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Stanford Ponzi Scheme Case Entangles Baseball Stars

(Newser) - The receiver in the R. Allen Stanford case wants seven current and former baseball stars to turn over millions they once invested in Stanford’s alleged Ponzi scheme, intending to divvy up the money among Stanford’s other victims, the Washington Times reports. He’s asking for a combined $9.... More »

Rain Suspends Series Game 5

(Newser) - Torrential rain in Philadelphia forced the suspension of tonight's World Series Game 5 midway through the sixth inning with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Phillies tied at 2. Carlos Pena tied the score on a two-out RBI single before Evan Longoria lined out and the umpiring crew called for... More »

5 Factors to Focus On in Series

(Newser) - The World Series starts tomorrow night, with two teams that might not be so familiar to viewers. With that in mind, John Lowe, writing in the Detroit Free Press, has prepared a list of five players or positions that could be game changers.
  • Centerfielders: The Phillies' Shane Victorino and the
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Rays Score First Replay Reversal

Fan interference call dropped on homer; Rays topple Twins 11-1

(Newser) - A Twins fan's near-catch caused MLB's first-ever instant replay reversal yesterday, the St Petersburg Times reports. Carlos Pena's 3-run homer was initially ruled a double for fan interference after the first-base umpire thought he saw a fan touch the ball while it was in play. The replay showed that contact... More »

Shields' 1-hitter Boosts Rays Past Angels

Longoria's two-run homer in ninth breaks scoreless tie

(Newser) - James Shields pitched a one-hitter and Evan Longoria's two-run, ninth-inning homer snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night. Shields (4-2) rebounded from the second-shortest outing of his career to post his second shutout in his past three... More »

Navarro's Grand Salami Wins It for Rays in 13

Tampa Bay beats Toronto for sixth time in seven games

(Newser) - Dioner Navarro hit a grand slam in the 13th inning after Carl Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 in 13 innings last night. Facing Toronto's seventh pitcher, Shawn Camp (0-1), Jason Bartlett singled off the... More »

Orioles End Losing Streak

Hernandez homer in ninth downs Rays

(Newser) - Ramon Hernandez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 last night. Hernandez, who also had a run-scoring triple, gave Baltimore a 3-2 lead on his two-out homer off Dan Wheeler (0-1). The Orioles stopped a three-game losing... More »

Pena Homers Twice As Rays Defeat Orioles

Last year's A.L. Comeback Player knocks in six runs

(Newser) - Carlos Pena homered twice and drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to finish with six RBIs, helping the Tampa Bay Rays rally Friday night for a 10-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Al Reyes (1-1) pitched two-thirds of an inning to get the win after being arrested early... More »

Pena Homers As Rays Rough Up Yanks 13-4

Backup Riggans has other big blow for Tampa Bay

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Shawn Riggans hit a three-run double, Carlos Pena a three-run homer in a seven-run eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up Yankees youngster Ian Kennedy for six runs in a 13-4 win over New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi missed his first game as New York's manager... More »

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