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Alex Colome normally is money. On Sunday afternoon he wasn't, and the Orioles came away with an 8-5 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Orioles (37-38) claimed the rubber game over the Rays (40-38) by scoring three against the Rays closer, who entered in the ninth with the score tied at 5.
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Blake Snell will be recalled by the Rays to start against the Pirates on Wednesday, while Erasmo Ramirez will head back to the bullpen. A corresponding roster move will take place prior to Wednesday's game.
Which Rays are #ASGWorthy? Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Logan Ice put together one of the best offensive games of his young career and led Class A Lake County to a 15-6 win over Dayton on Sunday.
Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05) and the Rays pitchers get a chance to swing the bat as the team heads to Pittsburgh to face hot-hitting Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates. The series opener starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday at PNC Park.
Down 3-0 to the Orioles in the third inning on Saturday, the Rays tied the game in a way more characteristic of this team than any others in the Majors: with back-to-back homers.
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Dylan Bundy gave the Orioles exactly what they needed Saturday afternoon: A quality start.
Wilson Ramos started and batted sixth on Saturday against the Orioles, his first game since returning from knee surgery.
The Rays have adjusted the distribution plan for Sunday's scheduled Rays Spinner giveaway.
Austin Riley's perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.
A potent offense met a struggling pitching staff, and the results were predictable Friday night at Tropicana Field, where the Rays defeated the Orioles 15-5.
Maybe it's time to acknowledge the obvious: The Rays are playing pretty good baseball. Let the numbers speak for themselves.
The Rays have placed Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Monday) with left hip tendinitis.
In the two weeks since his callup, outfielder Mallex Smith has made himself a fixture on Rays television broadcasts for his consistent hitting, his thrilling baserunning and his visible dedication to self-improvement. When he returns to the dugout after his turn at the plate, cameras have been eager to show Smith jotting notes down for himself in a personal journal.
Veteran infielder Michael Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, while the Rays on Thursday signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway.
Offense continues to fuel the Rays' fortunes. Wednesday afternoon, a four-run sixth provided the separation needed to lead to an 8-3 win over the Reds at Tropicana Field.
The Rays did not acquire Trevor Plouffe from Oakland because they lacked power. When Plouffe hit his first home run with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, it tied the team with Houston for the Major League lead in long balls.
Because of his speed, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton can even make rundowns more interesting. Even though the Rays got their man caught between third base and home, Hamilton was quick on his feet and didn't go so easily.
Corey Dickerson just keeps stating his case to become the American League's DH at this year's All-Star Game in Miami.
Viewing Tuesday's game as a singular event, the Rays are happy to see Alex Cobb persevere and earn a win in a night filled with suspect defense behind him. The team is more pleased with the continuation of Cobb's most recent trend, in which the right-hander has started looking much more like his pre-surgery self.
Corey Dickerson won't go away in the voting for this season's All-Star Game.
If you're looking at your Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, would you take a second and third look at Logan Morrison? To make his first All-Star team in the very city where he began his Major League career would be special. In that spirit, let's look at five other players who could use a boost at the ballot box for the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 11 at Marlins Park.
The Reds snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field. Joey Votto's RBI single and Jesse Winker's two-run single fueled a three-run eighth that proved to be the difference for the Reds.
Two days after acquiring Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics in exchange for cash considerations, the Rays added the veteran infielder to their 25-man roster, the club announced Monday.
The Tampa Bay Rays and right-handed pitcher Michael Mercado have agreed to terms on a contract, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.
After homering on Mother's Day, Steven Souza Jr. said he had to make sure his dad got some love on his special day, too. Souza hit his first career grand slam to lead Tampa Bay to a 9-1 win on Father's Day. When he returned to the dugout, he walked up to the camera to wish his dad a happy Father's Day, and tell his six-month-old son Micah that he loves him.
The Rays used a two-homer game from Logan Morrison and a grand slam from Steven Souza Jr. to split the four-game series against the Tigers at Comerica Park, jumping on Buck Farmer during a 9-1 win on Sunday afternoon.
After every homer he's hit since 2011, Logan Morrison looks skyward and gives a quick military-style salute. The gesture is a nod to his late father, Tom, who served 28 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. Morrison saluted twice in Tampa Bay's 9-1 win over Detroit on Sunday. Every time he does it, he's reminded of his role model and his strongest motivator. Homering twice on Father's Day brought old memories to the surface.
lex Colome made it clear before Saturday's game: He wanted to pitch, regardless of the situation. "I don't know if he wanted to pitch that much," Rays manager Kevin Cash quipped after Colome's five-out save in a win against the Tigers. "But we got him to pitch, and he got a lot of big outs for us."
Remembering the way his own dad used to make him laugh when he was young, Steven Souza Jr. is doing his best to make sure son Micah's smile stays bright and his infectious laughter continues to fill the Souza home.
The Rays ended their Detroit blues by pulling out a victory following a pitchers' duel between Chris Archer and Michael Fulmer. Daniel Robertson's two RBI singles and Mallex Smith's go-ahead single in the seventh sent Tampa Bay to a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Mallex Smith's performance in recent games hasn't been entirely smooth, but when Smith knocked a base hit through the right side of the infield Saturday to score the winning run in a 3-2 victory over Detroit, the Rays were reminded of what he's been doing so well.
The Rays acquired Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics for cash considerations on Saturday. Pitcher Matt Andriese was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Plouffe on the roster.
Longoria makes great play on check swing
The blue numbering on the Tigers' and Rays' jerseys and caps shifted this series. It was for a good cause, raising awareness for prostate cancer awareness on Father's Day weekend. The Tigers will wear the caps and jerseys on Saturday and Sunday.
After giving up a leadoff home run to Ian Kinsler, starter Erasmo Ramirez -- who entered the game with a 13.50 ERA in first innings this season -- retired the next nine batters quickly to open the fourth in a tied game having thrown just 34 pitches. That's all he or anyone else on the Rays will want to remember about Friday's loss
One night after the Tigers pulled out a win with a walk-off homer after a back-and-forth battle with the Rays, Detroit needed no such dramatics for its second consecutive win. Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered, and Nicholas Castellanos piled up four RBIs as the Tigers cruised to a 13-3 win over Tampa Bay on Friday at Comerica Park.
The Rays have committed four errors, yielded three unearned runs and lost two games over the past two days. And while a short memory often serves teams well when it comes to errors, there's value for the Rays in recognizing what those errors cost them.