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Kiermaier's wrist injury keeps him out of lineup

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:56:34 EDT

Kevin Kiermaier arrived at the ballpark Tuesday thinking that the condition of his bruised wrist had improved enough so that he could play. After taking a few swings, he felt otherwise.

Rays struggle with RISP, drop opener in Chicago

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:23:18 EDT

James Shields will not lose 20 games this season, and the White Sox (75-81) still have a chance to finish at .500 by virtue of their 7-1 victory over the Rays Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rays unable to overcome K's in finale vs. Sox

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:45:54 EDT

Rays catcher Luke Maile had three chances to tag Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia out at plate in the 10th inning, but he avoided the tag twice -- despite being beaten by more than 15 feet on a relay throw from the outfield. On the third try, Maile tagged Pedroia, but the ball came loose. And David Ortiz's last hit at Tropicana Field will go down as a game-winning double as Boston beat the Rays, 3-2, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon.

Somber Rays reflect on Fernandez tragedy

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:48:27 EDT

Jose Fernandez was in the thoughts of those inside the Rays' clubhouse prior to the team's home finale against the Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Ortiz cancels ceremony; honors friend Fernandez

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:20:39 EDT

David Ortiz will play his final game at Tropicana Field on Sunday. Throughout his farewell tour, a final game at a stadium has been met with a ceremony and a gift. Out of respect to his friend Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident on Sunday morning, Ortiz asked that the pregame ceremony be cancelled.

Dickerson nets 3 hits, but slam sinks Rays

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:52:01 EDT

Danny Farquhar was one strike away from getting out of a bases-loaded jam. Dustin Pedroia was one walk, bloop, or blast away from bringing in a run to tie it, and maybe getting the Red Sox the lead. On a 2-2 count, he crushed one over the wall -- a blast that turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead and clinched a postseason berth for the Red Sox. It was the blow Boston would need in a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Longoria headlines Rays' annual award winners

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:14:14 EDT

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the BBWAA announced its annual team awards at the Clutch Hitters Luncheon. Evan Longoria was honored with the Don Zimmer Award, given to the most valuable Rays player.

Archer's solid outing goes unrewarded vs. Sox

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:12:06 EDT

Time and again over the past decade-plus, the Red Sox have leaned on David Ortiz in the biggest moments. On Friday at Tropicana Field, one of those moments ended up being the first inning, with Ortiz's two-run moonshot proving sufficient as the Red Sox edged the Rays, 2-1. With the Orioles' win over the D-backs, the Red Sox's magic number to clinch a playoff berth stands at two.

Rays' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:23:08 EDT

Who do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Snell sets tone to help Rays silence Yankees

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:23:42 EDT

Blake Snell hurled five effective innings and Corey Dickerson homered, helping the Rays put another dent in the Yankees' postseason hopes with a 2-0 victory on Thursday night at Tropicana Field. Brad Miller drove in the game's first run to help Tampa Bay take the finale of this three-game series with New York, which opened the day 2 1/2 games back -- with four teams to jump -- in the chase for the second American League Wild Card spot.

Rays fearless in halting motivated Yankees

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:34:46 EDT

One of the hottest hitters in the Majors waited on deck Thursday night as Alex Colome induced a game-ending lineout to center field from Jacoby Ellsbury, preserving a 2-0 Rays win over the Yankees. "I don't worry about that," Colome said of Gary Sanchez. "I'm not afraid of him."

Versatility gives Rays callup Querecuto an edge

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:10:05 EDT

Juniel Querecuto was groggy-eyed when his dad walked into his room at 8:30 a.m. to tell him the news he'd waited his whole life to hear. The Rays had called Querecuto's home in Venezuela to bring him up to Major Leagues weeks after his season with Double-A Montgomery finished.

Rays belt 5 homers but come up short vs. Yanks

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:54:39 EDT

Gary Sanchez continued a sensational and historic start to his Major League career on Wednesday, homering twice and driving in five runs to lead the Yankees to an 11-5 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Rays go back-to-back-to-back in 4-HR inning

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:06:22 EDT

Things were looking pretty gloomy for the Rays, down by six runs with two outs and no one on in the third inning against the Yankees on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

Young fan Paulk gets tour led by Longoria

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:16:44 EDT

Evan Longoria hosted a special guest on Wednesday when he had Colton Paulk at his locker prior to the Yankees-Rays game at Tropicana Field.

Competitive Boxberger chooses to face Sanchez

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:30:01 EDT

Brad Boxberger would point to the competitor in him. It was his choice. Face the prodigious Gary Sanchez -- a player his own teammate compared to Babe Ruth -- or walk him with first base open and two outs to face Billy Butler, a player the Yankees picked up less than a week ago.

Rays falter in 7th, fall to Yankees

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:34:18 EDT

Gary Sanchez's increasingly convincing candidacy for the American League Rookie of the Year Award kept the Yankees' postseason dream alive for another day. Sanchez slugged a three-run homer off Brad Boxberger in the seventh inning, lifting the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Rays 'thrilled' with how Cobb has progressed

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:35:20 EDT

Doubt crept into the mind of Alex Cobb -- his rehab after 2015 Tommy John surgery indefinitely paused after a far-from-sharp July 11 appearance. His 2016 season -- and future -- were uncertain. His mechanics weren't there. His two starts with Class A Advanced Charlotte were a mess.

