Tampa Bay faces off against Baltimore in division matchup
Tampa Bay Rays (76-54, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (41-88, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jose Alvarado (1-5, 4.55...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Orioles surged ahead and then had a tough time staying there.
Tampa Bay Rays (30-19, second in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (26-25, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryne Stanek (0-1, 3.38...
Red Sox look for series sweep of Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (16-9, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (11-15, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Charlie Morton (2-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.16...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a...
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A manufactured run in extra innings capped off a resurgent weekend for the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3...
Struggling Rays look to break 3-game slide
Boston Red Sox (8-13, fourth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (14-7, first in the AL East)
Ga. Tech faces ND in ACC tourney
No. 15 seed Notre Dame (13-18, 3-15) vs. No. 10 seed Georgia Tech (14-17, 6-12)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney First Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 1 p.m....
Georgia Tech edges NC State, 63-61
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With 5.5 seconds remaining, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner told his players during a timeout that they were going to find a way to win the game.
Georgia Tech edges North Carolina State, 63-61
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jose Alvarado raced the length of the court and passed to James Banks III for a go-ahead, two-handed dunk as Banks was fouled with one second remaining and Georgia Tech...
Dorn, NC State host Ga. Tech
Georgia Tech (13-17, 5-12) vs. North Carolina State (20-9, 8-8)
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jose Alvarado...
ATLANTA (AP) — It's been a difficult year for Georgia Tech, so coach Josh Pastner is grateful to have a positive teaching point headed into the offseason.
Bowman, BC visit Ga. Tech
Boston College (14-13, 5-10) vs. Georgia Tech (12-17, 4-12)
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Ky Bowman and Boston College...
Ga. Tech looks to knock off No. 2 Virginia
Georgia Tech (12-16, 4-11) vs. No. 2 Virginia (24-2, 12-2)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Virginia looks to give Georgia...
Alvarado, Ga. Tech visit Miami
Georgia Tech (12-15, 4-10) vs. Miami (11-14, 3-10)
Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two sophomore guards will be on display as Jose Alvarado and...
Alvarado, Banks help Jackets snap 7-game skid, 73-65
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech went a month without winning a game. Even so, coach Josh Pastner had started seeing improvement in his young team over the last couple of weeks.
Koumadje leads No. 17 Florida State past Georgia Tech 69-47
ATLANTA (AP) — Christ Koumadje and No. 17 Florida State featured a balanced scoring approach. Georgia Tech could barely score — again.
Koumadje had 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Seminoles tied a school record with their seventh straight ACC win, 69-47 Saturday.
Freshman Devin Vassell came off the bench to score a team-high 11 while playing in his hometown for the Seminoles (20-5, 8-4). Seven Florida State players scored between seven and 11 points.
Gueye’s big putback leads Ga Tech past Notre Dame 63-61
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was back at full strength.
The Yellow Jackets are also back on the winning track.
Abdoulaye Gueye had a huge putback with 52 seconds left, Jose Alvarado hit two clutch free throws and Georgia Tech held off Notre Dame for a 63-61 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday night.
Alvarado and James Banks III scored 16 points apiece to lead the Yellow Jackets (11-8, 3-3), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Georgia Tech dominates inside, beats Syracuse 73-59
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says the only way for his team to survive is through its defense.
In that case, the Yellow Jackets may do more than survive.
Jose Alvarado scored 19 points, James Banks III added 16 and Georgia Tech dominated inside and overpowered Syracuse 73-59 on Saturday night, ending the Orange's four-game winning streak.
No. 9 Virginia Tech holds off Georgia Tech 52-49
ATLANTA (AP) — Ahmed Hill scored 15 points, Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Virginia Tech overcame a terrible shooting performance to beat Georgia Tech 52-49 on Wednesday night.
The Hokies (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth straight game for the school's best start to a season since the 1982-83 team had an identical record. They never trailed after Georgia Tech led in the first minute.
Alvarado’s 20 points lead Georgia Tech past Arkansas, 69-65
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jose Alvarado knew he wasn't likely to come off the court when Georgia Tech took the court for a second time in three nights.
The point guard made the most of his extended minutes while leading the Yellow Jackets to a much-needed 69-65 win at Arkansas on Wednesday night.
Alvarado scored 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting, and the 6-foot guard added nine rebounds in the win — doing so while playing the entire 40 minutes for a second straight game.
Alvarado rallies Georgia Tech past Prairie View A&M 65-54
ATLANTA (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored all 15 of his points in the second half — when Brandon Alston scored 13 of his 14 — and Georgia Tech rallied past Prairie View A&M 65-54 Friday night, avoiding a home upset loss to a SWAC opponent for the second season in a row.
Both saw the Yellow Jackets' slow start coming in McCamish Pavilion long before they were able to do something about it.
