Yankees Bomb Rays with five homers

May 13, 2024 general

Monday, 4 a.m. The last thing anyone wants to do is get into a home-run-derby with the New York Yankees. The Yankees, a very good club in most things but terrific at hitting the long ball, cranked it up in a 10-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The Yanks hit five home […]

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Yandy and Randy lead Rays’ victory

May 12, 2024 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. They haven’t headlined this season. The vaunted Yandy and Randy Show has been pretty much grounded. But on Saturday afternoon, Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena were again carrying big sticks. Together, they two had five hits — two homers and three doubles — and drove in six runs in a 7-2 victory […]

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Rays bats fail them against Yankees

May 11, 2024 general

Friday, 4 a.m. There are times their bats resemble toothpicks. There are times you swear they could not hit the baseball if it were on a tee. Friday night, for instance. The Tampa Bay Rays lost a 2-0 game to the New York Yankees. They managed just six hits (after getting four in their previous […]

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White Sox snap Rays’ winning streak

May 9, 2024 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. For all the losses, for all the errors, for all the weak at-bats, only one thing is wrong with the Chicago White Sox. Not enough Rays. The White Sox won just their ninth game of the season — and their fourth against the Rays — in a 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay […]

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Arozarena lifts Rays to another win

May 8, 2024 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. When the world’s greatest showman runs out of glitter, what is he to do? For Randy Arozarena, baseball had become hard. He was striking out too often. His bat no longer had the electricity of the old days. And his team was in a tailspin. At his best, Arozarena is a big-moment […]

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Rays extend winning streak to four straight

May 7, 2024 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays are looking better. Of course, they’re looking healthier which, in a way, is the same thing. The Rays won their fourth straight game Monday night, drubbing the Chicago White Sox 8-2. It lifted the Rays to an 18-18 record on the season. Tampa Bay has had a patchwork […]

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Rays rally to sweep New York Mets

May 6, 2024 general

Monday, 4 a.m. It isn’t just that the Rays finally swept someone. It was also the guys holding the broom. How about Randy Arozarena, who had two strikes, two outs and too bad of an afternoon as he stood at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning? Arozarena, hitting .143, hit a 373-foot […]

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Rays edge Mets for 2nd straight win

May 5, 2024 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. After spending most of the early part of the season running in place, the Tampa Bay Rays have themselves a winning streak. They walked to get it. The Rays won a tight game, 3-1, over the New York Mets Saturday night, their second straight victory over the Mets. It is the team’s […]

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Rays hold on to slip past Mets, 10-8

May 4, 2024 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. At this point, perhaps you want to roll your eyes and think “Even when the Tampa Bay Rays win, it feels like a war.” Well, imagine how Kevin Cash must feel. Once again, the Rays turned more of Cash’s hair gray in a 10-8 victory over the New York Mets. Cash watched […]

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Rays’ embarrassing streak continues

May 2, 2024 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Every day, it looks worse. Every game, they look more like a team destined for last place. The slide of the Tampa Bay Rays continues. They lost again Wednesday, and again, it was bad. The Milwaukee Brewers clobbered the Rays, 7-1, to wrap up the Tampa Bay road trip at 1-5. Content […]

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