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LEADING OFF: Cole, Astros host Rays for spot in ALCS vs NYY

Oct. 10, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: IT'S ALL ON THE LINE Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole has won a franchise-record 17 straight decisions heading into the deciding Game 5 of their AL Division Series against visiting Tampa Bay. The winner meets the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series...

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Oct. 9, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays never doubted themselves, even with Justin Verlander looking to end their season. Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, and the Rays chased the Houston ace early in beating the Astros 4-1 Tuesday night to even their AL...

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Oct. 6, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's pair of aces dealt the Astros a pair of wins. Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October with a 15-strikeout performance and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved. The Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros over Rays 6-2 in ALDS opener

Oct. 5, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Asked what went wrong for his Tampa Bay Rays, manager Kevin Cash invented a word. "We got Verlandered," Cash said. Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Rays 6-2 Friday to open their AL...

A capsule look at the Rays-Astros playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 9:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Tampa Bay, TBA (MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Tampa...

Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Division Series

Oct. 3, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In an era when openers are in vogue and they're facing the team who started the trend, everything's coming up aces for the Houston Astros this postseason. Houston will start Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay on Friday, followed by Gerrit Cole on Saturday...

A capsule look at the Rays-Athletics playoff game

Oct. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN). ___ Season Series: Athletics won 4-3. ___ Projected Lineups: Rays: 2B Joey Wendle (.231, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs in 75 games), LF Tommy Pham (.273, 21, 68,...

Snell loses, Rays head to wild card after 8-3 loss to Jays

Sep. 29, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blake Snell is searching for his best form as October approaches. The Tampa Bay Rays hope their ace left-hander gets another chance to find it. Snell lost in a tuneup for a potential postseason outing, and the Rays were beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 Sunday in their last game before the...

Rays clinch wild card with 6-2 win over Blue Jays

Sep. 28, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Last year, 90 wins wasn't enough for the Tampa Bay Rays. This year, 96 proved to be the number the Rays needed to reach the postseason. Tampa Bay returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night...

Rays beat Jays 6-2, back in playoffs for 1st time since 2013

Sep. 28, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland in the wild-card...