Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting their summer sell-off.
The Rays begin a six-game homestand tonight with the Orioles that ends with three games against the Tigers. All three teams are trying to get back in playoff races, and all three are under .500.
City council members will ask Mayor Rick Kriseman to approve a study assessing the value of the Tropicana Field site — with and without the existing baseball stadium.
Since sitting atop the AL East in late June, the Rays have gone into a tailspin — and the woes can be directly traced to their struggles at the plate.
Thanks to RHP Nathan Karns, the memory of Harry McCormick was rekindled.
The Rays had plenty of opportunities to roll over the worst team in the major leagues and did not, instead losing 5-4 in 10 innings to the Phillies.
Nathan Karns homered and pitched five innings, and he wasn't even feeling well. It was just the sixth time that an American League pitcher homered in a 1-0 game and the first 1-0 interleague game in which the deciding home run was by a pitcher.
Two injured players the Tampa Bay Rays are still expecting to make contributions this season faced each other Tuesday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park when OF Desmond Jennings (knee surgery) faced LHP Drew Smyly (torn labrum) during Smyly’s ...
Owner Stuart Sternberg did say the team could become sellers if the Rays continue to lose during the final nine games before the deadline. Although he said the team could move one of its top prospects if the right deal lined up.
Matt Moore struggled again, the offense left the bases loaded again, the defense was sloppy again and the Rays lost again, this time to the lowly Phillies on a steamy night at Citizens Bank Park.