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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rays earn AL playoff spot with doubleheader sweep of Orioles

Sep. 17, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Having clinched a return trip to the postseason, the Tampa Bay Rays marked the occasion with a subdued celebration on the field before heading to the clubhouse, where they slipped on hats and shirts that will serve as souvenirs of the accomplishment. Make no mistake, the Rays are proud of...

Washington Nationals' Luis Garcia (62) celebrates his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

García hits 2-run homer in 10th, Nationals beat Rays 4-2

Sep. 16, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Luis García hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Wednesday. With Carter Kieboom on second base to start extra innings, the 20-year-old García hit a leadoff drive on the first pitch...

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Yarbrough delivers to the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Yarbrough ends 16-game skid, Rays beat Nationals 6-1

Sep. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough stopped a personal 16-game winless streak, Nate Lowe homered and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday night. Yarbrough (1-3) followed opener John Curtiss in the second inning and gave up one run and five hits over 5 2/3...

Boston Red Sox's Yairo Munoz slides into second base with a double off Tampa Bay Rays starter Charlie Morton during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Vázquez, Arroyo HR, last-place Bosox beat 1st-place Rays 6-3

Sep. 13, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vázquez and Christian Arroyo homered to help the last-place Boston Red Sox get a split of a four-game series with the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 6-3 victory on Sunday. Martín Pérez (3-4) gave up three runs and five hits over five innings. Matt...

Tampa Bay Rays starter Tyler Glasnow pitches to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Lowe and Meadows hit home runs, Rays beat Red Sox 5-4

Sep. 13, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows homered and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the last-place Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night. Lowe hit a solo shot, his 12th of the season, off Marcus Walden (0-2) in the seventh for a 5-4 lead. “Hitting a go-ahead homer is...

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez bats against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Perez is part of the Rays' all-lefty batting order against Boston. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Left out: Rays' all-left-handed-hitting order historic

Sep. 11, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays became the first major league team since at least 1901 to start a batting order with all left-handed batters. Rays manager Kevin Cash stacked his lineup with lefties on Friday night against Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Triggs. “I hope they all get...

Tampa Bay Rays' Nate Lowe celebrates his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Robinson Leyer with Kevin Kiermaier (39) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays start all-left-handed lineup and beat Red Sox 11-1

Sep. 11, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nate Lowe hit two homers and drove in four runs as Tampa Bay fielded a lineup of all lefties, Blake Snell worked 5 1/3 scoreless innings and the AL East-leading Rays routed the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox 11-1 on Friday night. Tampa Bay became the first major league team...

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

LEADING OFF: O's rookie Kremer takes on Yanks, Wheeler out

Sep. 11, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: BIRD WORTH WATCHING Orioles right-hander Dean Kremer goes for a repeat shutdown of the Yankees after he pitched one-run ball over six innings against New York in his major league debut last Sunday. Kremer limited the Yankees to one hit, struck out seven...

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, left, and first baseman Bobby Dalbec celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Dalbec homers for 5th straight game, Red Sox beat Rays 4-3

Sep. 10, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Bobby Dalbec homered for his fifth consecutive game, Rafael Devers homered and drove in three runs and the AL-worst Boston Red Sox beat the AL-best Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night. Devers hit a two-run drive in the third and gave Boston a 4-3 lead with a run-scoring...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto slides home to score on a single by Josh Harrison during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Soto returns, Nats beat Rays 5-3 to finish 2-game sweep

Sep. 9, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night to sweep the two-game series. After missing five games with left elbow soreness, Juan Soto was back in the lineup as the designated...