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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.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

— 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' Cobb five outs short of no-hitter, but Yankees rally to 5-4 win

Rays' Cobb five outs short of no-hitter, but Yankees rally to 5-4 win

Alex Cobb sailed along most of the night, ending his no-hit bid in the eighth. But the Yankees rallied, with the last three runs coming on Chris Young’s walk-off homer in the ninth against Jake McGee.
Published: 09/11/14
Updated: 09/12/14
Rays’ Cobb loses no-hit bid in 8th inning

Rays’ Cobb loses no-hit bid in 8th inning

NEW YORK — Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays lost his bid for a no-hitter against the New York Yankees.
Published: 09/11/14

Selig forms committee on pace of baseball games

SAN FRANCISCO — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expects to receive a recommendation in the next 30 to 60 days from a committee he formed to deal with the issue of pace of game.
Published: 09/11/14
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