Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

/ May 21, 2017

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings in New York’s 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off the worst outing of his major league ...

Tanaka, Yankees rocked in season opener

/ Apr 3, 2017

Tanaka, Yankees rocked in season opener

Pitch by pitch, Chris Archer set the tone for what he and the Tampa Bay Rays hope will be a bounce-back year. Not such a good start for Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. Archer pitched seven solid innings, and the Rays roughed ...

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 ...

/ 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 ...