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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....

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 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' 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,"...

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, of Japan, center, celebrates with his teammates after the team defeated the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tsutsugo gets key hit as Rays beat Braves 5-2

Jul. 28, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a two-run single during Tampa Bay's five-run third inning, and the Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Yonny Chirinos pitched four effective innings for Tampa Bay after missing part of summer camp following a...

CORRECTS TO TRIPLE, INSTEAD OF DOUBLE - Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, second from right, celebrates with teammates, including Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, of Japan, after his two-run walk-off triple off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Shun Yamaguchi during the 10th inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kiermaier's triple in 10th lifts Rays over Blue Jays, 6-5

Jul. 26, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier's first hit of the season, a two-run triple into the right field corner in the 10th inning, gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Tampa Bay's defensive whiz delivered the second walkoff hit of his career after the Rays scored...

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau reacts as he scores from first base on an RBI double by Ji-Man Choi off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lowe's eighth-inning triple propels Rays over Blue Jays 4-1

Jul. 25, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Lowe’s two-run triple snapped an eighth-inning tie and sent the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Saturday. Lowe, batted hit .270 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs in 82 games as a first-time AL All-Star in 2019, hit a drive into the gap in right-center...

5 more MLB players positive for COVID, raising total to 80

Jul. 17, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June. Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Rays announced the move Thursday night, July 16. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Rays place OF Meadows on IL after positive coronavirus test

Jul. 17, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay outfielder Austin Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Rays announced the move Thursday night. Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the 40-man roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and...