Latest Brett Phillips News

Martinez on ALDS roster, not in Game 1 lineup for Red Sox

Oct. 07, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Boston slugger J.D. Martinez is on the Red Sox roster but not in the lineup for Game 1 of their AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez missed Tuesday night’s win over the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game because of...

Judge delivers in 9th, Yanks clinch playoff spot in final AB

Oct. 03, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Urshela made like Derek Jeter, and Aaron Judge was his quintessential self. After a season of surges and setbacks, the New York Yankees are set to find out who they really are in the postseason. Might as well start against the...

Rays clinch top seed in AL playoffs, stall Astros in West

Sep. 30, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After locking down the top seed in the American League playoffs and the best record in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Rays were still looking for more. “I don’t think we’re satisfied," starter Drew Rasmussen said. “We still have a chance to win...

Rays clinch 2nd straight AL East title, beat Marlins 7-3

Sep. 25, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a division loaded with big-budget teams, this is becoming a familiar picture: the Tampa Bay Rays gathering on the mound, posing for a photo as AL East champions. The Rays clinched their second straight division title, with Mike Zunino...

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...

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...

Phillips homers in 10th as Rays rally to beat Tigers 7-4

Sep. 17, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays came back from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Friday night. The Rays maintained their 8 1/2-game lead in the AL...

Bichette HRs, drives in 5; Ray fans 13 as Jays beat Rays 6-3

Sep. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and matched his career-high with five RBIs, Robbie Ray fanned 13 over seven innings to claim the major league strikeout lead and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday. Vladimr Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and scored...

Candelario 2 homers, Tigers walk off Rays with walk in 11th

Sep. 12, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robbie Grossman drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning, Jeimer Candelario homered twice, and the Detroit Tigers pulled out an 8-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The walk issued by J.P. Feyereisen (4-4) brought in Victor Reyes. ...

Gordon has RBI single in 9th, Twins beat Rays 6-5

Sep. 05, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Gordon had a game-tying seventh-inning RBI single and a go-ahead run-scoring base-hit in the ninth as the Minnesota Twins beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, scheduled to leave the team...