Latest Drew Rasmussen News

Ground Rule Trouble: Red Sox bounce Rays in 13 on odd call

Oct. 11, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier’s line drive sailed over right fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head and bounced off the short wall in front of the Boston bullpen and back onto the warning track. It ricocheted off Renfroe and into the air. The Red Sox right fielder waved at...

Overhauled Rays staff missing October magic in ALDS

Oct. 10, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Creative as they come at deploying their arms, the Tampa Bay Rays overhauled the pitching staff that bolstered an AL pennant winner in 2020 with their signature out-of-the-box approach. Constructed with similar boldness and imagination to last year's...

Eovaldi, Rasmussen bring varied experience to key Game 3

Oct. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There aren’t many secrets between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. It’s why managers Kevin Cash and Alex Cora have no problem sending out pitchers for their pivotal Game 3 AL Division Series matchup Sunday who have vastly different experiences...

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...

Martinez on ALDS roster, not in Game 1 lineup for Red Sox

Oct. 07, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Boston slugger J.D. Martinez is on the Red Sox roster but not in the lineup for Game 1 of their AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez missed Tuesday night’s win over the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game because of...

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...

Lefty Shane McClanahan to start Game 1 of ALDS for Rays

Oct. 05, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay left-hander Shane McClanahan will start Game of 1 of the Rays' AL Division Series on Thursday night. Rays manager Kevin Cash made the announcement before a team workout on Tuesday. Rookie Shane Baz will take the...

Rays clinch top seed in AL playoffs, stall Astros in West

Sep. 30, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After locking down the top seed in the American League playoffs and the best record in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Rays were still looking for more. “I don’t think we’re satisfied," starter Drew Rasmussen said. “We still have a chance to win...

Astros walk twice with bases loaded in 9th, beat Rays 4-3

Sep. 29, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros walked off to end a wild ninth-inning rally against the Tampa Bay Rays, moving closer to securing a postseason berth. The party will have to wait one more day at least, with the Seattle Mariners stubbornly sticking around. ...

Manoah helps Blue Jays top Rays 4-2, maintain wild-card spot

Sep. 21, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a...