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Yanks' rally fizzles, AL wild-card race tightens as Rays win

Oct. 02, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Rougned Odor both struck out with two runners on to blunt a ninth-inning rally and the New York Yankees’ lead atop the AL wild-card race got even tighter with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The Yankees’ edge fell...

Rays clinch 2nd straight AL East title, beat Marlins 7-3

Sep. 25, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a division loaded with big-budget teams, this is becoming a familiar picture: the Tampa Bay Rays gathering on the mound, posing for a photo as AL East champions. The Rays clinched their second straight division title, with Mike Zunino...

Choi and Lowe HR, Rays beat Jays 2-0 to reach 90-win mark

Sep. 15, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Drew Rasmussen combined with four relievers on a three-hitter. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi homered and the Tampa Bay Rays became the first AL team to reach 90 wins by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Tuesday night. After losing four of their previous...

Cabrera 9 hits in row, Schoop, Tigers win; Rays' Franco hurt

Sep. 10, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera got his ninth straight hit before the string ended, Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Friday night. Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then...

Duran has go-ahead single in the 9th, Red Sox beat Rays 3-2

Sep. 01, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Duran had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth and the COVID-19 impacted Boston Red Sox stopped the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays' nine-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. Boston infielder Yairo Muñoz became...

McClanahan solid, Zunino homers as Rays beat Orioles 6-3

Aug. 27, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Shane McClanahan won his fifth consecutive start, Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Friday night. Tampa Bay improved to 16-1 against Baltimore, setting the team record for wins in a season against...

Patiño blanks Yanks as Rays pound Cole, bullpen in 14-0 rout

Jul. 29, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Patiño outpitched Gerrit Cole, Brett Phillips hit a grand slam during a 10-run sixth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by routing the New York Yankees 14-0 on Thursday. Patiño (2-2) allowed three hits in six...

Judge hits tiebreaking single in 10th, Yankees beat Rays 3-1

Jul. 29, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge went from being a late scratch to hitting a tiebreaking single in a two-run 10th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day, 3-1 on Wednesday night. Judge was taken out of the lineup about...