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Here kitty, kitty ...

Here kitty, kitty ...

In a toned down version of the annual rookie dress-up day based on MLB's new anti-hazing policy, Rays rookie players and staff - plus second-year LHP Blake Snell - donned DJ Kitty onesies for the trip to New York.
Published: 09/24/17
Chris Archer falters again as Rays lose 9-4 to Orioles

Chris Archer falters again as Rays lose 9-4 to Orioles

BALTIMORE — Another short outing by Chris Archer led to another long afternoon for the Rays in a 9-4 loss to the Orioles. Trying to put a good finish on his season, Archer instead faltered again, failing to get through the fourth inning as he a...
Published: 09/24/17
For starters: Rays at Orioles, with a different look to things

For starters: Rays at Orioles, with a different look to things

UPDATE, 12:40: The Orioles said Bundy was scratched due to a left hamstring strain. UPDATE, 12:20: Cash said he wanted to give Longoria and Souza the day off especially in advance of Monday's team off day: "They play a lot and I just felt it was time...
Published: 09/24/17
Rays Journal: Duda home run sets Rays record

Rays Journal: Duda home run sets Rays record

BALTIMORE -- With one swing of the bat, Rays DH/1B Lucas Duda broke a team record and tied a personal mark in Saturday's game against the Orioles that was not complete at press time. Duda's three-run homer in the third was the Rays' 217th of the seas...
Published: 09/24/17
Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win

Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win

A couple of home runs provided the news pegs of the night for the Rays, but it was more topical to talk about what nearly happened as they hung on for a 9-6 win over the Orioles.Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-br...
Published: 09/23/17
Updated: 09/24/17

For starters: Rays at Orioles, facing another old friend in Jeremy Hellickson

UPDATE, 3:29: Here is the Rays lineup, with Duda at 1B and Morrison the DH: Kiermaier cf, Duda 1b, Longoria 3b, Morrison dh, Souza rf, Dickerson lf, Ramos c, Miller 2b, Hechavarrria ss, Odorizzi p DEVELOPING: The Rays take on the Orioles again tonigh...
Published: 09/23/17
Rays morning after: Wilson Ramos showing glimpses of what's possible in 2018

Rays morning after: Wilson Ramos showing glimpses of what's possible in 2018

The real payoff for the Rays signing C Wilson Ramos last off-season will come in 2018, when he can play a full season fully recovered from right knee surgery. And Ramos is giving the Rays a pretty good glimpse of what that can be like. In Friday's 8-...
Published: 09/23/17

For starters: Rays at Orioles, with Cobb on hill, Beckham in lineup

UPDATE, 3:46: After sitting out Thursday in recovering from extraction of a tooth, former Rays SS Tim Beckham is in the Orioles lineup tonight for his first game against his ex-mates, batting leadoff and playing short. Orioles lineup:Beckham ssMachad...
Published: 09/22/17
Rays morning after: Matt Andriese trying to put good finish on injury-marred season

Rays morning after: Matt Andriese trying to put good finish on injury-marred season

RHP Matt Andriese can't make up for the 2-1/2 months he missed due to a hip injury this season after getting off to a solid 5-1, 3.54 start. But he can use his last few outings to remind the Rays, and himself, of how good he can be. He did it the har...
Published: 09/22/17
For starters: Rays at Orioles, meeting up with ex-mate Tim Beckham

For starters: Rays at Orioles, meeting up with ex-mate Tim Beckham

UPDATE, 6:05: Cash gave both CF Kevin Kiermaier and SS Adeiny Hechavarria a day off, noting they have been playing pretty much everyday. ... That also gave them a chance to look more at two of their younger position players, OF Mallex Smith and INF D...
Published: 09/21/17