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Orioles' Tillman wins 13th in 2-1 decision over Rays (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Tillman became the American League's second 13-game winner, backed by J.J. Hardy's two-run homer in the Baltimore Orioles' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:55:44 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

White Sox-Angels preview (The Associated Press)

It was exactly one year ago as the Los Angeles Angels were about to embark on the second half of the season after the All-Star break that Angels left-hander Hector Santiago was on top of the world. Santiago, though, goes into Friday's start against the Chicago White Sox in a completely different situation. Santiago shut out the Tampa Bay Rays on three hits over seven innings in his last start July 7 and he likely will be a target for teams looking to make deals before the non-waiver trading deadline on Aug. 1. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:53:39 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)

Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Sunday: Red Sox 4, Rays 0 David Price shut down his former team, striking out 10 over eight scoreless innings, to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Sunday. Price, who is in the first year of a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox, gave up just four hits and a walk. It was the first scoreless outing in a Boston uniform for Price (9-6). [read full article]

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2016 03:40:19 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Rays limp into break with another loss, 4-0 to Red Sox (The Associated Press)

The Tampa Bay Rays can't erase what's happened. Former Ray David Price threw eight shutout innings in his best start with the Red Sox, David Ortiz entered the All-Star break with impressive numbers after hitting a two-run homer, and Boston sent the Rays to their sixth straight loss, 4-0 on Sunday. The victory completed a three-game sweep for the Red Sox and handed Tampa Bay its 22nd loss in 25 games. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:59:54 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Price, Ortiz carry Red Sox to sweep of Rays, 4-0 (The Associated Press)

David Price was the ace the Red Sox have expected. David Ortiz is making what he's calling his final season look historic. Price threw eight shutout innings in his best start with Boston, Ortiz entered the All-Star break with impressive numbers after hitting a two-run homer, and the Red Sox sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their sixth straight loss, 4-0 Sunday. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:30:45 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Porcello wins again at home, Bosox hand Rays 5th loss in row (The Associated Press)

Rick Porcello certainly feels at home. Porcello pitched seven strong innings to remain unbeaten at Fenway Park this season, Xander Bogaerts homered and the Boston Red Sox sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their fifth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday. On a day the Red Sox learned they lost closer Craig Kimbrel with a left knee injury for likely three to six weeks, they won for the fifth time in six games. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:59:00 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Red Sox fight through injuries to hold off Rays 6-5 (The Associated Press)

The Red Sox are hoping to use their final series before the All-Star break to gain some ground on AL East-leading Baltimore. Some of their newest additions helped keep that goal intact in a series-opening win over the struggling Tampa Bay Rays. David Ortiz hit his 21st home run of the season, and recent call-up Bryce Brentz had two hits and broke a tie with an RBI single in the sixth to help the Red Sox beat the Rays 6-5 on Friday night. [read full article]

Posted Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:11:50 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Angels take 3rd straight for longest win streak in 2 months (The Associated Press)

It's going to take a lot more than winning a series from the struggling Tampa Bay Rays for the last-place Los Angeles Angels to turn their season around. Winning three straight for the first time in nearly three months is encouraging, though, especially considering the type of pitching performancethe team got from Hector Santiago in Thursday's 5-1 victory. Santiago limited the sputtering Rays to three singles over seven scoreless innings, C.J. Cron drove in two runs and Albert Pujols snapped a scoreless tie with a single that gave him 15 RBIs in his last 15 games. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:08:36 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Rays-Red Sox preview (The Associated Press)

Two American League East rivals with very different immediate goals clash when the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays for three games at Fenway Park this weekend. For the Red Sox, the goal is to win another series, which would be their third straight, and hit the All-Star break very much in contention to contend for another last-to-first scenario. For the last-place Rays, the aim is to just try to win games. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:55:55 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Angels-Rays preview (The Associated Press)

Two teams with nearly identical records and similar losing streaks meet as the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays play four games at Tropicana Field, with both teams desperately trying to regain positive momentum before the All-Star break. The Rays (33-48) have lost 16 of 18 games as they officially enter the second half of the season, and their bullpen has given up runs in 17 of those games. On Sunday, the Rays had a 1-0 lead in the eighth inning, only to see reliever Xavier Cedeno allow two inherited runners to score, with more runs coming in the ninth. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 03 Jul 2016 15:20:58 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Soccer: U.S. to meet Cuba in first friendly in 69 years (Reuters)

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Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:09:29 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Tigers-Rays preview (The Associated Press)

The Tampa Bay Rays, three days removed from an 11-game losing streak, bounced back by taking two of three games from the Boston Red Sox, but, starting Thursday, they will face another surging team in a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, who open an 11-game road trip that goes right up to the All-Star break. "Especially against teams that we're familiar with, we should go in with a lot of confidence," Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin said after Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Marlins. Detroit (40-38) is coming off a 6-3 homestand, one that included a three-game sweep at the hands of the Indians, but they will get another shot at them immediately after the Rays series. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:46:27 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Porcello gets 9th win, Red Sox beat Rays to stop 3-game skid (The Associated Press)

