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FILE  - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash takes the practice field during the start of baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla. Cash was named AL manager of the year Tuesday night, Nov. 10, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Kevin Cash, Don Mattingly win Manager of the Year awards

Nov. 10, 2020 10:06 PM EST

By the time Kevin Cash pulled Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell from the last game of the World Series, he had already been voted Manager of the Year in the American League. Even if he ended up losing the biggest prize. It was a Sunshine State sweep for skippers Tuesday night, with Miami’s Don Mattingly winning NL...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wears a mask as he stands in the dugout during the third inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yanks' Cashman, Boone don't anticipate large-scale changes

Oct. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not much is wrong with the New York Yankees in the view of manager Aaron Boone and general manager Brian Cashman. While stung by a five-game loss to Tampa Bay in the AL Division Series, the Yankees leadership does not appear to anticipate large-scale changes for 2021. Catcher Gary...

Today in History

Oct. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On this date: In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Matt Klentak speaks at an introductory news conference for new Phillies baseball players Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius in Philadelphia. Klentak has stepped down as general manager of the Phillies after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Klentak out as Phils GM after 3rd straight September slump

Oct. 3, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Klentak's inability to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the postseason or even a single winning season cost him his job as general manager. Klentak stepped down after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. The...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper reacts after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Another September collapse could spur changes for Phillies

Sep. 28, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A third straight September collapse left the Philadelphia Phillies out of the postseason for the ninth straight season. Major changes could be coming. President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak are clearly on the hot seat after failing to produce a winning record in any of...

Member of the Philadelphia Phillies react at the end of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Philadelphia needed a win over the Rays and losses by San Francisco and Milwaukee to earn its first...

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo, of Japan,, left, celebrates with Kevin Kiermaier after scoring on a two-run single by Joey Wendle off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Wendle's hit in 8th helps Rays ding Phillies' playoff hopes

Sep. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Wendle had a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays rallied to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff hopes, beating the Phillies 6-4 on Friday night. The Rays would clinch the top seed in the American League with an Oakland loss...