TORONTO — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was in Toronto on Monday to help the Blue Jays celebrate their home opener. He held a news conference where the first question was about, what else? Montreal.
RHP Matt Andriese will make his long-awaited start tonight against the Blue Jays.
It was a night for impressive throws. The ones to the plate by Jake Odorizzi for eight innings that shut down the Toronto Blue Jays and the one Brad Boxberger threw past Edwin Encarnacion for a big strikeout in the ninth.
RHP Nathan Karns hoped to pick up Sunday where he left off when he finished his first outing of the year with nearly four strong innings against the Orioles, and that’s what he did.
David DeJesus had a diving catch to help stall one rally by the Marlins and delivered a three-run homer that broke open a game the Rays went on to win 8-5 at Marlins Park.
MIAMI — Rays INF Tim Beckham said he often dreamed about hitting his first big-league home run, and after doing just that in Saturday’s 2-0 win against the Marlins, well, there was no comparison....
MIAMI — Rays designated hitter John Jaso was, in his words, “amped up” to be in uniform on Opening Day, which is understandable given he finished his last two seasons on the disabled list because of concussions....
It was during the tail end of his pregame bullpen session when Chris Archer fell into the rhythm that would carry him through the game, when all his pitches became as crisp as the ones he was about to unleash on the Miami Marlins.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash summed up Friday night’s game with two words: incredible effort.
MIAMI — The linescore of RHP Chris Archer’s outing during Monday’s season-opening loss to the Orioles suggested a somewhat rough day for Archer.