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Rays beat Mariners 4-3 to avoid season series sweep

Aug. 04, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena had a two-run triple during a three-run third and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday to avoid a season series sweep. The Rays went 1-6 overall against Seattle, including losing the...

Woman bought $1M lottery ticket after flight was canceled

Aug. 04, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Having just had her flight canceled, a Missouri woman's luck quickly changed when she won $1 million from a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket. Angela Caravella, 51, of Kansas City, Missouri, claimed a $1 million top prize last month from The...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 04, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Shocking prison murder plot demands full state investigation The details of the Associated Press story by Jason Dearen were shocking. Murder conspiracies always are, of course, but this plot to...

Kikuchi goes 6 effective innings, Mariners beat Rays 4-2

Aug. 03, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi went six effective innings, Abraham Toro and Jarred Kelenic homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night. Kikuchi (7-6) allowed two runs and six hits. The lefty had gone 0-3 in his previous four...

Rays ace Tyler Glasnow to have Tommy John surgery Wednesday

Aug. 03, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday that will sideline him the rest of this year and possibly all of next season as well. The team announced the news during Tuesday night's game against Seattle. ...

Man gets life in prison for murder in deal with prosecutors

Aug. 03, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of torturing a Florida man to death and robbing him has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty just days before his a trial was set to begin. Keith Earl Davis, 47, pleaded guilty to murder in Hillsborough County court on Monday in...

Fraley drives in 2, Flexen solid as Mariners beat Rays 8-2

Aug. 02, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Fraley had a two-run single during a five-run third, Chris Flexen went 6 2/3 solid innings, and the Seattle Mariners beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Monday night. Fraley, who was activated before the game after being on...

Rays keeping players, staff updated on Fla. COVID-19 surge

Aug. 02, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are keeping players and staff updated about the surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida. Rays manager Kevin Cash said before Monday night’s game with Seattle that the team’s training staff is “pretty adamant about getting...

Cubs, Nationals will always have 2016 and 2019

Aug. 02, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

There was something particularly poignant about the fact that the Washington Nationals hosted the Chicago Cubs this past weekend. By the time their three-game series began Friday night, each team had pulled the plug on an era that produced some great memories for its...

Rays top Red Sox 3-2 for 3-game sweep, widen lead in East

Aug. 01, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan went six strong innings and Brandon Lowe homered as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep. McClanahan (5-4) allowed one run and four hits, helping the...