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Paredes homers twice, Rodriguez leaves early, Rays win 6-1

May. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaac Paredes homered twice against his former teammates to double his career big league total, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Wednesday on an afternon Eduardo Rodriguez did not make it out of the first inning. Rodriguez (1-3)...

Support cast guides Avs in Game 1 win, stars spark Lightning

May. 18, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

Sometimes, your top players aren’t at their peak and you still win. Exhibit A: Colorado defenseman and Norris Trophy finalist Cale Makar. Sometimes, your top players are your top players and you win handily. Exhibits B and C: Tampa Bay forward Nikita...

Kiermaier, Phillips, Arozarena homer, Rays beat Tigers 8-1

May. 17, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier, Brett Phillips and Randy Arozarena homered and drove in two runs each, Shane McClanahan struck out seven in seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Ji-Man Choi also drove in two runs for the...

Lightning strike first against Panthers, win 4-1 in Game 1

May. 17, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of their playoff series with the Florida Panthers on the road last year. They're halfway to a repeat performance. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Andrei...

LEADING OFF: Detmers tries to match Vander Meer, 3 twinbills

May. 17, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ AND FOR AN ENCORE Reid Detmers has a chance to match Johnny Vander Meer's feat of consecutive no-hitters when he starts for the Los Angeles Angels at the Texas Rangers. The...

Castro homers in 9th, Tigers top Rays 3-2 for 4th straight

May. 16, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Castro hit his first home run of the year with two outs in the ninth inning, a tiebreaking shot that sent the Detroit Tigers past the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night for their season-best fourth straight victory. “I know I’m not a home run...

Column: Maple Leafs now at 55 years since last championship

May. 16, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

As soon as the NHL expanded to more than six teams, and television sets started showing games in color, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in trouble. Once again, the hockey playoffs are moving on to the second round without the Maple Leafs, who will be watching the rest of the postseason...

Rematch: Lightning, Panthers set to meet again in playoffs

May. 16, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on one side. The Presidents’ Trophy winners on the other. Franchises separated by just a couple hundred miles of highway. And two teams that don’t like each other very much. Tampa Bay and Florida. For the state...

Rangers-Canes, Battle of Alberta up next in NHL playoffs

May. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

A few minutes after his New York Rangers moved on to the second round of the NHL playoffs by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Gerard Gallant had not mentally moved on to what’s next. “I don’t even know who we play,” Gallant said with a chuckle. It’s the...

Chapman error sets up Rays' big inning in 3-0 win over Jays

May. 15, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Chapman's throwing error allowed Tampa Bay to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, and the Rays went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Sunday. Jeffrey Springs combined with four relievers on a five-hitter for the Rays, who took two of...