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AP Source: RHP Eflin agrees to $40 million deal with Rays

Dec. 01, 2022 21:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin has agreed to join the Tampa Bay Rays on a three-year, $40 million contract that’s the largest the club has ever awarded in free agency, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The...

Rays disappointed, not discouraged by early postseason exit

Oct. 11, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Four straight playoffs berths, a World Series appearance and ample reasons to believe the future could be even brighter. Despite back-to-back early postseason exits, the Tampa Bay Rays remain confident they’re built for long-term success, and that...

Guardians take WC opener as Ramírez homers, Bieber dominates

Oct. 07, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Guardians were certain of two things: José Ramírez would deliver, and Amed Rosario touched second base. Cleveland's kids were right. Ramírez connected for a two-run homer, Shane Bieber dominated Tampa Bay for 7 2/3 innings and the young...

Ready or not: Guardians' kids set for playoff debut vs Rays

Oct. 06, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No stranger to October's postseason pageantry and peril, Terry Francona feels the same heading into his 72nd playoff game as he did before his first 18 years ago. “I’ll be scared to death,” Cleveland's manager said Thursday, only half-joking. “That’ll...

Bogaerts hits slam, Eovaldi strong as Red Sox beat Rays 6-0

Oct. 04, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam and Nathan Eovaldi pitched five scoreless innings in what could be his final appearance in a Red Sox uniform to help Boston beat the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night. Christian Arroyo added an...

Javier throws 6 strong innings, AL-best Astros beat Rays 2-1

Oct. 01, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings and Jake Meyers had two hits in the Houston Astros' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. It’s the 103rd victory for the American League-leading Astros. They are tied with the 2018 team for second-most...

Rays clinch AL wild-card spot; Astros get AL home-field edge

Oct. 01, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros both had reasons to like how things turned out Friday night. Drew Rasmussen and the Rays were the only ones celebrating, however. Rasmussen pitched seven effective innings and the Rays clinched a playoff spot for...

Springer 2 homers, Blue Jays beat Rays 7-1 for 4-game split

Sep. 25, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's two-year reign as AL East champion is over. George Springer homered twice, Alejandro Kirk and Teoscar Hernández also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Rays 7-1 on Sunday to gain a four-game split. The New York...

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...

Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5

Sep. 22, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco had three RBIs, Jonathan Aranda homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday night in the opener of a big four-game series between playoff contenders. Randy Arozarena had three hits and drove in two runs for...