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Mike Napoli's Late Homer Gives Sox 7-5 Win Over Rays

After an uneventful Trade Deadline day, Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox provided some excitement in an entertaining 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Recap - Napoli's long ball boosts Red Sox past Rays

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterFor at least one more night, Red Sox Nation is glad Mike Napoli is still on the team.His two-run homer that just cleared the top of the Wall in the bottom of the seventh inning helped Boston beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 at Fenway Park.For Napoli it was his thirteenth long ball of the season. The subject of much trade talk as the July 31 non-waiver...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins get Kevin Jepsen from Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers

The Minnesota Twins addressed one of their biggest needs on Friday, when they acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league right-handers Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia. Jepsen, 31, can slide right into the setup role ahead of Twins’ All-Star closer Glen Perkins. In 46 games for the Rays this season, Jepsen is 2-5 with a 2.81 earned...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins trade deadline recap: A look at Kevin Jepsen

Minnesota made one move at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trading deadline, picking up reliever Kevin Jepsen from Tampa Bay, a team which enters Friday just three games behind the Twins in the wild-card standings. Of the potential wild-card teams, only two others made moves. The Angels stood pat while both Baltimore and Toronto, both two games in back of Minnesota, made deals...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Odds: Boston Faces Stingy Tampa Bay As Favorites

The Boston Red Sox will be gunning for their first back-to-back wins since before the All-Star break when they host the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night as -125 moneyline betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston’s second-half woes continued this past week as it dropped three of four at home to the Chicago White Sox, getting outscored 28-14 in the three...
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Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Out Of Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Vs. Rays

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline has passed with only one reported trade involving the Boston Red Sox. But there still are two key omissions from their starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Pablo Sandoval, who left Thursday’s win against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning after getting hit by a pitch, and Hanley Ramirez, who fouled a ball off his foot...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

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Rays trade reliever Jepsen to Twins for two minor league pitchers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All...
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Twins bolster bullpen, acquiring RHP Jepsen from Rays for prospects

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All-Star...
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Twins bolster bullpen, acquiring RHP Jepsen from Rays for prospects

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All-Star...
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Rays trade reliever Jepsen to Twins for two minor league pitchers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Twins get bullpen help, add Jepsen from Rays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All-Star...
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Rosenthal: Twins add to bullpen with deal for Rays' Jepsen

The Minnesota Twins have acquired reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays, as first reported by FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal. Jepsen, 31, is 2-5 with a 2.81 ERA in 46 appearances this season. He has struck out 34 in 41 2/3 innings. In his eight-season major-league career, the right-hander has posted a 3.80 ERA. Jepsen will work in a setup role for closer Glen Perkins.
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Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. If not for one pitch, Erasmo Ramirez might still be amid an impressive stretch that dates back to May. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander will try to get back on track Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez (8-4, 3.74 ERA) had yielded two runs or fewer in nine consecutive starts, matching the second-longest streak in...
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Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. If not for one pitch, Erasmo Ramirez might still be amid an impressive stretch that dates back to May. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander will try to get back on track Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez (8-4, 3.74 ERA) had yielded two runs or fewer in nine consecutive starts, matching the second-longest streak in...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays RHP Chris Archer vocal about his team's need to make trades

The Toronto Blue Jays made a few splashes in the trade market this week, acquiring both Troy Tulowitzki and David Price.Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer wants in on that action."I'm speaking for our clubhouse when I say this, WE are hoping and confident that the areas of need will be addressed in the coming hours so that we can stay competitive not just in September but through...
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Rays-Red Sox Preview

If not for one pitch, Erasmo Ramirez might still be amid an impressive stretch that dates back to May. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander will try to get back on track Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez (8-4, 3.74 ERA) had yielded two runs or fewer in nine consecutive starts, matching the second-longest streak in franchise history, while going 6-1 with a 1.29 ERA entering...
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Report: Rays willing to listen on Nate Karns

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays have shown a willingness to field offers for 27-year-old right-hander Nate Karns. Source: Rays listening on Nate Karns, who’s drawing interest from a number of teams. Five years of control with really good offspeed stuff. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2015 Karns is enjoying a breakout rookie season. He had...
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Verlander outlasts Archer as Tigers edge Rays 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts. Archer (9...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Archer loses perfecto in 7th, loses game to Verlander, Tigers

  Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts. Archer (9-8) lost a perfect game bid...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander outlasts Archer as Tigers edge Rays 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts. Archer (9...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander outlasts Archer, Tigers beat Rays 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts. Archer (9...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander outlasts Archer, Tigers beat Rays 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth, gave up one run, four hits and had 10 strikeouts. Archer (9-8...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Archer has perfect game through 6 innings vs. Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's Chris Archer has not allowed a baserunner through six innings against Detroit on Wednesday. Archer has struck out 10 as the Rays hold a 1-0 lead over the Tigers.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price Tries to Hug Evan Longoria Out But Longoria's Not Having It

Daivd Price and Evan Longoria were once teammates on the Tampa Bay Rays, but last season the Rays sent Price to Detroit. When the two teams played Tuesday night Price got the chance to say hello to his former teammate during the game when Longoria hit a grounder right to him.Rather than just say hi as he tagged him out Price went for the hug, but Longoria wasn't having it and backed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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