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2017 Schedule
80-82, 3rd in AL East
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Jones struggles in AFL game

Rays farmhand Spencer Jones gave up four runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings pitched for the Surprise Saguaros in their 9-8 win over the Scottsdale Scorpions. He's allowed six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of work in the AFL thus far.

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Rays activate, outright RHP Gadea

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays reinstated right-hander Kevin Gadea (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Durham. Gadea, a 2016 Rule 5 draft pick, missed the entire season as a result of his injury.

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11d

Hank Aaron Award finalists announced

The Hank Aaron Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Finalists for all 30 teams were revealed Monday.

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16d

Rays replace pitching coach Hickey

Jim Hickey's 11-season run as pitching coach of the Tampa Bay Rays is over, as manager Kevin Cash shakes up his staff for 2018. Triple-A Durham pitching coach Kyle Snyder was promoted to replace Hickey.

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Jim Hickey won't return as pitching coach for the Rays, a job he's held since the 2007 season. Other than that first season, the Rays have finished out of the top of half of the AL in runs allowed just once (2016, when they ranked eighth). The Rays were 47-43 in the first half before sliding to 33-39 after the break -- even though they allowed fewer runs per game. Look for Hickey to be in much demand by other organizations.

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Final Power Rankings: Where do Rays slot?

The Rays' MVP in 2017 was their defense. This team knows how to save runs, but now its issue is scoring them, as Tampa Bay ranked among the worst in the majors in runs scored.

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Evan Longoria hit his twentieth home run of the season on Friday, marking the ninth time he's reached that milestone in a Rays uniform. He has five more seasons with at least 20 home runs than any other player in Rays franchise history.

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Stanton inches closer to 60 homers

In the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Braves on Thursday night, Giancarlo Stanton not only hit two of the five longest home runs of the day, but he also produced his 10th multi-HR game this season, the most since Albert Pujols in 2009.

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Rays' offseason to-do list

As always, Tampa Bay's winter will be shaped by the limits of its payroll. Presumably, the Rays will continue to listen to offers for Chris Archer, whose price may mean he's too valuable to them to trade.

23d

Severino, trio of homers lift Yankees over Rays 6-1

Luis Severino cruised through his final postseason tuneup and Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks all homered during a four-run sixth inning, lifting the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Wednesday night.

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24d

Girardi: Fan tipping pitches 'rightfully' ejected

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the umpire did the right thing when he ejected a fan for yelling the location of upcoming pitches during Tuesday night's game against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

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American League headlines home run parade

On Sunday, four of the five longest home runs were hit by AL players, including the Athletics' Khris Davis, who hit his 41st homer of the season against the Rangers. The Rays' Kevin Kiermaier and Jesus Sucre each hit 420-plus foot homers, but they came in a losing effort to the Orioles.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

It was a tight race at the top, with Kyle Schwarber's laser to right-center narrowly edging out Hunter Pence and Justin Upton. Oakland's Matt Chapman and Tampa Bay's Brad Miller round out the group.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.978th
Quality Starts73Tied-11th
WHIP1.266th
BAA.2428th
Runs69425th
Batting Average.24525th
On Base Percentage.31722nd
Slugging Percentage.42220th