Rays outlast Twins in 18-inning marathon

Baseball / MLB Jun 28, 2019

Rays outlast Twins in 18-inning marathon

Willy Adames and Choi Ji-man had RBI singles, and Yandy Diaz drove in what proved to be the winning run with a sacrifice fly to highlight a three-run 18th inning and lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins ...

MLB gives Rays OK to explore playing in Montreal

Baseball / MLB Jun 21, 2019

MLB gives Rays OK to explore playing in Montreal

The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for ...

Tanaka pitches Yankees to win

Baseball / MLB May 13, 2019

Tanaka pitches Yankees to win

Masahiro Tanaka needed only 73 pitches over seven innings Sunday to get his third win of the season and lead the New York Yankees to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka (3-3) outdueled reigning Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (3-4) and ...

Masahiro Tanaka shaky in final start of regular season

Baseball / MLB Sep 27, 2018

Masahiro Tanaka shaky in final start of regular season

Masahiro Tanaka had another poor outing in his final start before the playoffs. Tanaka gave up four runs and six hits over four-plus innings in the New York Yankees’ 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. "It just comes down to the mechanics," ...

Masahiro Tanaka throws shutout to lead Yankees to win over Rays

Baseball / MLB Jul 25, 2018

Masahiro Tanaka throws shutout to lead Yankees to win over Rays

It was a good night for New York's bullpen. First, Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yankees relievers a breather. Then the front office added reinforcements. Tanaka pitched a three-hitter, Austin Romine drove in two runs as the replacement for again-injured catcher Gary Sanchez and the Yankees beat ...

Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

Baseball / MLB Jun 19, 2018

Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win. Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the ...

Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine to lead Angels past Rays

Baseball / MLB May 21, 2018

Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine to lead Angels past Rays

Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season. The Angels already knew Ohtani ...

Yankees hurler Tanaka dazzles in 14-K outing

Baseball / MLB Jul 29, 2017

Yankees hurler Tanaka dazzles in 14-K outing

Masahiro Tanaka took a perfect game into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 14, pitching the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays for their fifth straight win on Friday. Brett Gardner hit a leadoff home run, Aaron Judge lined his AL-leading ...