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Correa, Freeman, Scherzer among baseball's top free agents

Nov. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EST

With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far. Detroit signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Houston retained star righty Justin Verlander. Noah Syndergaard went from the Mets to the Angels on an expensive...

Wash sending Braves home in WS after near miss a decade ago

Oct. 28, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Twice in the same game 10 years ago, Ron Washington was within one strike of winning the World Series as a manager. The beloved baseball lifer is now finally getting another shot at a championship. A decade after that Game 6 loss while guiding the Texas...

Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy

Oct. 27, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz has been given Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy. Cruz, the 50th winner of the honor, received the award before World Series Game 2 on Wednesday night. ...

Despite early playoff exit, future remains bright for Rays

Oct. 12, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive playoff appearances, back-to-back AL East titles and a trip to the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to feel good about, even if the best regular season in franchise history was followed by a loss to Boston in the...

Red Sox flex muscles, power past Rays 14-6 to even ALDS 1-1

Oct. 09, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston slugger J.D. Martinez wasn't sure how well he'd run, but he thought his sprained left ankle would be OK in the batter's box Friday. Lucky for him, the Red Sox took their time rounding the bases all night while turning an early deficit...

Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

Oct. 08, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena is off and running in October again. The rookie showstopper became the first player to hit a home run and steal home in a postseason game, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in their AL...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Rays playoff series

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., 8:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Friday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:02...

Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have won more games than any other team in the American League over the past two seasons, going about their business with a quiet confidence that has the full attention of the Boston Red Sox. The AL East rivals meet in a...

After pitching-fueled 1st-to-last flop, Twins resist rebuild

Oct. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The falloff the Minnesota Twins experienced after two straight division titles could be traced in some places to natural regression. The real surprise was how sharply and swiftly they faded. The Twins lost five straight games...

Yanks' rally fizzles, AL wild-card race tightens as Rays win

Oct. 02, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Rougned Odor both struck out with two runners on to blunt a ninth-inning rally and the New York Yankees’ lead atop the AL wild-card race got even tighter with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The Yankees’ edge fell...