Miami Marlins (64-89, fourth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (95-59, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (9-13, 3.01 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 189 strikeouts) Rays: Shane McClanahan (9-6, 3.43 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 135 strikeouts)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough allowed two hits over six innings of splendid relief and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Friday night to close in on another AL East title.
Detroit Tigers (71-78, third in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (92-57, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Wily Peralta (3-3, 3.32 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 49 strikeouts) Rays: Shane McClanahan (9-5, 3.51 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 128 strikeouts)
Detroit Tigers (70-78, third in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (92-56, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tarik Skubal (8-12, 4.21 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 160 strikeouts) Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (8-5, 5.14 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 106 strikeouts)
Tampa Bay Rays (89-55, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (81-63, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (2-1, 3.25 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 65 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (11-7, 3.52 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 177 strikeouts)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena, rookie Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays won their ninth straight game, breaking away from Boston 8-5 Tuesday night soon after Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was pulled because of a positive COVID-19 test.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough came off the COVID-19 injured list and worked five scoreless innings as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays handed the Baltimore Orioles their 14th consecutive loss, 8-4 on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday.
Manager Kevin Cash said Yarbrough, who was with the Rays over the weekend during a three-game sweep at Baltimore, did not join the club in Boston for a three-game series that opened Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians showed the Rays they can mount a comeback, too.
Bobby Bradley's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning capped Cleveland's late rally and sent the Indians to a 3-2 win on Sunday, snapping their losing streak against Tampa Bay at 11 games.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Lowe is finding his form heading into the All-Star break.
Lowe homered twice and Mike Zunino also connected, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive win.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Meadows had three hits, including two RBI doubles, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-game road losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough followed up a rare Tampa Bay complete game with six solid innings and the Rays became the first team to reach 40 wins this season, 4-2 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough became a big leaguer at a time when the highest esteem was reserved for pitchers who started games and those that finished them.
The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander has helped transform baseball in a role that does neither, and so he knows how rare a chance he got Thursday when manager Kevin Cash gave him back the ball with the chance to start and finish the ninth inning.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Solak and Charlie Culberson drove in three runs apiece to back the pitching of Kyle Gibson and help the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Tuesday night to end a season-high four-game losing streak...
BOSTON (AP) — Christian Vázquez homered, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and J.D. Martinez went for extra bases for the seventh game in a row on Wednesday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 and complete a three-game sweep...
The Atlanta Braves beat Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration, and the shortstop will earn $6 million rather than his request for $6...
NEW YORK (AP) — First baseman Ji-Man Choi and the Tampa Bay Rays argued their salary arbitration case Thursday...
Toronto Blue Jays (1-0, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (0-1, third in the AL East)