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Matt Garza Gives Rays 1st No-Hitter

It's the first such gem in Rays' history

(Newser) - The Tampa Bay Rays finally wound up on the right side of a memorable pitching performance. Matt Garza threw the first no-hitter in franchise history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 last night. "We needed one. I don't care who it... More »

You're Missing Out on a Great Series

The teams in this match-up make it worth watching

(Newser) - Nobody's watching the World Series, and this year, writes Gene Wojciechowski for ESPN, everybody's missing out. Both the Rays and the Phillies came from behind to get here. They’re both managed by colorful characters: One wears a Mohawk, and the other would “rather swallow a wad of chaw.... 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 »

Garza, Rays Beat Yanks 7-1

(Newser) - Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat nemesis Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees 7-1 for their fifth consecutive victory Monday night. Garza (2-1) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out three while holding the Yankees in check with help from three... More »

Garza, Crawford Carry Rays Over Orioles

Garza picks up his first win of the season

(Newser) - Matt Garza allowed three hits in six innings, Carl Crawford snapped a tie with a two-run single in the seventh, and the surging Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 last night. The Rays took two of three from Baltimore to win their third straight series and climb four... More »

Niemann's Debut Gets Rays a Win

The rookie helps Tampa beat Baltimore

(Newser) - Jeff Niemann allowed just one run over six innings in his major league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays today.  Niemann was recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace the injured Matt Garza in the rotation. The 6-foot-9 right-hander gave up six hits, one walk and had five strikeouts to... More »

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