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Meadows' HR in 11th propels Rays | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to lead the Rays to a marathon win in extras Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https:


Rays: 8, Dodgers: 7- Extra Innings Win!

Photo by John McCoy/ Rays get much needed win to keep playoff hopes alive This road trip has not gone as well as the Rays would have liked. With last night’s loss, the Rays have a hold on the second wild card spot, but only by half a game. Let's end this road trip with a W. https://t.co/Gnk8MRdcDJ#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/6ruFmM1WcX— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 18, 2019 Rays were taking on Casey Sadler and the Dodgers’ bullpen to keep their Wild Card hopes alive. Things started off well enough with a Travis d’Arnaud single to score Tommy Pham. Your browser does...

New York Daily News

Imelda soaks Texas, flash floods shut down roads, hospital

Much of southeast Texas was underwater Thursday morning as Tropical Depression Imelda swept through the area, bringing torrential rainfall and flash flooding. Parts of the area have seen as much as two feet of rain, including Hampshire, which has been flooded by more than 28 inches. Riceland Hospital...


Daily Wild Card Tracker: September 19th

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Rays won. Indians won. Athletics won. The Rays are embroiled in a three-way race for two American League Wild Card slots. For Rays fans, this means every day has the potential for joy or despair. Between now and whenever the Wild Card teams are determined we’ll provide a daily update on the state of the race. Wednesday, September 19th Standings: Rays are sitting in the second Wild Card spot, two games back of the Oakland Athletics and a half game ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Magic number: Any combination of 10 Rays wins/Indians losses will clinch a...

Call to the Pen

Yankees: Injury woes continue, Betances out for the season

Only days after returning, Dellin Betances’ season is over This “freak” injury is emblematic of the historic number of injuries the Yankees have endured this season.  Dellin Betances has been one of the most consistently dominant relievers in the past 5 years. In a league that has seen a decline in consistent relief pitching, his […] Yankees: Injury woes continue, Betances out for the season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


View from the Catwalk: Saving Mr Fairbanks

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Rays won early this morning to remain in possession of the second Wild Card The Tampa Bay Rays played a thriller with the Los Angeles Dodgers that required extra innings and played into the early hours this morning but they managed to hold and come away with a 8-7 victory. Tommy Pham became the 10th Rays in franchise history to record five hits in a game and Austin Meadows blasted his 32nd home run of the season to continue his stellar campaign and blistering month of September. The pitching had its struggles, but had just enough to end the game with...

Los Angeles Times

Kenley Jensen is booed mercilessly after another blown save in Dodgers' loss to Rays

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allows two runs in the ninth inning of an eventual 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Pinstripe Alley

Scoreboard Watching: Rays outlast Dodgers, Yankees’ magic number still 1

Photo by John McCoy/ The Astros also pulled ahead in the home-field advantage race. The Yankees held an impromptu campout last night. The team huddled in the clubhouse watching the Rays-Dodgers game in anticipation of a division-clinching celebration. The champagne never flowed, but hey, they had a team-building exercise. Nothing wrong with that! Here’s what happened around the league while Tommy Kahnle went exploring through the Yankee Stadium offices after dark: Rays hold on against Dodgers in wild extra-innings game If the Yankees wanted to celebrate last night, they needed a...

New York Daily News

The Yankees spent three hours waiting to party, and then the Rays went and spoiled it

Adam Ottavino sat alone in the corner of the Yankees clubhouse staring at the three televisions overhead. All of them were tuned into the Rays game at Dodger Stadium. After Ottavino’s sloppy sixth inning Wednesday night, the Yankee’s fate — at least for one night — was out of their hands. And because...

Herzog in joking mood as he recovers from stroke

One day after suffering a minor stroke on a hot day Monday at his charity golf tournament, Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog was at home in Sunset Hills. Two days after the episode, he was at a hospital,…

New York Daily News

One dead, seven injured after country singer Josh Turner’s tour bus crashes in California

A tour bus carrying country singer Josh Turner’s crew crashed off a California highway late Wednesday night, killing one passenger. Seven people were injured, including two with major injuries, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Five suffered “moderate” injuries....

Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: Salvador Perez will be welcome sight in 2020

After Tommy John surgery in March, Salvador Perez recently began participating in baseball drills renewing hope in Kansas City Royals fans for 2020. We knew this year would be a difficult one for the Kansas City Royals but losing Salvador Perez to a season-ending injury made the situation worse. Who better to have behind the […] Kansas City Royals: Salvador Perez will be welcome sight in 2020 - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Kenley Jansen, Dodgers Maintain Closer Is Still On Right Path After Blown Save To Rays

With the Los Angeles Dodgers looking to end their World Series drought, the biggest question mark the...


Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Breaks Willie Mays’ Record For Youngest NL Outfielder To Hit 45 Home Runs In Single Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-7, in 11 innings on Wednesday night, but Cody...


Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte could be out for season with back injury

The Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte is dealing with a lower back injury, and on Wednesday he didn’t sound like he was in a hurry to return.        


Giancarlo Stanton hits a double, plays six innings in return to Yankees' lineup

Stanton, who had been out since June 26 with a knee injury, was greeted with a nice ovation from the crowd at the Stadium.

New York Daily News

Dellin Betances’ injury timing couldn’t be worse

As CC Sabathia walked off the mound Wednesday night, the first person to greet him was Dellin Betances. The big Yankees reliever was wearing a large walking boot on his left foot that went almost to his knee. That is to protect the Achilles tendon he partially tore on Sunday and will keep him out...

