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The Orioles had the bases loaded with no outs and were trailing by two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday when Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called for Alex Torres the left-hander who seems suited for those situations.
Remember the time in early June when Torres came on at Detroit with the bases loaded and no outs and the meat of the Tigers order up? Three batters three outs.
Remember the time a few weeks later in New York when Torres came on with the bases-loaded and one out? Two batters two outs.
“Don't think I did not think about that” Maddon said Tuesday night.
And Torres did it again trading a run for a double play grounder before ending the inning with a strikeout.
The Rays survived the inning with the lead and went on to beat the Orioles 7-4 at Camden Yards.
The win allowed Tampa Bay which trailed the Boston Red Sox by 4 games in the American League East standings just last week to move back into a tie for first place after the Red Sox lost in San Francisco late...
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Alex Cobb took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Matt Joyce drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Tuesday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Wil Myers had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who lead the AL wild-card race and trail the first-place Red Sox by a half-game in the AL East, pending Boston's late game in San Francisco...
The Tampa Bay Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor league contract on Thursday.
Young has been assigned to Double-A Montgomery.
Released by the Phillies a week ago, the 2003 first overall pick is back with the club where his career began.
Young hit just .261/.302/.397 in 80 games with Philadelphia and should not be counted on to be a difference maker even if he returns to the majors.
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore took a large step forward yesterday, throwing a 69-pitch bullpen session that he and the team deemed successful. As an indicator of the progress Moore is making, he told reporters -- including Bill Chastain of MLB.com -- in a toung-in-cheek fashion that he was even wearing a "jockstrap and cup" during the session.
"I even had...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Alex Cobb took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Matt Joyce drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Tuesday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Wil Myers had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who lead the AL wild-card race and trail the first-place Red Sox by a half-game in the AL East, pending Boston's late game...
The Tampa Bay Rays are one game behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and leading the AL wild-card race. But clearly, they are not content with their standing.
The Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor-league deal Thursday and are working toward a resolution on their waiver claim of outfielder David DeJesus, according to major-league sources.
The additions of Young...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce homered, David Price grinded through five challenging innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Monday night in a duel between AL contenders.
Joyce hit a two-run drive in the fourth to break a tie and push the Rays toward their fifth win in six games. Tampa Bay moved within a half...
Manager Joe Maddon said the Tampa Bay Rays rolled out their prevent defense Monday night against the Orioles. Played the safeties deep funneled everything to the middle and kept the opposition out of the end zone.
But you know what the prevent defense does right?
“Prevents wins” Maddon said.
“Except in baseball.”
The Rays won 4-3 on a gorgeous night at Camden Yards to...
The Orioles have not had a very good series against the Tampa Bay Rays. They were defeated in the first two contests of a crucial three-game set; however, last night, the Orioles put a halt to the losing and defeated the Rays, 4-2.
Wednesday’s contest was notable for a few reasons:
The Matt Wieters’ throw to nail Kelly Johnson to end the game was amazing. The clutch...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Delmon Young to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 27-year-old was released by the Phillies last week and will now return to the organization that selected him first overall in the 2003 draft.
Young played one full season in the major leagues with Tampa Bay before being traded to the Minnesota Twins in a trade that...
Delmon Young is returning to his first franchise.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed the outfielderdesignated hitter to a minor-league contract Thursday, and he reported to Double-A Montgomery the same day.
The Rays selected Young as the first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and played for them in 2006-07, when he hit .293 (226 for 771) with 16 home runs and 103 RBI in 192 games...
The Rays brought back one of their own. That would be Delmon Young, most recently cut loose by the Phillies. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that Young was signed by the Rays. Young was a number one draft pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays back in 2003. He...