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Chris Archer, Nick Franklin lead Rays past visiting White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Franklin connected against Hector Noesi in the second inning, belting a drive to right after a leadoff double by James Loney. Franklin had to wait 79 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Chris Archer Face Off In Latest Red Sox-Rays Rematch (Video)

All eyes will be on David Ortiz and Chris Archer during Friday’s matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox slugger and Rays starter had themselves a little back-and-forth after their last meeting, when Archer didn’t appreciate the length of Ortiz’s trot after he hit a three-run home run off of him. So will they bring the gloves out during this latest...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz-Chris Archer Showdown Highlights Red Sox-Rays Series Opener

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays don’t have much to play for as both teams are just about out of contention. That still might not take away from one of baseball’s hottest rivalries. The Sox and Rays will open a four-game series on Friday night at Tropicana Field, and it marks the first time the two clubs have met since late July where the two clubs were none too pleased...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What Could Have Been: Chris Archer and the Chicago Cubs

When Jim Hendry traded for Matt Garza in 2011, he did so thinking that the addition of a playoff-tested arm would be what finally got the Chicago Cubs past the NLDS, perhaps even to a World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, were simply doing what they did best. They were trading an ace pitcher at his maximum trade value, and building a constant flow of young talent for years...
Via Sports Mockery
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Archer: Strikeout Celebration Came In ‘Infant Stages Of My Career’

There were a lot of raised eyebrows around the baseball world when Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer called out David Ortiz for his bat flip Sunday night. Ortiz’s post-home run actions are far from universally beloved — Archer’s rotation mate, David Price, is an outspoken Papi critic — but many didn’t think the 25-year-old right-hander was one to talk regarding such matters...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Archer Known To Showboat Despite Criticizing David Ortiz (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is quite the hypocrite. Archer has criticized David Ortiz in recent days for showboating, as the Boston Red Sox slugger capped a three-run home run Sunday with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases. But, as history shows, Archer isn’t exactly above showboating. In fact, he’s quite the ham. In the words of Randy “Macho Man”...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' Chris Archer stands by criticism of David Ortiz

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, the man at the center of the latest tiff between his team and the Boston Red Sox, had a simple response when asked if he regretted his critical comments of David Ortiz on Sunday. "Do I regret saying the truth?" Archer said Monday at Tropicana Field. "No." Oh, this American League East rivalry remains...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Archer nearly goes distance in Rays' win over Tigers

DETROIT -- Tampa Bay's Chris Archer came within two outs of a complete game, holding the Detroit Tigers to six hits in the Rays' 7-2 victory Saturday. The Rays broke the game open with three runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth, and the Tigers never mounted much of a rally against Archer (5-5). The 25-year-old right-hander allowed solo homers to Alex Avila in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays split series with Blue Jays

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 last night to pick up their second win of the season.  After receiving a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension, Chris Archer set out to prove to the Rays that he was worth that commitment.  Archer had an excellent start in which he pitched for six innings, allowing 2 earned runs and four hits.  He also struck out seven...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Day after signing big deal with Rays, Chris Archer puts talent on display

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Archer's new career began Thursday night. He had 29 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays the past two seasons, so he's not completely new, of course. But he's something different now, fresh off signing an eight-year, $43.75 million contract Wednesday that guarantees him $25.5 million the next six years. This new phase will be good -- as long as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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