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Rays' Cash makes no apologies for criticizing umps after Tuesday's loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash stands by his critical comments about a first-inning call in Tuesday night's 7-6, 10-inning loss to Seattle. Cash said after the game that a safe call at the plate for Seattle -- allowed to stand after a video review -- was "terrible and "embarrassing." "But I don't want to take away anything, we got beat by the Mariners...
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Rays manager Cash stands by critical comments about calls in loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash stands by his critical comments about a first-inning call in Tuesday night's 7-6, 10-inning loss to Seattle. Cash said after the game that a safe call at the plate for Seattle -- allowed to stand after a video review -- was "terrible" and "embarrassing." "But I don't want to take away anything, we got beat by the Mariners...
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Rays manager Cash stands by critical comments about calls

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash stands by his critical comments about a first-inning call in Tuesday night's 7-6, 10-inning loss to Seattle. Cash said after the game that a safe call at the plate for Seattle - allowed to stand after a video review - was ''terrible and ''embarrassing.'' ''But I don't want to take away anything, we got beat by the Mariners...
Via AP on Fox
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Rays release reliever Grant Balfour again

For the second time this season the Tampa Bay Rays have released relief pitcher Grant Balfour. The 37-year-old Balfour asked for and was given his release from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. Balfour was released by the Rays in April after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings of work despite the team still owing him $7 million. Balfour opted to return to the Rays almost two weeks...
Via Tireball.com
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Rays Kevin Cash sounds off on 'terrible' and 'embarrassing' umpiring

Following the Tampa Bay Rays' tight 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners, manager Kevin Cash had some strong opinions about the umpires' calls during the game. As Cash told reporters, he was mostly upset with the first-inning replay challenge in which the Mariners scored on a play at the plate. Here's what he said regarding the review: "Terrible. Terrible. It's embarrassing. We spend...
Via Fox Sports
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Seager's pair of homers powers Mariners over Rays

  Kyle Seager's grand slam put the Seattle Mariners up by three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday night. It turned out it wasn't quite enough. So Seager hit another home run in the 10th to lift the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game-winner, Seager's 10th home run of the season, came off Brad Boxberger (2-2) after the Rays had rallied for three runs to tie...
Via AP on Fox
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Rays rally to tie in 9th, done in Kyle Seager's blasts vs. Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the eighth inning and a game-winning home run in the 10th on Tuesday night to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game-winner, Seager's 10th home run of the season, came off Brad Boxberger (2-2) after the Rays had rallied for three runs to tie the game in the ninth. Seager's eighth-inning...
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Seager powers Mariners over Rays, 7-6 in 10

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the eighth inning and a game-winning home run in the 10th on Tuesday night to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game-winner, Seager's 10th home run of the season, came off Brad Boxberger (2-2) after the Rays had rallied for three runs to tie the game in the ninth. Seager's eighth-inning...
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Patriotic fan snags foul ball, dances like crazy (GIF)

On Memorial Day, it seemed appropriate that a fan with a stars-and-stripes jacket snagged a foul ball and broke out some crazy dance moves during Monday's Tampa Bay Rays game against Seattle. It happened in the top of the third inning as Mariners batter Robinson Cano hit a foul ball into the stands near left field. The patriotic fan grabbed the ball on the aisle steps, then expressed...
Via Holdout Sports
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Rays place 1B James Loney on disabled list with broken finger

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have put first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger. Loney was hurt sliding while stealing third base in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against Oakland. The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and infielder-outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham before Monday night's game with Seattle...
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Rays put 1B James Loney on disabled list with broken finger

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have put first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger. Loney was hurt sliding while stealing third base in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against Oakland. The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and infielder-outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham before Monday night's game with Seattle...
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Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Seattle Mariners can't count on Kyle Seager's torrid stretch lasting as they prepare to open a series at a venue where he's had trouble hitting. The All-Star third baseman will try to keep swinging a hot bat when the Mariners look to deal the Tampa Bay Rays their longest losing streak in five weeks Monday night at Tropicana...
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WATCH: Oakland A's Stephen Vogt Survives Epic Collision at the Plate With Tampa Bay Rays Steven Souza Jr.

