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Manoah, Merrifield lead Blue Jays to 3-1 win over Rays

Sep. 24, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Toronto interim manager John Schneider is willing to go all in trying to get the top AL wild card and the home playoff series that goes with it. Alex Manoah and Whit Merrifield helped the Blue Jays move closer to that goal. Manoah pitched...

Arozarena 6 RBIs, Rays beat Blue Jays, tie for AL WC lead

Sep. 24, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit his 20th homer and drove in six runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto 10-6 Friday night, tying the Blue Jays at the top of the AL wild-card standings. The win clinched the season series — and the tiebreaker — for the Rays, who...

Astros clinch AL West for 5th time in 6 years, beat Rays 4-0

Sep. 19, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Astros clinched their fifth AL West title in six years, getting a leadoff home run from Jose Altuve in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. “It’s been a great start to the season,” third baseman Alex Bregman said....

Valdez has MLB-record 25th quality start, Astros down A's

Sep. 18, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Working closely with Framber Valdez, Houston catcher Martin Maldonado has enjoyed a front-row seat for the journey that has turned the left-hander into one of baseball's top pitchers in his fifth season. “It is a lot of calm, a lot of confidence and a lot of...

Bethancourt, Siri homer as Rays beat Rangers 5-3

Sep. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Bethancourt and Jose Siri hit back-to-back homers over a three-pitch stretch in the second inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday. Bethancourt had three hits, and Siri went 2 for 3 with a walk. Jonathan Aranda,...

Guerrero hits 100th homer at age 23, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-1

Sep. 14, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 100th home run at age 23, becoming the 10th youngest player in MLB history to reach the mark, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Wednesday night to ensure winning a rare five-game series against a wild-card rival. ...

Springer homers, Jays beat Rays 7-2 for doubleheader split

Sep. 14, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double, George Springer added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Tuesday night to gain a doubleheader split between AL wild card contenders. Toronto (80-62) is a...

Hicks benched after missing 2 flies in Yanks' loss to Rays

Sep. 10, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks was removed midgame after failing to catch consecutive drives to left that landed for run-scoring doubles in the fourth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-2 Friday night to close within 3 1/2 games in the AL East. “I got benched...

Correa answers boos with go-ahead HR, Twins top Yanks 4-3

Sep. 09, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Correa responded to booing Yankees fans with a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat New York 4-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game sweep. Correa’s two-out drive off former Fordham pitcher Greg Weissert followed...

Rays edge Red Sox 1-0 for 8th win in 9 games

Sep. 07, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yonny Chrinos had a tearful return to the major leagues Wednesday night. The 28-year-old right-hander pitched three spotless innings in relief to win his first outing in more than two years, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 victory over the Boston...