7/23/2014 | Cobb notches first big league hit with RBI double
Rays starter Alex Cobb sent a fastball down the first-base line Wednesday and jogged into second base for his first Major League hit.
7/23/2014 | Maddon sets rotation for Red Sox series
The Rays' rotation for their weekend series against Boston has been set. Due to the All-Star break and an abundance of off-days, the weekend's starters had been uncertain until Rays manager Joe Maddon laid out the team's plan Wednesday in St. Louis.
7/23/2014 | Rays aware of playoff positioning, trade talk
As the non-waiver Trade Deadline fast approaches, there is no escaping the chatter and speculation for the Rays. Tampa Bay holds the top pitching commodity in left-hander David Price, and with the Rays' recent play, they have a dilemma, too.
7/23/2014 | Cobb dominates as Rays finish perfect road swing
Alex Cobb has said that he continues to search for the groove with which he enjoyed much success last season. The right-hander appeared to have settled in Wednesday night, as he capped a perfect five-game road trip for the Rays, providing offense while outdueling the Cards Lance Lynn for a 3-0 win in front of 43,564 at Busch Stadium.
7/23/2014 | Maturing Lynn faces test in cooling red-hot Rays
In the finale of a two-game series at Busch Stadium, the Rays will start Alex Cobb in their bid for a seventh straight victory, while the Cardinals will counter with Lance Lynn.
7/23/2014 | Longoria homers to set Rays' RBI record
Evan Longoria continued to make Rays history Tuesday night, when he sent a ninth-inning pitch over the left-field wall at Busch Stadium.
7/23/2014 | Rays no strangers to dramatic turnarounds
Funny thing is, some of us thought this was the season the Rays wouldn't need any late-season magic to make the postseason. But if there's a team accustomed to this kind of stuff, this is it.
7/22/2014 | Surging Rays roll past Cards for sixth straight win
Rays starter Jake Odorizzi outperformed Cardinals All-Star starter Adam Wainwright in Tampa Bay's 7-2 victory at Busch Stadium. It wasn't so long ago, on June 10, that Wainwright defeated Odorizzi in St. Petersburg, Fla., sending the Rays flailing to a season-worst 18 games below .500.
7/22/2014 | Cardinals lose challenge, but benefit after all
A challenge not won by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny worked in the Cards' favor on Tuesday night, when Matt Holliday followed a contested foul ball in the sixth inning with a 424-foot solo homer to pull the Cardinals to within four runs of the Rays.
7/22/2014 | Small ball, big moment for Odorizzi in St. Louis
When Jake Odorizzi stepped to the plate against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night, it marked a special moment. For one, he did so in front of hundreds of family and friends, who made the near-30-minute trek from his hometown of Highland, Ill., to watch him. For another, it was his first Major League plate appearance.
7/22/2014 | Sunday funday: Price watches Busch game as fan
David Price hadn't watched a game from the stands since he was a teenager until he and some of his teammates walked into Busch Stadium on Sunday night in St. Louis.
7/22/2014 | Maddon: Early ejection a misunderstanding
Rays manager Joe Maddon's night came to an end quickly Tuesday, when he was ejected during the third inning of the Rays' 7-2 win over the Cardinals in unique fashion.
7/22/2014 | Rays place ill Peralta on DL, recall Beliveau
Rays reliever Joel Peralta was placed on the disabled list Tuesday as he continues to battle joint pain and aches stemming from a mosquito bite. Jeff Beliveau joined the club Tuesday for his fifth stint in the Majors this season.
7/22/2014 | Rookie Kiermaier earns Heart and Hustle honor
When Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked Sunday in Minnesota, the Rays rookie didn't walk but rather hustled down the first-base line. "Hey, man, it's called a walk for a reason," teammates told him. That moment is one of several reasons Kiermaier has been named the Rays' recipient of this year's Heart and Hustle Award.
7/21/2014 | Former top pick Beckham healthy, makes season debut
Shortstop Tim Beckham, the top selection in the 2008 Draft, returned from a knee injury to play for the first time this season, as the designated hitter for the Rookie-level Rays on Monday night.
7/21/2014 | Peralta likely to be sidelined with flu-like symptoms
Rays reliever Joel Peralta believes he's headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career due to symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus.
7/21/2014 | Odorizzi set for return to Busch, this time on the mound
Jake Odorizzi grew up in Highland, Ill., and like everyone he knew, he rooted for the Cardinals. On Tuesday, Odorizzi's family and friends, who "could be anywhere from 100 to 500," will look on as he gets the ball in Tampa Bay's series opener against the Cards, his first career start in St. Louis.
7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks
Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.
7/20/2014 | Longo sets franchise 2B record, ties RBI mark
Evan Longoria claimed a piece of the Rays' record book on Sunday when he passed former Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford for the club's career doubles record with 216 and tied Crawford's career RBI record at 592.
7/20/2014 | Waino, Odorizzi set for rematch of duel in opener
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will square off against Tampa Bay rookie Jake Odorizzi, just as they did in the clubs' first meeting of 2014 at Tropicana Field.
7/20/2014 | Molina gets day off amidst hot streak
Jose Molina is in the midst of a season-long seven-game hitting streak, but he sat in Sunday afternoon's finale with the Rays.
7/20/2014 | Odorizzi to get first at-bat since high school
Jake Odorizzi will be the next in line among Rays pitchers to try and get a hit this season when he starts against the Cardinals Tuesday night in St. Louis. He'll face Cards ace Adam Wainwright.
7/20/2014 | Archer, Longo lead Rays to sweep of Twins
Tampa Bay completed its sweep of Minnesota with a 5-3 win Sunday afternoon at Target Field. The Rays have won five straight and 14 of their last 18. Since June 11 they are 23-11. The Rays had lost 14 of 15 and were 15 games behind in the American League East on June 10.
7/19/2014 | Rays tracking Hellickson in Minors
Due to the Rays' abundance of off-days this month, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was optioned to the Minor Leagues last weekend in order to continue pitching while the Rays go with a four-man rotation.
7/19/2014 | Casali impresses in debut with Rays
Curt Casali was selected from Triple-A Durham on Friday and made his Major League debut, starting at catcher against the Twins Friday night and collecting his first Major League hit in his first big league at-bat.
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