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The Tampa Bay Rays are headed to the playoffs following a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in the American League wild-card tiebreaker game Monday night. David Price pitched his fourth complete game this season, while third baseman Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer .
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On Monday night, the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2 to advance to a Wild Card game with the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay battled the last month of the season to secure a spot in the Wild Card game, but were forced to play their 163rd game of the season against the Rangers to decide.
David Price (Photo credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
David Price threw a complete...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Wednesday night in the AL wild-card game.
Cobb, who missed a chunk of the regular season after he was hit in the head by a line drive, quieted a thundering Cleveland crowd and ended the Indians'...
The 2013 New York Yankees season might be officially and pathetically over, but the most exciting time in baseball starts tonight with a sudden-death game in the American League wild-card playoff.
Rays vs. Rangers Game 4 (Photo credit: kthypryn)
As the Texas Rangers will host the Tampa Bay Rays tonight in a one-game playoff to decide who wins the second AL wild-card spot.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is set to start the Wild Card Game for the Rays. Despite missing two months after being struck in the head with a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer on June 15th, Cobb has quietly put together an excellent season.
In 22 starts and 143.1 innings, Cobb has a 2.76 ERA, the lowest mark on the team. The ERA is...
The Tampa Bay Rays' road show rolls on. Next stop: Boston.
Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Wednesday night in the American League wild-card game.
Cobb, who missed a chunk of the regular season after he was hit in the head by a line drive, quieted a thundering...
David Price's complete-game effort and Evan Longoria's three hits led the way in the Rays' 5-2 win over the Rangers in the American League tiebreaker game on Monday night at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rays finished their 163-game regular season with 92 wins which proved to be enough to send them to the playoffs for the fourth time in six years.
And after losing twice to...
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for taking care of the Reds in the play-in game to earn the right to play in the NLDS. I picked the game incorrectly as I thought Johnny Cueto would have more to offer than what he did. But I could not be happier for the city of Pittsburgh for ending their long drought. Of course, it was kind of wistful watching Russell Martin perform so...
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball and Joel Peralta, Jake McGee and Fernando Rodney combined to finish the shutout 4-0 over the Cleveland Indians in the American League Wild Card game.
In two starts against Cleveland this year, Cobb gave up a combined 12 hits in 14 scoreless innings.
Tampa Bay will now move on to the American League Division...
Evan Longoria and David Price might not remain teammates for long,
but they put the Rays in the playoffs with stellar performances
Just call them road tested.
A different city, a different stadium, the same result. This time, the Tampa Bay Rays earned an escape from the win-or-go-home tightrope they had walked since Sunday.
Behind another efficient outing from right-hander Alex Cobb, the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Wednesday in the American League wild-card game at Progressive Field to win their...
Time to settle the score over in the American League.
The Rays beat the Rangers in a convincing fashion on game 163 in Texas. Now the tenacious Rays prepare to duke it out with the surging Indians, in Cleveland.
The Rays will have Alex Cobb on the mound. Cobb has been one of the most dominate pitchers in the AL with an 11-3 record and 2.76 ERA. While Cobb hasn’t seen much of...
An unexpected season loaded with highs, lows and drama ended abruptly. The magic fizzled for the Cleveland Indians only one game into October.
Wasting scoring opportunities against Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb, the Indians disappointed a sellout crowd that did everything it could to carry them Wednesday night with a 4-0 loss to the Rays in the AL wild-card game.
A team that went...
The Tampa Bay Rays moved on to the AL Division Series on Wednesday night, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 behind a great effort from Alex Cobb. The Rays will take on the Red Sox in Boston starting on Friday afternoon, but the real fun starts today.
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It might as well be Game 7 of a playoff series.
Matched up for the first time since June 2, Cleveland (92-70) will battle the Tampa Bay Rays (92-71) in a one-game wild card playoff Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
The winner goes on to play the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, while the loser ends their quest for baseball glory by packing their bags for...
Yesterday, the nation got to watch Francisco Liriano go up against Johnny Cueto. Come Thursday, Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw are going to pitch, albeit not opposite each other. This is the playoffs, meaning the teams left are good, which means the players left are good, which means the pitchers left are good. There are going to be some incredible potential pitchers’ duels...