Found May 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI (AP) Roberto Hernandez bounced back from two rough outings and pitched 8 2-3 innings, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over Miami 3-1 Wednesday night and sending the Marlins to their season-worst eighth straight loss. Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each drove in a run as the Rays won their fourth in row. Tampa Ray has taken 12 of its last 13 against the Marlins and improved to an AL-best 8-1 in interleague play this year. The teams played in just 2 hours, 13 minutes. Hernandez (3-5) allowed a combined 10 runs in six innings during his previous two starts against Baltimore and the New York Yankees. But he limited Miami to just one unearned run and three hits, striking out five. Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff double in the Miami first and later scored on a throwing error by right fielder Matt Joyce. After Coghlan's hit, Hernandez retired 26 of the next 27 batters, including 15 in a row at one point. Placido Polanco singled with two outs in the ninth, prompting manager Joe Maddon to...

Rays suspend bad boy prospect

2010 first round pick Josh Sale was suspended for PED use last year and now finds himself suspended indefinitely after posting an offensive tweet. 

Alex Cobb will miss his scheduled start

Manager Joe Maddon said that starting pitcher Alex Cobb will have his next scheduled start skipped due to a finger nail issue. The announcement came after the Rays’ 3-1 win over the Marlins Wednesday night. As if the Rays need anymore problems within their rotation, Cobb’s injury is considered minor. However, the team is expected to monitor it closely and have not decided how...

Marlins OF face plants on bullpen mound

Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna officially hates the Rays outfield bullpen mounds more than anyone.

Archer to start Saturday, Cobb perhaps on Tuesday

Immediately after the Rays completed their sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday, the team still had no starter for Saturday’s game. That was later changed as they announced Chris Archer will be called up from the minors to start Saturday against Cleveland. This season, Archer is 5-3 with a 3.96 ERA in 10 starts for Triple-A Durham. ”Archie did a nice job up here last year,...

Desmond Jennings' late hit lifts Rays past Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins. The Rays came back from an early 4-0 deficit and won their third in a row. Miami lost its seventh straight game. Kelly Johnson opened the ninth with an infield single and...

Jake Odorizzi sent down, Alex Colome called up by Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jake Odorizzi is going back to Durham, and the Tampa Bay Rays have promoted right-hander Alex Colome to bolster a fatigued bullpen. On Tuesday night, the Rays announced that Odorizzi, a right-hander, will be moved down to Triple-A, a day after he pitched four innings and gave up six runs and eight hits in a 10-6 victory over the Miami Marlins at Tropicana Field...

Luke Scott enjoys welcome respite from recent slump

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Luke Scott was packing near his locker, preparing for a road trip to South Florida and points beyond in what can be a frustrating game, more nights that can either humble or reward. He accepts the gratifying moments when they come, never taking them for granted, because he knows how hard they can be to earn. Just imagine if you had a tail, and you go around...

Tampa Bay Rays Send Jake Odorizzi Back to Minors

The Tampa Bay Rays sent right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi  back to Triple-A Durham in hopes of bringing some reinforcements to the Rays bullpen. LHP Alex Torres, who was optioned exactly 10 days ago is a possibility.The Rays bullpen has pitched 8 1/3 innings in the past two games and set up man Joel Peralta has appeared in a league-leading 28 games, including his fourth straight...

Matsui to be honored July 28

Back in April, it was reported that plans were in the works for the team to sign Hideki Matsui to a one-day contract so he can retire as a Bronx Bomber. On July 28th, Hideki Matsui bobblehead day, the organization and their fans will honor the Yankee icon with a ceremony prior to their game with the Rays. The festivities are set to take place on the same day as the team’s originally...

Closer's role defined by performing in the clutch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Fernando Rodney walks in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse, upbeat and eager to forget. It is a recent Sunday, more than 12 hours since his fifth blown save of the season. The closer is prepared to move on. He arrives at Tropicana Field about 2 hours before the Rays series finale against the New York Yankees, fist-bumping teammates as he approaches his stall. The...

A real Miami Marlins fan? This legit paper mache-looking hat says so

@CorkGaines may have actually found a real-life Miami Marlins fan in the stands. How else to explain this legit paper mache looking hat?

Mike Redmond presser evokes Brando’s great scene in ‘Apocalypse Now’ (video)

During Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond’s press conference following the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, some technical difficulties ensued when the lights in the room lost power. Order was quickly restored as the lights came back on rather quickly, but for a brief moment, chaos and madness reigned, and it [...]The post Mike Redmond presser evokes Brando’s...

Rays Continue Road Trip in Cleveland

The Tampa Bay Rays (29-24) will travel to Cleveland (29-24) to face off against the Indians this weekend. The Rays’ bats are continuing to carry the team. Tampa Bay is 21-4 when they score at least five runs. This new look offense is dominating pitchers up and down the lineup. The Rays lost the series [...]

Rays Begin Road Trip in Miami

After sweeping the first leg of a home-and-away series against the Marlins, the Rays will now head to Miami for a quick two-game series before heading to Cleveland over the weekend. The Rays overcame a 5-3 deficit against the Fish on Tuesday night and in the ninth inning, Desmond Jennings’ walk-off single gave Tampa Bay [...]

Umpire Alan Porter takes foul ball off the nuts (GIF)

Poor Alan Porter. The home plate umpire for the Tampa Bay Rays-Miami Marlins game on Wednesday was nailed in the nuts when Evan Longoria fouled off a ball that bounced in the dirt and skipped into Porter’s crotch during the fourth inning. Between all the blown calls and foul balls to the groin, life isn’t [...]
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