Latest David Peralta News

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...

Astros sweep struggling Rays behind Tucker, McCullers

Sep. 21, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer, Lance McCullers Jr. pitched seven effective innngs and the AL West champion Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Wednesday night. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve was hit on...

Rays beat Rangers 5-1, keep pace in AL wild-card race

Sep. 17, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Walls homered, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a six-hitter and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Saturday night. Tampa Bay remained 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the top AL wild card. The Rays hold a 5 1/2-game advantage over Baltimore,...

Rays make MLB history with all-Latin lineup on Clemente Day

Sep. 15, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays made major league history on Thursday by starting nine Latin American players against the Toronto Blue Jays. It happened as baseball celebrated Roberto Clemente Day, honoring the late Hall of Fame outfielder from Puerto Rico. Third...

Bichette late HR, Jays edge Rays in testy contender matchup

Sep. 12, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette launched a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after being hit by a high fastball in his previous at-bat, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a testy, 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a showdown between AL wild-card contenders Monday night. ...

Rays stop Red Sox 4-3 to stay 5 games back of Yankees

Sep. 05, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manuel Margot and David Peralta each doubled home a run in the seventh inning, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Tampa Bay stopped Boston's five-game winning streak and stayed five games behind the first-place...

Judge hits 53rd HR, Yankees stop Rays, avoid 3-game sweep

Sep. 04, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge led off the game with his major league-leading 53rd homer and the New York Yankees stopped the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Judge set a career high for homers, topping the 52 he hit as a rookie in 2017. He also...

Rays beat Yankees 9-0 to move within 5 games in AL East

Sep. 02, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jeffrey Springs pitched neatly into the sixth inning, Christian Bethancourt hit two-run homer in the seventh, and the Tampa Bay Rays moved within five games of the AL East-leading New York Yankees with a 9-0 victory on Friday night. It was the first of...

Paredes hits 2 homers over Green Monster, Rays beat Sox 12-4

Aug. 28, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Isaac Paredes homered over the Green Monster in each of his first two at-bats and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 12-4 on Sunday. Randy Arozarena hit three doubles off the left-field wall at Fenway Park and drove in two...

Arozarena's homer lifts surging Rays to 2-1 win over Angels

Aug. 22, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a tiebreaking home run in the fifth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Monday night. Jeffrey Springs pitched effectively into the sixth inning for the Rays, who have won eight of 10 and moved a half-game...