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Rays chances slipping away as they lose again

Rays chances slipping away as they lose again

The club comes up short in all facets in a 4-2 loss at Baltimore, falling for the third time in the past four games.
Published: 08/26/14
Updated: 08/27/14
Longoria nursing sore forearm, will DH tonight for Rays

Longoria nursing sore forearm, will DH tonight for Rays

BALTIMORE – Evan Longoria has been playing through a sore right forearm for about week, which is why he is the DH tonight for the second straight game against the Orioles.
Published: 08/26/14
MLB denies Rays’ protest from loss to Toronto

MLB denies Rays’ protest from loss to Toronto

BALTIMORE — Major League Baseball has denied the Tampa Bay Rays’ protest of Saturday’s 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Published: 08/26/14
Rays notes: Escobar not getting traded

Rays notes: Escobar not getting traded

It’s common for teams to place players on waivers in August and for some to get claimed. If the teams can’t strike a deal, the player is pulled off waivers. Nearly all of these moves are made in private. Manager Joe Maddon was upset that the claim on Yunel Escobar became public.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/26/14
Rays routed 9-1 as O’s blast five homers

Rays routed 9-1 as O’s blast five homers

Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi twice gave up back-to-back home runs in his worst start ever, allowing career highs in runs (eight) and hits (11).
Published: 08/26/14
Rays, A’s have until Tuesday on Escobar deal

Rays, A’s have until Tuesday on Escobar deal

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar was claimed on revocable waivers by the Oakland A’s, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, a development that means the teams have until Tuesday at 1 p.m. to work out a trade....
Published: 08/25/14
Rays’ Maddon still hopeful on protest decision

Rays’ Maddon still hopeful on protest decision

Rays manager Joe Maddon spent five minutes on the phone Sunday morning with Joe Torre, the executive vice president for baseball operations for Major League Baseball, discussing the events that led to Maddon protesting Saturday’s 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays.
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/25/14

Rays notes: Blocking the plate?

It took the Tampa Bay Rays 130 games this season before they encountered their first review of whether the catcher violated the blocking the plate rule instituted before this season.
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/25/14
Longoria hit gives Rays 2-1 win over Blue Jays

Longoria hit gives Rays 2-1 win over Blue Jays

Things almost got out of hand for the Rays in the 10th inning, so manager Joe Maddon made a slow walk to the mound to give his team a chance to calm down. Seven pitches later, the Rays were shaking hands, having held on for a 2-1, 10-inning victory that gave them a series win.
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/25/14
Rays Beat: No reason to rein in Kiermaier

Rays Beat: No reason to rein in Kiermaier

TORONTO — Kevin Kiermaier dives for every ball within the same area code as right field, tries to throw out every base runner and thinks every single is a double and every double is a triple....
Published: 08/24/14