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Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier follows through on his two-run double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kiermaier, Margot lead hit parade as Rays beat Red Sox 8-7

Aug. 11, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning, Manuel Margot had four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Monday night. Kiermaier’s opposite-field line drive off reliever Jeffrey Springs (0-1) rolled all the way to the wall in...

Tampa Bay Rays starter Charlie Morton pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Morton on IL with inflamed shoulder, Alvarado rejoins Rays

Aug. 10, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-hander Charlie Morton on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The move Monday came one day after Morton (1-1, 5.40 ERA) was removed from a start against the New York Yankees in the third inning. The...

From left to right, Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez, Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi celebrate a win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Perez has RBI single in 9th, Rays rally to beat Yankees 4-3

Aug. 9, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Michael Perez hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday. Mike Brosseau started the ninth with a double off Zack Britton (0-1) but was thrown out at third on Brandon Lowe's grounder. Lowe...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows, Rays split with Yankees in 7-inning doubleheader

Aug. 8, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-run single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the New York Yankees 5-3 for a split of seven-inning games in a doubleheader Saturday. The Yankees won the opener 8-4 as ace Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win....

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) makes a diving catch on a flyout by Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows 2 hits in return from virus, Rays top Red Sox 5-1

Aug. 4, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Tuesday night. “Looked like he didn’t miss a beat,” Rays manager...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on an eighth-inning, two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Red-hot Judge powers streaking Yankees past Red Sox 9-7

Aug. 3, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge insists he's not quite locked in at the plate yet. Tell that to his teammates — or the Boston Red Sox. The big slugger homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Sun, Aug. 2, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Orioles beat Rays 5-1 for first series sweep since 2018

Aug. 2, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hanser Alberto doubled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, Renato Núñez and Pat Valaika homered, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. After the final out, the Orioles celebrated (with proper social distancing) their...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates as he motions to empty seats after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman powers Braves to 7-4 win, snaps Rays' 4-game streak

Jul. 29, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman was fearing for his life not that long ago. Never would've known it the way he played in the Braves' home opener. Freeman homered and drove in three runs on a four-hit night, leading Atlanta to a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. “He's a special guy,"...

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, of Japan, center, celebrates with his teammates after the team defeated the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tsutsugo gets key hit as Rays beat Braves 5-2

Jul. 28, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a two-run single during Tampa Bay's five-run third inning, and the Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Yonny Chirinos pitched four effective innings for Tampa Bay after missing part of summer camp following a...

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. races home to score on a sacrifice fly by Rowdy Tellez off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Biggio HR, Blue Jays begin 2020 odyssey by beating Rays 6-4

Jul. 24, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays began their still-in-progress odyssey by topping the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Friday night in a season opener. Earlier in the day, the Blue Jays announced they will play the majority of their home games at the stadium of...