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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Tampa Bay Rays got home runs from Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobar in a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Moore (15-3) won his seventh straight decision, yielding an unearned run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings as the Rays snapped a five-game losing streak and remained 5 games behind AL East-leading Boston. The All-Star left-hander, who missed the entire month of August because of elbow soreness, won six straight starts before getting a no-decision his previous time out on July 28 at Yankee Stadium.
Roberto Hernandez struck out his first five batters after relieving Moore, and seven altogether in 3 2-3 perfect innings to record his first save in eight major league seasons. It was only his second relief outing since his rookie season with Cleveland in 2006.
Los Angeles left-hander Jason Vargas (8-6) was charged with five ru...
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The Rays were hosting a party at a bar after Tuesday's game and manager Joe Maddon took to Twitter to invite fans, even offering to pay for beers.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Tampa Bay Rays got home runs from Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobar in a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Moore (15-3) won his seventh straight decision, yielding an unearned run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings as the Rays snapped a five-game losing...
Reinforcements are coming. In some cases, they have already arrived. The Tampa Bay Rays need them to make an impact in the coming weeks to stop a slide that could threaten their postseason standing.
This was an end to August to forget. Entering Monday, the Rays lost seven of eight games. This slump included dropping three consecutive at O.co Coliseum to their top competition in...
Win or lose, the Tampa Bay Rays were going to party.
Little had gone right for manager Joe Maddon's team since Aug. 25. Before Tuesday, they had lost eight of nine games, including the first four of a 10-game West Coast swing. Once close with the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, they had fallen to 5 games back of the division lead.
Even their wild-card chances...
Tweet The Tampa Bay Rays had lost five straight games heading into their contest on Tuesday night with the Los Angeles Angels. After the Rays notched a 7-1 victory, though, Rays manager Joe Maddon wanted to celebrate with Rays fans in California, sending out this tweet: Everybody wearing Rays gear tonight at Legends on 2nd […]
Jeremy Hellickson was struggling so the Tampa Bay Rays briefly shut him down. Wil Myers was struggling so he kept playing.
Two slumping players two opposite approaches to solve the problems.
On Wednesday the two combined to give the Rays a 3-1 victory against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
Hellickson removed from the major-league roster for eight days returned and pitched...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Wil Myers never stopped working diligently during his recent slump. Neither did the Tampa Bay Rays during their recent skid.
The rookie slugger and his teammates are both seeing rewards for their persistence heading into the final weeks of the playoff chase.
Myers hit two homers off Jered Weaver, and the Rays kept pace in the AL wild-card race with a 3-1...
Win or lose, the Rays were going to party on Tuesday night.
In what is far from the first unorthodox move Joe Maddon has made with the Rays, the skipper announced prior to Tuesday night’s tilt with the Los Angeles Angels that there would be a “Win or Weep” party at Legends bar in Long Beach, Calif., after the game. Maddon encouraged Rays fans in Southern California to come...
Rookie Wil Myers hit two homers off Jered Weaver, and the Tampa Bay Rays kept pace in the AL wild-card race with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Jeremy Hellickson (11-8) pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning of his first victory in nearly six weeks for the Rays, who won their second straight after a five-game skid. Tampa Bay (77-61) stayed 2...
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon continues to demonstrate how he may be the most interesting managers in baseball. On Tuesday, the Rays were holding a postgame party at a bar in Long Beach, Calif. — near Maddon’s offseason home — following the team’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Apparently, the team bring along […]The post Joe Maddon invites fans to postgame party...
Jered Weaver only made two unfixable mistakes against the Tampa Bay Rays, and rookie Wil Myers hit them far enough to send the Los Angeles Angels' longtime ace to another defeat.
Myers hit two homers off Weaver, and the Rays kept pace in the AL wild-card race with a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Weaver (9-8) yielded six hits over seven innings, but gave up...