Rays look to create havoc on bases in encounter vs. Angels

The Tampa Bay Rays have been one of the more aggressive teams on the bases this season. The Rays will look to stretch their legs on Tuesday night when they continue their three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Tampa Bay was unsuccessful in its lone stolen-base attempt during Monday’s 7-1 loss to the Angels, but the Rays still lead the American League with 14 stolen bases in 17 tries this season.

Kris Bryant, Rockies hope to fare better at home vs. Rays

The Colorado Rockies haven’t gotten off to the start they wanted in 2024, and neither has Kris Bryant. The former National League MVP went hitless in his first 18 at-bats before breaking out with two hits at the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night, but it was in another losing effort. Colorado has struggled out of the gate, with poor starting pitching and quiet bats for most of the first seven games. The Rockies have scored

Aaron Civale seeks to guide Rays to series win vs. Rangers

Staff ace Zach Eflin gave Tampa Bay the start it needed Tuesday night. Now the Rays will turn to right-hander Aaron Civale for a possible series win over the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers. A winner his first time out, Civale will take the mound against the Rangers on Wednesday to conclude the teams’ three-game set in St. Petersburg, Fla. But Tuesday belonged to Eflin, who was lined up to be the club’s No.

Rangers try to regroup, face Rays without Josh Jung

The Texas Rangers have won three of their first four games in 2024, but the defending World Series champions suffered a devastating loss on Monday night. Third baseman Josh Jung is out indefinitely with a fractured right wrist after being hit on a swing attempt during the ninth inning of Texas’ 9-3 win over the host Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers’ journey without their coveted corner infielder will begin Tuesday evening when Texas reconvenes with

Rangers return to Tampa Bay, where they began ’22 title run

The last time the Texas Rangers came to Florida, they swept two games against the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card series en route to winning the World Series. The teams will open a three-game set in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Monday. In October, the Rangers arrived at the Rays’ domed home and dominated the best-of-three series, prevailing 4-0 and 7-1 to start their run to the franchise’s first world title. The Rangers

Rays shifting gears in series finale vs. Blue Jays

After leaning on his starting pitchers to deliver two straight wins, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is shifting his strategy for Sunday’s matinee against the Toronto Blue Jays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cash will deploy right-hander Shawn Armstrong as an opener before likely calling on lefty Tyler Alexander to serve as a bulk reliever. The change comes even after Aaron Civale and Zack Littell each worked six effective innings for Tampa Bay in their

Rays aim for continued contributions throughout lineup vs. Jays

After being the only winless American League East club following the Opening Day games, the Tampa Bay Rays set out to change that Friday night. They did that and more. The Rays received contributions at both ends of the lineup in an 8-2 win over Toronto and will try to earn at least a split of a four-game series with the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fla. Second-place hitter Brandon Lowe hit

Blue Jays look to keep momentum going vs. Rays

The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten off to a quick start when it comes to play in the American League East. After clobbering the division rival Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Thursday on Opening Day behind three home runs, Toronto will get behind one of its top pitchers Friday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., in an attempt to open the season with two wins. Last season, Toronto was 21-31 against the AL East, including a

Rays open with Jays, begin life without Wander Franco

The Tampa Bay Rays will open the season Thursday with a new shortstop and Opening Day starting pitcher when they host the Toronto Blue Jays in St. Petersburg, Fla. The saga of arrested star shortstop Wander Franco, 23, is likely to take another turn with the club expected to remove him from the roster for an alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican legal system and MLB continue to investigate