Found June 25, 2012 on
Fox Sports Florida:
Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox
Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon was kicking himself just before leaving town for not coming up with a fitting travel theme for last weeks trek to D.C. and Philly. In retrospect, the Rays crafted one on the fly: Survivor: Mid-Atlantic.
It seems like ages ago that the Rays began their nine-game road trip, given the amount of drama and unexpected developments that accompanied them in the nations capital and City of Not-So-Brotherly Love.
But they made it through a gauntlet of challenges in surprisingly decent shape and jetted off to Kansas City for a three-game set starting Monday fresh on the heels of Sundays impressive doubleheader sweep of the Phillies, 3-2 and 7-3.
Its only been a week since the team arrived in Washington amid a flurry of bad news. First, there was the Monday announcement that team offensive and defensive leader Evan Longoria had suffered a setback in his rehab assignment, clouding the timetable for his return from a partially torn hamstring
And then there w...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb didn't feel like a hero after allowing 13 hits -- one off the team record -- in an 8-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday. However, that was exactly what manager Joe Maddon called him after Cobb, despite a five-run third inning, gutted it out to pitch an eight-inning complete game and save the Rays' already short-handed bullpen...
Chris Archer might be making his final start in the major leagues this season, but if his second outing goes anything like his debut, he'll have made a solid case for a future spot in the rotation.
The Tampa Bay Rays hope to provide him with a little more offense this time around.
Tampa Bay looks to get back on track Tuesday night after being shut out in its series opener with...
Interleague baseball exists to embarrass pitchers.
Brandon Gomes entered the weekend without a big-league plate appearance. The usual from a relief pitcher without National League experience. Gomes did have four minor-league plate appearances to his name, but nobody cares about those.
On Sunday, Gomes entered the second game of a doubleheader as a pitcher and recorded two outs...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brooks Conrad hit a pair of two-run doubles off winless Cliff Lee and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Sunday night to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.
Lee (0-4) allowed five runs and six hits in seven innings. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn't won a game since last Sept. 26, or 273 days ago. Lee is making 21.5 million...
Sports teams resort to throwback uniforms every so often, to commemorate special occasions or pay homage to the history of a franchise. Throwback threads are styled to resemble the apparel from the team’s past and have proven to be poplar among players and fans. The Tampa Bay Rays are the latest to introduce retro on-field fashions, providing a unique spin on the throwback concept...
A ninth-inning lead-off home run by pinch hitter Jim Thome gives the Phils a walk-off victory as they defeat the Rays, 7-6.
The Rays took the lead in the second as, with two men on, and with 0ne man out, Jeff Keppinger hits a two-run double, knocking in Ben Zobrist, who had earlier singled, then moved up to second base on Jose Lobaton’s walk, and Lobaton, who had just walked, giving...
The Phils lose a day/night doubleheader to the Rays, inspite of a good pitching performance by Cole Hamels in the first game, as they lose by the scores of 3-2 and 7-3.
The Phils took a 1-0 lead in the sixth, breaking up a 0-0 tie, as Jimmy Rollins hits a lead-off home run, his seventh home run of the season. The Rays took the lead in the eighth as, with two men on, and with one...
Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, leading David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays over the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched three-hit ball for seven shutout innings. Pena put the Rays ahead when he connected off Antonio Bastardo (2-2) for his 10th home run.
Price (10-4) became the first...
Brooks Conrad hit a pair of two-run doubles off winless Cliff Lee and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Sunday night to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.
Lee (0-4) allowed five runs and six hits in seven innings. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn't won a game since last Sept. 26, or 273 days ago. Lee is making $21.5 million this year, most on...
What a way to end yesterday's ball game. If there's anybody who can pull off such a clutch moment it's Jim Thome. The Phillies took game one of this three-game set yesterday, 7-6. Even though they've taken game one, they still have work to do. Today is a day-night doubleheader. Game one will start at 1:05 PM and Game two will start at 6:35 PM.
In game one of this...
The Tampa Bay Rays concluded the interleague portion of their schedule on a positive note.
The same can't be said for the Kansas City Royals.
The visiting Rays hope to build on an encouraging final day of interleague action in Monday night's series opener against a Royals team looking to bounce back after being swept.
After losing seven of nine to NL clubs, Tampa Bay ...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they have claimed infielder Drew Sutton off waivers from the Rays. Sutton was designated by the Rays a few days ago.
The Rays acquired Sutton from the Pirates for a player to be named later about a month ago, just after the Pirates acquired him from the Braves. Sutton posted a .271 avg in 51 at-bats for the Rays.
Image taken by _rockinfree...
On Saturday, the Phillies pulled themselves out of the National League East basement. On Sunday, they were right back below ground as the Tampa Bay Rays swept the Phillies in both ends of a double-header.