A capsule look at the Rays-Astros playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m. (FS1);...
Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running.
A capsule look at the Rays-Athletics playoff game
A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics:
Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Tampa Bay’s Meadows puts 16-game hit streak on the line against Red Sox
Boston Red Sox (80-72, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-63, second in the AL East)
Angels take 5-game skid into matchup with Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (88-61, second in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Angels (67-81, fourth in the AL West)
Rangers play Rays, look to build on 4-game win streak
Tampa Bay Rays (86-59, second in the AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (72-73, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (11-3, 3.49...
Rays pitchers combine on 2-hitter in 5-0 win over Blue Jays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay pitching was nearly perfect for eight innings before surviving a scare in the ninth.
Brendan McKay and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, Mike...
Morton scheduled to start for Tampa Bay against Cleveland
Cleveland Indians (79-57, second in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (79-58, second in the AL East)
Rays overpower Indians, try for sweep Sunday in key series
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham helped the Tampa Bay Rays turn on the juice Saturday night — first with a blender, and then with his bat.
Rays beat Indians 4-0 in matchup of playoff contenders
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Pruitt helped a taxed Tampa Bay bullpen, and the Rays beat Cleveland's 12-game winner Shane Bieber in his first start in two years.
Norris gets the start for Tigers in series opener against Rays
Detroit Tigers (36-82, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-51, second in the AL East)
Rays place Avisail Garcia on 10-day IL with oblique injury
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed starting outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, a day after sustaining an oblique strain in the game against the San Diego...
Sogard takes 10-game hit streak into matchup with Padres
Tampa Bay Rays (70-50, second in the AL East) vs. San Diego Padres (55-63, fourth in the AL West)
San Diego; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Brendan McKay (2-2, 4.55...
Zunino, Kiermaier, Garcia homer as Rays beat Mariners 5-4
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino's return to Seattle couldn't have gone much better.
Zunino started at catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, his first game in Seattle since being traded by...
Boston’s Devers puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (61-48, second in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (59-49, third in the AL East)
Boston; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Andrew Kittredge (1-0, 3.05 ERA)...
Chirinos scheduled to start for Tampa Bay against Baltimore
Tampa Bay Rays (52-39, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (27-62, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Yonny Chirinos (7-4, 3.15 ERA,...
Happ expected to start for the Yankees against Rays
New York Yankees (55-29, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (50-37, second in the AL East)
Snell scheduled to start as Tampa Bay hosts Texas
Texas Rangers (46-37, second in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (47-36, second in the AL East)
Tampa Bay faces Oakland, aims to build on Morton’s solid performance
Oakland Athletics (33-34, third in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (41-24, first in the AL East)
Rays visit Detroit, aim to build on Morton’s strong showing
Tampa Bay Rays (36-23, second in the AL East) vs. Detroit Tigers (23-35, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.78 ERA,...
Adames knocks in run in 11th inning, Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All Willy Adames had to do in the 11th inning was hit the ball through or over five infielders for Tampa Bay to beat Toronto.
Tampa Bay uses long ball to beat Dodgers 8-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier each hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday...
Kiermaier, Garcia lead Rays to 8-1 win over Dodgers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was a night of redemption for Kevin Kiermaier, who hit a three-run homer and made the biggest defensive play of the game to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los...
New York takes 4-game win streak into game against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Rays (26-16, second in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (27-16, first in the AL East)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Blake Snell (3-4, 3.56 ERA,...
Tampa Bay takes on New York in division play
Tampa Bay Rays (26-15, first in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (26-16, second in the AL East)
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.46 ERA, .95...
Marlins take 6-game slide into matchup with Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (25-15, first in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (10-30, fifth in the AL East)
Miami; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.57 ERA, .95...
Morton, Garcia lead Rays to 4-0 win over Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Making a start 14 hours after a 5:30 am wakeup for a cross-state charter flight wasn't a problem for Charlie Morton. His pitches were working too well for him.
Diamondbacks look to stop 3-game skid
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-16, second in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (23-12, first in the NL East)
Diamondbacks to face Rays on the road
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-15, second in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (22-12, first in the NL East)
Tampa Bay faces off against Baltimore in division play
Baltimore Orioles (7-11, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (13-4, first in the AL East)
Glasnow wins 4th in a row, Rays beat Orioles 4-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had some adversity after cruising through his first three starts.
In the end, he and the major league-leading Tampa Bay Rays just kept on...
Blue Jays’ Pannone strikes out side on 9 pitches vs Rays
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays simply couldn't touch Toronto reliever Thomas Pannone.
Pannone became the 89th different pitcher in major league history to strike out the side on nine...
Rays poised to build on last year’s surprising success
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Heightened expectations don't scare the Tampa Bay Rays.
Winning 90 games a year ago not only established them as a team on the rise, but one that's undaunted by...
Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia can earn up to $6 million as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The team announced the deal Friday, an agreement that guarantees $3.5 million this season.
He can earn $250,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances, and $1 million for 650.
Garcia, Rays agree to terms of 1-year contract
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that would pay the former Chicago White Sox outfielder $3.5 million next season.
With incentives, the deal could be worth more if the 27-year-old — one season removed from being an AL All-Star — rebounds from a disappointing 2018.
Hamilton, Garcia, Schoop cut loose; Cubs keep Russell
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic violence suspension that extends until May.
White Sox acquire Colome from payroll-shedding Mariners
CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Alex Colome was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the payroll-shedding Seattle Mariners on Friday for catcher Omar Narvaez.
The White Sox also declined to offer contracts to outfielder Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson, allowing the pair to become free agents. And they agreed to a $1.55 million, one-year deal with outfielder Leury Garcia.
White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has surgery on right knee
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox say outfielder Avisail Garcia has had surgery on his right knee.
Limited to 93 games because of discomfort in the knee, Garcia went from batting .330 in a breakout All-Star season in 2017 to .236 this year. The team announced Monday he had surgery.
The White Sox also said catcher Kevan Smith had ankle surgery and pitcher Tyler Danish has refused his outright assignment, making him a free agent.
Bauer has solid start for Indians; ChiSox win 5-4
CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Bauer's performance was encouraging, and Carlos Carrasco was even better — until a late meltdown.
Bauer took a step toward returning to Cleveland's rotation for the postseason by tossing four effective innings, but the Chicago White Sox overcame a two-run, ninth-inning deficit to beat the Indians and Carrasco 5-4 Tuesday night.
Davidson’s 11th-inning single sends Sox past Indians 5-4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, Chicago's first victory at Progressive Field this season.
The White Sox were outscored 58-19 in dropping their first eight games in Cleveland, including a 4-1 loss on Wednesday when Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam in the ninth.
Shields picks up rare road win as White Sox beat Orioles 8-6
BALTIMORE (AP) — James Shields has dealt with some tough luck this season.
On a soggy Friday night, the pitcher nicknamed "Big Game James" turned in a solid start for the White Sox and was rewarded with some run support.
Shields picked up his first road victory since opening day in Chicago's 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
White Sox OF Avisail Garcia departs with right knee soreness
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has left their game against Boston with right knee soreness.
Garcia struck out swinging to end the sixth, and then was replaced in the field before the Red Sox batted in the seventh. Garcia struck out in each of his three at-bats Saturday night.
White Sox erase 6-run deficit, rally for 7-6 win over Royals
CHICAGO (AP) — For many struggling teams, a large early deficit results in a lackluster effort the rest of the way.
The Chicago White Sox, though, keep battling.
Omar Narvaez homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a single, Chicago relievers tossed seven scoreless innings and the White Sox rallied from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson also homered for Chicago, which has won four of five.