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Alex Cobb pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 on Thursday night to pull within 21/2 games of the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.
Matt Joyce hit a two-run double in a five-run fifth inning against Tyson Ross, hastily called up from the minors to pitch in place of suspended Oakland starter Bartolo Colon.
Cobb (8-8) struck out eight and walked two in his second career complete game, both this season. He bounced back from a poor outing against the Los Angeles Angels to win for the fourth time in five starts.
It was the 14th win in 17 games for the Rays and their seventh shutout since July 19. They have pitched 13 shutouts in all this season, second-most in the majors behind the Angels (15).
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Three minor leaguers in the Rays organization have been suspended after they all reportedly tested positive for meth.
This has to be every player’s biggest fear when they do that jump celebration (besides blowing out their knee)
Yesterday, Alex Cobb threw a 4-hit, 2-walk shutout with 8 Ks vs. the A’s. Cy Cobb? Nah, probably not. Last night though, pretty. Let’s look it how The Tampa Bay Peach got where he is. Earlier this year, The Tampa Bay Peach hit that sweet spot, deciduously ready and he dropped to the ground, rolled about sixteen feet into the River Styx as “Come Sail Away” was playing...
Normally, pies in the face are reserved for baseball players who had just gotten the game winning hit but it appears that the Tampa Bay Rays are updating that tradition.Rays manager Joe Maddon was doing an interview with the fine folks over at the MLB Network when he received a pie to the face.The culprit behind the rogue pie....Rays pitcher Joel Peralta:
Meth isn't exactly a performance-enhancing drug, but it is definitely illegal. The commissioner's office announced that three Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguers were suspended on Thursday for violating the league's drug policy. Second baseman Ryan Brett and pitchers Charles Cononie and Justin Woodall all tested positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine, according to...
Now its really getting interesting, folks.
Forget the Wild Card race. The American League East standings suddenly tell the story of battle for the division title between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. Whod have imagined that?
Well, maybe ever-optimistic Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon, who always keeps his team believing in the possibilities, too.
Five weeks ago, the Rays...
The Tampa Bay Rays have played so well recently it's hard to believe their lineup failed to produce a base runner a little over a week ago.
Inching closer to the top of the AL East, Tampa Bay seeks to stay hot Friday night when it hosts the Oakland Athletics, who are part of a three-way tie for the league's second wild-card spot.
The Rays have been on a roll since being...
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has plenty of respect for Jonny Gomes. He just would like him to stop haunting his former team.
Gomes and the Oakland Athletics try to wrap up this three-game series between AL wild-card frontrunners Saturday with back-to-back wins ahead of a rare Sunday off in the thick of the pennant race.
Gomes broke into the majors with the Rays, whom he played...
As you read the fine print right here, you’ll see the idea is just for entertainment. Whoever wrote this feels the Rays should continue
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their dumping of future large salaries. Yet Price feels the need to jokingly turn down the authors idea on twitter. Price is the Rays ace of the future. There’s no way Tampa Bay trades him. Especially...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. It was one of those games that could easily have tipped the other way for the Tampa Bay Rays, making you wonder if the amazing run of late was just a mirage.
After all, theyd already watched their bats go silent the night before in a 10-inning shutout loss to the Kansas City Royals inside equally silent Tropicana Field.
But Wednesday afternoon, the Rays let...
James Shields took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, leading Tampa Bay over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Wednesday for the Rays' 16th win in 21 games.
Shields (12-7) retired 12 in a row after Alcides Escobar's two-out single in the third and allowed three runs and five hits in 7 2-3 innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked one, improving to 4-0 with a 2.15...
Three minor leaguers in the Tampa Bay Rays' organization have been suspended 50 games each after positive drug tests.
The commissioner's office announced the penalties Thursday.
Second baseman Ryan Brett, pitcher Charles Cononie and pitcher Justin Woodall tested positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine. All three players were with Class A Bowling Green of the Midwest...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jonny Gomes' two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Gomes' homer off Joel Peralta (1-6) broke a 3-3 tie and sent the Rays to their second loss in eight games.
Ryan Cook (6-2) earned the win in relief for the A's, who have won seven of nine.
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) -- James Shields took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, leading Tampa Bay over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Wednesday for the Rays' 16th win in 21 games.
Shields (12-7) retired 12 in a row after Alcides Escobar's two-out single in the third and allowed three runs and five hits in 7 2-3 innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked one, improving...