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Also, Beliveau to the DL, Mahtook to Durham, and the Ryan Brett era begins. After an eventful series north of the border against a division rival, the Rays come back home for what could another eventful series against the New York Yankees. The Yankees were off yesterday, after losing their past two games against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Rays will send Nathan Karns to the mound, who greatly improved on his first start by allowing two runs (one earned) in seven innings against the Marlins last Sunday. Karns will be opposed by the Yankees right hander, Adam Warren who made his first start...
DRaysBay 12 hours ago

Rays vs. Yankees series preview: Projecting the matchups

The Tampa Bay Rays come home to The Trop today after a successful road trip. They will host the Yankees in a three-game series. Here is a preview based on statistics. Go here for information from someone who's actually knowledgeable about the Yankees. Follow this link to an interactive graph showing...
DRaysBay 13 hours ago

Yankees Q&A with Neil Keefe

What's plaguing the pinstripes? Continuing our early season Q&A series, we turn to the Yankees as the Rays face off against the rival franchise. Today's interview is with Neil Keefe, formerly of WFAN, now writing for his own site Keefe to the City. Follow the link to his portion of the interview with...
The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News 4 hours ago

He’s back! A-Rod delivers two homers and a game-winner

One home run to dazzle with raw power, another to start a late comeback, then a single to win the game. The most impressive night yet in Alex Rodriguez’s return to baseball basically carried the Yankees to a 5-4 win against the Rays tonight at Tropicana Field....

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The Ledger 2 hours ago

New York 5, Tampa Bay 4: A-Rod Burns Rays

Alex Rodriguez's biggest game in almost three years spoiled a milestone night from Rays rookie Allan Dykstra and a mixed start from pitcher Nathan Karns, handing the Rays a 5-4 loss Friday at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago

Rays' Longoria plays a day after getting hit by pitch

ST. PETERSBURG — A day after leaving the game with a bruised left hip, Evan Longoria was back in the lineup Friday as the Rays' DH and didn't show any lingering effects.
Tampa Tribune 13 hours ago

Rays concert series lineup includes Aoki, Jacksons

Steve Aoki and The Jacksons top the first acts announced for this year's Tampa Bay Rays Concert Series.
John Lott / National Post Apr 17, 2015
Tempers flare as Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays trade beanballs

Tempers flare as Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays trade beanballs

In a game often laden with romantic mythology, the beanball battle is one of baseball’s churlish traditions
The Ledger Apr 17, 2015

Tampa bay 4, Toronto 2: Rays, Archer Brush Back Blue Jays to Take Series

Chris Archer asked publicly for the chance to throw 100-plus pitches and did well when he got them Thursday, striking out 11 in another dominant outing as the Rays beat the Jays 4-2 and headed home with a winning record.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2015

Rays: April powers; Souza's long distance

April powers Wednesday night was historic, according to Elias, the only time in major-league history four rookies hit home runs in an April game — Mikie Mahtook and Steven Souza Jr. for the Rays, Dalton Pompey and Devon Travis for the Jays. Had Tim Beckham not been robbed of a homer …
Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2015

Rays beat Jays to take series

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Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2015

Rays sign catcher Arencibia, send him to Triple A

TORONTO — The Rays added a familiar name with a potentially powerful bat to their depth at Triple-A Durham, signing former Blue Jays and Rangers C J.P. Arencibia.
The Ledger Apr 16, 2015

Blue Jays 12, Rays 7: Toronto Homers Make for Long Night for Tampa Bay

Jose Bautista and rookies Devon Travis and Dalton Pompey homered to back Mark Buehrle, Kevin Pillar made a leaping catch at the left-field wall to deny a home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 12-7 Wednesday night to stop the Rays' four-game winning streak.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 15, 2015

Rays: Souza achieves rare triple feat

Elite company OF Steven Souza Jr. joined a select group as the fourth Rays player to have a home run, a bunt base hit and a stolen base in the same game. The first three — and, no, you wouldn't guess them — were OF Alex Sanchez (2005), SS Jason Bartlett (2009) and INF Elliot Johnson …
Tampa Bay Times Apr 15, 2015

Rays' Chris Archer hoping to get pitch count up

TORONTO — RHP Chris Archer takes the mound tonight against the Blue Jays hoping to pitch as well as he did Saturday in seven dominant innings against the Marlins. And to pitch more.
The Ledger Apr 15, 2015

Bolts' Defense On the Mend At Right Time

Veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn said he might be able to return by Thursday's Game 1 against Detroit, giving a boost to the Lightning blueline.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 14, 2015

Rays: Remarkable run of starting pitching

Making their pitch • The three straight games (by Chris Archer on Saturday, Nathan Karns Sunday and Jake Odorizzi Monday) for the Rays starters with seven or more innings and two hits or fewer is just the second such streak in AL history, per Elias. It was done previously by the 1992 Athletics, with …

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