MLB decided a season or two ago that they did not like guys trying to run over catchers at the plate. Yeah, the play does kind of scream injury for the catchers, but what is a base runner supposed to do when he fails to beat the ball home? Turn around and run back to third only to be nabbed in a run down? No! He has to run over the catcher.The play has not been totally banned so...
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Rays drop second straight to A's to split series

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Sonny Gray allowed four hits in five scoreless innings before leaving with a bruised right ankle and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Sunday. Gray (5-2) was hit on the lower leg by James Loney's grounder in the fourth, but stayed in for a while longer. Billy Burns hit the first pitch of the game into the right-field seats for his first...
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Tampa Bay Rays: Strictly Souza

Souza leads the team in home runs (seven) and stolen bases (21) The Tampa Bay Rays (24-20) are in first place in the American League East. Credit is due to many factors, but a large bulk of it should be given  to right fielder, Steven Souza Jr. This is Souza’s second major league season, and he is finally showing the baseball world what his game is all about. His seven home runs...
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Rays’ Minor League Team Cancels A-Rod-Trolling ‘Juice Box Night’ (Photo)

When it comes to promotions at minor league baseball games, everything is on the table. Everything that doesn’t have to do with Alex Rodriguez, that is. The Charlotte Stone Crabs, Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, had a hilarious promotion planned for Friday’s game against the Tampa Yankees. Ladies and gentlemen, we present “Juice Box Night...
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So Yanks could sign juicer A-Rod but Rays A team couldn't have 'Come Get Juiced' night?

Port Charlotte, Fla -- The Tampa Bay Rays Class-A affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs planned an “A-Rod Juice Box Night” on Friday. The first 500 fans in attendance were supposed to get a free juice box that read:The Sports Drink100% JuicedSide Affects include: tainted records, inflated ego, omission from the Hall of Fame...and more!Dan Martin reports that the Yankees stepped in...
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Rays minor-league team cancels ‘A-Rod Juice Box Night’

The Port Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tampa Bay's Class A affiliate, had intended to give the first 500 fans a free juice box as a subtle jab at Alex Rodriguez before Friday night’s game. But, after the Yankees complained about the “A-Rod Juice Box Night” promotion, saying they found it "in poor taste," the Florida team cancelled the free giveaway. In a photo illustration...
Via The Other Paper
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Rays option infielder Tim Beckham to minors

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned rookie infielder Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham after the team's 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Left-hander Enny Romero was called up to take Beckham's place on the roster. Beckham, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft, hit one of the Rays' three home runs on Friday night. He has hit .224 with five...
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Rays launch 3 HRs to beat slumping A's, spoil Scott Kazmir's return to Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir and the Tampa Bay Rays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Steven Souza Jr. and Tim Beckham added solo home runs for the Rays, who won for the fourth time in five games and remained in first place in the AL East. Rays starter Chris Archer (5-4) and five relievers gave up nine hits...
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Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir and the Tampa Bay Rays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Steven Souza Jr. and Tim Beckham added solo home runs for the Rays, who won for the fourth time in five games and remained in first place in the AL East. Rays starter Chris Archer (5-4) and five relievers gave up nine hits...
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Minor League Team Cancels A-Rod ‘Juiced’ Promotion

A minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays cancelled a controversial promotion involving Alex Rodriguez.
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Rays' minor league team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' promotion after Yankee complaint

  What began as "A-Rod Juice Box" promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night. The Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League on Friday night abruptly canceled the promotion that barbed slugger Alex Rodriguez after a complaint by the New York Yankees. The Class A team had planned the giveaway for the first 500 fans at its game in Port Charlotte...
Via AP on Fox
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Rays minor-league affiliate cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

In minor league baseball news, the Charlotte Stone Crabs (class A afflilate of the Tampa Bay Rays) play the Tampa Yankees Friday night, and in honor of the occasion, they planned a special promotion called "A-Rod Juice Box Night". #StoneCrabs poke fun at #Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with "A-Rod Juice Box Night" http://t.co/k0aShe1EWS pic.twitter.com/1qm42GCgQV — Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale...
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