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.
Tampa Bay Rays (43-30, second in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (45-27, first in the AL East)
New York; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Blake Snell (4-5, 3.70 ERA,...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays dodged a scare from Mike Trout, and now they're headed to the Bronx for a most crucial division showdown.
Los Angeles Dodgers (31-17, first in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (27-17, second in the NL East)
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,...
New York Yankees (22-15, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (23-13, first in the AL East)
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-15, second in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (22-12, first in the NL East)
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-14, second in the NL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (21-12, first in the NL East)
Tampa Bay Rays (19-9, first in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (9-20, fifth in the AL Central)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have successfully started a Cy Young Award winner and relievers, generated offense from everyone in their hobbled lineup, and watched as their bullpen...
Tampa Bay Rays (18-9, first in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (9-19, fifth in the AL Central)
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is still searching for answers — and a victory, too.
The Boston Red Sox ace remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson's two-run homer...
Tampa Bay Rays (17-9, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (11-16, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Tyler Glasnow (4-0, 1.53 ERA, .92...
BOSTON (AP) — Emilio Pagán was sitting at his locker nearly 30 minutes after the game was over and still had a big smile.
Sent down the minors at the end of spring training and then brought...
Kansas City Royals (7-17, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (16-8, first in the AL East)
Kansas City Royals (7-16, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (15-8, first in the AL East)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Zunino's first home run for the Tampa Bay Rays was one to remember.
The veteran catcher was reinstated from the paternity list, three days after the birth of...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays got some strong offensive support to back their pitching and keep up their strong play.
Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz homered in the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash keeps getting the most from his pitching staff.
Cash moved reliever Adam Kolarek from the mound to first base and back to the mound in...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — None of the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to see their old pal Evan Longoria in the batter's box with the game on the line in the ninth inning and two outs.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — No one has tell the Houston Astros how good Charlie Morton can be.
The 35-year-old right-hander was solid in his debut for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night,...
Capsules of American League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
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...
A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Manager: Terry Francona (seventh season).
2018: 91-71, first place, lost to Houston in Division Series.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in a hospital, making a trade from a bed.
Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate.
They managed to complete the swap as the winter meetings came to an end. Carlos Santana was sent back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle — no telling how long he'll stick there.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona found a simple way to sum up his team's tenuous state this October.
And he channeled Yogi Berra to do it.
"As long as we're still breathing, we're still breathing," Francona said before Monday's critical Game 3 against the Houston Astros. "We just don't have a lot of margin for error."
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona turned to Yandy Diaz in a big spot, and he delivered.
Diaz hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Cleveland's seven-run sixth inning, helping the Indians pull away from the Cincinnati Reds for a 10-3 victory on Monday night.
Jose Ramirez hit his 35th homer in Cleveland's fifth win in six games. Ramirez, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes had three hits apiece, and Melky Cabrera and Jason Kipnis each drove in two runs.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Shane Bieber was recalled by Cleveland from Triple-A Columbus to start against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Infielder Yandy Diaz was optioned to Columbus to make room for Bieber, who is 5-1 with a 3.53 ERA in seven starts this season for the Indians.
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer and Ryan Merritt shut down the Yankees' offense, leading the Cleveland Indians to a doubleheader sweep that damaged New York's chances to win the AL East.
Bauer (14-8) won his career-best seventh straight decision, Jose Ramirez tied his big league high with four hits and the Indians took advantage of Gary Sanchez's passed ball in a two-run first inning that stood up for a 2-1 win in Wednesday's opener.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Sale pitching against Cleveland's injury-riddled lineup looked like a mismatch Thursday night.
Boston's ace was battered while matching the shortest start of his career, and rookie Yandy Diaz got four hits as the Indians beat the Red Sox 13-6 in a matchup of division leaders.