ARLINGTON, Texas - Clayton Kershaw's glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishments: a win deep in the World Series and a championship ring.He took the mound on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) with the Los Angeles Dodgers shaken, and ...
Oct 26, 2020
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The Tampa Bay Rays and Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo have finalized a two-year contract worth about $12 million.The 28-year-old Tsutsugo will be formally introduced by the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field (Wednesday, Manila time). ...
Dec 17, 2019
HOUSTON - Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-1, on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) in Game Five to set up a titanic showdown with the New ...
Oct 11, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros, 4-1, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) to ...
Oct 9, 2019
HOUSTON - Asked what went wrong for his Tampa Bay Rays, manager Kevin Cash invented a word."We got Verlandered," Cash said.Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating ...
Oct 5, 2019
OAKLAND, California - When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running.Out for two months, no matter.Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into ...
Oct 3, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - This was no ordinary outing for Carlos Carrasco, and everyone at Tropicana Field knew it.The popular Cleveland Indians pitcher nicknamed Cookie made his return to the mound from leukemia on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) and was applauded by ...
Sep 2, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Charlie Morton struck out 11 over seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and Boston 3-2 in a game that the Red Sox protested on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time). ...
Jul 25, 2019
CLEVELAND - Charlie Morton struck out a season-high 10 and Ji-Man Choi and Tommy Pham hit two-run homers on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in a ...
May 26, 2019
WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors this season, striking out 13 in the Washington Nationals 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).Scherzer (10- ...
Jun 6, 2018
OAKLAND, California - Three days after shaking up the back of their bullpen by trading away closer Alex Colome, the Tampa Bay Rays finally got their first shutout of the season.On a day when starter Chris Archer pitched six strong innings, five ...
May 29, 2018
BALTIMORE - When the Baltimore Orioles were losing on a regular basis, Manny Machado was one of the few positive constants.Now, finally, his prolific bat is contributing to victories.Machado hit two home runs, including his eighth career grand slam, and the ...
May 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO - Evan Longoria expects to win immediately with the San Francisco Giants, whose run of success in even years is well documented - and the club's new third baseman knows all about that.The Giants' brass realizes adding Longoria ...
Dec 21, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Working on six days' rest, Chris Sale followed up his worst start of the season with one of his best.Sale allowed two hits and struck out 13 in eight innings, helping the Boston Red Sox win their ...
Aug 9, 2017
NEW YORK - Last weekend, Sergio Romo was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dan Jennings the Chicago White Sox and Steve Cishek the Seattle Mariners.On Sunday (Monday, Manila time), they combined for three hitless innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in an ...
Jul 31, 2017
NEW YORK - Now this was the dominant Masahiro Tanaka the New York Yankees wanted to see.Looking every bit like an ace, the Japanese pitcher took a perfect game into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 14 as the ...
Jul 29, 2017
BOSTON - Chris Sale struck out 12 while pitching seven solid innings and Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).It was Sale&# ...
May 14, 2017
OAKLAND, California - Some 90 minutes after his impressive night was through, Oakland rookie Sean Manaea waited on a clubhouse couch watching the innings wear on and hoped Coco Crisp would deliver when his chance came.The pitcher went "crazy" when Crisp singled ...
Jul 23, 2016
DENVER - Chris Archer appreciated Tim Beckham's big day at the plate. He valued the infielder's encouraging words even more.Archer struck out 11 over six innings for his first win since June 6, Beckham had a career-high ...
Jul 21, 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Chris Archer is best known for his fastball and slider.On Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time), Archer's changeup helped him end a long personal struggle.Archer struck out 10 over 6-2/3 innings to end a ...
Apr 26, 2016
HAVANA - When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays' first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for "safe."Then he turned to his left and shook the hand of his ...
Mar 23, 2016
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