Souza to have season-ending hip surgery

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:42:49 EDT

Steven Souza Jr. will have season-ending surgery on Wednesday to correct a lingering left hip problem.

Inbox: Will Cobb provide bigger boost next year?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:39:53 EDT

With the Rays' pitching staff be much improved with Alex Cobb in top form next year? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.

Dickerson's HR only offense as Rays fall to O's

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:43:40 EDT

If there was any lingering doubt about Mark Trumbo's back, he laid it to rest with one swing in the eighth inning Sunday. After missing the past two games with back spasms, the Major League leader in home runs crushed a first-pitch fastball for his 43rd homer of the season to give the Orioles a much-needed 2-1 win over the Rays at Camden Yards.

Franklin hopes to return to finish season

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:18:55 EDT

Nick Franklin and Steven Souza Jr. are showing the wear from a season. One continues to play, while the other remains day to day.

Rays rally, upend contending O's

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:17:47 EDT

Evan Longoria continued to torment the Orioles, launching his third homer in as many nights and scoring three times to lead the Rays to a 5-2 win Saturday night at Camden Yards.

Given chance, Rays' Shaffer taking advantage

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:00:58 EDT

Richie Shaffer came through in the clutch Saturday night. The Rays' top pick of the 2012 MLB Draft doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning in a 5-2 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Longoria sets new career high with 34th homer

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:19:18 EDT

Evan Longoria is having a special season. The veteran Rays slugger furthered that view in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Orioles with a two-run homer in the first inning. Not only did the home run mark the second consecutive night that Longoria homered in the first, it also gave him 34 for the season, establishing a new career high.

Archer strong, but bullpen falters vs. O's

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:24:53 EDT

The Orioles mounted a late rally Friday night, scoring three times after the sixth inning in a 5-4 victory over the Rays that helped them remain tied with the Blue Jays atop the American League Wild Card standings and two games back of the AL East-leading Red Sox.

Perfect relay home thwarts Rays' rally

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:18:49 EDT

With 43 straight saves under his belt, Orioles closer Zach Britton put his perfect mark in the hands of his defense Friday. The O's fielders delivered with a perfect relay to throw out the potential tying run at the plate for the final out of a 5-4 win over the Rays.

LoMo will undergo surgery, done for season

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:39:38 EDT

The Rays placed first baseman Logan Morrison on the 60-day disabled list and selected outfielder Jaff Decker on Friday. Morrison, who has a torn left wrist sheath, will undergo surgery.

Franklin day to day; Rays call up OF Decker

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:47:39 EDT

Nick Franklin's status remains day to day after the Rays' utility man suffered a left hamstring strain on Thursday. To compensate for the unknown regarding when Franklin will again be available, the Rays selected outfielder Jaff Decker from Triple-A Durham before Friday's opener vs. the Orioles.

Longo's 5 RBIs put crimp in O's AL East push

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:28:36 EDT

Evan Longoria blasted a three-run homer and recorded a season-high five RBIs to power the Rays to a 7-6 win Thursday night at Camden Yards that pushed the Orioles two games behind the Red Sox in the tightly contested American League East.

Rays VP reportedly in the mix for Twins job

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:57:31 EDT

Tampa Bay Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom is among the candidates to take over the Minnesota Twins' leadership position, sources told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Friday. Neither club has confirmed the report.

Archer joins O's Jones for Boys & Girls Club visit

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:28:43 EDT

Chris Archer joined with Orioles outfielder Adam Jones prior to Thursday night's game to meet with a group of kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore.

Playing spoiler, Rays pound Jays in rubber game

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:29:43 EDT

The Rays added a dent in the Blue Jays' playoff hopes for a second straight day, using a pair of home runs and a stellar pitching performance to earn an 8-1 rubber-game victory over Toronto on Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Rays welcome Maddon, Cubs to Trop in '17

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:42:06 EDT

A home-and-away series against the Cubs and a single-admission doubleheader against the Athletics are among the highlights for the Rays in 2017.

With 200th HR of '16, Rays set club record

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:36:23 EDT

Home runs are us -- so say the 2016 Rays, who established a single-season club record for home runs when Corey Dickerson hit their 200th of the season in Wednesday afternoon's 8-1 win against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Rays build lead with power, deny Jays' rally

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:47:15 EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays came into Rogers Centre and played the role of spoiler on Tuesday night, using a pair of long balls and some ninth-inning insurance to earn a 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Alexei joins Rays' homer bash with big smash

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:19:37 EDT

Home runs have been a part of the Rays' DNA in 2016. In Tuesday night's 6-2 win over the Blue Jays, the Rays crept to within one of the single-season club record of 199 -- and they did so with a bang.

Rays not rushing Cedeno's return to action

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:13:01 EDT

Xavier Cedeno (neck tightness) threw on Monday, but the left-hander's progress remains slow, casting doubts about whether he will pitch again this season.