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Marc Topkin's takeaways from Monday's Rays-Orioles game

RHP Chris Archer battled the elements and himself all night, getting huge outs when he needed but also allowing homers to the Nos. 7-8 hitters — his first of the season — while walking a career-high-matching five and throwing 104 in 6U...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays blow another lead, lose to first-place Orioles (w/video)

Rays blow another lead, lose to first-place Orioles (w/video)

BALTIMORE — Monday started so well for the Rays, some still seemingly rare national recognition as Steven Souza Jr. won the AL player of the week award, and on his 28th birthday no less.Hours of uncertainty over an ominous forecast for heavy ra...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore

Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore

Tonight: at Orioles7:05, Camden Yards, BaltimoreTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 3.07)ORIOLES: LH Wade Miley (1-0, 1.89)Orioles 6, Rays 3Tampa Bay A...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Chih-Wei Hu has memorable, and long, first day in majors

Rays journal: Chih-Wei Hu has memorable, and long, first day in majors

BALTIMORE — RHP Chih-Wei Hu's first day in the majors Sunday was not only memorable but quite long. The excitement actually started around 11 p.m. Saturday, when he got summoned to the lobby of the Louisville, Ky., hotel where the Triple-A Durh...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Florida DL Caleb Brantley's case remains murky, as does draft stock

Florida DL Caleb Brantley's case remains murky, as does draft stock

It has been almost two weeks since former Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley was involved in an early morning fight near a Gainesville bar, and the situation remains murky. It didn't get any clearer Monday, even after public statements from all...
Updated: 7 hours ago
The next step Bucs' Mike Evans knows he needs to take

The next step Bucs' Mike Evans knows he needs to take

TAMPA — Even at 23, Bucs WR Mike Evans understands he needs to take on more of a leadership role with veteran Vincent Jackson not back for 2017."I'm going to be a more vocal leader," said Evans, entering his fourth season in the league. "I alwa...
Updated: 8 hours ago
St. Anthony's Triathlon a return to normalcy, health for Michael Poole

St. Anthony's Triathlon a return to normalcy, health for Michael Poole

If the triathlon gods are trying to tell Michael Poole something, he isn't listening. A competitive cyclist from New Zealand who came to Tampa as a 19-year-old to study chemical engineering at USF, he quickly discovered triathlons.He found he was jus...
Published: 04/24/17
NFL Draft: Addressing the Bucs' greatest need

NFL Draft: Addressing the Bucs' greatest need

TAMPA — When it comes to the NFL draft under Bucs general manager Jason Licht, the offense has played with too many men on the field. The first two years, Licht took only one player on defense: LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander in the fourth round ...
Published: 04/24/17
Rays journal: Starting pitchers struggling to work deep into games

Rays journal: Starting pitchers struggling to work deep into games

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays starting pitchers are averaging just less than five innings during the past 12 games, 4.94 to be exact. In eight of those games, the starter has pitched five or fewer innings.That's not what the Rays need or expect from a ...
Published: 04/23/17
Late lapses cost Rays in 'frustrating' 10-inning loss to Astros (w/video)

Late lapses cost Rays in 'frustrating' 10-inning loss to Astros (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Alex Colome came on in the eighth inning Sunday to protect a one-run lead and face the heart of the Astros lineup. That was by design, and not a design made necessary by the injuries in the bullpen.Colome was told in spring tra...
Published: 04/23/17