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Crawford, Bullpen Lead AL to 4-3 All-Star Win

(Newser) - Carl Crawford's glove and one of the great bullpens in All-Star history helped save the American League's winning streak last night at the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Crawford pulled back a home run with a leaping grab an inning before Curtis Granderson tripled and scored the tiebreaking run... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Haynes' 11th-Inning Single Gives Rays a 5-4 Win

Tampa winning streak at a season-best four

(Newser) - Nathan Haynes singled with no outs in the 11th inning, driving in Carl Crawford from second base and giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over Boston. Haynes lined Mike Timlin’s pitch to right field after Crawford, who scored three runs, began the rally with a single and... 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 »

Thome Powers White Sox Past Rays With 512th Career Homer

Danks solid as Chicago beats Tampa 6-0

(Newser) - Jim Thome hit career homer No. 512 and drove in three runs, John Danks struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Sunday. Thome also tied a career high with four hits. His second homer in the last three games... More »

Lamb's Sac Fly in 8th Carries Twins Over Rays 6-5

Young scores winning run against former club

(Newser) - Mike Lamb hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning that Carl Crawford caught in foul territory and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Wednesday night. Delmon Young, a former Rays standout who came to the Twins in an offseason trade, led off the eighth... 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 »

American League Scores 10th Straight All-Star Win

MVP Ichiro jump-starts 5-4 victory, Series edge

(Newser) - The American League won its 10th straight Midsummer Classic last night, besting the National League 5-4. The game, hosted by San Francisco at AT&T Park, was a slugging match: MVP Ichiro Suzuki chalked up the first in-the-parker in All-Star game history, and blasts from Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez... More »

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