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Gary Shelton Sports 5 hours ago

Rays’ offense struggles again against Angels

Wednesday, 2 a.m. Stop me if you've heard this one before. The Rays' offense has gone dark, but late in the game, the team mounts a rally. The bases are loaded with one out. And the Rays strike out. And strike out again. And leave three runners stranded. And lose as they waste a solid […]
Tampa Tribune 9 hours ago
Sputtering Rays keep falling one run short

Sputtering Rays keep falling one run short

ST. PETERSBURG - Even going into play against the Angels on Tuesday just a game under .500 at 23-24, the Rays have some issues they have to resolve.Improving the bullpen is first, and arguably second and third, on the list as they wait for the return of injured Tommy Hunter (sooner) and Brad
Tampa Tribune 9 hours ago
Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

ST. PETERSBURG - 2B Brad Miller (left abdominal strain) will not return from the 10-day disabled list Friday as he hoped. While he took ground balls Tuesday, he has yet to resume running."I don't see how he could be," manager Kevin Cash said when asked Tuesday if Miller will return the first
Gary Shelton Sports May 23, 2017

Walks lead to another Rays’ loss

TUESDAY, 2 a.m. Another day, another bullpen. And, as it turned out, another loss. The Rays continued to struggle against the relievers of the American League in a 3-2 loss to the Angels Monday night. The Rays scored both of their runs – on three hits – in the first inning Monday; they were held […]
Tampa Tribune May 22, 2017
Rays say they don't want to be satisfied with hovering around .500

Rays say they don't want to be satisfied with hovering around .500

ST. PETERSBURG - As pleased as the Rays were to win consecutive series against the contending Red Sox, Indians and Yankees and to briefly get back over .500, there was a lot of talk in the clubhouse before Monday's game against the Angels that it was time to do better."There's a lot of things
Tampa Tribune May 22, 2017
Rays journal: Alex Cobb learning to work with what he has

Rays journal: Alex Cobb learning to work with what he has

ST. PETERSBURGIf this were 2012 or 2013, even 2014, RHP Alex Cobb would have problems. He would find himself working with only two of his three pitches, with the missing pitch being his trusty changeup.But Cobb is a different pitcher after having Tommy John surgery. His old changeup has yet to
FOX Sports May 22, 2017
Buccaneers sign first-round pick O.J. Howard

Buccaneers sign first-round pick O.J. Howard

Tight end O.J. Howard has signed his rookie contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gary Shelton Sports May 22, 2017

Diving catch ruins Rays’ chance of comeback

Monday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, the judgment goes the wrong way. Sometimes, the guys the fans aren't cheering for steal the game with an incredible catch. Sometimes, the comeback goes away. It was that way Sunday, when Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees – a spectacular player, by the way — made a diving catch […]
Tampa Tribune May 21, 2017
Rays journal: Yankees RF Aaron Judge hurts Rays with glove, not bat

Rays journal: Yankees RF Aaron Judge hurts Rays with glove, not bat

ST. PETERSBURG - Yankees rookie RF Aaron Judge struck out a career-high four times Sunday, but he brought his legs and glove, and that turned out to be the difference in the Rays' 3-2 loss.With the Yankees leading 3-2 in the sixth and DH Corey Dickerson on first, the 6-foot-7 Judge made a
Tampa Tribune May 21, 2017

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Yankees game

One way to shake the slow start to the season and climb back into the race in a division that really doesn't have a clear front-runner is to win series. The Rays are doing that, taking two of three in each of their past three. Doing it against the Red Sox, Indians and Yankees is a good way. The
Tampa Tribune May 21, 2017
Rays vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Angels7:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.Promotion: Salute to Service Monday: Military, teachers and first
Tampa Tribune May 21, 2017
Rays miss chance for sweep in 3-2 loss to Yankees (w/video)

Rays miss chance for sweep in 3-2 loss to Yankees (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG - The goal is to win each series, and the Rays did that by taking the first two of the three-game set with the Yankees that ended Sunday. But the Rays missed a chance for the sweep.The Yankees scored three times in the second inning and made those runs count in a 3-2 victory in
Gary Shelton Sports May 20, 2017

Dickerson continues to hit as Rays win again

Sunday, 2 a.m. The way upward in the American League East is fairly easy for the Tampa Bay Rays. Just follow Corey Dickerson. Dickerson continued to be one of the league's best hitters Sunday, driving two balls out of the park in a 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees. Dickerson took over the league […]
Tampa Tribune May 20, 2017
Rays vs. Yankees, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Yankees, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Tropicana Field

Today: vs. Yankees1:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 760-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $36-500; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game.Promotion: Super Rays comic book for kids 14 and underRays info:
Tampa Tribune May 20, 2017
Corey Dickerson homers twice to lift Rays past Yankees and over .500 (w/video)

Corey Dickerson homers twice to lift Rays past Yankees and over .500 (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG - Corey Dickerson hit two more home runs, and curiously got hit by a pitch, as the Rays scored a second straight win over the Yankees, this time 9-5 on Saturday in an entertaining and eventful game at the Trop.The win secured a third straight winning series against the

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