4/18/2014 | Call at first overturned on Yanks' challenge
The Yankees successfully challenged a call at first base involving Ichiro Suzuki in the second inning of Friday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
4/18/2014 | Advanced hitting stats on Rays' side
Before Friday night's 11-5 win over the Yankees, there was no getting around the fact the Rays were in a funk, particularly their hitters. Despite the fact the club had lost four straight, the same mood as always seemed to prevail.
4/18/2014 | Need for Bedard underscores Rays' depth
By starting for the Rays on Friday night, Erik Bedard became the 21st starting pitcher used by the Rays since 2008, the fewest of any team in baseball. (The Giants are second with 24.)
4/18/2014 | Up against Nova, Archer expects fresh start
Chris Archer is trying to put a disappointing outing into the rear-view mirror. Ivan Nova wouldn't mind reliving a performance like his last one, which concluded with a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium. Those storylines will come together at Tropicana Field on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
4/18/2014 | Kuroda, Yanks look to capitalize on Rays' woes
With his pitching staff clicking and the Rays' offense sputtering, Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes that this may be a good time to reverse some of the team's fortunes at the Trop as Hiroki Kuroda takes on Erik Bedard on Friday night.
4/18/2014 | Rays must put tough start in the past and rebuild
With Thursday night's loss to the Yankees -- a defeat that included hitting into a triple play -- in the past, the Rays must pick up the pieces and rebuild their season.
4/17/2014 | Price takes first loss of season as Rays' bats quieted
Coming home didn't help the Rays' offensive funk on Thursday night, as the Yankees took a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field.
4/17/2014 | Maddon, Longoria heap praise on Jeter
Joe Maddon and Evan Longoria took time before Thursday's series opener against New York to reflect on Yankees shortstop -- and Tampa resident -- Derek Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season.
4/17/2014 | Zimmer resting comfortably after heart surgery
Don Zimmer underwent more than six hours of surgery on Wednesday to repair a leaky valve in his heart. The Rays reported on Thursday that Zimmer is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital a few days while he recovers.
4/17/2014 | Despite hitting woes, Rays not hitting panic button
Manager Joe Maddon doesn't want his players putting too much pressure on themselves as they struggle a bit at the plate, a sentiment echoed by Evan Longoria.
4/16/2014 | Marquee matchup of CC-Price opens series
Locking a pair of former Cy Young Award winners head to head always teases with an appealing pitching matchup, but the actual in-game results between CC Sabathia and David Price, who meet for the 10th time in their respective careers Thursday night at The Trop, have proven to be rather lopsided.
4/16/2014 | Rays given the cold shoulder by O's in Baltimore
The Rays wrapped up their three-stop road trip on Wednesday with a 3-0 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards, where Jake Odorizzi pitched well but couldn't get support from the offense.
4/16/2014 | Surgery to put Moore in rare Rays company
Matt Moore will have season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar-collateral ligament in his left elbow next Tuesday, making him one of two homegrown Rays Major Leaguers to undergo the procedure.
4/16/2014 | Jackie's courage celebrated as Rays don No. 42
Because Tuesday night's game was postponed due to rain, the Rays and Orioles did not have a chance to wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson on the day honoring him. However, both teams wore No. 42 for Wednesday afternoon's game, and memories of Robinson accompanied the tribute.
4/15/2014 | Following rainout, Rays and O's to honor Robinson
The Orioles will send Miguel Gonzalez to the hill against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays today at 12:35 p.m. ET at Oriole Park. Because of Tuesday's rainout, both clubs will wear No. 42 to honor Jackie Robinson's legacy.
4/15/2014 | Moore stands by decision to have Tommy John surgery
Matt Moore said Tuesday he was 100 percent sure about the decision to have season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on April 22.
4/15/2014 | Rays-Orioles game postponed due to inclement weather
Tuesday night's Rays-Orioles game at Camden Yards has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up on a yet-to-be-determined date.
4/14/2014 | Moore to have Tommy John surgery, out for season
Matt Moore is having Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar-collateral ligament in his left elbow next week and will miss the rest of the season, according to Rays manager Joe Maddon.
4/14/2014 | O's, Rays set to resume showdown of AL East rivals
The Rays and Orioles are set to resume the three-game series on Tuesday. Jake Odorizzi will start for the Rays against Miguel Gonzalez of the Orioles in Baltimore.
4/14/2014 | Archer has rough night as Rays drop opener to O's
The Orioles put the Rays away early in a 7-1 win Monday night at Camden Yards with an announced 15,799 watching. The Rays have now lost two in a row, moving to 3-4 on the current road trip and 7-7 on the season.
4/14/2014 | Rays challenge in fifth, but call stands
The Rays lost a replay challenge in the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday night's game at Camden Yards after Baltimore's Steve Lombardozzi grounded into a forceout at second base and was ruled safe at first, which prevented a double play.
4/14/2014 | No extra motivation for Balfour against Orioles
Grant Balfour has shown no rage, but he is over the questions about whether he would have any extra motivation about facing the Orioles.
4/14/2014 | Boxberger joins Rays from Triple-A Durham
The Rays recalled right-hander Brad Boxberger on Monday. Boxberger takes the place of left-hander Jeff Beliveau, who was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's 12-4 loss to Cincinnati.
4/13/2014 | Mesoraco confirmed safe after Maddon's challenge
Rays manager Joe Maddon believed Devin Mesoraco was out at first base on Sunday, when the Reds' catcher was called safe on a bang-bang play with no outs in the seventh inning, but the play was reviewed and confirmed for a Mesoraco infield single that loaded the bases.
4/13/2014 | Rays' budding ace Archer set to battle Orioles' Chen
Tampa Bay and Baltimore will kick off a three-game series Monday night at Camden Yards with Chris Archer and Wei-Yin Chen on the mound.
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