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Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames celebrates after hitting an RBI double off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Looking on is Phillies' Scott Kingery (4). (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays beat Philadelphia 4-3, hurt Phillies' playoff hopes

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Mike Zunino, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames each hit a run-scoring single with two outs in the fifth inning as the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat Philadelphia 4-3 Saturday night, damaging the Phillies' postseason hopes. Andrew McCutchen had four hits for Philadelphia, which...

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio beats Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino to the plate on a ball hit by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Biggio and Grichuk homer as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-2

Sep. 26, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cavan Biggio broke up a no-hit bid with a solo home run in the sixth inning, Randal Grichuk added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Saturday night. The Blue Jays need another victory in Sunday’s regular-season finale, and a Miami win over...

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo, of Japan,, left, celebrates with Kevin Kiermaier after scoring on a two-run single by Joey Wendle off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Wendle's hit in 8th helps Rays ding Phillies' playoff hopes

Sep. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Wendle had a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays rallied to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff hopes, beating the Phillies 6-4 on Friday night. The Rays would clinch the top seed in the American League with an Oakland loss...

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, right, of Japan, celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. The Rays won 8-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

Sep. 24, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer. The Tampa Bay Rays, long accustomed to doing more with less, figured out a way to maximize the division-clinching celebration they were allowed to enjoy during a 2020 season shortened by the coronavirus. Randy Arozarena homered...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Glasnow, Rays try to win AL East, Bieber ready

Sep. 23, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: RAYS THE BANNER Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.21 ERA) gets his final tuneup for the postseason when he faces Robinson Canó and the New York Mets at Citi Field. Glasnow and the playoff-bound Rays hope to make it a special night -- they can clinch...

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Michael Perez, left, tags out New York Mets' Pete Alonso at home plate during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Alonso, Mets put Rays' clinch party on hold with 5-2 win

Sep. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays have spent a decade trying to take down the big spenders in their division. They'll have to wait at least one more night to put away the New York Yankees. Pete Alonso and the New York Mets prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the AL East crown Tuesday, beating the...

Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Fairbanks delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole, Gray on hill

Sep. 22, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ONE AND DONE Tampa Bay can clinch its first AL East crown since 2010 with a win at the New York Mets or a Yankees loss to Toronto. Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA), the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, gets the ball as the Rays look to become the second team...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe celebrates as he reaches home plate after hitting a home run as New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Lowe homers, Rays inch past deGrom, Mets 2-1 despite 16 Ks

Sep. 22, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are ready for a party — and mum on the details. “I’m not saying nothing," closer Nick Anderson said with a laugh. Shouldn't have to wait much longer to see what they have in store. Nate Lowe homered and scored both runs against NL Cy Young Award...

San Diego Padres shortstop Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

Sep. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Means strikes out 12; Orioles halt Rays' surge with 2-1 win

Sep. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Denied a five-game sweep and a chance to lengthen their lead in the AL East, the Tampa Bay Rays took consolation in receiving another fine performance from a member of their impressive rotation. John Means struck out a career-high 12 in a pitching duel with Tampa Bay lefty Ryan Yarbrough,...