Found May 14, 2013 on
The last time we saw the Tampa Bay Rays, they were sputtering and the Red Sox were riding high. Now, the tables have turned a bit.
The Red Sox are the ones struggling as the two teams meet up on Tuesday night, but Boston still has an edge in the standings over the Rays. That could change quickly if John Lackey can’t help right the ship for the Sox, but all signs point to him being plenty capable of doing just that.
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Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has gotten off to a hot start this season, even after missing some time with an Achilles injury. However, in the last week or so his average has slowly dipped after an extended slump during a key series against the Texas Rangers and later against the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, he went hitless in the Jays series. Speculation...
The Red Sox really needed that one.
After losing nine of 11 games and falling all the way to third place in the American League East, Boston’s offense finally came through Wednesday night, pouring in nine runs in a 9-2 rout of Tampa Bay.
Jon Lester was strong again on the mound, allowing two runs on eight hits over seven innings to run his record to 6-0, and he credited the Red...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Turns out David Price has dealt with more than first thought.
The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander and reigning American League Cy Young Award winner underwent an allergy test Tuesday and was given nasal spray and eye drops, which could help him manage the rashes and blurred vision he has lived with since mid-January.
Price revealed the problems Tuesday afternoon...
Jon Lester stayed unbeaten, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Boston Red Sox roughed up AL Cy Young winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Wednesday night.
Price (1-4) departed from the marquee pitching matchup because of left triceps tightness during Boston's eight-run third inning, which Drew finished with his towering homer off Jamey Wright....
Evan Longoria‘s Tampa Bay Rays may have struggled for offense at times earlier this season, but they didn’t go wanting for runs last week.
That’s thanks in large part to Longoria’s hot-hitting ways, as the third baseman was named the American League’s Player of the Week for the week of games ending May 12. During that time, Longo hit .464 (13-for-28) with three home runs...
The losing streak is over, and its all because the Red Sox bats finally woke up. Well Jon Lester also pitched well but the real reason the Red Sox was their ability to finally produce at the plate. This was a critical win for the team seeing as they will look to win the series tomorrow, something that did not look likely before tonight's game...
The Rays’ clubhouse is a fun place these days, but no one in Tampa Bay is laughing about David Price’s season.
Price, who won 20 games en route to earning the AL Cy Young award last season, has long been a key character in the debate over which pitcher could crack the $200-million plateau with his next contract. It’s probably unlikely that Price, who has two more years of arbitration...
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The last thing the Red Sox need is for a big hitter to be injured, but alas, David Ross is going to need a seven-day stint on the disabled list for a concussion. Ryan Lavarnway has been called up to the 25-man roster from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Ross said that foul balls to the face mask off of Toronto’s Colby...
5:30 p.m.: The main storyline entering this game is obviously the pitching matchup, which includes two of baseball’s elite lefties. Here’s a look at the guys who will be forced to generate offense against Jon Lester and David Price.
Red Sox (22-17)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed right-handed pitcher Cory Wade to a minor league deal and have decided to assign him to their Triple-A Durham minor league affiliate. Formerly of the Chicago Cubs organization, he will serve as pitching depth for the Rays system.
The post Tampa Bay Rays Sign Pitcher Cory Wade To Minor League Deal appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL News | MLB News...
Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price left his start against the Boston Red Sox with triceps tightness in his pitching arm.
Price left after allowing an RBI base hit to David Ortiz in the third inning.
He appeared to grimace and was flexing his left hand. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon, a team athletic trainer and the Rays infield all joined Price on the mound after the play. Jamey Wright...
With one season and six weeks in the books since long-time closer Jonathan Papelbon left the Red Sox for the Phillies. Since then the Red Sox quest to fill his shoes is starting to look like the quest to replace Nomar Garciaparra.Revisionist historians are now making the point that the Red Sox erred in letting Papelbon walk. It is still way too early to call his Phillies contract...
ZEBULON, N.C.- In a pitcher’s duel, the Salem Red Sox’s hitting came at just the right times to top the Carolina Mudcats 2-1 on Tuesday night.
A home run by the Salem first baseman Matt Gedman was just what the Red Sox needed to hold off and extend the Mudcats’ losing streak.
At the end of three innings, Carolina Mudcats right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson was leading the way...
The Toronto Blue Jays hit five home runs on Sunday afternoon to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-4.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Early in the third inning Wednesday, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price was presented another obstacle in a season of many for him, another strange turn that will test his resilience in what is already an uncommon year for the ace.
Adversity presents a number of possible outcomes, ranging from the positive to negative and points in between. And once again...