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Betts' Slam Helps Red Sox Roll Over Rays

The anticipated face off between the Red Sox and Rays starter Chris Archer went horribly wrong for the Tampa Bay right-hander, as the Sox rolled their way to an 8-4 victory on Friday at Tropicana Field. Mookie Betts’ first career grand slam in the top of the second made it 8-0 before the Rays starter could even record six outs. Archer, who publicly criticized David Ortiz the...
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Rays Injury Update: Desmond Jennings scratched with sore knee

The Tampa Bay Rays dropped to 65-70 on the season following an 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The Red Sox scored all eight runs in the first two innings off Chris Archer, who went four innings and fell to 8-7 on the season. Brandon Guyer lead the Rays with a home run and three RBI. The Rays were without center fielder Desmond Jennings due to a sore knee.#454312656...
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Betts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made it 8-0. Ranaudo (3-0), recalled from...
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Chris Archer tagged early as Rays open homestand with loss to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made it 8-0. Ranaudo (3-0), recalled from...
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Chris Archer tagged early as Rays open homestand with loss to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made it 8-0. Ranaudo (3-0), recalled from...
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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...
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox sights and sounds

Pre- and post-game interviews, pictures and more from the Tampa Bay Rays' series against the Boston Red Sox.
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Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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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...
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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchups: 8/29-9/1

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Friday, August 29 @ 7:10 PM Anthony Ranaudo, RHP (2-0, 4.50) vs Chris Archer, RHP (8-6, 3.09) TV: NESN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Saturday, August 30 @ 7:10 PM Allen Webster, RHP (3-2, 5.81) vs Jake Odorizzi, RHP (9-11, 4.23) TV: NESN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Sunday, August 31...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Brad Boxberger, The Next Great Reliever?

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America Relievers don’t garner much interest unless they occupy the closer role. It’s just the way it is. As we know, though, closers – and bullpens in general – change on a whim. So, this week, I’ve spent a lot of time planning for next year, or at least thinking about it. In Tuesday’s Rookie Report, I focused mainly on Ken...
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Drew Smyly (SP, TAM) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Mixed Leagues & AL-Only Leagues Immediately ANALYSIS: Mazel Tov Tampa, you have managed to get pretty decent return for one of the top established aces in the league, David Price. The best part is that they traded a lefty for a lefty, so in theory, their rotation only loses potential skill, but […]
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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

This wasn't expected. Before the season, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays figured to be American League East contenders throughout the year. Both fought for prime positioning within the division in 2013. Both met in the ALDS, with the Red Sox winning in four games. Both had high optimism entering the spring with key core members returning. There was little reason to doubt...
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Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, it was somewhat surprising that Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon chose to have rookie right-hander Kirby Yates (0-2) intentionally...
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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Chris Archer took issue with the way David Ortiz admired his home run in their last matchup - and he wasn't shy about expressing it. With both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox out of contention, the hostility could boil over Friday night when they meet for the first time since Ortiz homered off Archer. Ortiz hit a...
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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Chris Archer took issue with the way David Ortiz admired his home run in their last matchup - and he wasn't shy about expressing it. With both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox out of contention, the hostility could boil over Friday night when they meet for the first time since Ortiz homered off Archer. Ortiz hit a...
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Red Sox-Rays Preview

Chris Archer took issue with the way David Ortiz admired his home run in their last matchup - and he wasn't shy about expressing it. With both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox out of contention, the hostility could boil over Friday night when they meet for the first time since Ortiz homered off Archer. Ortiz hit a three-run shot off Archer (8-6, 3.09 ERA) in Boston's...
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Orioles increase AL East lead, squeak by visiting Rays 5-4

  J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees' loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with 30 games remaining...
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Evan Longoria homers, drives in 2 but Rays fall to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees' loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with...
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Evan Longoria homers, drives in 2 but Rays fall to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees' loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with...
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Orioles beat Rays 5-4 to stretch lead in AL East

BALTIMORE (AP) J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees' loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with...
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Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Smyly sharp again as Rays beat Orioles

Through nothing but the circumstance of being traded for each other, Drew Smyly is going to be oft-compared to former Rays ace and Cy Young Award winner David Price. And, if things keep going the way they are now, that's going to be tough — for Price. Smyly on Wednesday turned in a second straight dazzling outing, leading the Rays to a 3-1 win by holding the Orioles to two...
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Smyly leads Rays over Orioles 3-1

BALTIMORE (AP) Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and the Tampa Bay Rays jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Evan Longoria had three hits for the Rays, who won for only the fourth time in 11 games. Tampa Bay scored all its runs in the first...
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Drew Smyly sizzles as Rays rebound against Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and the Tampa Bay Rays jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Evan Longoria had three hits for the Rays, who won for only the fourth time in 11 games. Tampa Bay scored all its runs in the first...
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