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9/27/2016 | Casali's big night an audition for catcher job

Kevin Cash told reporters before Tuesday night's game that the catching job is wide open heading into next season. Curt Casali then went out and put his best foot forward in the Rays' 13-6 loss to the White Sox by going 2-for-4 with a home run and a hustling double.


9/27/2016 | Kiermaier's wrist injury keeps him out of lineup

Kevin Kiermaier arrived at the ballpark Tuesday thinking that the condition of his bruised wrist had improved enough so that he could play. After taking a few swings, he felt otherwise.


9/27/2016 | Snell to finish rookie campaign vs. White Sox

Blake Snell will finish out his rookie campaign for the Rays Wednesday night when the left-hander faces the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Miguel Gonzalez will start for Chicago.


9/26/2016 | Kiermaier hopes to return soon from wrist issue

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier wasn't in the starting lineup against the White Sox on Monday night due to a bruised left wrist, but the Gold Glove Award winner hopes to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.


9/26/2016 | Sale eyes win No. 17 against Rays, Cobb

Strikeouts could be the order of the day Tuesday night when the Rays and White Sox meet the second of a four-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.


9/26/2016 | Morneau's 3 RBIs back Shields against Rays

James Shields will not lose 20 games this season, and the White Sox (75-81) still have a chance to finish at .500 by virtue of their 7-1 victory over the Rays Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.


9/25/2016 | Red Sox K record 11 straight, win 11th in row

Rays catcher Luke Maile had three chances to tag Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia out at plate in the 10th inning, but he avoided the tag twice -- despite being beaten by more than 15 feet on a relay throw from the outfield. On the third try, Maile tagged Pedroia, but the ball came loose. And David Ortiz's last hit at Tropicana Field will go down as a game-winning double as Boston beat the Rays, 3-2, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon.


9/25/2016 | Kiermaier day to day with bruised hand

Kevin Kiermaier left Sunday's 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Red Sox due to a bruise on the palm of his left hand. The Rays' Platinum Gold Glove-winning center fielder was removed from the game after the Rays batted in the bottom of the fourth.


9/25/2016 | Somber Rays reflect on Fernandez tragedy

Jose Fernandez was in the thoughts of those inside the Rays' clubhouse prior to the team's home finale against the Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.


9/25/2016 | Rays, White Sox set for clash in Windy City

The Rays and the White Sox kick off a four-game series in Chicago on Monday night. Tampa Bay will send Drew Smyly to the hill, while old friend James Shields will start for the White Sox.


9/24/2016 | Red Sox win 10th straight, clinch playoff spot

Danny Farquhar was one strike away from getting out of a bases-loaded jam. Dustin Pedroia was one walk, bloop, or blast away from bringing in a run to tie it, and maybe getting the Red Sox the lead. On a 2-2 count, he crushed one over the wall -- a blast that turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead and clinched a postseason berth for the Red Sox. It was the blow Boston would need in a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay.


9/23/2016 | Longoria headlines Rays' annual award winners

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the BBWAA announced its annual team awards at the Clutch Hitters Luncheon. Evan Longoria was honored with the Don Zimmer Award, given to the most valuable Rays player.


9/23/2016 | Porcello eyeing 22nd win as Sox home in on berth

Cy Young candidate Rick Porcello will make his 32nd start of the season hoping to move the Red Sox closer to clinching the American League East on Saturday night against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Boston's magic number to secure a playoff spot is two.


9/23/2016 | Rays fearless in halting motivated Yankees

One of the hottest hitters in the Majors waited on deck Thursday night as Alex Colome induced a game-ending lineout to center field from Jacoby Ellsbury, preserving a 2-0 Rays win over the Yankees. "I don't worry about that," Colome said of Gary Sanchez. "I'm not afraid of him."


9/22/2016 | Snell sets tone to help Rays silence Yankees

Blake Snell hurled five effective innings and Corey Dickerson homered, helping the Rays put another dent in the Yankees' postseason hopes with a 2-0 victory on Thursday night at Tropicana Field. Brad Miller drove in the game's first run to help Tampa Bay take the finale of this three-game series with New York, which opened the day 2 1/2 games back -- with four teams to jump -- in the chase for the second American League Wild Card spot.


9/22/2016 | Archer takes aim at Papi for last time as Sox hit Trop

As the surging Red Sox head to Tropicana Field trying to inch closer to the American League East title, David Ortiz makes his latest final stop to a familiar road haunt. Ortiz has bashed 34 career homers at the Trop, including No. 500 last season. The only visiting venue he's gone deep more times at is Rogers Centre. On Friday night, Rays right-hander Chris Archer will throw his final pitches to Big Papi.


9/21/2016 | Seeking big sweep, Yankees call on Cessa

Finishing strong is mandatory for the Yankees if they want to keep their postseason hopes alive. That means taking care of business against a last-place team like the Rays.


9/21/2016 | Young fan Paulk gets tour led by Longoria

Evan Longoria hosted a special guest on Wednesday when he had Colton Paulk at his locker prior to the Yankees-Rays game at Tropicana Field.


9/21/2016 | Rays go back-to-back-to-back in 4-HR inning

Things were looking pretty gloomy for the Rays, down by six runs with two outs and no one on in the third inning against the Yankees on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.


9/21/2016 | Rays bringing up Querecuto for infield depth

The Rays will select infielder Juniel Querecuto's contract on Thursday to add infield depth for the remainder of the season.


9/20/2016 | Competitive Boxberger chooses to face Sanchez

Brad Boxberger would point to the competitor in him. It was his choice. Face the prodigious Gary Sanchez -- a player his own teammate compared to Babe Ruth -- or walk him with first base open and two outs to face Billy Butler, a player the Yankees picked up less than a week ago.


9/20/2016 | Rays 'thrilled' with how Cobb has progressed

Doubt crept into the mind of Alex Cobb -- his rehab after 2015 Tommy John surgery indefinitely paused after a far-from-sharp July 11 appearance. His 2016 season -- and future -- were uncertain. His mechanics weren't there. His two starts with Class A Advanced Charlotte were a mess.


9/20/2016 | Go-ahead Gary: Rookie powers Yanks vs. TB

Gary Sanchez's increasingly convincing candidacy for the American League Rookie of the Year Award kept the Yankees' postseason dream alive for another day. Sanchez slugged a three-run homer off Brad Boxberger in the seventh inning, lifting the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.


9/20/2016 | Tanaka, Cobb set to duel in AL East matchup

Masahiro Tanaka has burst into the American League Cy Young Award conversation, and he will hope to keep the Yankees' playoff hopes alive when he faces Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Alex Cobb will be making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery for Tampa Bay, and he has a 3.06 ERA in his first three appearances.


9/19/2016 | Souza to have season-ending hip surgery

Steven Souza Jr. will have season-ending surgery on Wednesday to correct a lingering left hip problem.




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