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Tampa Bay Times

Rays' Moore says his velocity is good enough for now

NEW YORK— To be honest, LHP Matt Moore said he, too, wished he was throwing harder than the 90-, 91-, 92-mph readings that were registering Thursday in his return from April 2014 Tommy John elbow surgery.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Yankees Saturday preview

Rays at Yankees When/where: 1:05 today, Yankee Stadium

Baltimore Sun

McCann's 3-run homer lifts Yankees over Rays in 12

NEW YORK (AP) - Brain McCann hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning, rallying the New York Yankees for a second time Friday night and giving them a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Tribune

Rays' losing streak reaches six in 12th inning loss to N.Y.

NEW YORK -- After that mess of a homestand that ended with five straight losses, the Tampa Bay Rays began a seven-game road trip Friday night at Yankee Stadium very much in need of a victory. Didn't happen. Brian McCann's three-run homer off Steve Geltz in the 12th inning gave the New

Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks sticking with slumping Owings

Second baseman Chris Owings continues to struggle at the plate in his first season back from shoulder surgery.         

Arizona Republic

D-Backs' Corbin ready for long-awaited return to mound

Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin will pitch Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing the 2014 season.         

Newark Star-Ledger

Rays vs. Yankees: LIVE updates and analysis of #TanakaTime

Follow along with Yankees fans and reporters during the game.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pham completes journey to Cards

Cards notes • Outfielder had setback in spring training injury.

Red Reporter

The Brewers spit Hot Fiers, smoke the Reds 12-1

Who are the 5 best pitchers of all time? Think about it. Fiers, Fiers, Fiers, Fiers and Fiers. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The Reds aren't a contending team. Anyone with two eyes and a non-controlling ownership stake in this team can see it. And it was on full display tonight. There's been a lot of hard luck with injuries and other things, but there's also been a lot of bad baseball. So, in an unprecedented move here at Red Reporter, I'm giving the JNMHSotG award to... nobody*. Michael Lorenzen struggled mightily with the home run ball and efficiency, the bullpen...

Baltimore Sun

Cabrera likely to go on DL after Tigers top Jays 8-6

Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays blow leads, fall to Yankees in 12th

Seemingly safe leads disappear in eighth and 12th.

Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News

Jake Peavy's solid effort goes up with one swing as Giants lose at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON – Jake Peavy hadn’t pitched on a major league mound since mid-April. His back and hip injuries are chronic by nature. His minor league rehab starts were a mixed bag. You could say expectations were tempered when he returned… Continue Reading → The post Jake Peavy's solid effort goes up with one swing as Giants lose at Nationals Park appeared first on Giants Extra.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota Twins: Ricky Nolasco's ankle injury still unsolved

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The medical team for Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco continues to huddle in an effort to solve a right ankle problem that has stretched on for more than a month.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Game 80: Yankees vs. Rays

YANKEES (42-37) Brett Gardner CF Chase Headley 3B Alex Rodriguez DH Mark Teixeira 1B Brian McCann C Garrett Jones RF Chris Young LF Didi Gregorius SS Stephen Drew 2B RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-3, 3.88) Tanaka vs. Rays RAYS (42-39) Grady Sizemore DH Joey Butler RF Evan Longoria 3B James Loney 1B Logan Forsythe 2B David […] The post Game 80: Yankees vs. Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Plain Dealer

Mike Aviles gives Cleveland Indians 5-4 victory over Rays with 10th-inning homer

Corey Kluber strikes out 14 in eight innings, but has to settle for a no-decision as the Tribe completed a four-game sweep of the Rays.

Tampa Tribune

Rays notes: Loney returns tonight

ST. PETERSBURG -- 1B James Loney will be activated from the disabled list today and return to the lineup for the first time since fracturing his left middle finger May 24. "He's going to help," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "There's no doubt about it.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees lineup vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Rodriguez looks to break slump

NEW YORK -- Here's the Yankees lineup against the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Friday: 1. Brett Gardner LF 2. Chase Headley 3B 3. Alex Rodriguez DH 4. Mark Teixeira 1B 5. Brian McCann C 6. Garret Jones RF 7....

Tampa Bay Times

Video: Rays take part in MLB Network 'Home Run Derby'

Rays David DeDeJesus, Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr. visited MLB Network's nearby studios on Friday and joined hosts Lauren Shehadi and ex-Ray Cliff Floyd in a little bit of a wiffle ball home run derby.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Pitching matchups vs. Rays

Tonight RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-3, 3.88) vs. RHP Chris Archer (9-5, 2.31) 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network Saturday RHP Michael Pineda (8-5, 4.08) vs. RHP Nathan Karns (4-4, 3.26) 1:05 p.m., FS1 Sunday LHP CC Sabathia (3-8, 5.59) vs. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (6-3, 4.01) 1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network Associated Press […] The post Pitching matchups vs. Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Newark Star-Ledger

Why Yankees' Carlos Beltran's latest injury will cost him time

Rightfielder will benefit from All-Star break and team's off days

The Republican

Boston Red Sox injuries: Ryan Hanigan returns, working on hand placement behind plate

TORONTO - Two months after breaking a knuckle on his right hand, Ryan Hanigan was activated from the 60-day disabled list. Reliever Jonathan Aro was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the roster. Hanigan broke the knuckle when...

Columbus Dispatch

Indians 5, Rays 4 (10): Sweep on the road

TAMPA, Fla. — The Cleveland Indians are feeling a little better about themselves.

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Emmanuel Burriss returns to D.C. as a National

Washington’s native son has been here before. In June 2008, Emmanuel Burriss, the pride of Wilson High and a first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants, played his first game in his home town against the Nationals. This time is different. After a winding path of injuries, struggles, a pit stop in the Cincinnati Reds minor leagues and a decision to sign a minor league deal with his hometown team, Burriss returns to Washington in a more meaningful circumstance.Read full article >>

Newark Star-Ledger

4 reasons why this July 4 weekend is huge for Yankees (VIDEO)

NEW YORK — Without even being overly-dramatic, this upcoming holiday weekend is probably the biggest series of the year for the Yankees thus far. The Yankees (42-37) host the Tampa Bay Rays starting Friday night (7:05 p.m.), a team...

Full Count | WEEI

Blake Swihart (toe) placed on 15-day DL, Shane Victorino activated headline Red Sox roster moves

The Red Sox made a few roster moves prior to their weekend series with the Astros. Shane Victorino was taken off the disabled list and added to the active roster, although he won’t start Friday night. He had been on the disabled list with a left calf injury since May 25. In a corresponding move, […]

Full Count | WEEI

Friday’s Red Sox-Astros matchups: Justin Masterson vs. Dan Straily

In the Red Sox‘ series opener with the Astros, Justin Masterson will get the ball for Boston while Dan Straily pitches for Houston. Masterson inspired confidence during his most recent trip to the mound, hurling five innings for the Sox on Sunday and holding the Rays to just one unearned run with six strikeouts and […]