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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jeremy Hellickson managed some humor at his expense. The timing was appropriate, fresh off one of his best starts of a season that has included its share of struggle for him.The line was said in jest, but it spoke volumes. It showed the 26-year-old right-hander is aware he must be stronger, more consistent, and find his form of old. Hellickson was talking about the fifth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday at Tropicana Field. To begin, he allowed Matt Wieters to single to right field and J.J. Hardy to single to left. At the time, Tampa Bay led 3-0, and after fumbles in recent weeks, another lead for Hellickson appeared at risk with no outs.Then, there was recovery. He struck out Chris Dickerson looking and forced Ryan Flaherty to ground into a fielders choice. Finally, Nate McLouth was retired on a harmless fly ball to left field.No damage, no harm. Eventually, Tampa Bays lead grew to eight by the fifths end. Then, ev...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings and six different Tampa Bay players drove in runs to lead the surging Rays to an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Taking up where they left off in allowing just two hits in a 2-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field, Rays pitchers limited the Orioles to four singles...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price threw his first bullpen session Friday at Tropicana Field since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 16 after sustaining a strained left triceps.
Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, threw 38 pitches from the mound with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield, pitching coach Jim Hickey and left...
ST. LOUIS -- Shelley Duncan was smiling when I walked up to his locker at the Tampa Bay Rays' spring-training base a few months ago. Of course, Shelley Duncan usually is smiling.We talked about his mom, Jeanine, his brother, Chris, and how unfair life could be that both of them would be diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor just 14 months apart.Well, I talked about the unfair...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said left-hander David Price could return late June or early July after completing rehab work from a left triceps strain.Maddon, speaking before a game between the Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Saturday at Tropicana Field, offered an update after the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner threw his first bullpen session...
Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings and six different Tampa Bay players drove in runs to lead the surging Rays to an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Taking up where they left off in allowing just two hits in a 2-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field, Rays pitchers limited the Orioles to four singles to beat their AL East...
Tampa Bay Rays have a great history of drafting and developing pitchers for their organization. They had the 29th pick in the draft and it was not a surprise they would select another pitcher who could help them down the road.
The Rays selected Ryne Stanek, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Arkansas. He has the most arm strength as any pitcher in this draft, throwing...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays made eight picks in the second session of the MLB draft Friday. Their choices included balance: Four high school players and four college prospects were taken; in addition, four picks were pitchers and four were position players.
R.J. Harrison, Tampa Bays director of scouting, spent some time during the Rays game against the Baltimore Orioles...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Matt Moore was standing in the same spot in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse where he has discussed many victories before. Not long ago, he was the talk of his teams rotation with an 8-0 record, his profile rising in just his second full major league season. He was a surprising but welcomed development in a year when David Price and Jeremy Hellickson, the Rays top...
The Tampa Bay Rays drafted high school catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st pick in the 2013 MLB Draft in hopes infilling a long-standing void in the organization. Tampa Bay seemingly able to develop pitching at will have not had success at developing a catcher and that’s where Ciuffo comes in.With their second pick in the first round that was compensation for losing B.J. Upton...
Their tribute began with a stroke of inspiration. At first, the idea seemed more light-hearted than serious. Name their son Maddon, after Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon?
Why not? Why wait?
The conversation happened last year, before the birth of John and Heather Warwicks first child. The New Port Richey, Fla., couple both big Rays fans had brainstormed baby names and selected...
Monday's are usually pretty bad, its back to work and no more BBQ's. But this Monday opens a three game series in Tampa Bay against the Rays and that alone will help me get through a miserable Monday work day. With Tampa Bay only 4.5 games back in the division, the Red Sox will look to take this series and push the Rays down farther in the...
Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer turned in seven strong innings allowing two hits and one run and Desmond Jennings is a two run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lead Tampa Bay over the Baltimore Orioles 2-1.Joel Peralta pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Fernando Rodney recorded his 13th save of the season striking out two in the ninth to preserve the win.Archer ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis had two RBIs apiece and the Baltimore Orioles hammered eight-game winner Matt Moore in beating the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7 on Sunday.
Baltimore, held to one run and six hits in losing the first two games of the series, had 16 hits Sunday.
Moore (8-2) allowed career highs of nine runs and 12 hits over...