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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows, Rays split with Yankees in 7-inning doubleheader

Aug. 8, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-run single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the New York Yankees 5-3 for a split of seven-inning games in a doubleheader Saturday. The Yankees won the opener 8-4 as ace Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win....

Perez hits sac fly in the 8th, Rays beat Yankees 1-0

Aug. 7, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 1-0 on Friday night. “I think so, yeah,” Perez said through a...

LEADING OFF: Cards back in action, Yanks seizing AL East

Aug. 6, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ BACK IN THE SHUFFLE The Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Seven players in total have tested positive, including star catcher...

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...

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) makes a diving catch on a flyout by Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows 2 hits in return from virus, Rays top Red Sox 5-1

Aug. 4, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Tuesday night. “Looked like he didn’t miss a beat,” Rays manager...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Sun, Aug. 2, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Orioles beat Rays 5-1 for first series sweep since 2018

Aug. 2, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hanser Alberto doubled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, Renato Núñez and Pat Valaika homered, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. After the final out, the Orioles celebrated (with proper social distancing) their...

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...

Baltimore Orioles' Hanser Alberto, right, talks with Anthony Santander (25) after hitting a solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Thompson during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Santander hits unique HR, has 3 RBIs as Orioles top Rays 6-3

Aug. 1, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander hit an odd home run off Blake Snell and had three RBIs to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Friday night. The Orioles trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning before Renato Núñez doubled and Santander followed with a drive to center. Kevin Kiermaier...

Atlanta Braves' Max Fried pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Fried dominates, retires first 14, as Braves edge Rays 2-1

Jul. 30, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried retired Tampa Bay's first 14 batters and then insisted it didn't feel like a special start. Braves manager Brian Snitker had a different opinion. Fried took a perfect game into the fifth inning and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as Atlanta beat the Rays 2-1 on...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates as he motions to empty seats after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman powers Braves to 7-4 win, snaps Rays' 4-game streak

Jul. 29, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman was fearing for his life not that long ago. Never would've known it the way he played in the Braves' home opener. Freeman homered and drove in three runs on a four-hit night, leading Atlanta to a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. “He's a special guy,"...