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Rays Dupe Uribe With Hidden-Ball Trick

Dodger foiled as he's caught unaware of where the ball is

(Newser) - Dodgers third-baseman Juan Uribe might want to remember a baseball fundamental: Keep your eye on the ball. Yesterday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays brings us a seemingly innocuous play, notes USA Today , in which Uribe made it to third base on a sac fly. He then made the... More »

Dallas Braden Pitches Perfect Game for A's

Oakland ace tosses majors' 19th perfecto

(Newser) - Dallas Braden pitched the Athletics' first perfect game in 42 years and just the 19th in major league history today, dazzling the majors' hottest team in recording a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland. Braden threw his arms in the air after Gabe Kapler grounded out to... More »

Cubs' Soto, Rays' Longoria Named Top Rookies

Both win easily, with Tampa star a unanimous choice in AL

(Newser) - Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto and Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria were named the rookies of the year today in the National and American leagues, respectively. Soto, 25, was voted an All-Star Game starter and finished the season with a .285 batting average, 23 home runs, and 86 RBI,... 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 »

Rays KO Sox, Head to Series

(Newser) - The worst-to-first Tampa Bay Rays completed a stunning run to their first World Series, holding off the defending champion Boston Red Sox, 3-1, last night behind Matt Garza's masterful pitching in Game 7 of the ALCS. "It's unbelievable," center fielder BJ Upton said. "We battled a lot... More »

All-Star Idols: Wacky Voting Fills Final Slots

Hart, Longoria are in after crazy campaigns by fans

(Newser) - With one spot left in each league after the All-Star rosters were populated last week, it was time for America to do what it does best: inspire local fans to vote dozens, even hundreds of times. Milwaukee plastered hearts everywhere, Yankees fans slapped on fake mustaches, and Philadelphia staged a... More »

Kazmir Wins Again as Rays Shutout Angels

(Newser) - Scott Kazmir pitched six scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 tonight to hand Joe Saunders his first loss of the season. Kazmir (1-1) held the Angels to a single and two doubles in his second start of the year. Evan Longoria drove in... 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 »

Shields Tosses Shutout as Rays Beat Red Sox

Tampa completes first three-game sweep of the defending champs

(Newser) - James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Josh Beckett and Boston 3-0 to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox. Shields (3-1) struck out seven and walked one while Beckett (2-2) struck out a career-high 13... More »

Sonnanstine Leads Rays Past Jays For Sweep

Tampa Bay stays magical in Disney World

(Newser) - Four different players drove in runs to back the pitching of Andy Sonnanstine and help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday night for a three-game sweep of a home-away-from-home series at Disney World. Evan Longoria tripled and had a sacrifice fly for Tampa Bay, which... More »

Longoria, Hammel Lead Rays Over Jays

Tampa Bay's Disney World record improves to 5-0

(Newser) - Jason Hammel allowed four hits in six innings and Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally against Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays for a 5-3 victory at Disney World on Wednesday night. The Rays improved to 5-0 in... More »

Rays Strafe Jays 6-4

Hinske comes a single shy of the cycle; Longoria homers

(Newser) - Eric Hinske drove in two runs and finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle Tuesday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 at Disney World. Hinske doubled in the second inning and added a RBI triple off Jesse Litsch (2-1) in the fourth... 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 »

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