Tampa Bay Rays
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Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.
David Price came within one pitch of extending his remarkable strikeout streak, yet still did plenty to lead the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night. But the Yankees equaled their worst skid this year with their fourth loss in a row.
Logan Forsythe hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Monday night after squandering a late lead.
For 66 years, Zimmer was a most popular presence at ballparks all over, a huge chaw often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him.
Former Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer died Wednesday, according to his family. He was 83.
Wil Myers hit an inside-the-park homer, his latest big hit against the New York Yankees, and drove in four runs as the Tampa Bay Rays battered an ineffective CC Sabathia in a 5-1 victory Sunday.
Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single during a four-run 12th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday.
Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night.
James Loney drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a four-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night.
CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the NewYork Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.
David Phelps boosted his bid to be the New York Yankees’ fifth starter, pitching five scoreless innings Sunday during a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings.
Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.
“I’m staring at my board right now,” Alderson said. “In the outfield category, I’ve got seven guys on my board who are free agents — varying degrees of quality. In the trade category just as an example, I’ve got four, five — nine. Those are guys we talked about internally. They range from A+ to C+.”
It seems there’s a market for Mets first baseman Ike Davis after all, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.