Rays' Shane McClanahan pulled vs Astros with neck tightness
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Shane McClanahan was pulled in the fifth inning with neck tightness during a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. McClanahan (12-6) was making his second start after returning from the 15-day injured list due to a left shoulder impingement. McClanahan walked Jose Altuve leading off the fifth, then threw three straight balls to Jeremy Peña. Peña hit a three-run homer, Altuve scored three runs and the Astros won for the ninth time in 10 games a day after clinching the AL West championship. Peña's 19th homer came in the third inning after Altuve's second hit, putting the Astros up 4-0.wftv.com
Rays make history with MLB's first all-Latino lineup on Roberto Clemente Day
Many MLB players observe Roberto Clemente Day by wearing his 21 jersey number. The Tampa Bay Rays found a way to go the extra mile in honoring the Pittsburgh Pirates legend. For the first time in MLB history, the Rays fielded a lineup comprised entirely of Latin American players on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced. Proud to wear 2️⃣1️⃣For the first time in @MLB history, all hitters in today's starting lineup are Latin American. Rays manager Kevin Cash said he simply wanted to stack the lineup with right-handers against Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman and his highly effective splitter.wftv.com
Rays start 9 Latin American position players, rout Jays 11-0
TORONTO — (AP) — Yandy Díaz hit a three-run home run and the Tampa Bay Rays — starting an unprecedented nine Latin American position players on Roberto Clemente Day — routed Toronto 11-0 on Thursday to pull within a half-game of the Blue Jays in the wild-card chase. The Blue Jay nine starting position players came from five countries: Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Toronto (81-63) will play a four-game series at Tampa Bay, starting next Thursday. UP NEXTRays: RHP Corey Kluber (10-8, 4.36 ERA) starts Friday as the Rays return home to host Texas. Blue Jays: Toronto has not named a starter for Friday’s home game against Baltimore.wftv.com
Rays run their way into another loss, this time to Royals in 10 innings
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays got another impressive start Friday from Shane McClanahan, and their mostly usual strong bullpen work. They got a tying clutch hit from Randy Arozarena and created several other opportunities. But they lost — stop us if you’ve heard this before — because they can’t stop making outs on the bases. The final score was 3-2 Royals in 10 innings, the winning run coming on a ...news.yahoo.com
Rays pitching coach injured on visit to mound
Pitching Coach Injured Baseball Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder walks back to the dugout after a mound visit during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Detroit. Snyder injured himself walking toward the mound to visit Shane McClanahan during the seventh inning of the team's 9-1 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Now pitching coach Kyle Snyder might be on the shelf, too. Snyder injured himself walking toward the mound to visit ace Shane McClanahan during the seventh inning of a 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Snyder, a 6-foot-8 former major league pitcher, has been the Rays' pitching coach since 2018.wftv.com
Rays pitching coach injured on visit to mound
The Tampa Bay Rays already have 15 players on the injured list. Now pitching coach Kyle Snyder might be on the shelf, too. Snyder injured himself walking toward the mound to visit ace Shane McClanahan during the seventh inning of a 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.news.yahoo.com
Arenado, Goldschmidt unvaccinated, won't make Toronto trip
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Two of the St. Louis Cardinals' best players, third baseman Nolan Arenado and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, won't be making the trip to Toronto for a short series with the Blue Jays because they haven't received the COVID-19 vaccination. The Cardinals announced Sunday that catcher Austin Romine also will not be going to Canada with the team for its Tuesday and Wednesday games. Arenado, Goldschmidt and Romine will be placed on the restricted list and forfeit pay and major league service time in accordance with the terms of MLB’s collective bargaining agreement. Goldschmidt currently leads the Cardinals in most offensive categories, including batting average (.333), home runs (22), RBIs (74), on-base percentage (.416) and hits (116). ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
All-Stars showcase modern MLB: HRs, strikeouts, shifts
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — The All-Star Game showcased what baseball has become — home runs, strikeouts and offense-killing shifts. The National League didn't have a hit between the first and eighth innings of Tuesday night's 3-2 loss, its ninth in a row. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Tony Gonsolin, and Byron Buxton went deep four pitches later. Not a surprise in a season that has been the big league batting average dip to .242, its lowest since 1967. Baseball's competition committee is considering changes for next season that some purists consider revolutionary and some conclude necessary.wftv.com
MLB All-Star Game 2022: American League wins 9th straight Midsummer Classic behind Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton
(AP Photo/Abbie Parr)The American League’s dominance of the All-Star Game rolls on. The AL won the 2022 Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium thanks to back-to-back homers by Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton. It's the ninth straight All-Star Game victory for the AL. The NL took an early lead when Ronald Acuña Jr. and Mookie Betts roped back-to-back hits to open the game. KERSHAW PICKS OFF OHTANI 👏 pic.twitter.com/kw10RoHIFV — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 20, 2022Highlights of the 2022 MLB All-Star GameThe most thrilling highlight came courtesy of Andres Gimenez.wftv.com
MLB All-Star Game 2022: Time, how to watch, odds, live updates from the Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium
Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 10: The MLB All-Star game logo at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The legendary, picturesque Los Angeles venue will play host to MLB’s All-Star Game for the first time since 1980 on Tuesday night. How to watch the 2022 MLB All-Star GameFOX will broadcast the All-Star Game live on Tuesday, July 19, at 8 p.m. 2022 MLB All-Star Game oddsThe American League All-Stars have won eight All-Star Games in a row. MLB All-Star Game starting lineupsAmerican League1.wftv.com
Fantasy Baseball: These are 2022's first-half award winners — did your star win hardware?
