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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez, left, follows through on his grand slam in front of Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rays pounce on Red Sox, hold on for 9-5 win

Aug. 12, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Wednesday night and earn their fifth straight victory. Willy Adames, Brandon Lowe and Yoshi Tsutsugo all homered off Zack Godley, and Austin Meadows hit...

Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot celebrates with Willy Adames (1) after scoring on a ground-rule double by Brandon Lowe during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brosseau's leadoff HR sparks Rays in 8-2 rout of Red Sox

Aug. 11, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Díaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive onslaught against the Boston Red Sox in a 8-2 win Tuesday night. Brosseau hit Boston starter Martín Pérez’s sixth pitch of the...

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...

Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin follows through after hitting a two-run double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

J.T. Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hector Neris didn't back down with the game on the line and Aaron Judge at the plate. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Neris struck out Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday night. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned...

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...

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...

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...