Buchholz Continues Success Against Rays in 3-0 Boston Win

Clay Buchholz has always pitched well against the Rays, and that didn’t change on Sunday.  Buchholz dominated and went the distance on just 98 pitches, and Boston scored single tallies in the third and the fifth against Alex Cobb in a 3-0 win over the Rays.  Tampa Bay fell to 66-71 overall, 1-2 on their 10-game home stand. (more…)

Behind Odorizzi, Rays Blank Red Sox 7-0

Jake Odorizzi combined with two relievers on a one-hitter on Saturday night, as the Rays bounced back to beat Boston 7-0.  The Rays are now 1-1 on their 10-game home stand, 66-70 on the season after picking up a team-record 18th shutout this year. (more…)

Boston Beats Up Archer, Rays 8-4

Chris Archer had his toughest start of the season on Friday, as the Rays opened a 10-game home stand with an 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox.  The Rays (65-70) also committed three errors behind Archer over the first two innings.. (more…)

Rays Squander Two Leads, Fall 5-4 to Baltimore

The Rays had a chance for a winning road trip on Thursday, but squandered a pair of two-run leads in a 5-4 loss to the Orioles.  The 65-69 Rays dropped three of four to Baltimore, and finished a 3-4 trip. (more…)

Smyly Terrific Again As Rays Beat Orioles 3-1

Drew Smyly continued his terrific run since being traded to the Rays, giving Tampa Bay seven strong innings on Wednesday in a 3-1 win over the Orioles.  The Rays now are 65-68 on the season, 3-3 on a seven-game AL East road trip. (more…)

Baltimore Wins Battle of Bullpens, Tops Rays 4-2

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…)

Baltimore Goes Bombs Away in 9-1 Win Over Rays

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…)

Another Replay Controversy But Rays Hold On to Win 2-1 in 10 Against Toronto

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.

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Hellickson Pitches Well, But Jays Beat Rays Bullpen, 5-4 in 10

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…)

Smyly, Longoria Lead Rays to Easy Win at Toronto 8-0

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…)

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