Rick Porcello stepped off the mound, gathered his thoughts and went back to work. It was kind of tough for me to regain my focus, so I was doing everything I could to slow the game down,'' the Boston pitcher said after minimizing the damage during a bases-loaded, fourth-inning jam and helping the Red Sox end a three-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Porcello (9-2) retired the last nine batters he faced after walking Nick Franklin to force in the only run he allowed. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:13:21 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Noah Syndergaard denies reports he has bone spur after short start (Big League Stew)

Welcome to The Walk Off , the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   The New York Mets have some pitcher drama, but this time it doesn't involve Matt Harvey. After struggling during an 11-4 loss against the Washington Nationals, Noah Syndergaard denied reports he's been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow. While Syndergaard was able to pump his usual velocity during the start, he had issues with his control and command. Syndergaard uncharacteristically walked two during the first inning, but managed to escape a bases-loaded jam. He looked like his normal self in the second, striking out the side. Things fell apart in the third. The Nationals tagged Syndergaard for five hits and a walk during the frame. Five runs scored in what was Syndergaard's final inning. He lasted just three innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Not counting ejections, it was the shortest start of Syndergaard's career. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] Shortly after the contest ended, reports emerged that Syndergaard has been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow for some time now, but has been pitching through it. Multiple New York reporters confirmed that report. Can confirm reports by @Ackert_NYDN and @NYPost_Mets . Despite denial, source says Syndergaard is pitching with a bone spur in elbow. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 28, 2016 Syndergaard, however, did not. Syndergaard flat out denied those reports in front of the media. Syndergaard says he has no bone spur in elbow. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 28, 2016 The whole thing could make for an uncomfortable situation, especially considering Syndergaard's rotation mate, Steven Matz, is also dealing with a bone spur in his elbow and has contemplated surgery. The Mets have confirmed Matz's injury , but have not commented on whether Syndergaard is currently dealing with a bone spur. TOP PERFORMERS Kris Bryant: Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was unstoppable during an 11-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. The third baseman made history, becoming the first player on record to ever go 5-for-5, with three home runs and two doubles. He set the Cubs team record with 16 total bases, and also managed his first-career three home run game. Bryant scored four runs and drove in six RBI during the contest. Marcus Semien: Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien was once traded for San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija, and he managed to get the better of that deal Monday. In the second inning, Semien belted a three-run shot off Samardzija, adding to the A's lead. He would later add an RBI double. Semien finished 2-for-4, with one run scored and four RBI in the 8-3 win. Nick Franklin: A number of Tampa Bay Rays were productive in Monday's 13-7 win over the Boston Red Sox, but Franklin was the best of the bunch. The DH went 3-for-5 at the plate, with a home run a double and a single. He scored one run and drove in five. MUST-SEE HIGHLIGHT Starting a double play from center field is always an impressive feat. That's exactly what Odubel Herrera managed to do during Monday's 8-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With no outs in the bottom of the third, Michael Bourn hit a line drive out near center. Jean Segura, who was on first base, was running on the pitch. Herrera made the catch in center, and with Segura on his way to second, fired the ball to first to try and get the force out. Segura attempted to make it back to the base, but, despite his speed, was doubled up due to Herrera's strong throw. THE REST OF THE SCOREBOARD    Royals 6, Cardinals 2: Matt Holliday's two-run homer gave the Cardinals an early lead, but Adam Wainwright was tagged for six earned runs over five innings, earning the loss.  Dodgers 5, Pirates 4: The Pirates jumped out to a four-run lead on Scott Kazmir early, but Francisco Liriano couldn't hold the lead, giving up five runs over 4 1/3 innings. Rangers 9, Yankees 6: A near four-hour delay could not stop the Rangers bats. The team still managed to tack on some runs despite the layoff during the victory.  Indians 8, Braves 3: Six Indians picked up at least one RBI during the win, including Carlos Santana, who did so in a pinch-hit appearance. Rockies 9, Blue Jays 5: Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs, but that wasn't enough to stop Colorado during Troy Tulowitzki's return. Astros 4, Angels 2: Houston tagged the Angels bullpen for four runs, ruining Matt Shoemaker's strong start.  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik [read full article]

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:59:51 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

Red Sox-Rays preview (The Associated Press)

The Tampa Bay Rays are reeling from an 11-game losing streak, their longest since 2009. All of those losses have come against division-leading teams, but they'll have a chance at redemption against another one of the American League's premier teams as they open a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. "We'll continue to look at some positives, the way the offense battled back ... a lot of guys swung the bats well," manager Kevin Cash said after a 12-5 loss to the Orioles on Sunday to complete a sweep at Baltimore. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:34:52 PDT - via Yahoo Sports

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