Kirby Yates retired the two batters he faced to earn his first big-league save in the Rays’ 5-3 win against the Twins at Target Field. It was the Rays' fifth straight win and 14th in their past 18 games.
Evan Longoria moved to the top of two more team records Sunday when he caught and passed Carl Crawford for the franchise mark in doubles and tied Crawford for the franchise lead in RBIs.
Right-handers entered Saturday’s game with a major league-high .335 batting average against Twins RHP Phil Hughes, so that’s why Rays manager Joe Maddon stacked his lineup with righties.
The surging Rays continue their hot streak as David Price delivers eight scoreless innings and hitters come alive.
What can the Rays use most during the second half of the season? What could really help improve their chances of making a run at the playoffs? Roger Mooney says it's Longo just being Longo.
It was the first game after the All-Star break, a second Opening Day of sorts, but for the Rays it was a pretty big game.
LHP David Price has been the workhorse of the pitching staff with a team-high and league-high 1472⁄3 innings. He has pitched at least eight innings in seven of his past 10 starts.
Catcher Ryan Hanigan was placed on the 15-day DL with a sore left oblique, retroactive to July 9, which means he could be back as soon as July 24. But manager Joe Maddon said he was unsure whether Hanigan would be ready by then.
After a first half of starts and stops and extended periods of ineffective play, the Rays open the second half tonight, Executive Vice President Andrew Friedman said he still believes in the cast he assembled last winter.
While saddled with a losing record and fighting the Red Sox to stay out of the AL East cellar, the Rays rolled into the All-Star break with 13 wins in their final 18 games.It leaves the Rays in the hazy area of maybe a contender, maybe a seller as the second half of the season begins Friday in Minnesota.