ST. PETERSBURG — It was a night for saves, one that put Brad Boxberger in the Rays’ record book and the other that might earn Kevin Kiermaier some ... what?
Alonso High product Jose Fernandez makes his second career start at Tropicana Field tonight during the finale of this three-game series.
A decade after taking control of the Tampa Bay Rays, Stuart Sternberg remains a fan of the New York Mets.
C Curt Casali (strained left hamstring) is still holding out hope that he can play this season even if that means a pinch-hit appearance in Sunday’s season finale for the peace of mind of finishing the season on the active roster.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The back-to-back doubles to open the game that produced a run were nearly forgotten as Matt Moore sailed into the middle innings having retired 10 straight Marlins.
LHP Matt Moore said he would like to get one more start after tonight, but manager Kevin Cash said the rotation has not been set for the weekend series with the Blue Jays.
ST. PETERSBURG — It was when Evan Longoria saw the stat that had him one home run away from joining an exclusive club that the Rays third baseman found himself doing the one thing he tries most to avoid — trying to hit a home run.
Manager Kevin Cash used four rookie relievers, including RHP Steve Geltz, who allowed 3B Josh Donaldson’s walk-off home run that gave the Jays a 5-4 victory in front of another full house at Rogers Centre.
The Rays, who dropped into last place Sunday, arrived Friday hoping to slow the Jays’ march toward the playoffs. They did not. But manager Kevin Cash said before the series that maybe playing in such an environment could prove beneficial for his young team down the road.
TORONTO — This thought came to mind Friday night as another fly ball by Rays catcher J.P. Arencibia cleared another outfield wall: Could the Rays go with the catching duo of Arencibia and Curt Casali in 2016?...