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Cabrera's double in 8th helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

Tampa Bay Online Associated Press BOSTON - James Loney knows it always feels better having a lucky hit at the right time. Asdrubal Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and then scored on Loney's bloop single in...
  • New: 8 hr 57 min ago

Rays loss is costly, painful

Tampa Bay Online BOSTON -- The Tampa Bay Rays' 11-7 loss Saturday to the Boston Red Sox was not the worst news of the day surrounding the slumping ballclub. Afterward, the team announced right fielder Steven Souza...
  • 20 hr 18 min ago

Rays overpowered by Red Sox 11-7

Tampa Bay Online BOSTON - Travis Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 on Saturday. Xander Bogaerts...
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Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

Tampa Bay Online BOSTON -- The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay...
  • 2 days ago

Rays trade Jepsen to Twins for pair of minor-leaguers

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays traded right-handed relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen this afternoon to the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor-league pitchers. The deal came a little more than two hours before...
  • 2 days ago

Rays are confident they can make run

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Toronto Blue Jays addressed their biggest need Thursday when they added David Price to a rotation that sorely needed a big arm. That move, when you include the trade earlier...
  • 3 days ago

Rays Notes: Casali putting on powerful display

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays C Curt Casali said he owes his sudden power stroke to a team-wide change in hitting philosophy implemented during the previous road trip. "We had a couple of hitters...
  • 3 days ago

Blue Jays add David Price to rotation in latest major trade

Tampa Bay Online DETROIT -- Toronto has acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance...
  • 3 days ago

Video: Rays' Kiermaier goes 'outlaw' with dazzling catch

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays starter Chris Archer was still working on a perfect game Wednesday when Detroit's James McCann sent a drive to center field with one out in the sixth inning. Kevin Kiermaier...
  • 3 days ago

After chance at history, another frustrating loss

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Perfection, imperfection. That's baseball. Wednesday afternoon, that was Rays baseball -- again. In one moment, All-Star Rays pitcher Chris Archer was king of the world: 19...
  • 4 days ago

Rays Notes: Team's woes surprising, untimely

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The ball found Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera during the seventh inning Wednesday, and Cabrera, who is second in the AL in fielding percentage, struggled at the wrong time. Cabrera,...
  • 4 days ago

Verlander outlasts Archer as Tigers top Rays, avoid sweep

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander...
  • 4 days ago

Rays Notes: DeJesus says trade is win for both clubs

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- It took a while, but the Rays finally were able to trade LF/DH David DeJesus, sending him to the Angels on Tuesday for minor-league RHP Eduar Lopez. The move clears at-bats for...
  • 5 days ago
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Red-hot Casali hits two more home runs as Rays rough up Price

Tampa Bay Online All these weeks, all these losses caused by a lackluster offense and the answer was sitting on the Rays bench all along.
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Rays trade DeJesus to Angels

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays have traded outfielder David DeJesus to the Los Angeles Angels for right-handed pitcher Eduar Lopez, according to a news release from the team. The Rays will play tonight's...
  • 5 days ago
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Rays' Kiermaier injures eye during stretches, listed as day-to-day

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Kevin Kiermaier suffered one of the more unusual injuries Monday when he sustained a left eye abrasion while stretching before the game. Kiermaier was using a resistance band when...
  • 6 days ago
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Rays activate Cabrera from DL

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Rays will activate shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the disabled list for Tuesday's game against the visiting Detroit Tigers. Cabrera had been sidelined with a right...
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Rays Notes: Price awaits fate as deadline nears

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The one-year anniversary of the trade that sent LHP David Price to the Tigers is approaching, and as the schedule-makers would have it, Price is back at Tropicana Field, where he...
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Casali homers twice as Rays beat Tigers at Tropicana Field

Tampa Bay Online Curt Casali made his third-straight start for one reason: The Rays need offense.
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Martinez makes history as 4 inducted into Hall of Fame

Tampa Bay Online COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz...
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Blog Articles

Richie Shaffer promoted to the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — The third base/first base prospect will cap his strong 2015 performance with a promotion to the majors on Monday. The Rays will promote Richie Shaffer , their slugging third base/first base,...
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Rays 4, Red Sox 3: The New Bash Brothers

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — The Rays paired the big bats of Asdrubal Cabrera & James Loney with a solid outing from Jake Odorizzi to secure a victory today in Fenway Park. It always feels good to win in Fenway, and today...
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Potential Rays' DFA targets, especially Danny Valencia