Lone Star Ball

Joey Gallo may be done for the year

Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via The beats say Joey Gallo’s hand is still bothering him, and he may be shut down Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is still having pain in his hand and is not expected to be activated this weekend, per the beat guys. Gallo has returned to the Metroplex from Arizona, where he has been working out, and is going to be re-evaluated, but it sounds more and more likely he will be shut down for the season. Gallo’s 2019 campaign has been the best of his career, but he missed time due to an oblique injury, and has been on the injured list since...

Purple Row

Thursday Rockpile: Kyle Freeland and other Rockies looking to the future

Photo by Norm Hall/ Rockies news and links for September 19, 2019 Kyle Freeland Set To Return And Start Twice For The Rockies | Forbes There’s plenty to be encouraged about in this update from Jack Etkin about the plans for Freeland for the remainder of the 2019 season. With enough progress coming back from a groin injury, Freeland will make a couple appearances to try and take some positive momentum into the offseason. With that good comes the portrait of a young pitcher who is thinking a lot right now. You know that simply by the number of words he provided for quotes in this...

Bless You Boys

Indians 2, Tigers 1: Sixteen losses in a row

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Miscues cost the Tigers as the Indians make it 16 straight victories. Spencer Turnbull did all he could to position the Detroit Tigers for their first win against Cleveland Indians in their last sixteen games. Sadly, squandered opportunities and mental errors in extra innings would send the game to its inevitable conclusion as the Tribe walked off the Kittens, 2-1 in ten innings. Spencer Turnbull was effective against a limping Indians offense. He only ran into trouble in the third inning, though he still struck out the side. It was his first non injury...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Highlights: Sabathia says farewell, Bombers fail to clinch with a win

Photo by Elsa/ The Yankees couldn’t quite clinch the AL East on their own terms in CC Sabathia’s final regular season start in New York. Tonight’s game between the Yankees and Angels was virtually devoid of actual stakes. The result of the game would have essentially zero impact on the fates of either club’s 2019 season. Yet for a game in which nothing was really up for grabs, there was a whole lot going on. Giancarlo Stanton made his return from injury as he tries to salvage a lost season. CC Sabathia made his final regular season start at Yankee Stadium, and what could be his...

New York Daily News

Former VA nurse charged with swiping morphine intended for patients in hospice unit at Massachusetts hospital

A former Massachusetts nurse was charged Wednesday for allegedly taking morphine from patients in the hospice unit at a VA hospital and using the drug for personal use, federal prosecutors said. Kathleen Noftle, 55, admitted to diluting morphine doses with water and then supplying it to patients...


Kevin Cash needs to stop counting his chickens before they hatch

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own... During last night’s contest between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers, Rays skipper Kevin Cash made several moves regarding the bullpen that have left me quite befuddled. The Rays are in a tight battle with two other teams for the two Wild Card spots and ever game, inning, run, and pitch is highly critical in deciding the team’s fate. During the game on Tuesday night, 2018 AL Cy Young Blake Snell made his return and dominated...for two...


Joc Pederson: Postseason-Hopeful Mets & Rays Provide Extra Motivation, But Dodgers Have Own Focus

Having clinched the National League West at one of the earliest points in franchise history, the Los...

Believeland Ball

Cleveland Indians: An ode to the JK Kid

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is now done for the season with a hamate bone injury. Not only is his season over, but his career with the Indians may be too. The Cleveland Indians have now lost two players within the last month or so to hamate bone injuries. Both Jose Ramirez and Jason […] Cleveland Indians: An ode to the JK Kid - Believeland Ball - Believeland Ball - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Seager leads Dodgers to win with 4-RBI game | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/17/19

Condensed Game: Corey Seager's second two-run double of the game sparked a five-run 7th inning for the Dodgers and led them to a 7-5 win Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Ins


Something’s wrong with Peter Fairbanks

Fatigue? Pitch mix? Tipping pitches? What’s up! Last night the losing pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays was Peter Fairbanks, and while the use of wins and losses is often misapplied, here you can use it well. Fairbanks did not have his best stuff, in that he was not locating his pitches well enough to prevent the Los Angeles Dodgers from scoring three runs against him (two others were charged to him as well). Of the 28 pitches Fairbanks threw, 15 were for strikes, and only 4 were fastballs. If you know anything about Fairbanks it’s that his fastball flirts with triple digits, but instead...

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: It’s hard to get consistent when everyone’s getting hurt

This has been one of the most up and down years of Chicago Cubs baseball I’ve experienced and with the injuries and inconsistencies, it’s easy to see why. I had a ton of optimism coming into this season for the Chicago Cubs. Kris Bryant had his shoulder back at 100 percent, Yu Darvish would be […] Chicago Cubs: It’s hard to get consistent when everyone’s getting hurt - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brew Crew Ball

What We Learned: Winning streak up to 4 straight, 11 of 12

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Brewers surge continues as they continue against the Padres. Yesterday’s Results Brewers 3, Padres 1 Today’s Game Brewers (Adrian Houser) @ Padres (Dinelson Lamet) | 6:40 pm Coverage from BCB Milwaukee Brewers injury notes: Brandon Woodruff activated, Keston Hiura returns to lineup, Manny Pina cleared to play | Kyle Lesniewski Milwaukee Brewers pennant race tracker: 11 games to go | Brad Ford Milwaukee Brewers recognize Trent Grisham, Aaron Ashby as top minor league players in 2019 | Brad Ford Around the Web Pomeranz reinvents himself as...

The Best in the Game: Mike Trout's 2019 Highlights

Mike Trout's 2019 season was unfortunately cut short due to a foot injury.