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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.
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— 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 notes: Shortage of bullpen arms costly

On a day the Rays were looking for late-inning relief, Tampa Bay's best options sat unavailable.
Published: 09/07/14
Updated: 09/08/14
Orioles tops Rays, 7-5, in 11 innings

Orioles tops Rays, 7-5, in 11 innings

Nelson Cruz hit his second two-run home run of the game in the top of the 11th inning off Cesar Ramos (2-6) to keep Tampa Bay from sweeping the series.
Published: 09/07/14
Updated: 09/08/14

Rays Notes: Passed ball bounces right way for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — It was a fastball that Orioles C Nick Hundley tried to frame for a strike that nicked off his mitt and reached the backstop. That allowed SS Yunel Escobar to race home from third base with the winning run Saturday in the Rays&...
Published: 09/06/14
Rays Beat: Martinez just needs a chance

Rays Beat: Martinez just needs a chance

ST. PETERSBURG — Dave Martinez’s big-league managerial debut came during the eighth inning of the first home game of the 2008 season.
Published: 09/07/14
Smyly sets the tone again in walk-off victory

Smyly sets the tone again in walk-off victory

ST. PETERSBURG — If it was indeed Drew Smyly’s last start of the season, if the Rays are going to shut the young left-hander down to limit his workload this year with an eye on what they expect to be a very bright future, then Smyly cou...
Published: 09/06/14
Rays Notes: Smyly nears season innings limit

Rays Notes: Smyly nears season innings limit

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays LHP Drew Smyly will start Saturday afternoon against the Orioles. Whether this is his final start of the season has not been determined.
Published: 09/06/14
Familiar formula ends Rays scoreless skid

Familiar formula ends Rays scoreless skid

ST. PETERSBURG — It was, as Rays manager Joe Maddon would say more than once afterwards, formulaic.
Published: 09/05/14
Rays setback against Blue Jays sums up season

Rays setback against Blue Jays sums up season

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays had the winning run at third base with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth and had a pair of righties set to hit against Toronto Blue Jays ...
Published: 09/04/14
Updated: 09/05/14
Rays Notes: Cobb says reality setting in

Rays Notes: Cobb says reality setting in

RHP Alex Cobb makes the 23rd start of his season tonight against the Orioles. His goal is to pitch better than he has in his two previous starts, tighten up some things in his delivery and get back to being the dominant pitcher that he has been this season. And that’s it.
Published: 09/05/14
Rays notes: Moore just getting started with rehab

Rays notes: Moore just getting started with rehab

It has been nearly five months since LHP Matt Moore picked up a baseball and played catch. On Monday, Moore is scheduled to perform that seemingly simple act for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery to replace the ligament in his left arm on April 22.
Published: 09/04/14