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Meadows homers in 11th, Rays rally past Dodgers 8-7

Sep. 19, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Dodgers having twice erased their lead, the Tampa Bay Rays were staring at a third straight loss and a precipitous drop in the AL wild-card race. But they tied it up in the bottom of the ninth inning and got a home run from Austin Meadows leading off the 11th to rally for an 8-7...

Rays beat Blue Jays 5-3, win for 9th time in 10 games

Sep. 7, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Robertson came up with the big hits for the Tampa Bay Rays in the team's 144th game of the season. Robertson drove in runs with a double in the seventh inning and a single in the eighth as the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Saturday night. "There's going to be a...

Rays pitchers combine on 2-hitter in 5-0 win over Blue Jays

Sep. 6, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay pitching was nearly perfect for eight innings before surviving a scare in the ninth. Brendan McKay and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer, and the AL playoff-contending Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Friday night. "I...

Meadows, Rays relievers stop O's 2-0 for doubleheader split

Sep. 3, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash was pleased with a much-needed bounce-back win over last-place Baltimore. Austin Meadows homered, seven Tampa Bay relievers combined on a five-hitter and the playoff-contending Rays blanked the Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night to split a doubleheader. "We...

Rays overpower Indians, try for sweep Sunday in key series

Aug. 31, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham helped the Tampa Bay Rays turn on the juice Saturday night — first with a blender, and then with his bat. Pham and Avisail Garcia hit two-run homers, Ji-Man Choi and Travis d'Arnaud had solo shots, and the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 9-6. "I made a smoothie...

Rays beat Indians 4-0 in matchup of playoff contenders

Aug. 30, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Pruitt helped a taxed Tampa Bay bullpen, and the Rays beat Cleveland's 12-game winner Shane Bieber in his first start in two years. Pruitt and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, Jesus Aguilar had a three-run homer during a four-run seventh inning and the Rays beat...

Santander has 5 of Orioles' 16 hits in 8-3 win over Rays

Aug. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays can only hope that a lost weekend in Baltimore doesn't prove costly in their bid to end a five-year playoff drought. Anthony Santander went 5 for 5 with a homer , Renato Núñez drove in three runs and the Orioles beat the Rays 8-3 Sunday for a split of the...

Alvarado suspects injury after Rays' 7-1 loss to Orioles

Aug. 24, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Starting for the first time in his career did nothing to turn around a sub-standard season for Tampa Bay left-hander José Alvarado. Maybe a doctor's exam will provide answers why the hard-throwing reliever has lost his effectiveness. Alvarado retired only one batter before being...

Meadows slam, Richards' gem carry Rays past Orioles 7-1

Aug. 24, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Clutch hitting. Strong starting pitching. Road wins. Those are marks of a playoff contender, and the Tampa Bay Rays appear poised to benefit from each facet as they strive to reach the postseason for the first time since 2013. Austin Meadows hit his first career grand slam to cap a...

Rays rally in 9th, beat Mariners 7-6 to avoid sweep

Aug. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins. Kevin Kiermaier drove in four runs, including a solo homer during a two-run ninth inning, and the Rays avoided a three-game sweep...