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Eric and Tristan discuss risers in their rest of season ranks, players you can feel fine in dropping and preview the weekend..
Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 on Wednesday night and earn their fifth straight victory.
The Tampa Bay Rays placed Andrew Kittredge on the 45-day injured list Wednesday after he was diagnosed with a sprain of his right ulnar collateral ligament.
Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Diaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBI and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive onslaught against the Boston Red Sox in a 8-2 win Tuesday night.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning, Manuel Margot had four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Monday night.
The Rays have placed ace Charlie Morton on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder.
As the races in both leagues start to take shape, we review one player who has delivered more than expected.
Brutal weekend for the Yankees. Drop 3 of 45 to the Rays. Boone had a bad Sunday, Stanton hurt again and the fallout, plus the preventive measures that can be taken. Sanchez is still lost at the plate, but Gleyber snapping out. Other bright spots -- plus it.s clear the Rays are going nowhere. Days off this week coming at the right time.
Michael Perez had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday.
Gerrit Cole, who had won his first three starts for the Yankees this season, struck out 10 and walked one in a no-decision Saturday, as the Yankees defeated the Rays to open a doubleheader.
Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win before getting pulled, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Saturday in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader.
Pinch-hitter Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 1-0 on Friday night.
Yankees end up with a split in Philly. Jordan Montgomery only 4 innings. Gary Sanchez might be snapping out of a slump, but Gleyber Torres is not. Never too early to look ahead to the postseason, and they could have pitching matchup problems. Miguel Andujar was optioned, but he needs to play every day. We hear from Aaron Boone on Andujar, Sanchez, and the starting pitching issues.
Martin Perez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays.
Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to talk about Aaron Judge looking like an absolute beast, Shohei Ohtani’s future as pitcher, the Cubs and Twins’ hot starts, and where things stand in MLB with positive coronavirus tests popping up (8:26). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to play the Numbers game and to discuss where Yoenis Céspedes’ disappearing act ranks among moments of Mets dysfunction (32:22).
Early returns have yielded surprises, with some superteams looking ready to rule.
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