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Luis Patiño strong in return, Rays beat Royals 7-1

Aug. 18, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Patiño pitched strongly into the sixth inning, Yandy Díaz drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay, which is tied with Toronto for the second AL wild card, has won five of six. ...

Donaldson hits walk-off slam in 10th, Yankees beat Rays 8-7

Aug. 18, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were poised to extend their recent misery on a long night against the Rays. Then one swing from Josh Donaldson changed everything. Donaldson hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the clock struck midnight, and struggling New York salvaged an...

Arozarena's early homer sends Rays past skidding Yankees 3-1

Aug. 16, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer off Nestor Cortes in the first inning and the Tampa Bay staff made it stand up, leading the Rays over the skidding New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night. Starter Jeffrey Springs (5-3) and four relievers combined on a four-hitter,...

Yankees blanked for 2nd straight game, lose to Rays 4-0

Aug. 15, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The slumping New York Yankees were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 2016, losing to Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday night. Coming off a 3-0 defeat Sunday night against the Boston Red Sox, New York failed to provide any run...

Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 4-1

Aug. 14, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Rasmussen took a perfect game into the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays expanded their lead over Baltimore for the final AL wild card to 1 1/2 games with a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday. Rasmussen allowed his first baserunner when Jorge...

Rays SS Wander Franco takes on-field batting practice

Aug. 14, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco took on-field batting practice Sunday for the first time since being sidelined last month by a right hamate bone injury that required surgery. Franco said he will join Triple-A Durham on Tuesday to start a minor...

McClanahan stops 2-start skid, Rays beat Orioles 8-2

Aug. 13, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory on Saturday. The benches and bullpens briefly emptied...

Italy's Letta: Italian right-wing threatens Europe democracy

Aug. 13, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy's Democratic Party warned Saturday of the threats that Italy's right-wing nationalistic parties pose to European democracy in a video released in multiple languages, and promised that his party would keep Italy at the center of the European Union if it wins the...

Mateo has 5 hits, Orioles pound Rays 10-3 for 8th win in 10

Aug. 12, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jorge Mateo had a career-high five hits, Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins each homered off the Tropicana Field catwalk, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Friday night. Rougned Odor had four of the Orioles' season-most 19 hits as...

Review: Jamie Foxx hunts vampires in comedy 'Day Shift'

Aug. 11, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

This year marks the centennial anniversary of F. W. Murnau's “Nosferatu,” a long time for us humans but only a blip for vampires. If you were looking to celebrate the birthday of that silent classic, which still casts a long and ominous shadow over all vampires films that have...