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Tampa Bay Rays
Luke Scott had a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning after he tied it with a two-run homer in the fifth, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Roberto Hernandez survived a shaky first inning to post the Rays' 14th straight quality start, going six innings and giving up three runs and six hits. He won for the first time in six starts since June 11. Hernandez (5-10) struck out six.
Wil Myers had two hits and scored twice for the Rays, who have won 13 of 15. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.
Brett Wallace homered for the Astros, losers of 11 of 14.
The Astros jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind Wallace's two-run shot, his fourth homer, and Jose Martinez's RBI groundout. Houston had four hits in the first but only two the rest of the way and never got a runner to second base in the final eight innings.
The Rays tied it in the fifth. Scott connected off Houston starter Dallas Keuchel. Yunel Escobar then had a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Record: 55-41 (2.5 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half:
The Rays’ batting leader through the first half of the season (.315/.366/.466), James Loney is the team’s biggest first half surprise.
About a year ago, he all but appeared finished with the Los Angeles Dodgers, stuck in a platoon with Juan Rivera. By the time he left the Dodgers in a trade with...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was an era Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon learned to appreciate ... after it was gone.
Saturday was "Disco Night" at Tropicana Field for the Rays' game against the Houston Astros. The Rays have been well-versed in theme nights this season -- "Turn Back the Clock Night" (a 1970s appreciation) and "Star Trek Into Darkness...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is a father-like excitement for Mitch Lukevics in seeing Matt Moore become an All-Star.
Lukevics, the Tampa Bay Rays' director of minor-league operations, has seen Moore grow from a raw talent into one of the American League's most effective pitchers. On Thursday, the Rays left-hander (13-3, 3.44 ERA) received word that he was named to his first...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Near the end of a long, rewarding homestand, Jose Lobaton and Jose Molina considered what could come ahead. The Tampa Bay Rays had lived a remarkable run -- they won 10 of 11 games, 14 of 16 and 17 of 21 after a 5-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday at Tropicana Field -- and the catchers wondered if their momentum could continue after the All-Star...
(May 20, 2013 – Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America)
The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline is less than three weeks away, and pitching is always a commodity in demand for contending teams down the stretch. One arm who could be in demand is Houston Astros righty Bud Norris.
Norris is the highest paid player on Houston’s roster this season, making $3...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It seemed like a good idea to invite Carly Rae Jepsen to throw out the first pitch. That is, until it happened.
On Sunday, before a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros, the pop star was at Tropicana Field to perform as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series later in the afternoon. The Canadian singersongwriter, who received two Grammy nominations...
Alex Cobb, who is recovering from a concussion he suffered after getting hit on the right side of his head in a June 15 game against Kansas City, threw 47 pitches during a bullpen session on Thursday.
Alex Cobb threw another successful bullpen session today and did fielding practice yesterday. Says he hopes for an early-August return.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 11...
Go ahead and cross Jose Altuve off of your possible trade target list, teams that need a second baseman: he's staying in Houston. The diminutive Altuve signed a four year contract extension with the Astros that will pay him $12.5 million over the life of the deal. The contract also contains a pair of club options for $6 million in 2018 and $6.5 million in 2019, meaning that the...
The Houston Astros may be following the mold set by the Tampa Bay Rays. It's a mold that many teams have adopted over the years. Sign talented players early, buy out their arbitration and free agency years, and try to save some money in the process of getting a great player long-term. That's what the Astros hope they did yesterday when they reached a four-year extension...
Via the Rays communications department: Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore has been named by 2013 American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland to replace Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish on the A.L.’s active roster for the 84th All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today. Moore, who picked up the victory in a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins earlier this afternoon...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Chris Archer pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in the majors and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 5-0 Sunday.
Archer (4-3) struck out eight and walked none in his 13th big league start, including nine this season. He made his debut last year.
Desmond Jennings homered as the Rays won for the 14th time in 16 games.
Carly Rae Jepsen is really good at getting guys to call her (well, maybe), but her first pitch attempt at the Tampa Bay Rays game was just plain bad.
The momentary confusion on his face and then the headshake. Gold.
Nothing will ever live up to Eric Chavez and Cody Eppley, but Jarred Cosart tries his best.