Rays manager Joe Maddon, high-fiving Ben Zobrist, says he wishes the Tigers Miguel Cabrera wouldn't cry so much. (Some of his comments on Porcello's intentional hit of Zobrist in the 1st inning.) Rays got final say on emotionally charged weekend series by winning 3 - 1 & winning the series. Sunday's win was a product of strong pitching by Hellickson, a couple of clutch hits & shutdown relief work. (6-30-13)
Teammates congratulate Ben Zobrist after his leadoff homer in the fifth inning puts the Rays ahead 7-1. Jose Lobaton, Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce also homer off the Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda, who entered having allowed only 12 homers in 25 starts this season. Chris Archer beats them for the 3rd time this season. Rays 7 - Yankees 2. (8-23-13).
Tampa Bay Rays - 12/20/2013: Athletics claimed UTIL Chris Gimenez off waivers from the Rays. Gimenez is a career .199/.292/.293 across parts of five seasons, but his versatility can be useful. I was sad to hear this...too bad the Rays put him on waivers & he was claimed by another team.
Chris Archer gave up 3 hits & struck-out 6 in 7 2/3rd innings but got no run support & the Rays lost to the Indians 1-0. It was Archer's 16th start in which he gave up one or fewer runs tying James Shield's 2011 team record. This was the 18th time the Rays were shutout this season & they have been involved in 39 shutouts this season the most in the major's since 1968. (9-26-14)