Rays players converge on catcher Jose Lobaton, second from left, after his ninth-inning triple delivers another walkoff victory. Lobaton got a gatorade bath, a whipped-cream pie in the face & from Matt Joyce ice cream! Rays beat Blue Jays 5-4. (8-16-13) The Rays are now within 1 game of the 1st place Red Sox.
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).
The Rays new outfielder, David Dejesus, went 1 for 3 with a run scored. He hit a double in his 2nd at bat & made it memorable by tripping & falling when he went around 1st base. In the 7th he made a newsreel running catch against the leftfield wall to end the inning which if not caught could have changed the game's momentum. Rays power past Yankees 7-2 (8-23-13).
Jose Lobaton, left, gets mobbed as he hops onto home plate after homering to rightfield to win it in the 10th inning. Lobaton now has 2 walkoff hits in 3 days. His parents have been here from Venezuela to watch him play for the 1st time in the US. Chris Archer delivers 7 sharp innings to keep Rays in the game. Rays beat Blue Jays 2-1. (8-18-13)
Jason Bourgeois, left, gets a high-five from Sam Fuld after hitting his first homer of the season, getting the Rays within 2-1 in the 2nd inning. Sean Rodriguez hits a HR in the 4th. The game ends on an attempt by Kelly Johnson to steal 2nd base. Weiters was waiting for it & threw him out. Orioles 4 - Rays 2. (8-21-13)