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BEST OF MAXIM
Charles Sweatt, the police chief of the small town of Parker in the Florida Panhandle, was in attendance at Tropicana Field on June 16 for the Rays game against the Marlins, when he felt something sting his leg. At first Sweatt thought he must have been nicked by a foul ball, although upon further inspection there was no ball to be found in his vicinity. What was found, by another...
BULLETS OVER BROAD-RAY?
A fan taking in a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field earlier this month was struck in the right thigh by a falling bullet of unknown origins.
If it wasn’t already difficult enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to attract fans to its decrepit ballpark, Tropicana Field, to root, root, root for the home team, marketing folks are now faced with dealing with yet another deterrent: fans being struck with what police have deemed a “falling bullet.” Charles Sweatt, 54, a police [...]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays activated designated hitter Luke Scott from the 15-day disabled list and have him batting cleanup against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
Scott has been sidelined since June 15 because of back stiffness. To make room on the roster, right-handed pitcher Chris Archer was optioned to Triple-A Durham.
Scott is batting .220 with...
James Shields made his 200th career start Thursday, but the milestone turned into a mess. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander allowed a career-high and team-record-tying 14 hits in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Shields matched the dubious mark shared by Edwin Jackson, Jeremi Gonzalez and Tanyon Sturtze. "Everything I was throwing, they were finding a hole," Shields...
Don't look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays have company an unwelcome visitor that has been trudging upstairs from the AL East cellar and suddenly has made itself right at home.
Their bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox, have tied them for third place.
And if things don't improve in a hurry against the Detroit Tigers, who come to town for a four-game series starting Thursday...
David Price and Justin Verlander are set to start against each other for the first time.
Verlander will be searching for his fourth straight win Friday night when his Detroit Tigers try to hand Price's Tampa Bay Rays a season-high fifth straight defeat.
The marquee game of this four-game set that began Thursday figures to be this matchup of Verlander (8-4, 2.52 ERA) - the reigning...
Tampa Bay Rays starter James Shields said the only bad pitch in his last outing turned into a three-run homer.
The three-run homer Max Scherzer surrendered the last time he took the mound was the least of his concerns.
Shields will try to help the Rays avoid a season high-tying fourth consecutive loss in Thursday's four-game series opener in St. Petersburg, where Scherzer gets...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer struck out seven in six innings and Miguel Cabrera had four hits and drove in two runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
Scherzer (7-5) allowed two runs and four hits in his second start following the death of his brother earlier this month. The right-hander was replaced after walking...
Billy Butler greeted reliever Burke Badenhop with a solo home run in the eighth, powering Kansas City to a 5-4 victory on a scorching Wednesday afternoon and a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar also homered for the Royals, who got their first three-game home sweep of the Rays since 2001.
Aaron Crow (1-1), the fifth Royals pitcher, was the...