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Rays disappointed, not discouraged by ALDS exit

Oct. 11, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are disappointed, though hardly discouraged. The overachieving franchise with baseball's smallest payroll returned home from losing to the Houston Astros in the AL Division Series confident that getting its first taste of postseason success since 2013 will...

A capsule look at the Rays-Astros playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 9:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Tampa Bay, TBA (MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Tampa...

A capsule look at the Rays-Athletics playoff game

Oct. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN). ___ Season Series: Athletics won 4-3. ___ Projected Lineups: Rays: 2B Joey Wendle (.231, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs in 75 games), LF Tommy Pham (.273, 21, 68,...

Morton, Rays increase lead, hold Yanks to 1 hit in 4-0 win

Sep. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay pitching staff made quite an impression on New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Morton and the Tampa Bay bullpen combined on a one-hitter and the Rays increased their lead in the AL wild-card race, beating the Yankees 4-0 Wednesday night. "This...

Playoff-contending Rays score 6 in 4th, beat Red Sox 7-4

Sep. 23, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays turned a rough start into another important win. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay's six-run fourth inning, and the Rays moved into sole possession of the second AL wild card by rallying for a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red...

Eovaldi, Vazquez help Red Sox beat contending Rays 7-4

Sep. 22, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former teammate created a speed bump for the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays. Nathan Eovaldi pitched six gritty innings, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 7-4 Sunday. Tampa Bay dropped into a tie with Cleveland for the second AL...

Lowe's homers in 11th, lifts Rays into 2nd wild card

Sep. 21, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Every win these days is extra special for the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays. Nate Lowe hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to move one game ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild card. Tampa Bay won its third...

Meadows homers in 11th, Rays rally past Dodgers 8-7

Sep. 19, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Dodgers having twice erased their lead, the Tampa Bay Rays were staring at a third straight loss and a precipitous drop in the AL wild-card race. But they tied it up in the bottom of the ninth inning and got a home run from Austin Meadows leading off the 11th to rally for an 8-7...