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4/18/2015 | Rays DFA Balfour after rocky outing

Grant Balfour struggled mightily in Saturday's 9-0 loss to the Yankees, and immediately after the game, the Rays designated him for assignment, Tampa Bay filled the roster spot by selecting right-hander Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.


4/18/2015 | Yankees seek sweep of Rays behind Pineda

The Yankees will be in search of a three-game sweep of the Rays in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, with right-hander Michael Pineda opposing Tampa Bay rookie Matt Andriese.


4/18/2015 | With Tanaka dealing, Yankees slam Rays

Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, and Chris Young's grand slam fueled the seven-run seventh in the Yankees' 9-0 victory Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Jake Odorizzi was quality for the home team, surrendering three runs across six-plus innings.


4/18/2015 | Longoria back at 3B with games-played streak intact

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, who was drilled in the left hip by a fastball on Thursday in Toronto, extended his Major League-leading games-played streak to 254 on Saturday night.


4/17/2015 | Odorizzi draws Tanaka as Rays-Yanks series continues

The Rays and Yankees will resume their weekend series Saturday night at Tropicana Field, with Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi opposing New York's Masahiro Tanaka.


4/17/2015 | Longo serves as DH; Brett recalled for infield depth

The Tampa Bay Rays announced several roster moves Friday afternoon, and named their starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Yankees.


4/17/2015 | Dykstra: 'Special' to have dad on hand for first homer

The instant that Allan Dykstra's fourth-inning liner off Adam Warren with two men aboard rang off the right-field foul pole Friday night at Tropicana Field, the Rays took a 3-2 lead. And Dykstra broke into a trot he'll never forget.


4/17/2015 | Rays announce 2015 summer concert series

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced five acts for their summer concert series at Tropicana Field. Each concert is free with the purchase of that date's game ticket, and will begin after the conclusion of that date's game.


4/17/2015 | Rays exceeding outside expectations early in season

The season is barely underway -- just 11 games old -- but nobody expected the Rays to play as well as they have, especially with 11 players, including four starting pitchers and their closer, on the disabled list.


4/17/2015 | A-Rod carries Yanks past HR-happy Rays in series opener

Alex Rodriguez hit career homers 657 and 658, then added the decisive hit, an RBI single in the eighth, for his fourth RBI of the night to lead the Yanks to a 5-4 win over the Rays, who got back-to-back homers by Allan Dykstra and Logan Forsythe on Friday night.


4/17/2015 | Beckham's homer can't be robbed this time

Tim Beckham got "Pillar-ed" Wednesday night when Toronto's Kevin Pillar robbed him of a home run. Thursday night he fired back with a two-run, pinch hit homer that Pillar could not bring back, pushing the Rays lead to 4-0 while giving Beckham his second home run of the season.


4/17/2015 | Things get heated between Blue Jays and Rays after hit by pitches

Mark Buehrle and Chris Archer appeared to be shouting at each other from their respective dugouts after Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch from Blue Jays reliever Marco Estrada and was subsequently forced to the leave the game on Thursday at Rogers Centre.


4/16/2015 | Cash ejected for first time as a manager

Kevin Cash got ejected for the first time as manager of the Rays in the eighth inning of Thursday night's game against the Blue Jays.


4/16/2015 | Longoria day to day after being hit by a pitch

Evan Longoria left Thursday night's game after getting hit by a pitch in the upper leg/hip area


4/16/2015 | Archer, Rays pick up series victory over Blue Jays

Rays starter Chris Archer pitched seven shutout innings and the Tampa Bay offense did the rest in a 4-2 series-clinching victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday.


4/16/2015 | Rays sign Arencibia to Minor League contract

J.P. Arencibia, 29, is expected to join Triple-A Durham, where he will likely be used primarily at DH and first base.


4/16/2015 | McGee throws in extended spring training game

Jake McGee continues to make progress. On Thursday the left-hander threw an inning (14 pitches) during an extended spring training game.


4/15/2015 | Mahtook homers for first big league hit

Mikie Mahtook stepped into the batter's box in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 12-7 loss to the Blue Jays looking for his first Major League hit. Little did the Rays' rookie know that his first hit would be a home run.


4/15/2015 | Souza launches homer for second consecutive game

While the Rays did not win Wednesday night, Steven Souza Jr.'s hitting is turning into a plus for the Rays' offense.


4/15/2015 | Rays, Blue Jays set for series finale

Coming off a solid outing against the Marlins, Chris Archer will take the mound on Thursday as the Rays wrap up their four-game series against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Aaron Sanchez will make the start for Toronto.


4/15/2015 | Blue Jays break Rays' win streak with powerful offense

Jose Bautista, Devon Travis and Dalton Pompey each homered while Josh Donaldson enjoyed a three-hit right as the Blue Jays scored early and often in an 12-7 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre on Jackie Robinson Day.


4/15/2015 | Rays using caution with Jaso's return

Jaso left the Rays' April 6 season opener after sliding head first at second base and coming away with the injury. The Rays placed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7. He is eligible to come off the DL on April 22.


4/15/2015 | Young Rays honored to wear historic No. 42

The Rays have worn No. 42 each year since 2008 on this special day, though they will not be wearing 42 at home this season as they will honor Jackie Robinson Day through a separate initiative.


4/15/2015 | Rays' Breaking Barriers to celebrate Jackie Robinson

The Rays will honor Jackie Robinson Day through the organization's Breaking Barriers celebration. Although Major League Baseball's official Jackie Robinson Day occurred Wednesday, while the Rays were on the road, the organization will host several community activities and recognize community figures leading up to Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game when the Rays take on the Yankees at Tropicana Field.


4/15/2015 | Rays bring 8th rookie into fold by recalling Dominguez

Jose Dominguez became the eighth rookie on the Rays' 25-man roster when he was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. After Tuesday night's 3-2 Rays win over the Blue Jays, right-hander Kirby Yates was optioned to Durham.




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