Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays never doubted themselves, even with Justin Verlander looking to end their season.
Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from...
A capsule look at the Rays-Athletics playoff game
A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics:
Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Tampa Bay takes on New York in division matchup
New York Yankees (102-55, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (93-64, second in the AL East)
Playoff-contending Rays score 6 in 4th, beat Red Sox 7-4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays turned a rough start into another important win.
Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay's six-run fourth inning,...
Rays take on the Red Sox in division matchup
Boston Red Sox (80-73, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (91-63, second in the AL East)
Defending champ Red Sox eliminated, lose to Rays 5-4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's official: There will be no repeat in Boston.
The World Series champion Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay...
Homer barrage keeps Rays in wild card spot, tops Angels 11-4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays shook off a rough stop in Texas and got right back into their playoff chase with a surprising burst of power.
Tampa Bay faces off against Baltimore in division matchup
Tampa Bay Rays (75-54, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (41-87, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: TBD Orioles: Ty Blach (0-1,...
Orioles set mark for HRs allowed in late-night loss to Rays
BALTIMORE (AP) — For a while, there's been no doubt the Baltimore Orioles would set a dubious record for the most home runs allowed in a season.
Orioles surrender record 259th homer with 34 games left
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have set a major league record by allowing their 259th home run this season, breaking a tie with the 2016 Cincinnati Reds with 34 games remaining.
Rays rally in 9th, beat Mariners 7-6 to avoid sweep
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins.
Choi has 2-run single in 9th, Rays beat Tigers 5-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ji-Man Choi raised his arms into the air as he saw his game-winning hit clear the infield.
There was good reason to celebrate after the Tampa Bay Rays kept themselves in...
Richards expected to start as Rays host the Tigers
Detroit Tigers (37-83, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (72-52, second in the AL East)
Rays erase 6-run deficit, beat Blue Jays on wild pitch in 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was a single for almost anyone else. It was a double for Kevin Kiermaier, whose speed in the bottom of 10th inning produced the run to cap Tampa Bay's big...
Sogard homers twice as Rays beat Marlins 8-6
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Newcomers Eric Sogard and Nick Anderson played key roles in Tampa Bay's latest win.
Sogard homered twice and finished with a career-high five RBIs, and the...
Kiermaier (HR, 3B) returns to lead Rays past Red Sox 8-5
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier felt he had something to prove to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he played in two games while working his way back from a left thumb sprain.
Rays rally from 7-run deficit to beat Blue Jays 10-9
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays didn't have to look back too far to see that a seven-run deficit doesn't mean certain defeat.
And this time, they were on the right end the comeback...
Wojciechowski scheduled to start for Baltimore against Tampa Bay
Baltimore Orioles (24-60, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (49-36, second in the AL East)
Baltimore takes on Tampa Bay in division matchup
Baltimore Orioles (24-59, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (48-36, second in the AL East)
Snell has 12 strikeouts in 6 innings. Rays beat Rangers 6-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell struck out 12 over six innings for just his second win in 10 starts and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Sunday.
Lynn goes 8 strong inning, Rangers beat Rays 5-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The surging Texas Rangers are looking more and more like a serious playoff contender.
Lance Lynn struck out 10 over eight innings of three-hit ball, and the...
Lynn scheduled to start for Texas against Tampa Bay
Texas Rangers (45-36, second in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (46-35, second in the AL East)
Chapman gets to Castillo again, A’s beat Rays 4-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman once again got the upper hand in a showdown against Tampa Bay's Diego Castillo.
This time it wasn't a walkoff home run that beat the Rays' closer, but...
Fiers expected to start for Oakland against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Rays (44-32, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (40-37, third in the AL West)
Adames homer helps Rays end road skid, beat A’s 5-3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash watched the Rays struggle through the first half of their longest road trip of the season, including a walkoff loss a day earlier in...
Fiers goes 6, Olson and Davis homer as A’s beat Rays 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Fiers has found his groove and it's been important for the inconsistent Oakland Athletics.
Fiers pitched six effective innings, Matt Olson and Khris Davis...
Adames knocks in run in 11th inning, Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All Willy Adames had to do in the 11th inning was hit the ball through or over five infielders for Tampa Bay to beat Toronto.
Tempers flare after hit batter as Rays beat Yankees 7-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees were frustrated by their play and slugger Luke Voit getting hit yet again.
Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi had run-scoring infield singles in...
Davis hits slam in 9th but A’s again stumble, Rays win 5-4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics missed out this weekend on gaining ground to host the AL wild-card game.
Khris Davis hit a grand slam in the ninth inning but the Athletics again came up short, beaten by the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Sunday.
"It was good to see on a day that looks like we're dragging a little bit or a little bit flat to be able to put up a four-spot like that," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.
Adames, Perez lead Rays to 10-3 win over Red Sox
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had a lot of hits again. However, they couldn't put them together to get a lot of scorng.
Willy Adames homered, Michael Perez drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 10-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win.
Boston finished with 13 hits, reaching double digits for the fourth time in five games.
Rays complete 4-game sweep by beating Royals 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay reached its high-water mark of 2018 by just putting the ball in play.
A throwing error on Kevin Kiermaier's bases-loaded grounder in the bottom of the ninth inning helped the Rays complete their first season sweep of an American League opponent with a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
"A win is a win," Kiermaier said. "We'll take it any way possible."
Yarbrough, Rays post another shutout, 1-0 over Royals
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and their parade of relievers are closing in on some franchise history.
Ryan Yarbrough helped extend Tampa Bay's shutout streak to 23 innings, and the Rays got their only run via video replay in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
The franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings is 27, set in 2013. Tampa Bay began this streak with 14 shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox, including a 2-0 win Sunday.
Adames, Wendle lead Rays to 3-1 win over Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays aren't blessed with a bunch of big boppers, but they will burn up the basepaths at every opportunity.
Willy Adames had two hits and drove in the decisive run, and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday, their seventh win in eight meetings with Toronto this season.
Adames hits solo HR with 2 outs in 9th, Rays top Orioles 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Willy Adames' winning drive landed high in the left-field seats. According to Statcast, it measured 434 feet, the longest of the rookie's five homers.
"That's all I've got," Adames said. "I went for it and I got it."
Adames' solo homer with two out in the ninth inning lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Adames, Bauers homer for Rays in 7-2 win over Angels
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Willy Adames made the most of his first day as Tampa Bay's regular shortstop.
The rookie homered and drove in two runs to lead the Rays to a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay designated slick fielding veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria for assignment, clearing the way for Adames to start on a full-time basis.
Adames, Bauers homer for Rays in 7-2 win over Angels
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Willy Adames homered and drove in two runs on the day Tampa Bay gave him the regular shortstop job, leading the Rays to a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Adames drove in a run with a two-out single off Angels starter Nick Tropeano in the fourth inning, then scored on Mallex Smith's triple,
Adames led off the Rays sixth with his fourth home run to make it 4-2.
Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria cut by Tampa Bay Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Slick fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays to open a roster spot for outfielder Tommy Pham.
The 29-year-old infielder was hitting .258 with three homers and 26 RBIs, and he had lost his starting role to rookie Willy Adames.