Game 48: Seattle 3 Rays 0 – Postgame News and Notes

The Thursday duel between the Rays Chris Archer and Seattle’s Felix Hernandez lived up to billing.   Unfortunately, the Mariners won the game 3-0 after Archer departed and swept the series.  Tampa Bay (24-24) now has dropped five straight games, a season-high.

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Game 48: Rays vs Seattle – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays face quite a test this afternoon in the finale of a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.  Tampa Bay is looking to bounce back from a tough 7-6 10-inning defeat, the team’s fourth straight loss.  It also moved Tampa Bay (24-23) a half game behind New York in the AL East. (more…)

Game 47: Seattle 7 Rays 6 (10 innings) – Postgame News and Notes

The Rays came within an eyelash of a game-winning grand slam in the ninth from Evan Longoria, and despite a career best  four RBI night from Jake Elmore, the Rays fell 7-6 to Seattle in 10 innings on Tuesday. Kyle Seager, who had two homers and six RBI for Seattle, homered off Brad Boxberger in the 10th for the winning margin. It was the fourth straight Rays loss, and dropped Tampa Bay (24-23) a half game behind New York in the AL East. (more…)

Game 47: Rays vs Seattle – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays look to end their first three-game losing streak in the month of May, as they play game two of three against the Seattle Mariners tonight.  Tampa Bay (24-22) now leads New York by just a half game in the American League East, and all five teams are separated by just 3.5 games. (more…)

Game 46: Seattle 4 Rays 1 – Postgame News and Notes

For the second straight day, the Rays trailed before their first at-bat, as they lost 4-1 to the Mariners on Monday.  It was the third straight defeat for Tampa Bay (24-22), who lead New York by half a game in the AL East. (more…)

Game 46: Rays vs Seattle – Pregame News and Notes

Banged up in their last game, the Rays will try and bounce back against the Seattle Mariners on this Memorial Day.  Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for Tampa Bay (24-21) in the opener of a three game series, while Seattle (20-23) counters with lefty Roenis Elias.  (more…)

Game 45: Oakland 7 Rays 2 – Postgame News and Notes

Oakland took a lead on the first pitch of the game, and never looked back on Sunday, as the Rays settled for a split of a four-game series after a 7-2 defeat.  Tampa Bay now is 24-21 after dropping the last two games in the set. (more…)

Game 45: Rays vs Oakland – Pregame News and Notes

After having a five-game home win streak snapped on Saturday, the Rays look to win a four-game series against Oakland on Sunday.  It won’t be an easy task, as A’s ace Sonny Gray (4-2 1.92 ERA) takes the mound for Oakland.  Erasmo Ramirez (2-1 6.44) goes for the Rays.  He has allowed just six runs in his past 24 innings. (more…)

Game 44: Oakland 5 Rays 0 – Postgame News and Notes

Oakland’s Eric Sogard broke a scoreless tie in the sixth with a two-out two-strike single against Xavier Cedeno, as the A’s beat the Rays with four two-out runs in that frame on Saturday night , 5-0.  Tampa Bay (24-20) still leads the AL East by 1.5 games over New York. (more…)

Game 44: Rays vs Oakland – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays are looking to extend their largest lead in the AL East in more than three years (May 4, 2012) tonight at Tropicana Field.  Tampa Bay (24-19) is a season-best five games over .500 after a 5-2 win over Oakland, and leads New York by 1.5 games.  Nathan Karns takes the mound in a 4:10 p.m. start opposite Kendall Graveman with a postgame concert from the Jacksons after the game. (more…)

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