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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:56:34 EDTKevin 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:23:18 EDTJames 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:45:54 EDTRays 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:48:27 EDTJose 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:20:39 EDTDavid 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:52:01 EDTDanny 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:14:14 EDTOn 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:12:06 EDTTime 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.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:23:08 EDTWho do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:23:42 EDTBlake 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:34:46 EDTOne 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."
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:10:05 EDTJuniel 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:54:39 EDTGary 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:06:22 EDTThings 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:16:44 EDTEvan Longoria hosted a special guest on Wednesday when he had Colton Paulk at his locker prior to the Yankees-Rays game at Tropicana Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:30:01 EDTBrad 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:34:18 EDTGary 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.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:35:20 EDTDoubt 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.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:42:49 EDTSteven Souza Jr. will have season-ending surgery on Wednesday to correct a lingering left hip problem.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:39:53 EDTWith 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:43:40 EDTIf 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:18:55 EDTNick Franklin and Steven Souza Jr. are showing the wear from a season. One continues to play, while the other remains day to day.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:17:47 EDTEvan 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.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:00:58 EDTRichie 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:19:18 EDTEvan 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.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:24:53 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:18:49 EDTWith 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:39:38 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:47:39 EDTNick 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:28:36 EDTEvan 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:57:31 EDTTampa 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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:28:43 EDTChris 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.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:29:43 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:42:06 EDTA home-and-away series against the Cubs and a single-admission doubleheader against the Athletics are among the highlights for the Rays in 2017.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:36:23 EDTHome 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.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:47:15 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:19:37 EDTHome 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.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:13:01 EDTXavier Cedeno (neck tightness) threw on Monday, but the left-hander's progress remains slow, casting doubts about whether he will pitch again this season.