Latest Kevin Kiermaier News

Lowe, Choi, Diaz homer to help Rays beat Orioles 8-1

Apr. 17, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays got some strong offensive support to back their pitching and keep up their strong play. Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz homered in the first three innings and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-1 Wednesday night. Choi reached based four straight...

Glasnow wins 4th in a row, Rays beat Orioles 4-2

Apr. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had some adversity after cruising through his first three starts. In the end, he and the major league-leading Tampa Bay Rays just kept on rolling. Glasnow allowed two runs over seven innings in winning his fourth consecutive start to begin the season, Avisail...

Heredia homers as Rays top Jays 8-4, win 5th straight series

Apr. 14, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Baseball anonymity doesn't bother the Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Guillermo Heredia homered to cap a five-run burst in the eighth inning and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 Sunday for their fifth straight series victory to begin the season. Tampa Bay improved to 12-4 and matched the...

Pham homers twice as Rays win 9-1 to sweep White Sox

Apr. 10, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are happy so far with the trade last July that brought them pitcher Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Austin Meadows from Pittsburgh for pitcher Chris Archer. Meadows had a single, double, home run and three RBIs, while Glasnow struck out a career-high 11 in six innings in a...

Rays reliever Kolarek plays 1B in 3-0 win over Giants

Apr. 7, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash keeps getting the most from his pitching staff. Cash moved reliever Adam Kolarek from the mound to first base and back to the mound in a piece of matchup strategy Sunday, and the Rays wound up with a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Yandy Diaz...

Rays jump to early lead, spoil Giants' home opener 5-2

Apr. 5, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — None of the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to see their old pal Evan Longoria in the batter's box with the game on the line in the ninth inning and two outs. This time, Longoria flied out to end the game facing his former team for the first time since being traded in December 2017. "He took a...

Iannetta's 11th-inning homer lifts Rockies over Rays 1-0

Apr. 3, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Iannetta was light-hearted after coming up big again in extra innings to give Colorado's anemic offense a needed lift. Iannetta homered with one out in the 11th, and the Rockies stopped a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday....

Lowe, Kiermaier homer, streaking Rays beat Rockies 7-1

Apr. 1, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There's no secret to the success of the Tampa Bay Rays. Strong pitching, sparkling defense and timely hitting have served them well for years and have the budget-minded club off a fast start this season. "It's awesome," Kevin Kiermaier said Monday night after homering and...

Glasnow, 4 relievers help Rays beat Astros 3-1

Mar. 30, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had a concerning spring training for the Tampa Bay Rays. The gangly, 6-foot-8 right-hander — acquired last July from the Pirates for ace Chris Archer — had some fans worrying his stellar end to 2018 might have been a flash in the pan. Facing one of...

Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1

Mar. 28, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander relished facing Blake Snell on opening day. "I don't try to hide behind the this-is-just-another-start anymore," the Houston ace said. The Astros star delivered, beating Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in a rare season-opening matchup between pitchers who...