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Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs

Sep. 22, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs. “Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on...

Kiermaier shocked by reaction to taking scouting card

Sep. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is “shocked to see what has transpired” and finds reaction “just hard to believe" to his scooping up a scouting a card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk’s wristband. ...

Rays' Cash apologizes after Kiermaier takes, keeps data card

Sep. 22, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash apologized to Blue Jays management a day after Rays veteran Kevin Kiermaier scooped up a scouting data card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk's wristband and refused to give it back. Cash said he...

Manoah helps Blue Jays top Rays 4-2, maintain wild-card spot

Sep. 21, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a...

LEADING OFF: Rays see what's in the cards with Blue Jays

Sep. 21, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ FINDERS KEEPERS Kevin Kiermaier is playing for keeps -- and the Toronto Blue Jays may not be too keen on what he’s keeping. The veteran Rays...

Shane Baz wins MLB debut, Rays cut Blue Jays' wild-card lead

Sep. 21, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto's lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night. Tampa Bay has a seven-game...

LEADING OFF: MLB strikeout leader Ray vs Rays newcomer Baz

Sep. 20, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday: ___ CY YOUNG CONTENDER VS. DEBUTING PHENOM Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray, competing with the Yankees' Gerrit Cole for the AL Cy Young Award, leads the majors with 233...

Tigers, Peralta slow AL-East leading Rays 2-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Peralta (4-3) and three relievers limited the Rays to five...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-19 related IL

Sep. 18, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the COVID-19 related injured list due to general illness symptoms and selected the contract of right-hander Joey Krehbiel from Triple-A Durham before Saturday’s game against Detroit. ...

Candelario and Garneau homer, Tigers beat Rays 4-3

Sep. 18, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) — Jeimer Candelario and Dustin Garneau homered to lead the Detroit Tigers over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday. Tampa Bay has a 7½-game margin over second place Boston. Toronto is 8½ games back and the New York Yankees trail...