The Rays will be making an early call to the bullpen for this weekend's games against the Orioles at Tropicana Field. Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is slated to start Friday and Sunday, while Ryne Stanek, a reliever with less wear on the tires, will start Saturday's game.
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As the Rays expected, Jake Faria's oblique injury is sending him to the disabled list.
Willy Adames' throwing error opened the door for the Red Sox to score three times in the ninth as the Rays fell, 4-1, on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
Willy Adames didn't take long to make an impression in The Show during the Rays' 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Prior to Tuesday night's 4-2 Rays loss to the Red Sox, manager Kevin Cash told reporters that the Yankees and Red Sox "should be" a measuring stick for how the Rays stand.
Adames makes it to Trop in nick of time
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Monday that they will recall shortstop Willy Adames from Triple-A Durham ahead of the club's series-opener against the Red Sox. He'll make his Major League debut as the Rays' starting shortstop, batting fifth in the contest.
Who do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
Chris Archer also lost diamonds playing baseball
The Rays' six game win streak was snapped Sunday in a 5-2 defeat to the Angels at Angel Stadium, yet nothing could take away a successful road trip that has Tampa Bay feeling better about its prospects again.
Turning convention on its ear is making Rays manager Kevin Cash more popular than ever, as the crowd grows during his pregame media scrum.
It took Sergio Romo 11 years in the Majors to get his first big league start. And he got his second one on Sunday. Romo faced off against rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani in the series finale.
Fresh off earning MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week honors, MJ Melendez enjoyed the biggest offensive performance of his young career.
There was no win for the Halos on Saturday vs. the Rays, and that's due in large part to the first grand slam in Robertson's career, which he hit off starter Andrew Heaney in the second inning to put Tampa Bay ahead, 4-0, on their way to a 5-3 victory.
Sergio Romo was just fine. He struck out the side in the first inning, before turning the ball over to Ryan Yarbrough as the Rays had their way with the Angels, prevailing 5-3, to extend their winning streak to six games on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Daniel Robertson hit his first career grand slam in the second. Mike Trout homered for the second straight day in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.
Wilson Ramos slugged two home runs and Blake Snell pitched into the seventh inning as the Rays beat the Angels, 8-3, for their fifth straight win on Friday night. Mike Trout homered for the Angels to snap an 0-for-21 skid.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.
Beckham Jr. takes BP in throwback Rays uni
Field lives up to name, makes diving catch
Chris Archer pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and was backed by homers from C.J. Cron, Denard Span and Johnny Field as the Rays beat the Angels, 7-1, on Thursday night. The Rays ran their winning streak to four as they won for the eighth time in their past nine games at Angel Stadium. Tyler Skaggs was solid for the Angels, who scored their lone run in the ninth on Shohei Ohtani's sixth homer of the season.
Former Angels slugger C.J. Cron headed for Angel Stadium on Thursday, but his destination was unfamiliar. Cron came up with the Angels, making his debut in 2014 when the team won the American League West. He was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade this past offseason, thanks to a logjam at first base and DH in Anaheim.
Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria exited Thursday's 7-1 win over the Angels with a strained right hamstring after hitting a single to left field in the second inning.
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C.J. Cron led off the third inning with his 10th home run of the season and Adeiny Hechavarria's single capped a three-run first as the Rays completed a three-game sweep of the Royals. Jason Hammel labored early in his start, while Jorge Soler logged an RBI double for Kansas City.
Faria throws perfect bounce pass to home
The Rays placed Carlos Gomez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin before Wednesday's series finale against the Royals in Kansas City -- and Christian Arroyo has been called up to take his place on the roster.
Joey Wendle's two-out, go-ahead RBI single off Royals closer Kelvin Herrera clinched the series victory for the Rays. Anthony Banda, acquired in the Steven Souza Jr. trade, gave up three runs in five innings in his Tampa Bay debut. Whit Merrifield drove in three for the Royals, who got six innings from Ian Kennedy.
Jonny Venters recorded the last two outs of the eighth inning ahead of the Rays' rally in the ninth to earn his first win since Aug. 17, 2012 against the Dodgers.