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Rays' Archer, Boxberger going to All-Star Game

Tampa Bay Online KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Archer is headed to his first All-Star Game. That, as Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday, is a no-brainer. What was somewhat of a surprised Monday when the pitchers and...
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Rays-Royals game postponed, tornado warnings in Kansas City

Tampa Bay Online KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City...
  • New: 4 hr 11 min ago

Royals put 4 in AL's All-Star Game lineup

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. No Rays were named as position...
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Rays notes: Souza cuts finger, to see hand specialist

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK - RF Steven Souza Jr. suffered a deep cut on his right pinkie when he was struck on his hand during the eighth inning of Sunday's 8-1 victory against the Yankees. He will see hand...
  • 18 hr 35 min ago

Archer awaits word on All-Star Game, a lifelong dream

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- The moment RHP Chris Archer said all major-leaguers strive for should happen for him Monday night when the pitchers and non-starters are announced for next week's All-Star Game. "It...
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Ramirez stifles Yankees as Rays snap losing streak

Tampa Bay Online Erasmo Ramirez pitched out of early trouble in his latest effective outing against the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of some shoddy defense for an 8-1 victory.
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Rays could take cue from planned ballpark district in Atlanta

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- It's still up in the air as to whether a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark will land in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County. More certain is that any new stadium will be one part of a much...
  • 2 days ago

Rays Notes: Karns keeps going strong

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- The Yankees scored twice off RHP Nathan Karns before Karns could record his second out of the afternoon, but that was all they would get against the rookie, who turned in his best...
  • 2 days ago

Rays Beat: Sizemore, team need each other

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- Grady Sizemore has had eight surgeries since 2009. He's been released by a team in each of the last two Junes. He bats leadoff for the Tampa Bay Rays. Of course he does. The Rays are...
  • 2 days ago

Yankees beat Rays 3-2 on 9th-inning error by Boxberger

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- A ninth-inning throwing error by pitcher Brad Boxberger gave the New York Yankees their second straight walk-off win against the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2 today. Steven Souza Jr. tied the...
  • 2 days ago

Rays' losing streak reaches six in 12th inning loss to N.Y.

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- After that mess of a homestand that ended with five straight losses, the Tampa Bay Rays began a seven-game road trip Friday night at Yankee Stadium very much in need of a victory....
  • 3 days ago

Rays Notes: Crucial stretch as break approaches

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- Friday's game at Yankee Stadium opened an important 10-game run to the All-Star break, during which the Rays play the teams atop the three divisions in the American League. First up...
  • 3 days ago

Rays notes: Loney returns tonight

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- 1B James Loney will be activated from the disabled list today and return to the lineup for the first time since fracturing his left middle finger May 24. "He's going to help,"...
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Rays Notes: Moore pleased with first performance

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- LHP Matt Moore returned to the mound Thursday for the first time in 451 days and said "it felt normal" to resume pitching after his career was interrupted for 14 months by Tommy...
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Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- He was listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, but we knew he wasn't that tall. When he left, the way he left, he looked even smaller. But I always come back to what he did here. That's what towered...
  • 4 days ago
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Rays lose fifth straight; no-decision for Moore in return

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Left-hander Matt Moore cruised through the first three innings today against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field in his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery 14...
  • 4 days ago

Rays Notes: Loney targeting Friday return

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - 1B James Loney (fractured left middle finger) will likely return to the lineup Friday when the Rays begin a seven-game road trip with the first of three games against the Yankees...
  • 5 days ago

Rays escape no-hitter in 9th, lose 8-1

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Joey Butler, all he does is hit, according to his manager. Good thing, too, because without Butler, the Tampa Bay Rays would have fallen victim to the sixth no-hitter in...
  • 5 days ago

Moore's return should be shot in the arm for Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Matt Moore's named appeared under the list of upcoming starters on the Rays' game notes for the past two days, and the media gathered around his locker Wednesday, a sure sign...
  • 5 days ago

Rays' Loney goes 1-for-4 in first rehab start

Tampa Bay Online BY ROGER MOONEY Tribune staff ST. PETERSBURG - Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney had a hit in four at-bats Tuesday night as the DH for Class A Charlotte during the first game of his minor...
  • 6 days ago
Blog Articles

Game Notes: Colome vs Volquez

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Yesterday the Rays took a much needed 8-1 victory over the Yankees , thanks in part to some sloppy New York defense, timely hitting, and a great performance on the mound from Erasmo Ramirez ...
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Royals Series Preview: Q&A with Royals Review's Max Rieper

