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8/21/2014 | Gamescape: Price as good as it gets in defeat

What happened Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Field might have been a best-case scenario for the Rays and their fans: David Price, their former ace, pitched an incredible game, but Tampa Bay still won.


8/21/2014 | Cobb wins duel with Price as Rays blank Tigers

Alex Cobb fired seven shutout innings and Brandon Guyer delivered an RBI triple in the Rays' 1-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday to spoil David Price's return to Tropicana Field.


8/21/2014 | Moore progressing, enjoying time with mates

Matt Moore is out for the season while recovering from season-ending Tommy John surgery, but the left-hander remains a familiar face around the Rays' clubhouse and he's making progress with his rehab.


8/21/2014 | Maddon can't explain Rays' struggles on road

Entering Thursday's series finale at The Trop against the Tigers, the Rays had gone an AL-record 18 consecutive road games allowing three or fewer runs, the second-longest streak in Major League history behind in the 1908 Cubs (21).


8/20/2014 | Rays Wives gearing up for Mystery Ball event

The Rays Wives were busy on Wednesday night wrapping baseballs for the Mystery Ball to raise money for All Children's Hospital. The event will take place at Tropicana Field on Saturday, Aug. 30.


8/20/2014 | Balfour, Kiermaier frustrated after extras defeat

After Tuesday night's 8-6 loss in 11 innings, Rays reliever Grant Balfour was candid with reporters about his thoughts, particularly concerning the play that right fielder Kevin Kiermaier did not make that led to a leadoff triple. Both players said everything is good between them before Wednesday's contest.


8/20/2014 | Rays' bats can't stop Tigers from slamming door

Jake Odorizzi struck out seven in 6 2/3 solid innings, but the Rays managed just three hits in a 6-0 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.


8/20/2014 | Tigers seeking sweep in Price's return to The Trop

David Price returns to Tropicana Field for the first time since being dealt to the Tigers, as Alex Cobb and the Rays look to halt their series skid in Thursday's finale.


8/20/2014 | Rays activate Myers from 60-day disabled list

The Rays activated reigning American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, while Vince Belnome was optioned to Triple-A Durham.


8/19/2014 | Belnome notches first MLB hit, RBI vs. Tigers

Rays' designated hitter Vince Belnome got his first Major League hit with a double off Max Scherzer in Tuesday night's 8-6 loss in 11 innings to the Tigers. Belnome later had his first home run taken away after a crew chief review, but he logged his first RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.


8/19/2014 | Tigers gain, save run following replay reviews

Instant replay smiled on the Tigers in their series opener against the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First, a crew chief review overturned a Tampa Bay home run, and later, manager Brad Ausmus' successful challenge overturned a catch that gave Miguel Cabrera an RBI single.


8/19/2014 | Price gets warm welcome back to Tropicana

The Rays honored former ace David Price with a video presentation and a standing ovation during the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Tigers. The left-hander admitted he's not excited about facing the players he shared a clubhouse with three weeks ago.


8/19/2014 | Myers among injured Rays gearing for return

Of the Rays' walking wounded, Wil Myers (right wrist fracture) appears to be the closest to returning to action, according to manager Joe Maddon, who allowed that Myers could return before the end of the homestand.


8/19/2014 | Maddon says losing home mark out of norm

The Rays entered Tuesday night's series opener against the Tigers with a losing record at home (28-34), in deference to their road mark of 33-29. Manager Joe Maddon has scratched his head all season about his team's troubles at home.


8/19/2014 | Rays turn to Odorizzi in rematch against Tigers

Jake Odorizzi and the Rays will look to bounce back and even the series against Rick Porcello and the Tigers on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.


8/19/2014 | Rays burned by walk, missed catch in extras

James Loney belted a three-run homer in the first, but Rays starter Chris Archer labored in a tough fifth and a bases-loaded walk in the 11th led to an 8-6 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night.


8/19/2014 | Rays deserve to feel they're home when they're home

Sure, fans at Tropicana Field this past weekend were right to show Derek Jeter respect with an ovation, but the Rays need their fans to pack the park and root for the home team at the same time.


8/18/2014 | Rays keeping close eye on staff as fatigue can set in

Vince Lombardi once noted that fatigue makes cowards of us all. For starting pitchers, fatigue doesn't necessarily make them cowards, but running on empty does make pitching more difficult.


8/17/2014 | Jeter's presence turns up the noise at Tropicana

Tropicana Field was as loud as it's been all season on Saturday, and, well, the Rays weren't exactly happy about all the noise.


8/17/2014 | No matter their standing, Rays look to finish strong

After Sunday's 4-2 loss, Tampa Bay is 10 games behind in the American League East standings and 6 1/2 back for the AL's second Wild Card spot. While their situation looks dire, the Rays still have a shot at making the playoffs and regardless of whether they make the playoffs, they want to finish strong so they have some momentum heading into next season.


8/17/2014 | Archer, Scherzer set to clash amid playoff race

Chris Archer and the Rays will host Max Scherzer and the Tigers as the two clubs continue to fight for a spot in the postseason on Tuesday night.


8/17/2014 | Hellickson's rocky fifth proves costly in finale

The Yankees defeated the Rays, 4-2, on Sunday at Tropicana Field to take the rubber game of their three-game weekend series.


8/16/2014 | Importance of rubber game not lost on Rays, Yanks

The Rays and Yankees will meet Sunday afternoon in the rubber game at Tropicana Field, an all-important series win up for grabs for two teams in the middle of the pack in the American League East trying to put together a playoff push. Tampa Bay will start Jeremy Hellickson, while New York will counter with Hiroki Kuroda.


8/16/2014 | Rallying Rays unable to rise above .500 mark

The Rays reached .500 on Friday night. Saturday afternoon, they dipped back below the break-even point when they took a 3-2 loss to the Yankees in front of a sold-out crowd of 31,042 at Tropicana Field.


8/16/2014 | Belnome recalled, immediately placed in lineup

The Rays recalled designated hitter Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham on Saturday to take the place of reliever Brandon Gomes, who was optioned to the Bulls after Friday's 5-0 series-opening win against the Yankees. Belnome started at DH for Tampa Bay on Saturday and batting seventh. He went 0-for-2 with a walk in the Rays' 3-2 loss to the Yanks.




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