runs scoring after the left with two runners on.It earned the veteran journeyman at least this last start before the break, with Clay Buchholz demoted to the bullpen for the second time this season.That was, Id say, one of the highlights of my career for sure, OSullivan said Sunday of receiving an ovation while leaving the Fenway Park mound.He is 13-23 on his big-league journey -- 0-2 in two career starts against Tampa Bay, but the second of those was in 2010.The Red Sox have won all three of his starts, and all have come at Fenway.Archer has had a terrible time of it against Boston, going 1-8 with a 5.67 ERA in 13 starts lifetime, 0-2 this season.David Ortiz, whose bat flip after a 2014 homer evoked verbal criticism from the young right-hander, is 12-for-31 (.387) with two homers and 15 RBI against him, while Xander Bogaerts is 6-for-16 and Hanley Ramirez and Travis Shaw both 3-for-7. 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