Tampa Bay Online (Jaredsward) — A comprehensive list of players left behind by their old teams that may be beneficial to the Rays, with one who sticks out more than the others. Roster turnover doesn't stop when the trading...
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Game Notes: Odorizzi vs Miley

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The 21 innings or so for the Rays they have played absolutely terrible. These past two games verse Boston they've scored 11 times, which would usually result in at least one victory, if not two....
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Matt Moore and pitch (in)consistency

Tampa Bay Online (Kevin Antonevich) — Analyzing a failed return. Note: Statistics and PITCHf/x data exclude Moore's start yesterday vs. Boston. Since Matt Moore has returned from the disabled list, he has been largely...
  • 18 hr 59 min ago

Rays down on the farm August 2: Bivens pitches Princeton to win

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The Rays' fourth-round pick in 2014 is having a solid season Since allowing four runs in his first start of the season, Blake Bivens has allowed no more than two earned runs in six straight...
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Matt Moore optioned to triple-A Durham

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Rays will use a four-man rotation for the time being. His return from Tommy John surgery has been something less than triumphant, and  after pitching poorly for only three innings , Matt...
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Steven Souza Jr. to disabled list with fractured hand

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Shucks. Steven Souza Jr. will head back to the disabled list after being hit in the hand by a Joe Kelly fastball in the fifth inning of today's Red Sox - Rays game. Souza stayed in the game...
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Rays 7, Red Sox 11: Rays crap out

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — Joe Kelly is less awful than Matt Moore. It's hard to follow a terribad game like the Rays and Red Sox played last night, but Red Sox' Joe Kelly (2.6, 5.94 ERA, 4.43 FIP) and the Rays' Matt Moore...
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Game Notes: Act Two of Three in the Race to the Bottom

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Kishi) — Matt Moore looks to get a grip against Joe Kelly and the Sox When Matt Moore made his much anticipated return from Tommy John surgery on July 2, the Tampa Bay Rays were three games over .500 and...
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A Few More Winters: Game of Thrones Offseason Update

Tampa Bay Online (ManuclearBomb) — HBO has basically confirmed at least eight seasons; a look at what that means for the story going forward. For the last few years, the common refrain from Game of Thrones showrunners David...
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Rays vs. Red Sox, game 1 recap: An awful game between awful teams

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — No one deserved to win, but someone had to. As the battle for the basement of the American League East got under way, it was clear that both teams were ready to compete. "Anything you can do, I...
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Rays down on the farm August 1: Jennings hitless in return

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — To be honest, I completely forgot about Desmond Jennings The box score would indicate that Drew Smyly had another one to forget Friday. Triple-A Durham Bulls (52-54) After three effective...
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Game Notes: First of Three at Fenway

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Kishi) — Erasmo Ramirez vs Eduardo Rodriguez The 2015 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone, and after a week of wheeling and dealing, the landscape of major league baseball looks remarkably...
  • 2 days ago

Kevin Jepsen traded to Twins for Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The return of two young pitchers seems about right for the Rays bullpen workhorse. Kevin Jepsen has been the most popular name associated with possible  Rays trades leading up to the...
  • 2 days ago

Kevin Jepsen traded to Twins

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Rays reliever Kevin Jepsen, one of four high-leverage arms for the team this season, has been sent to the Minnesota Twins, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. Jepsen is reaching his final...
  • 2 days ago

Kevin Kiermaier: Epitome of gritty

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Sometimes he overslides the bag, and defenders Maytag him out. Kevin Kiermaier is the epitome of going all out. If he draws a walk, he flips his bat and sprints to first, a practice that he's...
  • 2 days ago

An interview with high-A reliever Steve Ascher

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — A lefty out of the 'pen who's working on developing his fourth pitch. The Rays have been particularly aggressive with promotions for their minor league pitchers this season, moving guys like...
  • 2 days ago

Rays trade target: Yan Gomes

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — What deadline move would you make? There are five hours left in this year's trade deadline, and thus far the Rays' to do list is looking a lot like Patrick's. Sure the team shipped out David...
  • 2 days ago

Kicking the tires on trading Nathan Karns for Yasiel Puig

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — A trade like this is actually more likely than it sounds. In this odd trading deadline, where the Rays have already sold ( David DeJesus ), but could still turn into buyers, there's not much we...
  • 2 days ago