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LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians

Jul. 24, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GUARDIANS OF THE GAME After more than 100 years, the Cleveland Indians are getting a new name — the team will be called the Guardians next season. The...

Cruz HR in Rays debut, Tampa Bay beats Cleveland 10th in row

Jul. 23, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer in his Tampa Bay debut and Joey Wendle delivered the go-ahead single in a six-run ninth inning as the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Friday night. On a day the Indians announced they will change their name to the...

LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians

Jul. 23, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ GUARDIANS OF THE GAME After more than 100 years, the Cleveland Indians are getting a new name — the team will be called the Guardians next season. ...

Mets acquire left-hander Rich Hill from Rays

Jul. 23, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pitching-thin New York Mets on Friday acquired left-hander Rich Hill from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays got right-hander Tommy Hunter and minor league catcher Matt Dyer in return. The 41-year-old Hill is 6-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 19...

LEADING OFF: Cruz traded to Rays, White Sox vs Brewers

Jul. 23, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NEW HOME Nelson Cruz is headed to a contender in the biggest deal yet ahead of the July 30 trade deadline. The defending AL champion Rays acquired...

Rays acquire All-Star slugger Cruz from non-contending Twins

Jul. 22, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz packed up his big bat and joined a contender. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Cruz, one of baseball's most proven sluggers, in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Cruz was well aware of the...

Rays get Nelson Cruz in trade, rally to beat Indians in 10

Jul. 22, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No deficit scares these rallying Rays. Hours after adding slugger Nelson Cruz to their lineup in a major trade, Tampa Bay stormed back for a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night with Austin Meadows delivering an RBI single in the 10th...

Meadows 2-out, 2-run single in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 5-4

Jul. 21, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday. Randy Arozarena hit two home runs and also had a key single as the Rays won for the 10th time in 13...

Orioles put Akin, Santander on COVID-19 IL

Jul. 21, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles placed left-hander Keegan Akin and outfielder Anthony Santander on the COVID-19 injured list before Wednesday’s game at Tampa Bay. Akin had been scheduled to start against the Rays. Baltimore...

Her story: 1st time all-female broadcast crew calls MLB game

Jul. 21, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was history — and her story, too — in the broadcast booth at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. For the first time in Major League Baseball history, an all-female announcing crew called a game as the Tampa Bay Rays played the...