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Jeremy Hellickson allows 5 runs on 8 hits as Rays fall to Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Reyes hit a three-run homer, R.A. Dickey gave up two hits in seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 Tuesday night. Reyes' ninth home run broke a 2-all in the fourth inning and sent the Blue Jays to their third win in a row. Danny Valencia also homered off Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (1-3). Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro...
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Jeremy Hellickson allows 5 runs on 8 hits as Rays fall to Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Reyes hit a three-run homer, R.A. Dickey gave up two hits in seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 Tuesday night. Reyes' ninth home run broke a 2-all in the fourth inning and sent the Blue Jays to their third win in a row. Danny Valencia also homered off Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (1-3). Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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VIDEO: Rays wives team up for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The wives and girlfriends of the Tampa Bay Rays players gathered Tuesday to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, becoming the latest group to participate in the dousing ceremony intented to raise awareness for ALS research. Among those doing the dumping were Rays pitchers Brad Boxberger, Jake McGee and Jeremy Hellickson. Take a look at the whole thing below:
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Smyly could become diamond in rough of Price trade

His transition wasn't supposed to look this easy. When Drew Smyly came to the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-way deal on July 31, the young left-hander was supposed to be a footnote when a blockbuster transaction was remembered. After all, he was part of the David Price trade. It wasn't the Smyly trade. It wasn't the Nick Franklin trade. It wasn't the Austin Jackson...
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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

One team lives on the fringes of the American League wild-card race, and the other is sliding in that direction. One has struggled throughout most of the year, and the other became a second-half disappointment. Unless either turns hot fast -- and others ahead stumble -- both will be absent come October. September is a time for scoreboard watching, and technically, both the Toronto...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

The Toronto Blue Jays began last month near the top of the AL East standings and had the most home runs of any club in baseball. That power surge faded along with their place among postseason contenders throughout August, but they're hoping how they finished the month was the start of a turnaround. Jose Bautista can match a franchise record by homering in a sixth straight contest...
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Sox Lose Final Game, Split Series With Rays

The Red Sox took to the mound on Sunday in hopes of grabbing the final game and therefore the series against the Rays.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. Drew Smyly who the Rays had gotten via trade for David Price.  De La Rosa had one rough inning and the Sox were able to tie it up in the late inning, head into extra innings and then lose by way of the walk...
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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

The Toronto Blue Jays began last month near the top of the AL East standings and had the most home runs of any club in baseball. That power surge faded along with their place among postseason contenders throughout August, but they're hoping how they finished the month was the start of a turnaround. Jose Bautista can match a franchise record by homering in a sixth straight contest...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Smyly could become the diamond in the rough of the David Price trade

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- His transition wasn't supposed to look this easy. When Drew Smyly came to the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-way deal on July 31, the young left-hander was supposed to be a footnote when a blockbuster transaction was remembered.   After all, he was part of the David Price trade. It wasn't the Smyly trade. It wasn't the Nick Franklin trade. It wasn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Matt Joyce's RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood a replay review. Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked before Ben Zobrist had a sacrifice bunt...
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Matt Joyce's RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood a replay review. Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked before Ben Zobrist had a sacrifice bunt...
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Joyce's RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood a replay review. Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked before Ben Zobrist had a sacrifice bunt....
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Recap - Sox lose in extras to Rays

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterMatt Joyce's 10th-inning single off Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 win over Boston at the Trop on Monday afternoon.The loss was the 11th in extra innings for Boston, a stat that leads the majors in 2014.The Red Sox jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on an RBI double by Mookie Betts...
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Rays notes: DeJesus looks to provide offensive spark in September

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David DeJesus' wait is over, and he's eager to make the most of September in his return. "There's nothing different," DeJesus said of his goals for the upcoming weeks. "It's just trying to be at peace with the lineup that helps the team win." DeJesus, who missed 64 games because of a left hand fracture before he was activated...
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Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Drew Smyly wasn't expected to replace David Price when he was acquired at the trade deadline, but he's certainly pitched like an ace since joining the Tampa Bay Rays. The left-hander seeks his fourth straight victory as the struggling Rays close out a four-game home series against the short-handed Boston Red Sox on...
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Rays Injury Update: David DeJesus to be activated Monday

The Tampa Bay Rays veteran outfielder David DeJesus will be activated on Monday, accord to a tweet from the Rays this morning.  The Rays, who are currently in third place in the American League East, hope that DeJesus will provide needed offense in their lineup during the last month of the regular season.Also tomorrow, OF @David_DeJesus3 will be activated from the DL.— Tampa...
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Rays about to begin an uncommon September out of postseason chase

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Out on the field, a harmless pop fly from Brandon Guyer landed in Yoenis Cespedes' glove near the warning track to close a month that will give way to a September unlike any other here in recent memory. A small group of Boston Red Sox fans cheered its team's 3-0 victory Sunday behind the third-base line as the home crowd filed away. Right-hander Clay...
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Alex Cobb's win streak snapped as Rays held to three hits in loss to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and sixth of his career. The right-hander's previous win came over Kansas City...
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Alex Cobb's win streak snapped as Rays held to three hits in loss to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and sixth of his career. The right-hander's previous win came over Kansas City...
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Rays to active DeJesus from DL, call up three others with active rosters expanding Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced Sunday that outfielder David DeJesus will be activated from the disabled list Monday. In addition, catcher Curt Casali and relievers Brandon Gomes and Steven Geltz will be called up with major-league active rosters expanding to 40 players Monday. All three were on the taxi squad Sunday. DeJesus has not played for the Rays since...
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Sox Lose While Rays Pitching Shines

The Red Sox won the first game of the series, but were unable to make it two in a row when Webster struggled and Odorizzi shined in Saturday’s matchup.  The Sox were almost no hit, but ended up still getting only one single hit by Will Middlebrooks who came in to pinch hit for Dustin Pedroia who left the game due to a possible concussion. The Rays got on the scoreboard in the...
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Darth Vader lounges with Rays fans during Star Wars Night (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.The Tampa Bay Rays held Star Wars Night at Tropicana Field on Saturday, and Darth Vader took a moment to relax in a lounge chair with one of the fans during the game. Because even Darth Vader needs to unwind once in a while.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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Odorizzi delivers clutch outing as Rays shut out Red Sox

All the hits and runs, all the home runs the Orioles hit off Jake Odorizzi the previous time he pitched were frustrating, sure, but not as frustrating as what Odorizzi did to allow the damage. He became a one-pitch pitcher, throwing nearly all fastballs. The Orioles picked up on that, of course, and that was that. “I was frustrated last time with my (pitch) selection, and I thought...
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Rays’ Logan Forsythe: ‘I Hate That (Dustin Pedroia’s Injury) Happened’

Tampa Bay Rays utility man Logan Forsythe was apologetic following Saturday’s game. Forsythe elbowed Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the head on a play at second base in the bottom of the second inning. Pedroia, who looked visibly woozy, exited the game and, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell, experienced concussion-like symptoms. “As soon as I was sliding...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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