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  1. VIDEO: Adam Jones robs Evan Longoria, throws out Matt Joyce for a double play

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Pretty much everything went the Orioles’ way this evening.

  2. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate. And the Dodgers find themselves in a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.

  4. Video: Watch Matt Joyce’s batting practice trick shot

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

    Matt Joyce

    I’m assuming this is one you’ve never seen before.

  5. Report: Mets turned down O’s offer of Zach Britton-for-Ike Davis over winter

    Apr 5, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Ike Davis AP

    According to a report, the Mets turned down an offer from the Orioles over the winter that would have netted them left-hander Zach Britton.

  6. Rays shave their heads for a good cause

    Mar 16, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

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    From Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune comes the following photo of Rays manager Joe Maddon getting a close shave Sunday in camp. Matt Joyce, Ben Zobrist, James Loney, and Jake McGee were among the other participants in “Fortune Favors The Bald,” a charity event for pediatric cancer. Ava finishes the job on #rays Maddon…

  7. The Rays will use a DH rotation

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Edgar Martinez’s and David Ortiz‘s Hall of Fame cases often get bogged down in “they’re only part-time players” and “anyone can just DH” arglebargle. But when you look around you realize that there are fewer and fewer guys who can make the full-time DH thing work. Indeed, there are 15 teams who use a DH…

  8. UPDATE: Rays, David DeJesus agree to multiyear deal

    Nov 3, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    12:24 p.m. EST Update: DeJesus told the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin that he has come to terms on a two-year pact with the Rays that includes an option for 2016. /// The Rays will hang on David DeJesus, according to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, exercising his $6.5 million option rather than…

  9. ALDS, Game 4: Red Sox-Rays lineups

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Lineups as the Rays try to keep their season alive … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Jake Peavy Red Sox manager John Farrell declined to make any lineup or batting…

  10. Rays take lead over Red Sox in eighth inning of Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

    Delmon Young Getty

    The Rays aren’t letting their season go without a fight. Thanks to an RBI ground out from pinch-hitter Delmon Young, the Rays moved ahead of the Red Sox 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning. The rally started after James Loney walked against Franklin Morales and Desmond Jennings reached on a bunt single. Matt…

  11. Wil Myers makes early exit with leg cramps

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Wil Myers Getty

    UPDATE: Mark Feinsand of the the New York Daily News reports that Myers left the game due to cramping in both of his legs. He is receiving IV fluids. 9:38 p.m. ET: It hasn’t been a good series for Wil Myers. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the rookie outfielder has left…

  12. ALDS, Game 3: Red Sox-Rays lineup

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Lineups as the Rays try to avoid a sweep … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Clay Buchholz After facing left-handers in the first two games of the series the Red…

  13. Behind David Ortiz’s two-homer night, Red Sox take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS

    Oct 5, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    The Red Sox will head down to Tampa Bay happy campers. After a thorough 12-2 dismantling of the Rays in Game 1, the Sox scored seven runs against 2012 AL Cy Young award winner David Price in seven-plus innings, just enough run support for John Lackey. The scoring started early, with Jacoby Ellsbury leading off…

  14. American League Wild Card Game: Rays-Indians lineups

    Oct 2, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Terry Francona, Joe Maddon

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s American League Wild Card Game between the Rays and Indians, in Cleveland: Rays: LF David DeJesus RF Wil Myers 1B James Loney 3B Evan Longoria 2B Ben Zobrist CF Desmond Jennings DH Delmon Young SS Yunel Escobar C Jose Molina SP Alex Cobb Wil Myers only batted second 11…

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

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    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.…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    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,…

  17. The Rays are still mad at John Lackey

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

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    It was a day later, but yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays were still talking about John Lackey plunking Matt Joyce on Monday night. Here’s Rays’ infielder Sean Rodriguez speaking to Marc Topkin yesterday: “It was very unmanlike to deny that you did it on purpose, that’s basically what I was addressing with him when we…

  18. Joe Maddon says John Lackey is a bad teammate

    Jun 11, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    First Joe Maddon called John Lackey a guy who was normally a good teammate, then called him a friend and hoped he’d stay a friend. But then he called him out for plunking Matt Joyce in the back. From Pete Abraham of the Globe: “So he intentionally hit him when he did, there’s no question…

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

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:46 AM EDT

    Ed Hickox, weather

    White Sox 10, Blue Jays 6: “The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.” Carl Sandburg said that about fog. “It was worse than when it rains. With the lights, it made it really really bright. It was weird.” Adam Dunn said that about fog. Which may…

  20. Benches clear in Red Sox-Rays game

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    John Lackey AP

    Benches cleared in the bottom of the sixth inning in tonight’s game between the Red Sox and Rays after John Lackey hit Matt Joyce in the back with a pitch. Joyce, who homered off Lackey in the first inning, immediately suspected intent and began gesturing toward the mound. As Evan Drellich of MassLive.com notes, the…

  21. Rays are not yet planning a Wil Myers promotion

    Jun 9, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

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    Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM’s Inside Pitch tweeted Saturday that the Rays “are getting closer to recalling” top outfield prospect Wil Myers and that it “should happen” within the “next 10 days.” But nobody else is corroborating Bowden’s report. In fact, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says the Rays have not taken…

  22. Joe Maddon shows us why limited instant replay and manager challenges are bad ideas

    May 20, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    In yesterday’s Rays-Orioles game, Matt Joyce hit a ball that maybe was a homer or maybe a double or maybe a foul ball. Hard to say on live viewing! It was initially ruled in play and Joyce made it to second for a double. Buck Showalter came out of the dugout and argued that the…

  23. Umpires use replay on controversial Matt Joyce home run

    May 19, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce

    In the top of the sixth inning of today’s series finale in Baltimore, Rays right fielder Matt Joyce blasted a 3-2 fastball down the right field line, initially ruled a double by the umpires. Watching it live, it seemed to go foul, but when reviewed in slow motion, it was clear that the ball caromed…

  24. “The Rays Way” also involves some awful, awful celebrating

    Apr 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin’s story about how the Rays celebrated Matt Joyce‘s walkoff homer last night: And once Joyce got done with his onfield interview with Todd Kalas and made it back into the clubhouse, things got even crazier, as the newcomers got to see how the Rays celebrate a win. The disco ball was spinning,…

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

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:33 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Today was supposed to be the first day that I posted ATH later than I used to. Really: I was going to restore life balance with this one. I watched the Braves game last night but rather than stay up another hour and a half or two hours getting most of the recaps done, I…

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