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  1. Felix Hernandez and Chris Archer dueled. Chris Archer, by one measure, pitched better. Felix Hernandez won.

    May 27, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    Game scores are interesting things. Wins — the team kind, anyway — are far more satisfying.

  2. Kevin Cash on umpiring in the Rays-M’s game: “It’s terrible. They ought to be embarrassed.”

    May 27, 2015, 8:42 AM EDT

    Kevin Cash

    Major League Baseball will likely fine Cash for his postgame comments. Because, while umpires don’t have much apparent accountability for their actions, managers do.

  3. Broken finger sends James Loney to Rays’ disabled list

    May 25, 2015, 3:55 PM EDT

    james loney getty

    Loney was hitting .275 with two homers and a .698 OPS in 30 games.

  4. Yoenis Cespedes questions the Athletics’ personnel moves

    May 25, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    “Don’t they want to win a championship?”

  5. Video: Steven Souza throws an elbow at Stephen Vogt

    May 24, 2015, 2:08 PM EDT

    souza getty

    Steven Souza appeared to have a clear path to the plate — at least the outside of the plate — yet went right for Stephen Vogt with his elbow raised.

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

    May 22, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT

    Bumgarner Kershaw

    The Giants own the Dodgers at AT&T Park. And the Madison Bumgarner owned Clayton Kershaw. At least yesterday.

  7. Drew Smyly might be able to return this season

    May 19, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    drew smyly getty

    Rays starter Drew Smyly was diagnosed earlier this month with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and the initial expectation was that he would require season-ending surgery.

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

    May 18, 2015, 6:01 AM EDT

    Shelby Miller

    I know, Shelby. I can’t believe the “Mad Men” finale either.

  9. Video: Santiago Casilla gets the save with an “immaculate inning”

    May 17, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Santiago Casilla

    Nine pitches, nine strikes, three strikeouts. That’s how Santiago Casilla finished off the Reds on Sunday.

  10. Rays activate infielder Nick Franklin from the disabled list

    May 16, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin

    Rays infielder Nick Franklin is all better after suffering a strained oblique near the end of spring training.

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

    May 15, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    The Rockies snapped their losing streak thanks to a late Carlos Gonzalez blast.

  12. Alex Cobb undergoes Tommy John surgery

    May 14, 2015, 6:17 PM EDT

    cobb getty

    Cobb’s season is now officially over and he’ll likely be out of the mix until late in the 2016 season.

  13. Rays closer Jake McGee expected to make season debut this weekend

    May 14, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

    Jake McGee AP

    Brad Boxberger has done a great job filling in for McGee.

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 13, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT

    Moon

    Look what Giancarlo Stanton did to the dang moon!

  15. Matt Moore nearing minor league rehab assignment

    May 12, 2015, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay’s management and medical staff have mapped out a timetable for Matt Moore that should get the 25-year-old lefty back in the Rays’ starting rotation around the first or second week of June.

  16. Drew Smyly likely needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    May 10, 2015, 12:05 AM EDT

    Drew Smyly

    Bad news for the Rays: it looks like Drew Smyly is headed for season-ending shoulder surgery.

  17. The Rays’ and Rangers’ benches cleared after a pickoff attempt

    May 9, 2015, 8:57 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    Asdrubal Cabrera didn’t take too kindly to Adam Rosales elbowing him.

  18. More shoulder soreness shuts down Rays lefty Drew Smyly

    May 9, 2015, 9:40 AM EDT

    smyly rays getty

    Smyly began the season on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, returning on April 24 to make three starts.

  19. Homer Bailey underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday

    May 8, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey

    Homer Bailey had Tommy John surgery on Friday, which will likely keep him out until midseason in 2016.

  20. Rays ace Alex Cobb to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    May 8, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb Getty

    Cobb posted a sub-3.00 ERA in each of the past two seasons and has a 3.21 ERA in 499 career innings.

  21. Evan Longoria scratched from lineup with flu-like symptoms

    May 7, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria hits a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. It was Longoria's 1000th career hit. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Longoria has the longest active games started and games played streaks in MLB.

  22. Alex Cobb confirmed to have elbow ligament tear

    May 5, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT

    cobb getty

    It’s an awful situation for the Rays, who are off to a surprising 14-12 start this season. Cobb, 27, boasts a 2.82 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 8.2 K/9 over his last 309 2/3 innings.

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