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Rays include McClanahan, Choi, Diaz on wild card roster

Sep. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan was a surprise addition to the 28-man roster the Tampa Bay Rays announced for the AL first-round series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. McClanahan was a first-round pick in the amateur draft two years ago who pitched at Class A and...

Member of the Philadelphia Phillies react at the end of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Philadelphia needed a win over the Rays and losses by San Francisco and Milwaukee to earn its first...

Toronto Blue Jays' Randal Grichuk prepares to connect on a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Aaron Loup during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Grichuk hits 3-run homer in 7th, Blue Jays beat Rays 6-4

Aug. 24, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randal Grichuk hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning before later leaving with lower back tightness and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Monday. Reliever Aaron Loup (3-2) replaced Edgar García with one on and one out. After Cavan Biggio reached on...

Toronto Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal drops down a sacrifice bunt off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Aaron Loup during the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Blue Jays beat Rays 6-5 in 10 for 6th straight win

Aug. 21, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each drove in a run during the 10th inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays win their sixth consecutive game, 6-5 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Biggio knocked in Brandon Drury from second to start the 10th with a double off Aaron Loup...

Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates hitting a three-run home run with Joey Wendle (18) against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Zunino goes deep, Rays sweep Yanks for 1st in AL East

Aug. 20, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays completed their first sweep at Yankee Stadium in six years and took over first place in the AL East, getting a three-run homer from Mike Zunino in a 10-5 victory over New York on Thursday. Tampa Bay beat the Yankees for the sixth time in seven meetings in the abbreviated...

Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Kevin Kiermaier during extra innings of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Adames HR gives Rays second win of the day over Blue Jays

Aug. 16, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Willy Adames hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays, helped by a huge Toronto error, beat the Blue Jays 7-5 to win both games completed Sunday. Earlier, in the finish of a game suspended Saturday night because of rain, Brandon Lowe hit a solo home run in the...

Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette celebrates his three-run homer with teammates against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Loup during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bichette, Blue Jays hit 6 more HRs in Buffalo, bop Rays 12-4

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s six home runs, Bo Bichette connected for the fourth straight game and the Blue Jays kept knocking balls out of their new Buffalo park, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Friday night. Along with their seven homers in a 14-11 loss to Miami...

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...