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The 2012 MLB season is winding down and teams are jockeying for the Wild Cards spots with a chance to win the World Series. In the American League there are a handful of teams fighting to get the elusive Wild Card and the race could easily come down to the last few days of the season. One of the hottest teams in the mix at the moment is the Tampa Bay Rays. The NFL Preseason may be in full-swing, but don’t forget about baseball.
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The Rays seem to be clicking on all cylinders. Evan Longoria is healthy again and back in the lineup, providing a legitimate power source....
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Carlos Pena is usually one of the smoothest Rays on the field. However, he showed he too can be prone to defensive lapses, and his mistake Tuesday cost Tampa Bay the game, and its seven-game winning streak. Pena fielded a ninth-inning bunt and made a horribly errant throw, allowing the Mariners to have runners on second and third with no outs. From there, Seattle scored twice...
In a Tampa Bay rotation led by David Price and James Shields, it might be Matt Moore who is currently throwing the ball best of all. The left-hander tries to win a fourth consecutive start and help the AL wild card-leading Rays extend their season-high winning streak to eight games Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Moore (9-7, 3.73 ERA), who is 4-1 with...
Seven innings seems to be the right amount for Alex Cobb. Cobb worked a strong seven for the fourth consecutive game and picked up his third consecutive win Monday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Mariners 4-1 in Seattle. In doing so, he extended the Rays' winning streak to a season-high seven games and continued their run of excellent starting pitching. "It's fun...
So much for all those waves the Tampa Bay Rays have beenmaking in the AL wild card race lately.
Wednesday afternoon in Seattle, it was more like a massive belly flop.
And in this case, the big splash at Safeco Field was made by brilliantMariners' right-hander Felix Hernandez, whose perfect game in a 1-0 victorysuddenly leaves the Rays floundering again.
And just when it looked...
SEATTLE (AP) -- B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-high seventh consecutive win, 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Cobb (7-8) allowed a run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth consecutive quality start and third consecutive win. His ERA is 1.93 over his last...
Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners' first perfect game after striking out 12 and beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Wednesday.
After 34 years and 119 games the Mariners finally have a perfect game.
Hernandez's perfect game is the 23rd in baseball history, the third perfect game and the sixth no-hitter in baseball this season.
With one out to go in the ninth inning...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eric Thames' two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night and snapped the Tampa Bay Rays' seven-game winning streak.
Kyle Seager started the winning rally with a single to right field off Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney, and pinch-hitter Chone Figgins pushed a bunt that first baseman Carlos Pena...
Much has been made of Evan Longoria's return to the lineup, but it's thanks to the pitching staff the Tampa Bay Rays were able to keep in playoff contention while he was sidelined.
The Rays go for their season-high seventh straight win Monday night when they open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
Tampa Bay kicked off a 10-game road trip with a three-game...
The headline reads, the struggling Seattle Mariners come home to face the Tampa Bay Rays. One team is 10 games above .500, and one team is 10 games below .500.
Can you guess which is which?
Pitching match ups:
Rays RH Alex Cobb (6-8, 4.32 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (7-6, 5.12)
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Over 50% of batted balls against Cobb end up as...
The Tampa Bay Rays were at the mercy of the King today, and what a day it was to be at Safeco Field. Everyone at the field, from players to fans, were in King’s court today. King Felix. 27 up, 27 down. 12 strikeouts. He was in perfect rhythm all day, and it showed in the box score.
Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in MLB history (256th no-hitter). 1st season in MLB...
M’s move to 8-1 in last nine Safeco games
The Headline: Eric Thames seals the deal with a walkoff single, propels M’s to another big home win.
Seattle Mariners 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2
When: 10:10 ET, Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Temperature: 75 degrees
Umpires: Home — Andy Fletcher, 1B — Rob Drake, 2B — Joe West, 3B — Sam Holbrook