8/19/2014 | Myers among injured Rays gearing for return
Of the Rays' walking wounded, Wil Myers (right wrist fracture) appears to be the closest to returning to action, according to manager Joe Maddon, who allowed that Myers could return before the end of the homestand.
8/19/2014 | Maddon says losing home mark out of norm
The Rays entered Tuesday night's series opener against the Tigers with a losing record at home (28-34), in deference to their road mark of 33-29. Manager Joe Maddon has scratched his head all season about his team's troubles at home.
8/19/2014 | Rays turn to Odorizzi in rematch against Tigers
Jake Odorizzi and the Rays will look to bounce back and even the series against Rick Porcello and the Tigers on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
8/19/2014 | Rays burned by walk, missed catch in extras
James Loney belted a three-run homer in the first, but Rays starter Chris Archer labored in a tough fifth and a bases-loaded walk in the 11th led to an 8-6 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night.
8/19/2014 | Rays deserve to feel they're home when they're home
Sure, fans at Tropicana Field this past weekend were right to show Derek Jeter respect with an ovation, but the Rays need their fans to pack the park and root for the home team at the same time.
8/18/2014 | Rays keeping close eye on staff as fatigue can set in
Vince Lombardi once noted that fatigue makes cowards of us all. For starting pitchers, fatigue doesn't necessarily make them cowards, but running on empty does make pitching more difficult.
8/17/2014 | Jeter's presence turns up the noise at Tropicana
Tropicana Field was as loud as it's been all season on Saturday, and, well, the Rays weren't exactly happy about all the noise.
8/17/2014 | No matter their standing, Rays look to finish strong
After Sunday's 4-2 loss, Tampa Bay is 10 games behind in the American League East standings and 6 1/2 back for the AL's second Wild Card spot. While their situation looks dire, the Rays still have a shot at making the playoffs and regardless of whether they make the playoffs, they want to finish strong so they have some momentum heading into next season.
8/17/2014 | Archer, Scherzer set to clash amid playoff race
Chris Archer and the Rays will host Max Scherzer and the Tigers as the two clubs continue to fight for a spot in the postseason on Tuesday night.
8/17/2014 | Hellickson's rocky fifth proves costly in finale
The Yankees defeated the Rays, 4-2, on Sunday at Tropicana Field to take the rubber game of their three-game weekend series.
8/16/2014 | Importance of rubber game not lost on Rays, Yanks
The Rays and Yankees will meet Sunday afternoon in the rubber game at Tropicana Field, an all-important series win up for grabs for two teams in the middle of the pack in the American League East trying to put together a playoff push. Tampa Bay will start Jeremy Hellickson, while New York will counter with Hiroki Kuroda.
8/16/2014 | Rallying Rays unable to rise above .500 mark
The Rays reached .500 on Friday night. Saturday afternoon, they dipped back below the break-even point when they took a 3-2 loss to the Yankees in front of a sold-out crowd of 31,042 at Tropicana Field.
8/16/2014 | Belnome recalled, immediately placed in lineup
The Rays recalled designated hitter Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham on Saturday to take the place of reliever Brandon Gomes, who was optioned to the Bulls after Friday's 5-0 series-opening win against the Yankees. Belnome started at DH for Tampa Bay on Saturday and batting seventh. He went 0-for-2 with a walk in the Rays' 3-2 loss to the Yanks.
8/16/2014 | Rays option reliever Gomes to Triple-A Durham
The Rays made a roster move after Friday's 5-0 series-opening win against the Yankees at Tropicana Field, optioning reliever Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.
8/16/2014 | Karns heads near no-no in Durham's walk-off win
Led by right-hander Nate Karns, the Rays' No. 15 prospect, Triple-A Durham took a combined no-hitter into the ninth inning Friday against Charlotte. Though Knights catcher Josh Phegley broke up the no-hit bid with a single off reliever Steve Geltz, the Bulls went on to win, 1-0, in 11 innings.
8/16/2014 | Cobb, McCarthy epitomize strength in survivors' duel
The men on the mound Friday night weren't just starting pitchers dueling it out in the Rays' 5-0 series-opening win over the Yankees. Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb and New York's Brandon McCarthy have a more interesting connection. Both Cobb and McCarthy have had to come back from being hit in the head with line drives during games. Both have had to deal with the long recovery from a serious head injury that followed.
8/15/2014 | At .500, Rays now look to draw even with Yankees
When the Detroit Tigers visited Yankee Stadium last week, they threw their newest ace, David Price, against New York in his debut with the team. Saturday afternoon, the Yankees and starter Shane Greene will face one of the returns in that three-team blockbuster trade in Drew Smyly, who will make his home debut against a team that hovers just above the Rays in the standings.
8/15/2014 | Thrill of the climb: Cobb leads Rays back to .500
With a 5-0 win in their series opener against the Yankees on Friday night, the Rays accomplished what only three other teams in Major League history -- including the 2004 Tampa Bay club -- have done: come from at least 18 games under .500 and get back even. The '04 Devil Rays were also 18 games under, joining the 1899 Louisville Colonels (22 under) and the 2006 Florida Marlins (20 under).
8/15/2014 | Myers heads Rays' trio nearing return to duty
Rays outfielders Wil Myers and David DeJesus, along with catcher Ryan Hanigan, are getting closer to returning to the field, manager Joe Maddon said on Friday.
8/15/2014 | Kiermaier set to receive Heart and Hustle Award
Rays right fielder Kevin Kiermaier will receive the team's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award in a presentation before Saturday's game against the Yankees at Tropicana Field.
8/14/2014 | Odorizzi leads Rays to series win in Texas
Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe each hit a two-run homer to back a solid seven innings from Jake Odorizzi as the Rays wrapped up a 6-4 road trip with a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Thursday in Texas.
8/14/2014 | Jennings hopes to return to lineup on Friday
Desmond Jennings missed a second consecutive start on Thursday after running into the wall to make a circus catch of Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin's drive on Tuesday night and coming away with a sore left shoulder.
8/14/2014 | Myers close to returning from fractured wrist
Wil Myers, who has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a right wrist fracture, has appeared in three games for Triple-A Durham on his rehab assignment. He is 4-for-9 with a grand slam, three walks and three stolen bases.
8/14/2014 | Rays set for American Legion Weekend
Rays manager Joe Maddon has declared this weekend American Legion Weekend. During each of the past two seasons, Maddon has set aside an entire week to change things up with this unique practice.
8/14/2014 | Rays join MLB in standing up to cancer
The Rays will wear strikeout cancer T-shirts in support of the Moffitt Cancer Center as they join the fight to help #KCancer14 on Sept. 2.
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