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1B Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Morrison agreed to a minor league contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who sought another first base option with Greg Bird again on the injured list. If added to the 40-man roster, Morrison would get a one-year contract with a $1 million salary while in the major leagues....

Betts, Moreland homer in 8th, Red Sox beat Rays 6-4

Apr. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts hasn't looked much like the 2018 AL MVP yet. Two key hits Friday night might help jumpstart the Boston star's season. Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

Apr. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays...

Rickard's RBI double in 11th lifts Rays past Orioles 6-5

Apr. 19, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Rickard had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles needed all of them to beat the Tampa Bay Rays. None was bigger, however, than the last one. Rickard drove in the winning run in the 11th inning with an RBI double, lifting the Orioles to a 6-5 victory Thursday night. "This...

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...

Rays put Cy Young winner Snell on IL with fractured toe

Apr. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed ace left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list after he broke a toe on his right foot while he was at home Sunday night. The 26-year-old Snell got hurt when he got out of the shower and then attempted to move a large granite item. The...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yankees, Lindor begins rehab assignment

Apr. 16, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: RIVALRY RENEWED Mookie Betts tries to get going at the plate when the Red Sox (6-11) visit the Yankees (6-9) in the first meeting this season between the longtime rivals. Boston knocked New York out of the playoffs last year on the way to a World Series...

AL East-leading Rays opening just fine so far in 2019

Apr. 15, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

Now, this is an impressive opening for the Tampa Bay Rays. Last year, the Rays pioneered the idea of an "opener" — a pitcher who would work an inning or two at the beginning of the game, facing some of the toughest hitters instead of having a traditional starter do it. Tampa Bay has still used that...

Blue Jays' Pannone strikes out side on 9 pitches vs Rays

Apr. 14, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays simply couldn't touch Toronto reliever Thomas Pannone. Pannone became the 89th different pitcher in major league history to strike out the side on nine pitches, setting down the Rays in the fifth inning Sunday. The 24-year-old lefty fanned a swinging Avisail Garcia, then...