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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 4:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Michael Perez had 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...

FILE - Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster stretches during a practice at the team's NFL football practice facility, in a Reuben Foster Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, in Ashburn, Va.The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday, Aug.9, 2020. The team made the move days ahead of the start of on-field training camp workouts.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Washington activates linebacker Reuben Foster off PUP list

Aug. 9, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday ahead of the start of the first on-field training camp workouts. Foster, 26, tore the ACL in and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 and missed all of last...

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton drops his bat as he watches his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Sean Gilmartin during the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Yankees place Stanton on 10-day IL with hamstring strain

Aug. 9, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. The move was announced before Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from...

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....

Perez hits sac fly in the 8th, Rays beat Yankees 1-0

Aug. 7, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 1-0 on Friday night. “I think so, yeah,” Perez said through a...

LEADING OFF: Cards back in action, Yanks seizing AL East

Aug. 6, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ BACK IN THE SHUFFLE The Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Seven players in total have tested positive, including star catcher...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Aug. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the...

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning in game one of a baseball double-header, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Surprising first-place Marlins stay hot, sweep Orioles

Aug. 5, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Don Mattingly feels like he's been working all summer, even though his Miami Marlins have played only six games. And lately, the Marlins manager is making every right move for a gritty team that's overcome a COVID-19 outbreak and a radical roster change to equal the best start in franchise...

Boston Red Sox starter Martin Perez pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Verdugo, Chavis homer to back Pérez as Red Sox beat Rays 5-0

Aug. 5, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Martín Pérez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays. Pérez (2-1) allowed four hits and three walks, wiggling out...

Vice President Mike Pence arrives to give a speech at Starkey Road Baptist Church on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020, as part of his 'Faith in America' tour. His visit comes just days after President Donald Trump came to Tampa Bay on Friday for a campaign fundraiser. Pence's speech heralded the Trump Administration's successes and commitment to pro-life issues. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Pence tours pregnancy center, fires up GOP base in Florida

Aug. 5, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida's Tampa Bay area on Wednesday, firing up the Republican party’s conservative base while touring a pregnancy center, speaking at a church and making an appearance before a packed ballroom. Pence’s visit highlighted his...