Game 26: Rays 8 Los Angeles Dodgers 5 – Postgame News and Notes

Tampa Bay hit four homers on Wednesday and held on to beat the Dodgers 8-5.  Steve Pearce belted a three-run shot in the sixth that broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Rays (12-14) the lead for good.  Tampa Bay split two games with Los Angeles to wrap up a 4-4 home stand. Audio below the break: (more…)

Game 26: Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers – Pregame News and Notes

The Rays look for a split of a two-game series with Los Angeles, and seek to split an eight-game home stand this evening at Tropicana Field.   Drew Smyly starts for Tampa Bay opposite fellow lefty Alex Wood.

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Game 25: Los Angeles Dodgers 10 Rays 5

Shutdown innings were a problem for Rays starter Matt Moore on Tuesday, and it proved to be Tampa Bay’s undoing in a 10-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Right after the Rays scored, Moore allowed three in the second and four in the fifth, his final frame of the night. (more…)

Game 25: Rays vs LA Dodgers – Pregame News and Notes

Updated 2:30 p.m. After the second of three off days in an eight-day period, the Rays open a short two-game series against the Dodgers.  It’s a Dodgers team with many Rays connections, as former team executive Andrew Friedman makes his return to Tropicana Field after departing just over 18 months ago.  In addition, it’s a return for former players Scott Kazmir, who starts tonight, Carl Crawford and J.P. Howell, plus Adam Liberatore was drafted by Tampa Bay. (more…)

Game 24: Toronto 5 Rays 1 – Postgame News and Notes

Toronto rallied for four in the ninth against the Rays bullpen on Sunday to break open a tie game, and beat Tampa Bay 3-3.   The Blue Jays (12-14) won two of three over the Rays (11-13), who are now 3-3 on an eight-game home stand. (more…)

Game 24: Rays vs Toronto – Pregame News and Notes

Updated 12:00 p.m. After their first walkoff win of the season on Saturday night, the Rays will look to follow it up with a series win over Toronto on Sunday.  Tampa Bay (11-12) now has three wins this season over the Blue Jays in its final at-bat. (more…)

Game 23: Rays 4 Toronto 3 – Postgame News and Notes

Tampa Bay rallied from a deficit twice on Saturday, and came up with their first walk-off win of the season, as they beat Toronto 4-3 in the ninth inning.  Curt Casali delivered the game-winning hit off Brett Cecil as Tampa Bay improved to 11-12.

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Game 23: Rays vs Toronto – Pregame News and Notes

Updated 4 p.m. After a 6-1 loss to the Toronto  Blue Jays on Friday, the Rays are back in action tonight, hoping to get back on track offensively.  Since an 8-1 win on Sunday in New York, the Rays (10-12) have scored just seven total runs in the past four games, splitting those contests but losing the last two.  Chris Archer will try and keep a Blue Jays team in the park that hit four homers yesterday. (more…)

Game 22: Toronto 6 Rays 1 – Postgame News and Notes

Drew Smyly was good but Toronto righty Aaron Sanchez was better on Friday night, and Tampa Bay dropped a 6-1 decision to the Blue Jays.  The Rays (10-12) are now 2-2 on an eight-game home stand after dropping a second straight game. (more…)

Game 22: Rays vs Toronto – Pregame News and Notes

Updated 5 p.m. After a day off on Thursday, the first of three over an eight-day stretch for the Rays, Tampa Bay will open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.  The Rays (10-11) split four games with Toronto to open the season, winning the final two contests. (more…)

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