The real hardware won’t be handed out until early October, but here are the players who are on pace to pick up the major fantasy awards. 1 fantasy starter to this point in the season, leading the Majors in ERA and WHIP while sitting in a tie for second in strikeouts. Strider has struck out 77 batters across his 10 starts and could be among the Major League strikeout leaders from this point forward. Best Waiver Wire AdditionAmerican League – Luis Arraez (Minnesota Twins)Finding the Major League batting champ on waivers feels like a major coup, but in the case of Arraez, it wasn’t too surprising. The right-hander has thus stabilized a rotation that has dealt with multiple injuries by going 11-0 with a 2.02 ERA.wftv.com
Kolozsvary scores on game-ending balk as Reds beat Rays 2-1
Rays Reds Baseball Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Naquin celebrates with teammates, including Jonathan India, after a balk by Tampa Bay Rays' Jason Adam scored the winning run during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Friday, July 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) (Aaron Doster)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Mark Kolozsvary scored on a game-ending balk by Matt Wisler in the 10th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. It was the majors' first game-ending balk since Dylan Floro for the Dodgers in a 5-4 loss at Seattle on Aug. 18, 2018. UP NEXTReds right-hander Hunter Greene (3-10, 6.01 ERA) and Rays righty Drew Rasmussen (5-3, 3.30 ERA) pitch on Saturday. Rasmussen is making his second start since coming off the injured list after being sidelined by a left hamstring strain.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Gibson dealt Cards again, Gray area in Texas
Cardinals Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Gibson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Philadelphia. Gibson (4-3, 4.91 ERA) will try to turn the tables in St. Louis when he faces Adam Wainwright (6-6, 3.26). The 21-year-old Rodríguez was the AL rookie of the month for May and June, and the AL player of the week last week. FIFTY SHADESIt's a same-name matchup in Texas, where the pitcher's mound will be a Gray area, so to speak. Sonny Gray (4-1, 2.47 ERA) starts for the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins against Jon Gray (4-4, 3.96) and the Rangers, who have lost four straight.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Braves go for 14th straight, Flaherty returns
Braves Nationals Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Adam Duvall (14) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, June 13, 2022, in Washington. Keep winning every night.”Atlanta hit back-to-back homers Tuesday night for the third straight game, this time doing it twice. Swanson also connected and has homered in five straight games at Nationals Park, dating to Aug. 13 last season. JACK'S BACKCardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty makes his first start of the season in the series finale against Pittsburgh, which has lost nine straight. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said the immediate plan for Strasburg is rest.wftv.com
McClanahan wins 5th straight start, Rays sweep 3 from Cards
Paul Goldschmidt extended his career-best on-base streak to 45 games with a two-out walk and went to second when Nolan Arenado singled for the Cardinals' second hit. Albert Pujols hit a soft comebacker that McClanahan failed to catch barehanded. Pujols picked up his 1, 374th extra-base hit in the second when Rays second baseman Vidal Bruján overran his pop fly in shallow right field for a double. “I think both of them have meant quite a bit to the game,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. UP NEXTCardinals: Right-hander Andre Pallante (1-0) will go against Cincinnati righty Luis Castillo (1-3) on Friday night in St. Louis.wftv.com
Irvin pitches into 7th, A's take 3 of 4 from Rays, 6-3
Cole Irvin pitched into the seventh inning,and the Oakland Athletics beat Tampa Bay 6-3 to take three of four from the Rays, Irvin allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings as the rebuilding A’s under new manager Mark Kotsay improved to 4-3.
