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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...

Red Sox flex muscles, power past Rays 14-6 to even ALDS 1-1

Oct. 09, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston slugger J.D. Martinez wasn't sure how well he'd run, but he thought his sprained left ankle would be OK in the batter's box Friday. Lucky for him, the Red Sox took their time rounding the bases all night while turning an early deficit...

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. ...

Baz's 5 2/3 scoreless innings helps Rays sweep Marlins 3-2

Sep. 26, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Shane Baz pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his second straight start and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Sunday for their team-record 14th series sweep. Baz (2-0), a 22-year-old right-hander who was...

Rays rookie INF Wander Franco returns from hamstring injury

Sep. 24, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury. The AL East-leading Rays, who started a three-game series with Miami on Friday night, clinched a...

Manoah helps Blue Jays top Rays 4-2, maintain wild-card spot

Sep. 21, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a...

Renfroe HRs in 8th, throws out runner in 9th for Red Sox

Sep. 08, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and threw out Joey Wendle trying for a triple from deep center field for the final out of the ninth as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Wednesday night. Renfroe's big bat and strong arm...

Meadows, Rays rally from 6 runs down, beat Bosox 11-10 in 10

Sep. 06, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Down by six runs, facing Red Sox ace Chris Sale and playing at Fenway Park, the Tampa Bay Rays were just getting warmed up. Add another remarkable win in a charmed season for these resilient Rays. Austin Meadows hit a tying,...