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NEW YORK — For the second day in a row, the Rays had a bullpen day. This time, it worked out in their favor as they defeated the Yankees, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take the finale of the four-game series.

Right-hander Wilmer Font started the game for Tampa Bay and was outstanding, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings while striking out five batters. His only blemish was a solo home run to Aaron Hicks in the fifth inning.

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NEW YORK — For the second day in a row, the Rays had a bullpen day. This time, it worked out in their favor as they defeated the Yankees, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take the finale of the four-game series.

Right-hander Wilmer Font started the game for Tampa Bay and was outstanding, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings while striking out five batters. His only blemish was a solo home run to Aaron Hicks in the fifth inning.

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“Today, he gave us a huge boost with a chance to win. He went a little deeper than what we anticipated,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “But he was efficient and threw strikes.”

Video: TB@NYY: Duffy drives in a pair with a single to right

Said Yankees manager Aaron Boone: “Font was good. His fastball was wide range — low 90s to even upper 90s. A lot of teams have been interested in him because the ability is there. He flipped in the curve enough to keep us off balance. He was under control for most of the game and we couldn’t break through on him.”

Font said he was surprised that he was allowed to pitch into the fifth inning, but it helped that he had fastball command and a good slider. During his last three innings, he relied on his curveball.

Video: TB@NYY: Hechavarria makes a diving play to rob Torres

“I wanted to [finis Ty Montgomery Jersey h] the fifth, but we got a team win. That’s all that matters,” Font said.

The Rays are hoping Font can go deeper into games in the future. Font believes he can be a solid member of the rotation.

“I feel pretty good starting, I can throw more pitches the next start,” Font said.

The Rays used four additional pitchers, who blanked the Yankees the rest of the way. Chaz Roe ended up being the winning pitcher, while Sergio Romo earned the save.

Video: TB@NYY: Romo retires Hicks and records the save

“It was definitely a good win for us,” Roe said. “[After Font left the game], it was, ‘Bring on the guns,’ especially guys with arms like Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. It’s just tough to beat.”

Yankees Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale  left-hander CC Sabathia was solid in a losing effort. He pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits with 10 strikeouts. All three runs came in the second inning.

Willy Adames scored the first run of the game on a double by Carlos Gomez. Three batters later, Matt Duffy drove in Adeiny Hechavarria and Gomez with a single to right field.

Video: TB@NYY: Gomez drives in Adames with a double to left

“I don’t know CC all too well,” Duffy said. “I was trying to see the ball as best as I can. It was the one pitch of the at-bat I saw decently. I kind of stuck the bat out there and I got the barrel on it.”

Duffy, who went 3-for-4 in the game, drove in four of the Rays’ seven runs during the four-game series.

“Every time I talk about him, it’s pretty amazing that he has done this with a year off [because of an Achilles injury],” Cash said. “I know we are getting into the season where the timing is what it is, but Matt works really hard. Probably all season, he has been our most consistent [hitter]  Randall Cobb Jersey at the plate. He doesn’t try to do too much. But when he gets opportunities with guys on base, he has that knack to calm the situation down — not expand, trust what he is capable of and then he comes up with big hits.”

Video: TB@NYY: Gomez talks about Rays’ win over the Yankees

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
High-wire acts: The game could have gotten out of hand in the bottom of the eighth inning with Castillo on the mound. Didi Gregorius reached base on a leadoff infield single and went to second on a throwing error by Castillo. That brought Giancarlo Stanton to the plate as the potential tying run, but Castillo struck the slugger out, got Greg Bird to ground out and fanned Gary Sanchez to end the threat.

In the fifth, Alvarado was able to emerge from his own jam unscathed, striking out Stanton after walking a pair to put the tying runs on base.

Video: TB@NYY: Alvarado fans Stanton to strand 2 runners

SOUND SMART
Rays hitters struck out 46 times during the four-game series, their highest team total in a four-game series this season and the most since a four-game series against the Indians from Aug. 10-13, 2017.

Video: TB@NYY: Sabathia strikes out 10 over 7 2/3 innings

UP NEXT
Right-hander Ryne Stanek will get the start Monday against the Astros at 8:10 p.m. ET in the Rays’ third consecutive bullpen day. Stanek last pitched on Saturday, going 1 1/3 innings without allowing a run against the Yankees. The Rays will face right-hander Gerrit Cole, who is off to one of the best starts of his career. He is 8-1 with a 2.40 ERA.

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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NEW YORK — Now we know where Rays third baseman Matt Duffy gets his work ethic from. It comes from his father, Tom, who taught him to work hard, be smart in his decisions and take responsibility for his actions.

“I couldn’t ask for a bette Randall Cobb Jersey Cheap r role model to guide me through life,” Duffy said about his father.

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NEW YORK — Now we know where Rays third baseman Matt Duffy gets his work ethic from. It comes from his father, Tom, who taught him to work hard, be smart in his decisions and take responsi Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale bility for his actions.