2022 MLB Opening Day: How Did Florida's Teams Fare? — KnightNews.com
One day after the 2022 Major League Baseball season began, Florida’s very own – the Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays — kicked off their seasons on Friday. Game 1: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore OriolesThe Rays hosted the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to begin their season. Coming off a 10-6 season, where he posted a 3.43 ERA and 141 strikeouts, Rays pitcher Shane McClanahan was gifted the opening day start – and he did not disappoint. En rout to his first win of the year, the Rays’ left-handed pitcher struck out seven batters, and forced a shutout in 4.1 innings. Pablo Lopez will get the start for the Marlins, who will be looking to even the series.knightnews.com
Rays' remarkable season comes to sudden end at Fenway Park
The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays saw their record-setting season come to a sudden end Monday night when they lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 in Game 4 of their Division Series and were eliminated in the best-of-five playoff. The Rays set a franchise best with 100 wins this season and shut out wild-card Boston at home in their postseason opener. After a blowout loss in Game 2, they came to Fenway Park. Facing elimination in a scoreless game in the third inning, manager Kevin Cash went to 24-year-old rookie Shane McClanahan to enter in relief on three-days' rest. McClanahan, the Game 1 winner, pitched five innings in the Rays’ 5-0 victory last Thursday night.wftv.com
Walk it off: Red Sox eliminate Rays 6-5 with late sac fly
APTOPIX ALDS Rays Red Sox Baseball The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the Tampa Bay Rays on a sacrifice fly ball by Enrique Hernandez (5) during the ninth inning during Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-5. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — (AP) — Kiké Hernandez delivered Boston's second straight walk-off win, scoring pinch-runner Danny Santana with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to send the Red Sox to the AL Championship Series with a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Rafael Devers had a three-run home run off rookie Shane McClanahan to ignite a five-run third inning that put Boston in front 5-0. The wild-card Red Sox will await the winner of the other ALDS matchup between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox.wftv.com
Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener
Four pitches later, Arozarena took advantage of Taylor not paying attention to him and took off for home. The victory continues Tampa Bay's recent mastery of the Red Sox. The Rays lost four straight to Boston before winning 11 of the final 15 meetings between the teams during the regular season. With the 20-year-old shortstop and 41-year-old slugger in the lineup, the Rays scored 263 runs in 43 games. The duo became the second set of teammates to each have a hit in a postseason game when one player was 20 or younger and the other was at least 40.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: La Russa & Baker, Red Sox vs Rays as ALDS begin
ALDS White Sox Astros Baseball Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches during a baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Houston. The Astros will host the Chicago White Sox in an American League Division Series game Thursday. A three-time World Series winner, the 77-year-old La Russa returns to the postseason for the first time since winning the 2011 championship with St. Louis before retiring. The White Sox swept the Astros in the 2005 World Series when Houston was in the National League. In the dugout, La Russa will match wits with an old foe in Baker, who’s still chasing that elusive first title.wftv.com
Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox
ALDS Red Sox Rays Baseball Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier answers a question during a news conference before an American League Division Series baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays play the Boston Red Sox in the best-of-five series. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-2 at home in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night, advancing to face the Rays. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash lauded the 41-year-old slugger for his leadership on and off the field. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was a Tampa Bay player and coach before being hired by Minnesota.wftv.com
Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7
George Springer and José Altuve delivered big hits, Framber Valdéz pitched six brilliant innings and the Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the third straight time, 7-4 Friday to force a deciding Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. Despite blowing a 3-0 series lead, they remain one win from the second World Series in franchise history — and one loss from joining the 2004 Yankees in ignominy. Game 7 on Saturday night will feature the pitchers who started and finished Houston’s Game 7 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series. He has yet to win a World Series as a manager. As a player, he helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win four straight World Series games in 1981 after falling behind the New York Yankees 0-2.
Arozarena powers Rays past Yanks 8-4 for 2-1 lead in ALDS
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO – The Tampa Bay Rays are unanimous in their praise of Randy Arozarena, who is living up to his nickname, “The Cuban Rocket." Arozarena hit a shot deep to left leading off the fifth Wednesday night to chase Masahiro Tanaka and give Tampa Bay a 5-1 lead. The Rays took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Division Series. On Tuesday night, Rays starter Tyler Glasnow called Arozarena “the best baseball player on earth right now. He lasted two-thirds of an inning against the Rays on Sept. 2, allowing two-run homers to Arozarena and Mike Brosseau.
Playoff experience: 3 make MLB debuts in 2020 postseason
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)It's normal for a baseball player to dream of making his big league debut or pitching in the postseason. He became the fifth player in the modern era to make his big league debut in a postseason game — and three of those newcomers did it this year. The Padres lost 5-1, but it was scoreless when Weathers came in — a reasonably high-pressure situation, compared to other players who made their debuts in the postseason. In 2015, Adalberto Mondesi made his debut for Kansas City in Game 3 of the World Series. "He’s here to play, and that’s why we carried him on this roster.”McClanahan's debut came in Game 1 of the AL Division Series on Monday night.
Stanton, Yankees power way to 9-3 win against Rays in opener
Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York's fourth home run of the game, and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 on Monday in the opener of their AL Division Series at Petco Park. Beginning with this round, all postseason series were moved to neutral sites because of the coronavirus. The Yankees set a franchise record by hitting at least three home runs in three consecutive postseason games. Tampa Bay dominated the contentious regular-season series, going 8-2 against the rival Yankees and winning the AL East by seven games over second-place New York. Cole beat Tampa Bay twice in last year’s ALDS with Houston.
Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener
That’s probably the worst thing we can do as a team,” Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio said. Diego Castillo, Nick Anderson and Pete Fairbanks followed the starter, limiting the Blue Jays to two singles, two doubles and Bo Bichette's eighth-inning sacrifice fly the rest of the way. The wild-card Blue Jays broke through in the eighth against Anderson, didn't allow a run in 18 of 19 regular season appearances. He’s pretty good,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, who served on Cash's staff with the Rays from 2015-18. UP NEXTLefty Hyun Jin Ryu starts for the Blue Jays against right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who’s been Tampa Bay’s best pitcher.