Rays News

  • Rays split set with Yanks after falling in 12th

    Sunday's 5-1 loss in extras snapped the Rays' two-game winning streak, while earning the Yankees a split of the four-game series. The Rays fell to 9-10 on the season, and the Yankees moved to 11-8 and remain in first place in the American League East.

  • Yankees, Rays each win replay challenges

    There were two successfully challenged calls during Sunday's game between the Yankees and Rays at Tropicana Field, and after New York's 5-1 victory in 12 innings, a fourth-inning trap play still had the visitors talking.

  • Price hopes Rays' offense saves runs for him

    Tampa Bay's lackluster offense turned into a juggernaut on Friday and Saturday, when the team scored 11 and 16 runs, respectively, in wins over the Yankees. David Price wants his team to save "a whole bunch" for his next start.

  • Triple-A Durham teeming with relief options

    C.J. Riefenhauser made his Major League debut on Saturday night against the Yankees. The left-hander is one of several relievers who have done well after being called up from Triple-A Durham. It's a development that has impressed Rays manager Joe Maddon.

  • Rays' Myers finally hitting his stride at plate

    Wil Myers finally seems to be getting on track. He went 6-for-9 with seven RBIs in Friday and Saturday night's games. Prior to that, he had just four RBIs.

  • Rays send five homers through the Trop

    Home runs flew through Tropicana Field on Saturday night as the Rays clubbed five round-trippers en route to a 16-1 win over the Yankees.

  • Longoria now tops Rays' all-time homer list

    Evan Longoria hit his second homer of the season -- and the 164th of his career -- in the third inning of Saturday night's game against the Yankees. But the blast held added significance, as it established him as the franchise's all-time home run leader.

  • Sore groin keeps Jennings on Rays' bench

    Desmond Jennings was out of the lineup again on Saturday night because of a lingering groin problem, but the team does not think the injury to be too serious.

  • Loney's heroics land him in elite club

    According to Elias, James Loney is one of two players this season to record multiple two-out hits in a game, each of which drove in at least two runs.

  • Riefenhauser recalled, makes debut for Rays

    The Rays on Saturday recalled left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham and optioned right-hander Brad Boxberger to Durham.

  • Led by Loney, persistent Rays rout Yankees

    The Rays erased a four-run deficit against the Yankees on Friday night to take an 11-5 win at Tropicana Field. With the victory, the Rays snapped a four-game losing streak while moving to 8-9 on the season.

  • Advanced hitting stats on Rays' side

    Before Friday night's 11-5 win over the Yankees, there was no getting around the fact the Rays were in a funk, particularly their hitters. Despite the fact the club had lost four straight, the same mood as always seemed to prevail.

  • Call at first overturned on Yanks' challenge

    The Yankees successfully challenged a call at first base involving Ichiro Suzuki in the second inning of Friday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

  • Need for Bedard underscores Rays' depth

    By starting for the Rays on Friday night, Erik Bedard became the 21st starting pitcher used by the Rays since 2008, the fewest of any team in baseball. (The Giants are second with 24.)

  • Price takes first loss as Rays' bats quieted

    Coming home didn't help the Rays' offensive funk on Thursday night, as the Yankees took a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field.

  • Despite hitting woes, Rays not panicking

    Manager Joe Maddon doesn't want his players putting too much pressure on themselves as they struggle a bit at the plate, a sentiment echoed by Evan Longoria.

  • Bodley: Rays must regroup after rough start

    With Thursday night's loss to the Yankees -- a defeat that included hitting into a triple play -- in the past, the Rays must pick up the pieces and rebuild their season.

  • Maddon, Longoria heap praise on Jeter

    Joe Maddon and Evan Longoria took time before Thursday's series opener against New York to reflect on Yankees shortstop -- and Tampa resident -- Derek Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season.