Akinori Iwamura

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Sonnanstine Tames Cardinals in Rays' Win

A.L.-leading Tampa ends two Pujols offensive marks

(Newser) - Andy Sonnanstine carried a shutout into the eighth inning and added two singles to a 12-hit outburst in the streaking Tampa Bay Rays' 3-1 victory over sagging St. Louis on Friday. Akinori Iwamura had three hits and an RBI for the AL East leaders, who are eight games above .500... More »

Kazmir Shines as Rays Beat Slumping Yankees 5-2

AL-leading Tampa batters Kennedy

(Newser) - Scott Kazmir sparkled in his first start since agreeing to a $28.5 million contract extension, and the surprising Tampa Bay Rays dropped the New York Yankees into last place with a 5-2 victory Thursday. Kazmir allowed three singles in six scoreless innings, and Akinori Iwamura and Shawn Riggans homered... More »

Crawford's 3-Run Homer Lifts Rays

Tampa Bay sweeps weekend series against Angels

(Newser) - Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer and Cliff Floyd added a pair of run-scoring singles, helping the Tampa Bay Rays win 8-5 over the Los Angeles Angels today. Santana departed with a 5-4 lead with one runner on and two outs in the sixth inning, but the game shifted when... More »

Ramirez's Bat and Arm Lead Red Sox

Beckett pitches eight strong innings as Boston continues roll

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez singled in two runs in the first inning to end his longest RBI drought with Boston and Josh Beckett pitched eight innings to help the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 last night. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz each had three hits and Jason Varitek drove... More »

Iwamura Homers in Eighth to Lead Tampa Bay

Rays win fifth in a row, while Red Sox drop their fourth straight

(Newser) - Akinori Iwamura homered in the eighth inning and Tampa Bay beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 last night for the Rays' first five-game winning streak in more than two years. Iwamura's two-out, two-run homer, his first since Sept. 3, came on a 1-1 pitch from Clay Buchholz (1-2), who took... 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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