Devoe leads Georgia Tech past UT Rio Grande Valley 72-44
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Devoe scored 14 points off the bench as Georgia Tech rolled to a 72-44 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday night in a game that saw the visiting Vaqueros miss their final 19 shots of the first half.
Jose Alvarado added 13 points, also coming off the bench, and Tech (3-1) had no problems turning back UTRGV.
Lesley Varner II paced the Vaqueros (3-3) with 11 points and seven rebounds, but like most of his teammates he had problems scoring. He made 2 of 10 shots.
Georgia Tech warms up on offense, beats East Carolina, 79-54
ATLANTA (AP) — Curtis Haywood II scored a career-high 18 points Friday, and Georgia Tech overcame a slow start to ease past East Carolina, 79-54, as the Yellow Jackets found their lost shooting touch.
Jayden Gardner scored 13 points for ECU (2-2) and Seth LeDay added nine points and nine rebounds off the bench, but the Pirates could not overcome 22 turnovers and a big difference in 3-point shooting.
Alston, Alvarado lead Georgia Tech past Lamar
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Alston scored 17 points off the bench and Jose Alvarado scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half Friday to lead Georgia Tech to an 88-69 win over Lamar.
Alston and Alvarado each made a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch as Georgia Tech (1-0) hit 12 from beyond the arc, the most the Yellow Jackets have made in a game since coach Josh Pastner was hired before the 2016-17 season.
Georgia Tech Preview-Capsule
Last season: 13-19, went 6-12 in league play to finish 13th.
Nickname: Yellow Jackets.
Coach: Josh Pastner.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: Guard Josh Okogie, center Ben Lammers, guard Tadric Jackson.
Pastner looks beyond this year to make Georgia Tech relevant
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Pastner calls his third season at Georgia Tech "the bridge year" for his program.
Knowing there's little chance the Yellow Jackets will finish at .500 or better in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pastner has turned his attention to developing young players in hopes of making next year's team relevant in league play.
Georgia Tech went 13-19 last season, 6-12 in the ACC, and that was with Josh Okogie, Ben Lammers and Tadric Jackson leading the team in scoring and rebounding.
Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award.
Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the Rays over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Wednesday.
"I know that we're winning and that's the most important thing," Snell said. "That's what I'm focused on, that's what we're focused on. All the individual stuff I'll look at later."
Moncada’s double in 10th lifts White Sox over Rays 3-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to Yoan Moncada, the Chicago White Sox didn't waste a strong outing by Lucas Giolito.
Moncada hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, lifting the White Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night.
Nicky Delmonico had a two-out double in the 10th off Jose Alvarado (1-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Adam Engel. Tim Anderson was intentionally walked, and Moncada hit a liner over left fielder Jake Bauers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — About the only thing Gary Sanchez was quick to do Monday night was accept the blame for his lack of effort.
Sanchez failed to hustle on a pair of key plays, Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer and scored with some nifty baserunning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Luis Severino and the New York Yankees 7-6.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font helped cool down the surging Houston Astros before leaving with an injury.
Font and four relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Houston 3-2 on Friday night to snap the Astros' 11-game road winning streak, which tied a franchise record.
Font (2-3) allowed one run and one hit over five-plus innings before leaving the game with a strained right lat.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font and four relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Houston 3-2 on Friday night to snap the Astros' 11-game road winning streak, which tied a franchise record.
Font (2-3) allowed one run and one hit over five-plus innings before an injury forced him to leave the game. Diego Castillo, Chaz Roe, Sergio Romo and Jose Alvarado held the Astros in check the rest of the way. Alvarado got the final out for his second save.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Another attempt at a no-hitter, a reliever alternating between the mound and first base, and postgame pushing and shoving.
The Tampa Bay Rays pulled off an odd one for their fifth straight victory.
Nathan Eovaldi took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before an unusual combination of relievers in the ninth completed a three-hitter as the Rays beat Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals 1-0 Tuesday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryne Stanek is set for a new role in the Tampa Bay rotation — sort of.
The reliever will likely now start two out of every five games in the Rays' ongoing bullpen-day experiment.
Wilson Ramos homered, six Tampa Bay relievers combined for a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.
With right-handers Chris Archer and Jake Faria on the disabled list, Tampa Bay is using relievers to start three times through the rotation.
Georgia Tech’s Jose Alvarado to miss remainder of season
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech point guard Jose Alvarado will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his left elbow.
Coach Josh Pastner said Monday X-rays showed the fracture. The injury, suffered when Alvarado fell on his arm in Sunday's 80-69 loss to No. 9 Duke, initially was described as a dislocated elbow.
Pastner said the fracture will require a recovery period of six to eight weeks, meaning Alvarado also is ruled out for the postseason.