Latest Mike Zunino 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...

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...

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...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Rays playoff series

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., 8:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Friday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:02...

Lowe hits 3 HRs, Rays roll 12-2 to prevent Yankees WC clinch

Oct. 03, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 161 games, the New York Yankees still need one more victory. No simple task against Brandon Lowe and a 100-win Tampa Bay team that's a consistent thorn in their side. Lowe hit three home runs and the Rays rolled to a 12-2...

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. ...

Rays clinch 2nd straight AL East title, beat Marlins 7-3

Sep. 25, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a division loaded with big-budget teams, this is becoming a familiar picture: the Tampa Bay Rays gathering on the mound, posing for a photo as AL East champions. The Rays clinched their second straight division title, with Mike Zunino...

Yarbrough goes 6 strong in relief, Rays beat Marlins 8-0

Sep. 24, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough allowed two hits over six innings of splendid relief and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Friday night to close in on another AL East title. The defending American League champions got three RBIs apiece from...

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...