10:20 PM EDT, Sat August 18, 2018
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For starters: Rays at Red Sox, facing an old friend

For starters: Rays at Red Sox, facing an old friend

The Rays will try again against the majors-best Red Sox tonight, and they will be facing an old friend in former ace LHP David Price.This will be Price's 14th outing against his original team since being traded in July 2014, and he is 4-4, 3.32 thus far.The Rays are starting
10 hours ago
Remember all that Rays hate?

Remember all that Rays hate?

BOSTON -Nope, this is not going to be the worst Rays team of all time, as a certain writer for a certain website that you may happen to be reading right now suggested in April was a real possibility. Not going to be second worst, third, even bottom 10. Not going to lose 100 games.
22 hours ago
Rays journal: A 3-0 first-inning lead turns into a loss to powerful Red Sox

Rays journal: A 3-0 first-inning lead turns into a loss to powerful Red Sox

BOSTON - Scoring three runs in the top of the first inning is typically a good start toward a victory.But not so much at cozy Fenway Park.And definitely not against these red-hot Red Sox.Facing their AL East rivals for the first time since late May, the Rays (62-
23 hours ago
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Red Sox game

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Red Sox game

Manager Kevin Cash has talked up RHP Ryne Stanek as an MVP of the opener experiment, given how well he has handled the transition to pitching the first inning. On Friday, not so much. Stanek said he didn't think relieving Thursday had an impact.OF Mallex
23 hours ago
It's David Price time, from Rays 'openers' to rise of Blake Snell

It's David Price time, from Rays 'openers' to rise of Blake Snell

BOSTON - David Price heard about the recent reunion of the Rays' 2008 American League championship club that he played a big role on as a small part of, and he had a few questions.What players were there? How did it go? Did second baseman Akinori Iwamura, who fielded a
Aug 17, 2018
For starters: Rays at Red Sox, in another tough test

For starters: Rays at Red Sox, in another tough test

Coming off their first series win at Yankee Stadium since 2014, the Rays have another tough test, opening the first of back to back weekend series with the majors-best Red Sox.This is the Rays first meeting with the Sox since May 24, and their first time back in Boston after making
Aug 17, 2018
The Rays' kids are all right, and this is a great time to show it

The Rays' kids are all right, and this is a great time to show it

This baseball season has been filled with Haves and Have Nots. And your entertaining Rays are smack dab in the middle of it.Kevin Cash's team left New York for Boston on Thursday night and they hardly needed a plane after a 3-1 win and their first series win at Yankee Stadium since
Aug 16, 2018
Rays lefty Adam Kolarek picked a good time for his first career save

Rays lefty Adam Kolarek picked a good time for his first career save

NEW YORK - There was a lot that went into the Rays hanging on to their 3-1, series-clinching win over the Yankees Thursday.Including the conversation- reliever Adam Kolarek had with himself jogging in from the bullpen with the bases loaded and no outs in the ninth and
Aug 16, 2018
Rays-Yankees: Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tampa Bay's 3-1 victory

Rays-Yankees: Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tampa Bay's 3-1 victory

NEW YORK - Here's Marc Topkin's takeaways from the Rays' 3-1 victory over the Yankees Thursday:* Give mild-mannered 29-year-old rookie Adam Kolarek credit for handling the pressure of a bases loaded no-outs in the ninth situation and closing out the Yankees, but also give
Aug 16, 2018
The Rays finally won a series in Yankee Stadium. Now for some perspective.

The Rays finally won a series in Yankee Stadium. Now for some perspective.

NEW YORK - After the Rays exhaled following Thursday's tense-as-they come 3-1 win, they were able to appreciate the significance of what they'd done.For now.And, more importantly, for the future.Really, it shouldn't be that hard. They make three trips a
Aug 16, 2018
Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

NEW YORK : Once they got done exhaling, the Rays had reason to celebrate Thursday.In hanging on for a 3-1 win and taking two of the three games, they won their first series at Yankee Stadium since the middle of the 2014 season.Twelve times since they came, they played
Aug 16, 2018
An Aretha Franklin tribute from the Lightning anthem singer

An Aretha Franklin tribute from the Lightning anthem singer

The Tampa woman who sings the national anthem before Lightning games at Amalie Arena has joined the chorus.Retired Air Force technical sergeant Sonya Bryson-Kirksey took to Twitter on Thursday morning following the news of Aretha Franklin's death at age 76 and delivered her tribute
Aug 16, 2018
For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking for a rare series win

For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking for a rare series win

The Rays take the field this afternoon looking to win their first series at Yankee Stadium since the middle of the 2014 season, when Joe Maddon was still their manager.And they will have their All-Star starter, Blake Snell, on the mound.Snell, though, will likely be limited
Aug 15, 2018
As the Rays turn: Tommy Pham activated, Jake Faria demoted

As the Rays turn: Tommy Pham activated, Jake Faria demoted

OF Tommy Pham only needed seven innings in leftfield and four at-bats for short-season Class A Hudson Valley on Wednesday to determine his fractured right foot was healed and he will rejoin the Rays for Thursday's matinee at Yankee Stadium.Pham was injured Aug. 2, in his second
Aug 15, 2018
Rays find offense, take down Yankees 6-1

Rays find offense, take down Yankees 6-1

NEW YORK - The Rays were looking for something to spark their once-again stagnant offense, and it came in somewhat unexpected ways in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Yankees.Rookie INF/OF Brandon Lowe, who didn't have a hit in his first 19 big-league at-bats, rapped two, driving