Infielder Tim Beckham has been traded by the Rays to the Orioles for young right-hander Tobia Myers.
After losing the weekend series to the Yankees, the Rays will travel to Houston looking to right the ship against the American League West-leading Astros, with first pitch set for 8:10 p.m. ET on Monday.
Corey Dickerson drove in a pair of runs and the Rays’ bullpen fired five scoreless innings to salvage the finale of a four-game American League East showdown, a 5-3 victory over the Yankees on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
With two on, nobody out and the heart of the Yankees’ order coming up, the Rays turned to their bullpen in the fifth inning of a one-run game. There was little room for error if they were to avoid being swept.
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline just a day away, the Rays have already done most of their buying, adding first baseman Lucas Duda and relievers Dan Jennings, Sergio Romo and Steve Cishek.
With the Yankees and Rays battling in a tight American League East, the postseason hopefuls will start rookie pitchers on Sunday in the Bronx. First-place New York will be going for the four-game sweep while trying to extend its win streak to seven games.
Brett Gardner’s walk-off single in the ninth gave the Yankees a 5-4 win over the Rays on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. It was Gardner’s second game-winning hit of this four-game series for the Yankees (56-46), who have won six in a row and maintained their position in first place in the American League East.
Losing three straight to a division rival has made for a tough beginning to an eight-game road trip for the Rays. However, they could take solace in the fact that Blake Snell seems to be edging closer to becoming the pitcher they think he can be.
Steve Cishek arrived on Friday and was activated prior to Saturday’s game. Now it’s all about getting acclimated for the new Rays reliever.
Masahiro Tanaka dominated the Rays’ hitters and the Yankees’ power bats dominated Rays pitching Friday night in a 6-1 win over Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees left-hander Caleb Smith is set to make his second Major League start Saturday afternoon against left-hander Blake Snell and the Rays, with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.
Lucas Duda provided a bright spot for the Rays on a night when there wasn’t a lot to be happy about. Duda, who was acquired from the Mets on Thursday, started at first base and got his first hit as a member of the Rays in glorious fashion, delivering his 18th home run of the […]