6:37 PM EDT, Tue August 20, 2019
3 hours ago

Rays vs. Mariners lineups for Tuesday, looking to bounce back

After an ugly 9-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday that led to the demotion of rookie starter Brendan McKay, the Rays are hoping to bounce back tonight in the second game of the series with the AL West trailing Mariners.To do so, they likely will need a strong pitching performance
9 hours ago

With Brendan McKay sent down, what's next for Rays?

Sending rookie lefty Brendan McKay back to Triple-A, even if it's just for 10 days to do some bullpen work to get re-calibrated, sure seemed like the right move given how he struggled again in
11 hours ago
Home run robbers, including Rays' Kevin Kermaier, get praise -- and swag -- for spectacular plays

Home run robbers, including Rays' Kevin Kermaier, get praise -- and swag -- for spectacular plays

It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore's Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards.Kevin Kiermaier sprinted to the wall, turned and leaped high above it before reaching back and snatching the ball. He banged off the wall and landed
17 hours ago
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 9-3 loss to Mariners

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 9-3 loss to Mariners

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 9-3 loss to Mariners:* If there was a highlight for the Rays on the mound, it was infielder Mike Brosseau working a 1-2-3 ninth, their only pitcher to do so, mixing speeds from 53 to 77 and keeping the Mariners off balance. He was cheered for
20 hours ago
Brendan McKay falters, Rays fall to Mariners in ugly 9-3 loss

Brendan McKay falters, Rays fall to Mariners in ugly 9-3 loss

ST. PETERSBURG - The walkoff victories the previous two days provided a mask for what's been an ongoing concern about the Rays recent lack of offense. At least they scored enough when it mattered to win another series.But Monday's abysmal two-inning outing by
21 hours ago
Rays have a plan to get Tyler Glasnow back on the mound sooner in September

Rays have a plan to get Tyler Glasnow back on the mound sooner in September

ST. PETERSBURG : Tyler Glasnow was one of the top starters in the league until being sidelined by a forearm strain in early May. With Glasnow seemingly recovered and on track to rejoin the team next month, the Rays are planning to bring him back as a reliever, which will expedite
Aug 19, 2019
Injured Rays Tyler Glasnow, Brandon Lowe, Joey Wendle move closer to return

Injured Rays Tyler Glasnow, Brandon Lowe, Joey Wendle move closer to return

The Rays seem to be getting healthier as they head into the final five weeks of the season, with several key injured players making progress to returns.* Pitcher Tyler Glasnow, sidelined since May with a forearm strain, threw off the the mound Monday for the first time since June
Aug 19, 2019

Rays vs. Mariners lineups for Monday series opener

After pulling out back-to-back walkoff wins over the Tigers, the Rays open a series tonight against the Mariners team they just swept in Seattle.Brendan McKay will be on the mound for the Rays, looking to give them a better and longer performance than his last outing. The Mariners
Aug 19, 2019
Not long ago, the Rays bullpen looked like a disaster. Now it just may carry them to October

Not long ago, the Rays bullpen looked like a disaster. Now it just may carry them to October

ST. PETERSBURG - Rock bottom wasn't so long ago. Barely three weeks, as it turns out.It was late July in Toronto when the Tampa Bay bullpen had its worst meltdown in a summer full of them.
Aug 19, 2019
Venezuelan Little Leaguer spawns imitators with unusual batting stance

Venezuelan Little Leaguer spawns imitators with unusual batting stance

He was in a tighter crouch than the catcher positioned behind him. The top of his helmet was nearly even with the catcher's mitt. His backside was resting on the backs of his shoes.Dig out your childhood booster seat, sit down, and you still won't be as close to the
Aug 19, 2019
Rays spring schedule includes 4 games vs. Braves, a trip to West Palm Beach

Rays spring schedule includes 4 games vs. Braves, a trip to West Palm Beach

The Rays will open spring training 2020 with a Feb. 22 game against the Red Sox and finish - for now, anyway - with a March 23 game against the Phillies in Clearwater.In between they'll host 16 games in Port Charlotte, including six on the weekends; play four with the Braves,
Aug 18, 2019
Mets' Pete Alonso sets NL rookie home run record

Mets' Pete Alonso sets NL rookie home run record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having.The burly first baseman hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record,
Aug 18, 2019
Tommy Pham leads off and comes through for Rays

Tommy Pham leads off and comes through for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG - Facing Tigers left-handed starter Matthew Boyd on Sunday, Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to mostly right-handed hitters in his lineup.Cash inserted Travis d'Arnaud at first, Jesus Aguilar at DH, Mike Brosseau at second and Guillermo Heredia in
Aug 18, 2019
Rays pull off second straight walkoff win, 5-4 over Tigers

Rays pull off second straight walkoff win, 5-4 over Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG - Ji-Man Choi's bases-loaded, two-run single in the ninth inning Sunday gave the Rays consecutive walkoff wins against the Tigers, 5-4 at Tropicana Field.The Rays, who trailed 4-1 going into the eighth inning, achieved their come-from-behind victory in
Aug 18, 2019
Rays lineup for Sunday

Rays lineup for Sunday

ST. PETERSBURG - Tampa Bay beat Detroit in walk-off fashion on Saturday night, setting up a Sunday afternoon rubber match at Tropicana Field.Trevor Richards, acquired with Nick Anderson in a July 31 trade with the Marlins, takes the mound for his Rays debut. Tampa Bay activated