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Two hobbled teams are about to face off. How well do you remember the Royals? The Rays have been in tailspin over the last week, falling down into the shared-mix of the American League East, and...
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Jake Odorizzi, John Jaso set to return this week; Souza sidelined

Tampa Bay Online (Ateek) — As the Rays pick up two more, Souza is sidelined with stitches needed after a hit-by-pitch. Seven days after the start of a season high seven game losing streak, the Tampa Bay Rays snapped an...
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Rays place three on Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Top-50

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays have not gotten much respect from national media in recent years for the quality of their prospects. In the past, the hope of Taylor Guerrieri's arm might break into the Top-50 but...
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MLB All-Star Game voting results: Rays land NO starters... yet!

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The results are in from the online voting that is MLB's attempt at being relevant, and would you believe there aren't any Rays that won? Here are the  results for the American League: ...
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Rays down on the farm July 6: McCarthy has two hits in debut

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Joe McCarthy was 2-for-4, but Hudson Valley was blacklisted by Staten Island I lost internet for a few days because of a tree-falling-on-house incident, so I missed things like Jacob Faria's...
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Rays 8, Yankees 1 - The Losing Streak is Over!!!

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — They're now back on track for the 121-41 record we all expected. Runs!!!  More runs than the opponent!!  This was fun! The Rays snapped their lengthy skid in style today in the Bronx,...
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MLB All-Star Game starters: How many Rays will make the cut?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Will the Rays have any All-Stars? The  All-Star starters announcement is tonight and full rosters are announced tomorrow. The Rays don't stand a chance in the popularity contest that...
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Rays acquire RHP Garrett Fulenchek from Braves

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Tampa Bay makes two separate trades to upgrade pitching prospects. The Rays have added to their core of pitching prospects by acquiring RHP Garrett Fulenchek from the Braves, a decent arm from a...
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Game Notes: ErACEmo Ramirez vs Ivan Nova

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Rays try to snap their seven game losing streak behind their ace Yesterday's game sucked, the past two weeks has sucked. Whether it be mismanagement, poor play, or simply bad luck the Rays have...
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Generating groundballs with sliders

Tampa Bay Online (Kevin Antonevich) — In June, I wrote an article exploring the relationship between the components of a changeup and the amount of groundballs that pitch generates. The model identified vertical movement...
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Rays 2, Yanks 3: Happy 4th place -- er, 4th of July

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — Rays find a new way to lose First, the good news: The Rays got the no-hitter out of the way early, with an Evan Longoria single in the first. Also, after giving up hits to the first three ...
  • 2 days ago

Game Notes: Independence Day Baseball

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Kishi) — Nathan Karns vs Michael Pineda Although  Chris Archer tossed 6 ⅔ innings of scoreless baseball and his offense scored five runs for only the second time in the last 14 games, the ...
  • 2 days ago

Rays 5: Yankees 7: What the hell just happened?

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Rays lose twice in one game. Barebones recap tonight ladies and gentlemen. You wanna read a more in-depth recap after tonight’s performance? I would be very surprised. The offense started out...
  • 3 days ago

Game Notes: Chris Archer Day!

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Kishi) — First of three versus the Evil Empire Losers of five straight games, including eight of their last ten, the Tampa Bay Rays ' poor performing offense has performed particularly poor in the...
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The Best Game of Matt Moore's Career: 7/22/13

Tampa Bay Online (Andrew Felper) — In July of 2013, Moore thoroughly dominated the Boston Red Sox Matt Moore returned to the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday after Tommy John surgery in 2014. That's a big deal! It...
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Down on the Farm: Honeywell rocked in second start for High-A

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Covering for Scott! Enjoy my mediocre performance at DOTF. Triple-A Durham Bulls  (43-38) Boog Powell scored two runs from the top of the line up as Taylor Motter earned all five RBI,...
  • 3 days ago

Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- He was listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, but we knew he wasn't that tall. When he left, the way he left, he looked even smaller. But I always come back to what he did here. That's what towered...
  • 4 days ago
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Matt Moore's Stuff in his first start

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't as bad as it first seemed. Earlier today, Matt Moore threw  his first major league game since coming back from Tommy John Surgery. Once upon a time, Matt...
  • 4 days ago

Rays vs. Indians, game four recap: Matt Moore's return fails to save Rays, yet

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — There were hits, but Tampa Bay drops another. After losing four games in a row, and three straight to the Indians , the Tampa Bay Rays were looking for some positives to take into the weekend....
  • 4 days ago