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Overhauled Rays staff missing October magic in ALDS

Oct. 10, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Creative as they come at deploying their arms, the Tampa Bay Rays overhauled the pitching staff that bolstered an AL pennant winner in 2020 with their signature out-of-the-box approach. Constructed with similar boldness and imagination to last year's...

Red Sox flex muscles, power past Rays 14-6 to even ALDS 1-1

Oct. 09, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston slugger J.D. Martinez wasn't sure how well he'd run, but he thought his sprained left ankle would be OK in the batter's box Friday. Lucky for him, the Red Sox took their time rounding the bases all night while turning an early deficit...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Rays playoff series

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., 8:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Friday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:02...

Judge delivers in 9th, Yanks clinch playoff spot in final AB

Oct. 03, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Urshela made like Derek Jeter, and Aaron Judge was his quintessential self. After a season of surges and setbacks, the New York Yankees are set to find out who they really are in the postseason. Might as well start against the...

Lowe hits 3 HRs, Rays roll 12-2 to prevent Yankees WC clinch

Oct. 03, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 161 games, the New York Yankees still need one more victory. No simple task against Brandon Lowe and a 100-win Tampa Bay team that's a consistent thorn in their side. Lowe hit three home runs and the Rays rolled to a 12-2...

Astros walk twice with bases loaded in 9th, beat Rays 4-3

Sep. 29, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros walked off to end a wild ninth-inning rally against the Tampa Bay Rays, moving closer to securing a postseason berth. The party will have to wait one more day at least, with the Seattle Mariners stubbornly sticking around. ...

LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-Jays

Sep. 28, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NL EAST SHOWDOWN Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.79 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia in the opener of a pivotal three-game series at Atlanta. Charlie Morton (13-6, 3.53) is on the mound...

LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-Jays

Sep. 27, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NL EAST SHOWDOWN Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.79 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia in the opener of a pivotal three-game series at Atlanta. Charlie Morton (13-6, 3.53) is on the...

Baz's 5 2/3 scoreless innings helps Rays sweep Marlins 3-2

Sep. 26, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Shane Baz pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his second straight start and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Sunday for their team-record 14th series sweep. Baz (2-0), a 22-year-old right-hander who was...

Bichette HRs, drives in 5; Ray fans 13 as Jays beat Rays 6-3

Sep. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and matched his career-high with five RBIs, Robbie Ray fanned 13 over seven innings to claim the major league strikeout lead and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday. Vladimr Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and scored...