Christian Vazquez hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Marcus Walden bailed Boston out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Tuesday night to move into second place in the AL East for the first...
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The Rays have put Yandy Diaz on the IL after he fouled a ball off his left foot in Monday night's game, and activated Matt Duffy, who had been out all season.
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J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 9-4 Monday night.
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With the White Sox extending safety netting to the foul poles & the O's reportedly to take similar action for 2020, a former star for both said he's all for it MLB-wide. "It's a long time coming as guys are bigger, stronger and the ball is coming off their bats quicker and you have babies in the front row," new Hall of Famer Harold Baines told ESPN in Cooperstown. "They (fans) should be protected — in Japan, it's already like that." Washington also lengthened its netting & 4 other teams say they plan to do so. But Cleveland, where a foul past 1st base on Sun. struck a toddler — who was sent to the hospital — and Tampa Bay, where a woman was injured on a foul to LF Fri. & a man was OK after a thrown bat near 3rd base hit him on Sat., have not announced any new netting plans.
Blake Snell struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, Travis d'Arnaud hit his first grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their longest losing streak of the year at five games by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Sunday.
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A day after a foul ball hit a woman in the head in Tropicana Field's LF stands, a thrown bat soared over netting on the third-base side and struck a man in the back Sat. as he shielded his girlfriend, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The man - who'd come from Chicago for the White Sox-Rays series - wasn't hurt, had a pine tar stain on his shirt & gave the bat to a teenager nearby. On Mon., the White Sox are to become MLB's first team to have safety netting extending to the foul poles.
The Rays have put Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day IL with a sprained left thumb, an injury the center fielder suffered Saturday while sliding headfirst into first base.
Yoan Moncada scored from first base on a single in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night.
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier left Saturday night's game in the eighth inning with a sprained left thumb after diving headfirst into first base.
The Rays have put opener Ryne Stanek on the 10-day injured list with a sore right hip and optioned two-way player Brendan McKay to Triple-A.
Former Rays outfield prospect Matt Rice was among the clerks hired by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for the 2019-20 term.
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The Tampa Bay Times reported that a foul ball bounced off a barrier in the LF stands at Tropicana Field Friday and struck a woman on the side of her forehead. She was seen holding an ice pack to her head and being taken in a wheelchair for medical attention. 7 MLB teams - the Rays are not among them - have installed or committed to extended safety netting since a May 29 Houston episode when a toddler was hit in the head and injured. As several other fans have been hurt since on balls to the head, pressure has increased for all 30 teams to extend netting well beyond the far ends of the dugouts — the de facto minimum length since the start of the 2018 season.
Leury Garcia had four hits, including three doubles, Reynaldo Lopez won for the first time in six starts and the Chicago White Sox stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Friday night.
The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant , and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday.
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The scheduled game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees has been postponed due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather.
Benches cleared but no punches were thrown following a shouting match between Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays hitter Avisail Garcia during a game Tuesday.
Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, Didi Gregorius followed with a grand slam and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 8-3 Tuesday night after another surly clash between CC Sabathia and the Rays.
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