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Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Oct. 9, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays never doubted themselves, even with Justin Verlander looking to end their season. Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, and the Rays chased the Houston ace early in beating the Astros 4-1 Tuesday night to even their AL...

LEADING OFF: Verlander on short rest, both NLDS go to Game 5

Oct. 8, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: RESTED ENOUGH Justin Verlander will start on three days of rest as the Astros try to put away the Rays in Game 4 of their AL Division Series at Tampa Bay. It will be Verlander's second career start on short rest — the other came after a one-inning,...

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to win Game 3

Oct. 8, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton to the rescue, again. Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays got another clutch playoff performance from Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1....

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,...

Choi HR in 12th lifts Rays 2-1 as Sabathia pitches in relief

Sep. 25, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have developed a knack for comeback wins. Ji-Man Choi's game-ending home run in the 12th inning that helped Tampa Bay remain on track for an AL wild card berth. The Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday on a night CC Sabathia pitched a perfect inning in...

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...

Defending champ Red Sox eliminated, lose to Rays 5-4

Sep. 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's official: There will be no repeat in Boston. The World Series champion Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night when Willy Adames had an RBI single in the 11th. A year after going 108-54 to win their third...