Tampa Bay Rays

Rays choose Louisville 1B McKay 4th overall
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The Rays have selected University of Louisville left-hander/first baseman Brendan McKay with the No. 4 pick of the 2017 MLB Draft.

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Andriese headed to DL with strained groin
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Following Sunday’s 5-4 win over the A’s, manager Kevin Cash said the Rays intend to place right-hander Matt Andriese on the disabled list with a right groin strain. The move is not yet official. The Rays will make a corresponding move prior to Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays.

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Two-out hit show becoming a pattern for Rays
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A’s starter Jesse Hahn had kept the Rays at bay for much of his afternoon, and with two outs and no one on in the fifth, he seemed poised to get through five clean innings. Something clicked for Tampa Bay, though, and suddenly the Rays had tied the game with three runs on five consecutive […]

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Rays, Odorizzi ready to face AL East foe Jays
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The Rays and Blue Jays meet for a third time this season, with Toronto rounding into form with some of its marquee players back in the lineup.

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Rays activate Diaz from DL, option Stanek
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Prior to Sunday’s game with the A’s, the Rays optioned right-hander Ryne Stanek to Triple-A Durham and activated right-hander Jumbo Diaz from the disabled list.

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Smith, Rays outlast A's to take finale, series
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Mallex Smith is known for making stuff happen. That’s exactly what he did Sunday afternoon while leading the Rays to a 5-4 win over the A’s at Tropicana Field.

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Longo helps Rays take Game 1 in extras
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Evan Longoria’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th gave the Rays a 6-5 win over the A’s in the first game of a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field — the Major Leagues’ first scheduled first scheduled doubleheader since the A’s hosted the Angels on July 16, 2011.

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Beckham's momentum-gain boosting Rays
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Shortstop Tim Beckham entered Saturday’s doubleheader picking up steam at the plate. The momentum carried over into the day’s opening contest.

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Archer aims to continue hot streak in finale
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A’s right-hander Jesse Hahn (2-4, 3.40) and Rays righty Chris Archer (4-4, 3.65) square off in the finale of a four-game series.

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Andriese reinjures groin, likely headed to DL
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Rays starter Matt Andriese exited Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader against the A’s at Tropicana Field with a right groin strain. Andriese appeared to feel something while warming up to pitch the second inning. He allowed a run on three hits while striking out one in the first, throwing 21 pitches in the frame.

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Longo hits No. 250, but Rays fall in nightcap
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A three-run seventh led the A’s to a 7-2 win over the Rays in the second game of a single-admission doubleheader Saturday at Tropicana Field.

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Rays call up Hu to be 26th man for twin bill
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The Rays added right-hander Chih-Wei Hu to the roster, per MLB’s 26th Man Rule, for Saturday’s doubleheader against the A’s at Tropicana Field.

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