Game 129: Kansas City Royals 6 Rays 3 – Postgame News and Notes

Kansas City continued its mastery over the Rays on Saturday.  The Royals, an AL-best 80-49 are 6-0 against Tampa Bay after a 6-3 win.  Four of the six runs came with two out. (more…)

Game 129: Rays vs Kansas City Royals – Pregame News and Notes

After a 3-2 loss yesterday, the Rays will try to bounce back against the Kansas City Royals (79-49), who are now 30 games over .500 for the first time since 1980.  To put that in perspective, the Rays played their first game in 1998, 18 years after that.  Kansas City is 5-0 against Tampa Bay this year, and they’ve scored 36 runs in the five games and 23 of them have come with two out. (more…)

Game 128: Kansas City Royals 3 Rays 2 – Postgame News and Notes

Rays Manager Kevin Cash was ejected on Friday in the third inning, and after he left his team was unable to rally past the AL’s best team, the Kansas City Royals (79-49).  Tampa Bay (63-65) is now 0-5 this year against the Royals after a 3-2 loss. (more…)

Game 128: Rays vs Kansas City Royals – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays open a three-game series tonight at Tropicana Field against the best team in the American League.  The Kansas City Royals are 78-49 this season, and swept four games against the Rays from July 6-9.  During that series Rays pitching allowed 33 runs in 32.1 innings.  The Rays start tonight 63-64, and just 2.5 games out of the final playoff left with 37 games left. (more…)

Game 127: Rays 5 Minnesota Twins 4 – Postgame News and Notes

The Rays rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Thursday, and the bullpen threw 4.2 shutout innings, in a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.  Tampa Bay (63-64) ended the Twins’ six-game win streak and salvaged the last of the three-game series. (more…)

Game 127: Rays vs Minnesota Twins – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays are in salvage mode on this Thursday as they try to win the last of three games against the Minnesota Twins.  Tampa Bay dropped yesterday’s game 5-3, a third straight defeat.  Two common traits have exists in each of the losses. (more…)

Game 126: Minnesota Twins 5 Rays 3- Postgame News and Notes

Tampa Bay squandered numerous scoring opportunities on Wednesday night, and the Twins broke up a tie game in the seventh and went on to beat the Rays 5-3.  Minnesota has won the first two games of the three-game set. (more…)

Game 126: Rays vs Minnesota Twins – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays are hoping to get back to .500 today after an 11-7 loss to the Twins last night.  Tampa Bay (62-63) will turn to Chris Archer, who threw a one-hit shutout against Houston his last time out.  Minnesota (64-61) is just a half game from the final wild card spot, while the Rays are 2.5 games out with 37 left.  Tyler Duffey, a talented rookie, will start for the Twins. (more…)

Game 125: Minnesota Twins 11 Rays 7 – Postgame News and Notes

The Rays battled back from a pair of three-run deficits on Tuesday night against Minnesota, but eventually it was the pitching that let Tampa Bay down in an 11-7 loss.  With the defeat in the opener of a six-game homestand the Rays are now 62-63 on the season. (more…)

Game 125: Rays vs Minnesota Twins – Pregame News and Notes

After a day off on Monday, the Rays open a six-game home stand tonight against the Minnesota Twins.  It’s an important series for both sides in the crowded AL wildcard race.  The Rays (62-62), are coming off a 4-6 road trip, and sit 2.5 games behind Texas for the final playoff spot.    The Twins and Angels (63-61) are 1.5 games behind.  Among those clubs the Rays are chasing, the Twins are the only team the Rays have head-to-head games against (other than Baltimore as the Rays are now tied with the O’s). (more…)

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