Game 81: Rays vs Cleveland – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays reach the midway point of the season today, and they get back LHP Matt Moore, who returns to the rotation after a 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery.  The Rays (42-38) enter today a game out of first place in the AL East, and have dropped four straight and eight of 10.  Corey Kluber, last year’s Cy Young winner, starts for the Indians. (more…)

Game 80: Cleveland 8 Rays 1 – Postgame News and Notes

The Rays saw Cleveland flirt with perfection for a third straight day on Wednesday, and Carlos Carrasco eventually finished one strike away from a no-hitter in an 8-1 wiin over Tampa Bay:

Carrasco was perfect for 6.1 innings, before a walk to Joey Butler, and it was Butler who also broke up the no-hitter:

Tampa Bay (42-38) now has dropped four straight games, including eight of their last ten.   The latest loss dropped the Rays  a game behind Baltimore in the AL East. (more…)

Game 80: Rays vs Cleveland – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays will look to bounce back after dropping seven of their last nine games, including three in a row.  The run comes right after Tampa Bay (42-37) won eight of nine.  Despite the streak, Tampa Bay (42-37) is in a virtual tie with Baltimore atop the AL East, with New York a half game back, and Toronto a game out entering today. (more…)

Game 79: Cleveland 6 Rays 2 – Postgame News and Notes

Erasmo Ramirez was very good in his return to the Rays rotation on Tuesday.  The problem was that he wasn’t able to match Cleveland’s Danny Salazar.  Salazar was electric in a 6-2 win over Tampa Bay.  The Rays have now dropped three straight games and seven of nine, to fall to 42-37.   (more…)

Game 79: Rays vs Cleveland – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays get an injured player back today, as they play game two of four against the Cleveland Indians.  Erasmo Ramirez, will make his first start since suffering a groin strain against Cleveland.  The Rays won that game, but have dropped six of eight since.  Tampa Bay (42-36) is in a virtual tie with Baltimore atop the AL East, with the top four teams separated by just one game in the standings. (more…)

Game 78: Cleveland 7 Rays 1 – Postgame News and Notes

Cody Anderson continued his mastery over the Rays on Monday, as he had a perfect game into the seventh inning, as Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 7-1.  The Rays (42-36) now are 2-5 on their 10-game home stand but remain in a virtual tie for first with Baltimore atop the AL East.

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Game 78: Rays vs Cleveland – Pregame News and Notes

After dropping two of three over the weekend to Boston, the Rays take on Cleveland tonight, kicking off a four-game series.  The Indians were swept in a double header yesterday against the Orioles in Camden Yards.  Nathan Karns, who has allowed one run or fewer in each of his past three starts, will go for the Rays.  Cody Anderson, who shut out the Rays for 7.2 innings in his MLB debut, will start for Cleveland. (more…)

Game 77: Boston 5 Rays 3 – Postgame News and Notes

Chris Archer allowed three homers in a game for the first time in his career on Sunday, and Boston beat Tampa Bay 5-3.  The Rays (42-35) dropped two of three to the Red Sox at Tropicana Field. (more…)

Game 77: Rays vs Boston – Pregame news and Notes

The Rays seek a series win against the Red Sox today with ace Chris Archer on the mound against Boston.  Tampa Bay (42-34) begins play with a half game lead over the Yankees in the AL East, with the top four teams separated by just two games. (more…)

Game 75: Rays 4 Boston 1 – Postgame News and Notes

Matt Andriese had his best start in the majors on Saturday, and the Rays hit three homers  to maintain their hold on first place in the AL East with a 4-1 victory over Boston. Andriese and three relievers combined on a three-hitter. Tampa Bay (42-34) has split the first two games of their three-game series with the last place Red Sox (33-43) (more…)

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