Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 14:  Pitcher Chase Whitley #39 of the New York Yankees walks with head athletic trainer Steve Donohue as he comes off the mound and out of the game during the second inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 14, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Rays Get Out To Early Lead, Cruise To 6-1 Win Over Yankees

Rene Rivera homered and drove in four runs, Erasmo Ramirez allowed one hit over five innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Thursday night.

05/14/2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 12:  Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays runs in to score from third base off of a wild pitch by pitcher Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Yankees during the eighth inning of a game on May 12, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Longoria Breaks 8th-Inning Stalemate As Rays Beat Yanks, 4-2

Evan Longoria hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly during a two-run eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday night.

05/13/2015

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on April 29, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod’s Pursuit Of Mays Goes Off Rails In Yankees’ 13-Inning Loss To Rays

James Loney hit a go-ahead infield single in the 13th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the New York Yankees 3-2 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

04/30/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Brett Gardner #11 and Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees celebrate after both scored on a fifth inning double against the Tampa Bay Rays hit by teammate Brian McCann (not pictured) at Yankee Stadium on April 28, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tanaka Headed To DL, But Yankees Beat Rays 4-2

The revelation that ace Masahiro Tanaka will be out at least a month because of a mild forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis overshadowed the New York Yankees’ 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

04/29/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Brian McCann #34 and Andrew Miller #48 of the New York Yankees celebrate a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays during their game at Yankee Stadium on April 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

McCann Homer Boosts Yanks To 4-1 Win Over Rays

Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking home run and Adam Warren pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the New York Yankees ended the Tampa Bay Rays’ five-game winning streak, 4-1 on Monday night.

04/28/2015

Alex Rodriguez celebrates with Stephen Drew after scoring on an RBI single to center field by Chase Headley during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Sweep Of Rays A Sign Of Hope

Of course, this could all turn into one big mirage. A better test comes up Monday night, when the Bombers start a four-game set against the 10-2 Tigers.

04/20/2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 17:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Provides The Power As Yanks Edge Rays 5-4

Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.

04/17/2015

Yankees’ right-hander Adam Warren (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Warren Solid Over 3-Plus In Yankees’ Loss To Rays

Adam Warren isn’t assuming he will earn a spot in the New York Yankees’ pitching rotation.

03/26/2015

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on March 9, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod 2-For-3, Pineda, Eovaldi Rock Solid In Yankees’ Win Over Rays

Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 3 and singled in a run for his first RBI since a season-long suspension, helping the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Monday.

03/09/2015

Joe Maddon (C) is introduced as the Chicago Cubs' new manager with Cubs president Theo Epstein (R) and general manager Jed Hoyer during a press conference on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Introduced By Cubs; Manager Gets 5-Year Deal

Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renteria.

11/03/2014

Joe Maddon (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs Set To Introduce Joe Maddon As New Manager Monday

Recently-departed Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon will be introduced Monday as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs.

10/31/2014

Joe Maddon (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Exercises Opt-Out, Won’t Return To Rays; Mets Not In On Him

The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.

10/24/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees scores in front of catcher Ryan Hanigan #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays on a sacrifice fly by Brett Gardner in the sixth inning of a game on September 17, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jeter Ends Long Skid, Yankees Beat Rays 3-2

Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.

09/18/2014

Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees comes out to argue a call with umpires Marty Foster #60, Alan Porter #64 and Joe West #22. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Irate Joe Girardi Furious With Rays: ‘We Are Not Pin Cushions’

“I don’t know what they expect. You hit five of our guys in four games. You don’t think we’ll be pissed?”

09/17/2014

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