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  1. Rays strike first in Game 163 against Rangers

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    Delmon Young

    It’s do-or-die time for the Rays and Rangers in Game 163. And the Rays have the early advantage. Delmon Young delivered a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning to give the Rays an early 1-0 lead, but things could have been much worse for the Rangers and their young left-hander Martin Perez.…

  2. The lineups for Game 163 have been posted

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Rays vs. Rangers for the right to play on. Here are the lineups: RANGERS 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus RF Alex Rios 3B Adrian Beltre C A.J. Pierzynski DH Nelson Cruz 1B Mitch Moreland LF Craig Gentry CF Leonys Martin P Martin Perez Cruz in the lineup will cause some moralists to get the vapors, but maybe they can fan themselves with the CBA…

  3. Rays fall into tie with Indians for wild card spots, Rangers one back

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    The AL wild card battle tightened up Friday, with the Rays losing in Toronto and both the Indians and Rangers gaining a game. The current standings: Rays: 90-70 (two in Toronto) Indians: 90-70 (two in Minnesota) Rangers: 89-71 (two vs. Angels) The Rays, who had won seven straight, were undone by some sloppy defense in…

  4. Evan Longoria scratched Sunday with flu-like symptoms

    Sep 22, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    evan longoria getty

    Untimely development here for the Rays, who have a half-game hold on the top spot in the crowded and ever-changing American League Wild Card race. Evan Longoria has been scratched from the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Orioles due to flu-like symptoms, as first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin…

  5. A Thoroughly Enjoyable Season

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals

    Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:47 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Dodgers 2: Jose Fernandez vs. Yasiel Puig in a potential Rookie of the Year matchup. Advantage: Fernandez, who allowed one earned run (two total) in six innings of work with eight strikeouts. He’s 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA and 156 Ks. The Dodgers dropped their second straight. Which hasn’t happened very often lately.…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  8. Miguel Cabrera goes yard off Mariano Rivera for second time in three days but Tigers lose 5-4

    Aug 11, 2013, 5:26 PM EST

    miguel cabrera getty

    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera continues to do rude things to baseballs and some of baseball’s greats. Cabrera stuck Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a blown save on Friday night when he launched a game-tying 427-foot home run to deep center field. He then homered off Mo again on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as the…

  9. The Rays victimize the Dodgers with the hidden ball trick

    Aug 10, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    Roberto Hernandez

    In the bottom of the fourth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Dodgers, the Rays got an extra out by fooling Juan Uribe with the hidden ball trick. The Dodgers, already up 4-0, had the bases loaded with nobody out when A.J. Ellis hit a fly ball to Rays center fielder Wil Myers, allowing…

  10. Evan Longoria thinks it’s unfair that A-Rod gets to play pending his appeal

    Aug 9, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

    evan longoria getty

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was on SI’s Hot Clicks podcast and was asked about Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension. He opined that, in general, 50 games is insufficient for PED cheats. He’s obviously not alone in that, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if MLB and the union revisited the PED penalty rubric soon. But…

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:12 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Mets 5, Phillies 0: It’s getting close to the time for us to break out all of that “we are all witnesses” kind of hyperbole for Matt Harvey. Not that it’s really hyperbole. He’s simply toying with hitters at this point, throwing ungodly stuff in just about every count. Seven innings, three hits, ten strikeouts,…

  12. Rays keep rolling behind red-hot Chris Archer

    Jul 21, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    chris archer headshot getty

    The Rays are by far the hottest team in baseball. With young right-hander Chris Archer yielding only one run over seven innings and both Evan Longoria and Luke Scott providing home runs, Tampa Bay won its sixth straight game on Sunday afternoon in a sweep of the Blue Jays at Toronto’s Rogers Centre. Archer has…

  13. Jarred Cosart dazzles in Major League debut against the Rays

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays

    23-year-old Astros pitching prospect Jarred Cosart made his Major League debut tonight against the Rays. He carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, losing it on a one-out single to right field by Ben Zobrist. He went eight-plus innings, shutting out the Rays and out-dueling reigning AL Cy Young award winner David Price. Throughout…

  14. Play of the Day: Manny Machado shows off his strong arm

    Jul 7, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Manny Machado

    You often hear of the times when scouts and stats are in disagreement, such as last year’s AL MVP debate between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. One area in which the two happily agree is the defense of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), found at FanGraphs, rates him as the best…

  15. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

  16. The All-Star Game rosters have been unveiled

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

    yadier molina getty

    Via MLB’s official Twitter, here are the starting position players for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field: NL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Votto 2B: Phillips SS: Tulowitzki 3B: Wright C: Molina OF: Beltran OF: CarGo OF: Harper #ASG — MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2013 AL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Davis 2B: Cano SS: Hardy 3B: Cabrera…

  17. Rays hope designated hitter duties will keep Evan Longoria in the lineup with foot injury

    Jul 4, 2013, 12:32 PM EST

    evan longoria getty

    In an effort to keep Evan Longoria in the lineup and off the disabled list after aggravating the plantar fasciitis in his right foot the Rays will use the third baseman at designated hitter. Longoria missed three games with a tear in his foot, returning Tuesday at DH, and told Roger Mooney of the Tampa…

  18. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  19. Evan Longoria back in Rays’ starting lineup Tuesday night after flareup of plantar fasciitis

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

    longoria, zimmer getty

    As first reported by beat writer Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Evan Longoria is back in the Rays’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros after sitting out all weekend following a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Longoria is batting cleanup and will serve as the Rays’ designated…

  20. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  21. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  22. Evan Longoria expects to avoid the disabled list

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

    evan longoria getty

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria did not play Saturday and will not be in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers due to a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. But he fully expects to avoid a stint on the disabled list. “I’ve been battling with the plantar stuff for…

  23. David Price will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    David Price AP

    The Rays have dropped 10 out of their last 16 games and saw Evan Longoria leave last night’s game after aggravating a foot injury, but there is some good news on the horizon. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, David Price will be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday against…

  24. Evan Longoria exits early with foot injury

    Jun 28, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was taken out before the start of the top of the third inning of tonight’s game against the Tigers. The Tampa Bay Times reports Longoria re-aggravated the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He will be reevaluated tomorrow. Kelly Johnson replaced him at the hot corner. Longoria missed more than…

  25. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

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