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Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Lowe follows through on a three-run, home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in New York. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is behind the plate as home plate umpire Chad Fairchild watches. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Lowe leads Rays past Yankees 6-3 in series opener

Aug. 18, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Lowe homered for the fifth time in six games, Austin Meadows also connected and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 6-3 Tuesday night. The second-place Rays cut their deficit to 1 1/2 games in the opener of this three-game set. Tampa Bay has won four of five...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Brendan McKay throws to a Texas Rangers batter during a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesday, Aug. 19. The 24-year-old McKay tested positive for the coronavirus in early July and missed most of the club's preseason camp. He was cleared to resume activities July 31 and reported to the club's alternate site, but then experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder and was shut down last week. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Rays' 2-way player McKay to have season-ending surgery

Aug. 18, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays two-way rookie Brendan McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesday. The 24-year-old McKay tested positive for the coronavirus in early July and missed most of the club's preseason camp. He was cleared to resume activities July 31 and reported...

Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot celebrates with Willy Adames (1) after scoring on a ground-rule double by Brandon Lowe during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brosseau's leadoff HR sparks Rays in 8-2 rout of Red Sox

Aug. 11, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Díaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive onslaught against the Boston Red Sox in a 8-2 win Tuesday night. Brosseau hit Boston starter Martín Pérez’s sixth pitch of the...

Boston Red Sox starter Martin Perez pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Verdugo, Chavis homer to back Pérez as Red Sox beat Rays 5-0

Aug. 5, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Martín Pérez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays. Pérez (2-1) allowed four hits and three walks, wiggling out...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Orioles extend Rays' skid to 4 with 5-4 win in 11 innings

Aug. 2, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Pat Valaika singled in the winning run in the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay 5-4 Saturday night to extend the Rays' losing streak to four games. Newcomer Bryan Holaday scored the deciding run after making a sensational diving catch in the top of the 11th...