Notorious A-Rod plays final game for Yankees

Aug 13, 2016

Notorious A-Rod plays final game for Yankees

Alex Rodriguez returned to the infield, hugged a reception line of teammates and was handed the final ball from his final game with the New York Yankees. He walked to the area behind third base, leaned down and grabbed a handful of dirt. Baseball’s ...

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Aug 2, 2016

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Danny Duffy couldn’t get the no-hitter, but he still came away with a team record. The left-hander pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and had a franchise-record 16 strikeouts to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays ...

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

May 30, 2016

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

For the first time in a century the New York Yankees won a game with just one hit. Starlin Castro’s two-run homer off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning was enough to give the Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on ...

May 28, 2016

Tanaka dazzles as Yankees down Rays

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night. Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his ...

Ichiro turns back clock to lift Marlins

May 24, 2016

Ichiro turns back clock to lift Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki is rapidly pulling away from Wee Willie Keeler on the all-time hit list with the same approach made famous by the late Hall of Famer. Again on Monday, Ichiro hit ’em where they ain’t. Pressed into regular duty by teammate Christian Yelich ...

Rays beat Cuba in front of Obama, Castro

Mar 23, 2016

Rays beat Cuba in front of Obama, Castro

When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays’ first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for “safe.” Then he turned to his left and shook the hand of his seatmate and Cuban counterpart, ...

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Aug 21, 2015

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer gained a pair of young fans at this year’s All-Star game and gave them a shout-out after pitching a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over their father’s team on Thursday night. “I was motivated by Haley and Kaitlin, A.J. Hinch’s ...

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Jul 2, 2015

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in ...

Rays rally past Nats in sixth; Harper hurt

Jun 19, 2015

Rays rally past Nats in sixth; Harper hurt

While the crowd at Nationals Park was worried about the home team’s star slugger Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays left town with a two-game sweep. The Rays used a four-run sixth inning, keyed by Joey Butler’s home run and David DeJesus’ two-run triple, to ...

Hernandez fires 4-hitter

May 28, 2015

Hernandez fires 4-hitter

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon need just one word to describe another great start by Felix Hernandez. Phenomenal. Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major’s first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning ...

Dec 6, 2014

Rays appoint Cash as new manager

Kevin Cash is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the former Cleveland Indians bullpen coach as Joe Maddon’s replacement on Friday, selecting him over ex-Seattle Mariners manager and current Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Cash, who turns ...