J.P. Crawford scored the winning run on Mitch Haniger’s 10th-inning single and hit a grand slam to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Saturday night. Tampa Bay pinch-hitter Brandon Lowe tied it 5-all with a solo home run in the top of the ninth off Kendall Graveman. Crawford had a chance to end it in the bottom of the inning, but struck out with a man on third.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:14 pm
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Wander Franco, considered the best prospect in the minors, is set to make his major league debut. The Rays say they plan to promote the 20-year-old Franco from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Tampa Bay is off Monday and hosts the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:49 pm
Welcome back to another episode of the Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast, your spot on the Over The Monster Podcast Network to catch up on the series that was and preview the series coming up next on the schedule. In today’s show, we take a look back at the weekend series in Kansas City and preview a three-game showdown within a game of Boston in the AL East standings, Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox and Royals kicked off their series at Koffman Stadium with Nick Pivetta going up against a bullpen game.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:01 pm
The Astros have caught fire over the past month, winning 16 of 20 to take over the top spot in USA TODAY Sports’ weekly MLB power rankings.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:00 pm
Jun. 20—There is no doubt the new University of Hawaii baseball coach is a stand-up guy. Two years ago, Rich Hill competed in the Maui 2 Molokai Challenge, a stand-up paddleboard competition spanning 27 miles. It took Hill about 51 /2 hours to navigate the downwind course across the Pailolo Channel. “Hey, I’m grinding, and guys like Zane Schweitzer and Connor Baxter—some of these local …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:49 am
The Rays wanted Shane McClanahan to get back to what he was doing back in the old days, like in late April and early May when he was first called up — essentially, manager Kevin Cash said, to let it rip. The rookie lefty did just that Sunday, delivering arguably the best of his 10 major-league starts, allowing only one run over a career-most six innings, giving up three hits (albeit one a …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:42 am
Mike Zunino laces a ground-rule double to left field and Brandon Lowe scores to give the Rays a 2-1 lead in the top of the 7th inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:57 pm
Drew Rasmussen has been waiting a long time to the pitch for the Rays. They drafted him in the first round in 2017 out of Oregon State, but didn’t sign him, or even make an offer, because he needed a second Tommy John surgery. They acquired Rasmussen from the Brewers last month in the deal for shortstop Willy Adames, but sent him to Triple-A Durham for a month. Saturday, the 25-year-old …
Posted: June 19, 2021, 8:22 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Saturday, June 19. (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 4:53 pm
Tyler Glasnow fessed up. The Rays right-hander admitted, in raw and somewhat emotional comments , that he had been among the pitchers applying technically illegal substances to balls, which has led to a major crackdown that starts Monday. Glasnow is not among the most wanted, those using advanced products such as Spider Tack that produce higher spin rates and provide a competitive advantage. …
Posted: June 19, 2021, 12:04 pm