Latest Kevin Kiermaier News

Despite early playoff exit, future remains bright for Rays

Oct. 12, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive playoff appearances, back-to-back AL East titles and a trip to the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to feel good about, even if the best regular season in franchise history was followed by a loss to Boston in the...

Rays' remarkable season comes to sudden end at Fenway Park

Oct. 12, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Put the popcorn away for the winter at Tropicana Field. The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays saw their record-setting season come to a sudden end Monday night when they lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 in Game 4 of their Division Series and were eliminated...

Ground Rule Trouble: Red Sox bounce Rays in 13 on odd call

Oct. 11, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier’s line drive sailed over right fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head and bounced off the short wall in front of the Boston bullpen and back onto the warning track. It ricocheted off Renfroe and into the air. The Red Sox right fielder waved at...

EXPLAINER: Rare automatic double ruling aids lucky Red Sox

Oct. 10, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The book of Official Baseball Rules covers a lot of ground in its nearly 200 pages. Even the plays nobody has seen before. Umpires didn't have to dig too deep to find a ruling for a bizarre bounce in Sunday's Red Sox-Rays AL Division...

Overhauled Rays staff missing October magic in ALDS

Oct. 10, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Creative as they come at deploying their arms, the Tampa Bay Rays overhauled the pitching staff that bolstered an AL pennant winner in 2020 with their signature out-of-the-box approach. Constructed with similar boldness and imagination to last year's...

Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have won more games than any other team in the American League over the past two seasons, going about their business with a quiet confidence that has the full attention of the Boston Red Sox. The AL East rivals meet in a...

Playoff payrolls: 2 missing Dodgers nearly total Rays' money

Oct. 05, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

Two missing Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers, Trevor Bauer and Clayton Kershaw, earn nearly as much as the entire Tampa Bay Rays' major league roster heading into the playoffs. The defending champion Dodgers enter the postseason with more than three times the payroll of the...

Full house: Fans flow, home-field edge back for MLB playoffs

Oct. 05, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays fought furiously in 2020 for their first division title in over a decade, assuring themselves home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. In the end, it meant little more than last at-bats and a more...

Yanks' rally fizzles, AL wild-card race tightens as Rays win

Oct. 02, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Rougned Odor both struck out with two runners on to blunt a ninth-inning rally and the New York Yankees’ lead atop the AL wild-card race got even tighter with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The Yankees’ edge fell...

Correa, Astros clinch AL West, open playoffs vs White Sox

Sep. 30, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve got straight to the point when asked what Carlos Correa means to the Houston Astros after his mighty swing launched them into the playoffs Thursday night. “We are where we are because of him," the star second baseman said. ...