Latest Kevin Cash News

Despite early playoff exit, future remains bright for Rays

Oct. 12, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive playoff appearances, back-to-back AL East titles and a trip to the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to feel good about, even if the best regular season in franchise history was followed by a loss to Boston in the...

Walk it off: Red Sox eliminate Rays 6-5 with late sac fly

Oct. 12, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Back in raucous Fenway Park for postseason baseball a year after a last-place finish, the Boston Red Sox are getting the bounces, knocking big hits in bunches and even benfiting from a little small ball. Hardly a perfect team, even by their own estimation,...

Rays' remarkable season comes to sudden end at Fenway Park

Oct. 12, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Put the popcorn away for the winter at Tropicana Field. The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays saw their record-setting season come to a sudden end Monday night when they lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 in Game 4 of their Division Series and were eliminated...

LEADING OFF: Astros face renewed sign-stealing charge

Oct. 11, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM? The Astros are facing renewed suspicions over sign stealing two years after being punished by the league for a scandal during their 2017 World...

Ground Rule Trouble: Red Sox bounce Rays in 13 on odd call

Oct. 11, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier’s line drive sailed over right fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head and bounced off the short wall in front of the Boston bullpen and back onto the warning track. It ricocheted off Renfroe and into the air. The Red Sox right fielder waved at...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to close out Rays on Marathon Day

Oct. 10, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ___ MARATHON DAY Boston fans hope to enjoy plenty of runners -- and runs -- on a big sports day in town. It begins with the 125th Boston Marathon, the...

Overhauled Rays staff missing October magic in ALDS

Oct. 10, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Creative as they come at deploying their arms, the Tampa Bay Rays overhauled the pitching staff that bolstered an AL pennant winner in 2020 with their signature out-of-the-box approach. Constructed with similar boldness and imagination to last year's...

Marathon changes afoot: Rolling start, masks, leaf peeping

Oct. 10, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It all starts here. No, not in Hopkinton, where the Boston Marathon field crosses the starting line painted across Main Street, headed for the Back Bay. But 26.2 miles away, steps from the Copley Square finish, where runners will have to clear coronavirus...

Cora: Text from Belichick, 'like the highlight of the year'

Oct. 10, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The sure sign for Red Sox manager Alex Cora that things are getting serious in the baseball playoffs: He got a text from Patriots coach Bill Belichick wishing him luck. “That’s like the highlight of the year,” Cora gushed before the AL Division...

Eovaldi, Rasmussen bring varied experience to key Game 3

Oct. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There aren’t many secrets between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. It’s why managers Kevin Cash and Alex Cora have no problem sending out pitchers for their pivotal Game 3 AL Division Series matchup Sunday who have vastly different experiences...