Chirinos pulled after 5 no-hit innings, Rays beat Blue Jays

Baseball 05/27/19, 17:10

Tampa Bay's plan to use an opener was derailed by recent heavy bullpen use.Yonny Chirinos showed that fill-in starters, even on a pitch count, can be an excellent replacement.Chirinos was pulled after five no-hit innings and the Rays went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Monday.Tampa Bay ...

Rays rally to beat Royals 3-1 for 4-game split

Baseball 05/03/19, 00:59

Brandon Lowe followed a solid first month with a hot start to May.The Tampa Bay rookie hit a two-run homer off Wily Peralta with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Thursday for a four-game split.Lowe hit a ...

Snell and Rays beaten by Royals 10-2 in lefty’s return

Sports 04/24/19, 16:58

Blake Snell was frustrated with his performance, but at least his toe came through OK.The Tampa Bay ace Blake lasted one out into the fourth inning in his return from a broken right fourth toe as the Rays lost 10-2 to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday."It's fine," Snell said ...

Snell to return Wednesday from fractured toe

Baseball 04/23/19, 14:56

Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell is scheduled to return Wednesday from a fractured right fourth toe and start against the Kansas City Royals.The announcement Tuesday comes two days after Rays manager Kevin Cash said the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner would not ready to be reinstated from the ...

Rays put Meadows on IL with thumb sprain, reinstate Wendle

Baseball 04/21/19, 12:37

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb in a series of moves on Sunday. Meadows was hurt when he awkwardly slid into third base on a two-run triple in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Boston ...

Leading off: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

Sports 04/18/19, 18:52

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:EARLY TESTOff to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit ...

Rays reliever Kolarek plays 1B in 3-0 win over Giants

Baseball 04/07/19, 18:46

Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash kept getting the most from his pitching staff, moving reliever Adam Kolarek to first base in a piece of matchup strategy, and the Rays blanked the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday.Yandy Diaz homered on the second pitch of the game and Yonny Chirinos (2-0) threw ...

Chirinos gives bullpen some rest, Rays beat Astros 3-1

Baseball 03/31/19, 14:51

Yonny Chirinos covered splendidly for Tampa Bay's taxed bullpen, Austin Meadows hit his second homer and the Rays took three of four games from the Houston Astros with a 3-1 victory Sunday.The Rays had planned to use an opener for the first time this season, but manager Kevin Cash instead ...

Rays poised to build on last year’s surprising success

Sports 03/20/19, 11:56

Heightened expectations don't scare the Tampa Bay Rays.Winning 90 games a year ago not only established them as a team on the rise, but one that's undaunted by the challenge of closing the gap between themselves and the big-spending Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.The Rays won more games ...

Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

Baseball 10/25/18, 11:05

The Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager, seeking a young voice to help revive a struggling team. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. Baldelli will be the youngest manager in the major ...

Rays extend manager Kevin Cash’s contract through 2024

Baseball 10/09/18, 09:15

The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025.The 40-year-old Cash had one year remaining on a five-year, $5 million deal he ...

Young Rays win 90, raise expectations for 2019

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:22

Thanks to an infusion of young talent, the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a slow start to win 90 games and spawn lofty expectations for next season.What was supposed to a rebuilding year for the Rays, who trimmed payroll in the winter and purged the roster again, might have been even ...

Pham homers twice for late-surging Rays in 9-3 win at Texas

Sports 09/19/18, 22:19

Before slipping into the baby costume that was part of rookie dress-up travel day for the late-surging Tampa Bay Rays, Ryan Yarbrough broke a record that had stood since the team's first season 20 years ago.And Tommy Pham homered twice for the still playoff-hopeful Rays in another win for another ...

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