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Cortes leads Yanks over Rays 7-2 in 1st game between rivals

May. 26, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

ST. PETRSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cortes took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Matt Carpenter sparked a go-ahead, three-run rally in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Thursday night in the first meeting of the AL East rivals this season. Cortes...

Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts

May. 26, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their social media accounts during Thursday night's game between the teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life. The move was made in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo. Several...

Texas school shooting hits 'close to home' for Rays pitcher

May. 26, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander's hometown. He attended school in the building where the...

Ramirez homer caps 5-run 1st, Rays beat Marlins 5-4

May. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramírez homered in a five-run first inning, Colin Poche struck out Jesús Aguilar to strand the bases loaded in the ninth and the The Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night before another small crowd at Tropicana...

Three Rays homers back McClanahan in 4-0 win over Marlins

May. 24, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit Pablo López's first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Tuesday night. Harold Ramirez and Ji-Man Choi also homered off López, who had given up only two home runs in eight...

For Panthers, regular season success didn't lead to Cup run

May. 24, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There will be a Presidents’ Trophy banner hanging over the Florida Panthers’ home ice next season. The team’s media relations department will spend its summer rewriting the record book because tons of pages need updating. And the earliest that the Panthers will again...

House Democrats tap Rep. Fentrice Driskell as next leader

May. 24, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Democrats on Tuesday tapped Rep. Fentrice Driskell as the caucus's next leader for the 2022-2024 term, the first Black woman to hold the position. Driskell, of Tampa, will replace current leader Rep. Evan Jenne. In a statement, Driskell said...

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

May. 24, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jon Cooper had every reason to be confident the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning could keep their bid for a three-peat alive. “Our story is not finished being written,” the coach said earlier this month with his team on the brink of...

LEADING OFF: Cy Young matchup in SD, Story powers Sox vs Sox

May. 24, 2022 04:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAKE YOUR PITCH A pair of Cy Young Award winners are on the mound when Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers visit Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres in a matchup between two of the National...

Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Panthers 2-0 in Game 4 for sweep

May. 23, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory Monday night that sent the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years. ...