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Loss to Jays sums up Rays’ season
Jeremy Hellickson, the Gold Glove-winning pitcher, failed to make two fielding plays in the third inning.
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— You can add Saturday’s loss to the “that’s the 2014 season in a nutshell,” file. Or, perhaps squeeze the game into that...

Rays owner Sternberg on 2015: Lower payroll

Rays owner Sternberg on 2015: Lower payroll

NEW YORK — Now that what was supposed to be an exciting season has reached its final weeks, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said it’s fair to label 2014 a disappointment....
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Rays notes: Smyly shut down for season

Rays notes: Smyly shut down for season

In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone who has followed the way the Tampa Bay Rays handle young pitchers, the team announced before Tuesday's game that LHP Drew Smyly will not make his final three starts of the season.
Published: 09/09/14
Updated: 09/11/14

Rays notes: Hanigan, Drew and the collision rule

“Trying to give a guy a place to slide so he can maybe be safe isn’t really my style if I have the ball,” Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan said. “If he wants to slide, he can slide right into me or he can hit me, he can run me over."
Published: 09/11/14
Rays play at the plate highlights confusion over rule

Rays play at the plate highlights confusion over rule

It possible that Stephen Drew would have been ruled safe at home plate during the fifth inning had Tuesday’s game been played Sunday or any day this season before Major League Baseball clarified the collision rule at home plate.
Published: 09/09/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Fast start wasted in Rays' 8-5 loss to Yankees

Fast start wasted in Rays' 8-5 loss to Yankees

The Rays batted around in the first inning and sent Jake Odorizzi to the mound with a four-run lead before he threw his first pitch. And that was it as far as highlights for the Rays on Wednesday night.
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Archer continues to rule in N.Y. in Rays' 4-3 win

Archer continues to rule in N.Y. in Rays' 4-3 win

Bases loaded with no outs and the Rays up by three runs in the fifth inning, Chris Archer knew what was happening. But unlike recent outings, this time he passed the test.
Published: 09/09/14
Updated: 09/11/14

MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams clarifying this year’s experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
Published: 09/09/14
Relief pitchers put Rays in good shape for next season

Relief pitchers put Rays in good shape for next season

The Rays retool the bullpen every offseason. This time, the offseason work might have begun a little earlier, and the key pieces to the 2015 bullpen might have already emerged.
Published: 09/08/14
Rays notes: Archer says issue is simply execution

Rays notes: Archer says issue is simply execution

Right-hander Chris Archer, who has allowed 10 hits and 13 earned runs in 10 innings over his last two starts, said his problems are not because of fatigue after logging a career-high 167 1⁄3 innings during his first full year in the big leagues. It is simply poor pitch execution.
Published: 09/08/14
Rays open 2015 season at home vs. Orioles

Rays open 2015 season at home vs. Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays will open the 2015 season at home on April 6 at 3:10 p.m. against the Baltimore Orioles.
Published: 09/08/14