Baltimore made it two straight wins over the Rays at Camden Yards on Tuesday, taking the lead for good on a Jonathan Schoop single in the sixth in a 4-2 win. The Rays are now 2-3 on their seven-game road trip, 64-68 on the season. (more…)
After allowing three runs or fewer in 12 of 13 starts, Jake Odorizzi had his toughest outing as a major league pitcher in Monday’s 9-1 loss at Baltimore. The top team in the AL East hit five homers, four off Odorizzi, who allowed eight runs in four plus innings. The Rays fell to 64-67, 2-2 on their seven-game road trip.. (more…)
Evan Longoria drove in a 10th inning run, Brad Boxberger survived a hairy last half inning, and the Rays also handled a questionable replay call in edging Toronto on Sunday 2-1. The Rays now 64-66, took 2 of 3 from the Jays to start a seven-game road trip.
Jeremy Hellickson gave the Rays 6.1 strong innings on Saturday, but Toronto twice scored against the Rays bullpen, and won 5-4 in the tenth on Jose Reyes’ two-out single off Jeff Beliveau. The Rays are now 63-66, 1-1 on their seven-game road trip, and have dropped five of their last six extra-inning games. (more…)
Drew Smyly on Friday became the first Rays pitcher not named David Price to throw a complete game this year, and the first to thrown a complete game shutout. Evan Longoria was a triple shy of the cycle as the Rays rolled to an 8-0 win over Toronto. The Rays are 63-65 after winning the first game of a seven-game road trip. (more…)
Alex Cobb was magnificent on Thursday, matching David Price pitch-for-pitch for seven innings in his return to Tropicana Field. Despite the fact that Price pitched a one-hitter, the Rays and Cobb edged the Tigers 1-0 to snap a four-game skid. The Rays are now 62-65 after completing a 2-4 home stand. (more…)
Jake Odorizzi had a solid start against a tough Tigers lineup, but that wasn’t enough to beat Detroit on Wednesday. Rick Porcello threw his third complete-game shutout of the season, and the Tigers did all of their damage with two out, as they handed the Rays their fourth straight loss, 6-0.
Rays utility man Ben Zobrist and mascot Raymond spent visiting patients at All-Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg early Wednesday afternoon on behalf of Sagicor Life Insurance Company.
After two innings the Rays had a 4-0 lead over Detroit on Monday night, but that lead evaporated in the middle frames, as the Tigers eventually won the contest 8-6 in 11. The Rays are 61-64, and have lost three straight close games since evening their mark at .500. (more…)
Jeremy Hellickson pitched 4.2 innings without allowing a hit, but getting that last out in the fifth proved to be the Rays undoing on Sunday. New York scored three in the fifth, and went on to beat the Rays 4-2, and take two of three in the series. The Rays fell to 61-63 on the season. (more…)