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9/14/2014 | Rays answer Jays' comeback with 10-inning win

If the Rays aren't going to make the playoffs, they can ruin the chances of other teams. That seems to be the Rays' mantra heading into the final stretch of the season. Sunday afternoon's 6-5 Rays win over the Blue Jays in 10 innings certainly didn't help the Blue Jays' cause.

9/14/2014 | Two challenges go Blue Jays' way in loss to Rays

The Rays challenged an out call in the third inning of Sunday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays, but the ruling did not go their way.

9/14/2014 | Yankees' Wild Card chase moves to The Trop

Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano will be in a key spot when New York opens a three-game series with the Rays on Monday night in St. Petersburg. Alex Colome rejoins the Rays to start the series opener.

9/14/2014 | Colome among three Durham callups

Following Triple-A Durham's 4-1 loss to Pawtucket in the International League Championship game on Saturday night, the Rays opted to add three players from Durham for Monday's game: Right-hander Alex Colome, infielder Nick Franklin, and left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser.

9/14/2014 | Kiermaier's manufactured run highlights his hustle

Kevin Kiermaier continues to impress with his hustle. In Saturday afternoon's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays, he singled to right to lead off the third and took second after Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista threw behind him.

9/13/2014 | Shaky 'pen, faulty defense hurt in loss to Jays

A lock-down reliever -- Brad Boxberger -- couldn't lock it down, and a Gold Glove Award-winning pitcher -- Jeremy Hellickson -- couldn't field his position Saturday afternoon, which added up to a 6-3 Rays loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

9/13/2014 | Rays see glimpse of future in Karns' scoreless debut

Friday night, Nathan Karns became the first Rays rookie pitcher to throw seven shutout innings and allow two hits or fewer in his Rays debut. He also tied Steve Trachsel for the longest scoreless outing in a Rays debut.

9/13/2014 | Blue Jays aim to keep Wild hopes alive in finale

The Blue Jays, who have won 10 of their last 13 games, still have their sights set on an American League Wild Card spot. On Sunday, they'll call on Mark Buehrle, who owns a 2.08 ERA in five starts against the Rays this year, to face Tampa Bay's Chris Archer in the rubber match at Rogers Centre.

9/12/2014 | Rays successfully challenge Reyes HBP

The Rays challenged a call in the eighth inning of Friday night's 1-0 win over the Blue Jays, and it was overturned. With one out in the inning, Jose Reyes appeared to get hit by a pitch thrown by Rays reliever Jake McGee, but replay showed that the ball hit the end of Reyes' bat.

9/12/2014 | Karns fans eight in dazzling debut for Rays

Nathan Karns got an early lift then brought the heat Friday night, giving Rays fans some hope for the future in a 1-0 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

9/12/2014 | Maddon: Escobar's strong finish important for offseason

Yunel Escobar hit two home runs in a game for the first time in his career during Thurday night's 5-4 loss to the Yankees. He became the second shortstop in Rays history to do so, joining Julio Lugo, who did it three times. Joe Maddon believes that a strong finish by Escobar could be beneficial to Escobar and the team.

9/12/2014 | Maddon stresses professionalism after elimination

Tampa Bay officially got eliminated from the American League East race Thursday night after taking a 5-4 loss to the Yankees. Rays manager Joe Maddon doesn't like his team's situation, but he stressed the importance of remaining professional under difficult circumstances.

9/12/2014 | Blue Jays, Dickey look to gain AL Wild Card ground

The Blue Jays, who can ill afford to lose a game as they try to gain ground in the American League Wild Card race, will turn to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to even their set against the Rays Saturday at Rogers Centre. Tampa Bay will call on Jeremy Hellickson.

9/11/2014 | Cobb's flirtation with history not enough vs. Yanks

Alex Cobb dominated the Yankees while flirting with a no-hitter, but 7 1/3 hitless innings and a four-run lead weren't enough as the Yankees claimed a 5-4 walk-off win over the Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Karns set for Rays debut facing Blue Jays

Nathan Karns will join the Rays from Triple-A Durham in Toronto after Thursday night's game vs. the Yankees and start Friday against the Blue Jays.

9/11/2014 | Maddon, Rays reflect on events of 9/11

Remembering the events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, was on the minds of many inside the visiting clubhouse Thursday as the Rays prepared to play the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

9/11/2014 | Pineda looks to step up, help Yanks gain in Wild Card

With every series important to the Yankees' playoff chances, there will be some pressure on Michael Pineda when he takes the mound in Thursday's series finale against the Rays at Yankee Stadium -- especially following Chris Capuano's short outing on Wednesday. The Yankees are 4 1/2 games behind the Tigers for the second American League Wild Card spot. Alex Cobb will get the call for the Rays.

9/10/2014 | Odorizzi lets four-run lead get away in loss to Yanks

A four-run first inning didn't provide enough of a cushion for the Rays to avoid taking an 8-5 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Jake Odorizzi was unable to protect the early lead, allowing six runs over 4 1/3 innings.

9/10/2014 | Zobrist collects 1,000th career hit with single

Before Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Rays manager Joe Maddon talked about Ben Zobrist's strong career. A few hours later, he watched his versatile player add a milestone to it when Zobrist collected his 1,000th Major League hit leading off the first inning.

9/10/2014 | Moore feels fine after second throwing session

Rays left-hander Matt Moore threw on Wednesday, marking the second time he has thrown a baseball since having season-ending Tommy John surgery in April.

9/10/2014 | Rule 7.13 as clear as day to Hanigan

An illustrated memorandum from Major League Baseball arrived to all 30 teams this week attempting to clear up potential confusion about the rule governing collisions at home plate. It was quickly put to the test in Ryan Hanigan and the Rays' 4-3 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

9/10/2014 | Sternberg: Rays' payroll likely to go down

Stu Sternberg spoke to reporters prior to Wednesday night's game at Yankee Stadium, and the Rays' principal owner made it clear that he expects a payroll reduction for 2015.

9/9/2014 | Yanks look to solve milestone-seeking Odorizzi

The final days of Derek Jeter's Major League career offer fans a chance to get a glimpse at history. But when Jeter and New York face Rays hurler Jake Odorizzi on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, they may see some extra history. Odorizzi is closing in on the Rays' single-season record for most strikeouts by a rookie, and the Yankees will counter with left-hander Chris Capuano.

9/9/2014 | Maddon still a critic of Rule 7.13 after MLB's clarification

Major League Baseball made an effort on Tuesday to clarify the rule involving home-plate collisions, but Rays manager Joe Maddon still has some concerns. An email went out to every team on Tuesday that shed more light on where catchers could position themselves for plays at the plate. Specifically, the memo stressed that the strict interpretation of the rule should not supersede common sense.

9/9/2014 | Archer makes early lead stand up as Rays top Yanks

The Rays took an early lead and hung on to beat the Yankees, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Chris Archer hurled 6 1/3 solid innings of three-run ball, while James Loney homered a drove in two runs to pace the offense.

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