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CORRECTS SECOND SENTENCE - FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis begins his swing on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Lewis won the AL Rookie of the Year award on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Brewers' Williams, Mariners CF Lewis win Rookie of the Year

Nov. 9, 2020 9:05 PM EST

Much like one of his lofty leaps at the wall, Kyle Lewis soared above the field. The center fielder for the Seattle Mariners won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday night, and Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams took home the NL honor. The 25-year-old Lewis received all 30 first-place votes in balloting...

New York Yankees pitchers leave the field after the team's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of a baseball AL Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Disgusted and dismayed, Yanks face big decisions for 2021

Oct. 10, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit, backwards cap atop his head, was disgusted and dismayed. Eyes downcast, he summed up the New York Yankees’ 11th straight season without a title, the team’s widest expanse of failure since the desert between the Reggie Jackson era and the Derek Jeter renaissance....

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau (43) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

Oct. 10, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. He ended up getting both. Brosseau hit a dramatic home run off Chapman with one out in the eighth innin g, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night...

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela walks back to the dugout after flying out for the final out in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. Tampa Bay won 2-1 to advance. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yankees come up short again in Game 5 loss to Rays

Oct. 9, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the New York Yankees needed their star-studded lineup to produce runs in an elimination playoff game, they got three hits. When they really could have used a special play in the field to save a run, Aaron Judge hit his head on the wall. And when the Yankees needed their superstar...

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) jumps in the air while celebrating with teammates after defeating the New York Yankees in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Arozarena powers Rays past Yanks 8-4 for 2-1 lead in ALDS

Oct. 8, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are unanimous in their praise of Randy Arozarena, who is living up to his nickname, “The Cuban Rocket." Arozarena homered for the third straight game and Kevin Kiermaier and Michael Perez also went deep for the Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Wednesday...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, pulls starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka during the fifth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yankees on the brink after 2 games of pitching problems

Oct. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The final pitch of Masahiro Tanaka's seven years with the New York Yankees might have been a slider down the middle that Randy Arozarena crushed for another Rays homer in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. Although Tanaka and the Yankees aren't officially done with the playoffs or each...

Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows watches his ball after he hit a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rays hit 4 homers, Glasnow fans 10 in 7-5 win against Yanks

Oct. 7, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their pitching staff providing a record 18 strikeouts, the Tampa Bay Rays showed some pop of their own against the New York Yankees. Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows homered, and Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 to set a postseason record for the Rays, who...

New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a grand slam home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Stanton, Yankees power way to 9-3 win against Rays in opener

Oct. 6, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton and the Bronx Bombers made themselves right at home in Petco Park on a warm October evening in Southern California. Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York's fourth home run of the game, and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 on Monday in the opener...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell (4) delivers against New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Bad break: Patient Yankees clobber Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell

Oct. 6, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Although Blake Snell was thoroughly frustrated about giving up three homers in his biggest start of the season, the Tampa Bay ace at least had a grudging appreciation for the New York Yankees' swings on each ball that cleared the wall at Petco Park. The Rays' breaking-ball maestro was a...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau, left, is restrained by a coach as second base umpire Chad Fairchild (4) warns New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to stay away from Brosseau as the two players exchanged words following the Rays' 5-3 loss to the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The altercation started after Chapman threw a high pitch at Brosseau. The Rays wear blue T-shirts with four horses lined up behind a fence, a reference to Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash declaring

Rays' Kiermaier: `They don’t like us, we don’t like them'

Oct. 5, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After losing eight of 10 games in a contentious regular-season series, the New York Yankees just can’t shake the AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays. Not only will the Bronx Bombers face the Rays in the AL Division Series at Petco Park in one of MLB’s bubbles, but the teams that...