David Hess pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, helping the Baltimore Orioles overcome a strong effort from Tampa Bay's bullpen in a 2-0 win over the Rays on Friday night.
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The Tampa Bay Rays traded outfielder Denard Span and closer Alex Colome to the Seattle Mariners on Friday in return for two minor league pitchers.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Nate Eovaldi is set to make his first major league start since having a second Tommy John surgery.
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss a potential trend that Buster HATES and more (1:03). Plus, Jess Mendoza on the NL contenders and pretenders (28:32) and Dr. Alan Nathan on his findings regarding MLB's HR boom (44:45).
Buster breaks down Thursday's action, including a handful of outstanding pitching performances and a little league home run.
Now that we know baseballs are flying higher than ever, is there a fix? Also, what to make of bullpenning, and get ready for the best series of 2018.
Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night.
The Rays will again start reliever Sergio Romo vs. the Orioles on Friday and Sunday, while Ryne Stanek will come out of the bullpen to start Saturday.
Xander Bogaerts sparked a three-run rally in the ninth inning, David Price pitched the bulk of a three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
The two 21-year-old infielders are already future All-Stars and putting up big power numbers. If you had to pick one, choosing isn't easy.
Mookie Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Chris Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Jake Faria left Tuesday due to a strained left oblique. Wilson Ramos followed him two batters later.
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Welcome to the big leagues, Willy Adames! Keith Law's No. 20 prospect heading into the season, the Tampa Bay shortstop homered off Chris Sale in his second at-bat, swatting a 1-0 changeup out to left field.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he doesn't believe the Rays' strategy of having a reliever start games will ignite some sort of revolution in baseball. "To see that becoming a part of the norm, I doubt it," he said.
The Rays are calling up shortstop prospect Willy Adames and starting him against the Red Sox.
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
Was starting Sergio Romo on back-to-back days a clever, one-off maneuver by Kevin Cash to maximize matchups or a sign of widespread things to come?
Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Sergio Romo was so effective in his first career start Saturday that the reliever got another start -- on Sunday.
Daniel Robertson hit his first career grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays held on after Mike Trout's ninth-inning homer for their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.