David Price will be on the mound tonight when the Rays open a nine-game homestand against the Red Sox, and with the non-waiver trade deadline set for Thursday, the question will get asked again: Is this his last start in a Rays uniform?
The Rays have the best record in baseball since June 11. They have won a season-high seven straight games and have won 16 of their past 19 road games. Now comes the hard part: winning at Tropicana Field.
Following a scare when he was hit in the right elbow with a pitch, Alex Cobb leads the Rays to their seventh consecutive victory, 3-0 over the Cardinals.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson will return to the rotation Saturday night and face the Red Sox in the middle game of the three-game series at Tropicana Field.
ST. LOUIS — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected for the fourth time this season Tuesday, but he said he was tossed for all the wrong reasons.
ST. LOUIS — Jake Odorizzi attended so many Cardinals games at both old and new Busch Stadium that he’d lost count. But he never witnessed a game from the vantage point he had Tuesday — the mound.
Rays RHP Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list and sent back to St. Petersburg for blood work to determine if he has chikungunya, a virus he apparently contracted when bit by a mosquito when he returned to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break.
Rookie right fielder Kevin Kiermaier was named the Tampa Bay Rays’ winner of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award from the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
ST. LOUIS — Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger were out of the game Sunday when the red lights began flashing in the ninth inning. Grant Balfour was having trouble throwing strikes, and rookie Kirby Yates was quickly warming up in the bullpen. ...
RHP Jake Odorizzi will realize two dreams tonight — pitching in front of his family and friends at Busch Stadium and batting in a big league game.