“I couldn’ Ty Montgomery Jersey t ask for a better role model to guide me through life,” Duffy said about his father.

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Video: TB@NYY: Duffy drives in a pair with a single to right

Duffy is making Tom proud. Take the four-game series against the Yankees this weekend: Duffy went 6-for-15 with two home runs and four RBIs. On Sunday, he drove in two runs off CC Sabathia by hitting the ball to right field for a single.

During that at-bat, he thought about his father, who told him recently that he was pulling the ball too often.

“A lot of times, he has his ideas of how I should be hitting,” Duffy said. “Today he was talking to me about those pitches down and in. He said, ‘You used to hit them for line drives. I feel like you are rolling them over.’ So I hit a down-and-in pitch for a line drive. I started laughing. I thought, he is smart. He knows what he is talking about. I won’t tell him to his face.”

Father’s Day wraps up MLB’s annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge, which gives fans across the league the opportunity to make a one-time donation for every home run hit by their favorite MLB team from June 1-17. Every dollar donated from the Home Run Challenge goes directly to the P Randall Cobb Jersey rostate Cancer Foundation to aid cancer research.

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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Rays owner Stu Sternberg believes the team should “have a good sense of where things are headed by year’s end” regarding the pursuit of a new ballpark, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times.

Thus, according to Sternberg, the team won’t likely have to ask for an extension on the deadline to let St. Petersburg know if the Rays will be leaving Tropicana Field before the end of the 2027 term.

Rays owner Stu Sternberg believes the team should “have a good sense of where things are headed by year’s end” regarding the pursuit of a new ballpark, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times.

Thus, according to Sternberg, the team won’t likely have to ask for an extension on the deadline to let St. Petersburg know if the Rays wi Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ll be leaving Tropicana Field before the end of the 2027 term.

Of concern to many in the St. Petersburg area has been how a new ballpark would be financed, and how much the Rays planned to contribute for a project that has been estimated at $800 million. Sternberg, who originally suggested the Rays’ contribution to be approximately $150 million, allowed that the number is still fluid, contingent on factors such as naming rights and sponsorships.

“The more we can sell, the more we can contribute,” Sternberg told the Times, noting that it’s a matter of “all the pieces coming together” and that there has been a lot of excitement in the area for the project.

“There are all these things,” Sternberg said. “There is money out there, there are sponsorships out there, there are fans out there … and it’s got to coalesce.”

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com s HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ince 2004.


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As the Rays continue to employ an unorthodox bullpen strategy by utilizing relievers as starters in many games, Tampa Bay’s relief corps posted a 1.48 ERA over 30 1/3 innings last week to earn MLB Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford honors for the period of June 11-17.

As part of The Hartford Prevailing Moments program, each Monday throughout the 2018 season, MLB.com is honoring baseball’s best bullpen from the previous week. An industry-wide panel of MLB experts, including legendary stats guru Bill James, constructed a metric based on James’ widely renowned game-score formula, to provide a weekly measurement of team-bullpen performance.

As the Rays continue to employ an unorthodox bullpen strategy by utilizing relievers as starters in many games, Tampa Bay’s relief corps posted a 1.48 ERA over 30 1/3 innings last week to earn Jimmy Graham Jersey  MLB Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford honors for the period of June 11-17.

As part of The Hartford Prevailing Moments program, each Monday throughout the 2018 season, MLB.com is honoring baseball’s best bullpen from the previous week. An industry-wide panel of MLB experts, including legendary stats guru Bill James, constructed a metric based on James’ widely renowned game-score formula, to provide a weekly measurement of team-bullpen performance.

Here’s how the Bullpen Rating System is compiled for each week. For reference, a weekly score of 100 is considered outstanding:

• Add 1.5 points for each out recorded
• Add 1.5 points for each strikeout
• Add 5 points for a save
• Subtract 2 points for each hit allowed
• Subtract 4 points for each earned run allowed
• Subtract 2 points for each unearned run allowed
• Subtract 1 point for each walk
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Tampa Bay’s bullpen finished the week with a score of 118. The Astros’ relief corps finished second, with a score of 105, and the Dodgers finished at 103.5.

Veteran right-hander Sergio Romo, who has started five games this season, led the way with three scoreless relief appearances during the week, giving up one hit while walking one and striking out four over three innings. Romo picked up two saves in the process.

Meanwhile, right-hander Chaz Roe added 3 1/3 scoreless frames, including two in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the Yankees in New York. Over that span, Roe surrendered just one hit, while walking one and fanning three. Rookie right-hander Diego Castillo also was stellar during the week, appearing in four games and tossing four scoreless innings. He gave up three hits and struck out six.

The unexpected: In Sunday’s victory over the Yankees, Wilmer Font started and escaped early trouble in the first inning. He proceeded to retire 10 of the next 12 batters he faced before Aaron Hicks got New York on the board with a solo homer with two outs in the fifth. Jose Alvarado came on in relief and walked both Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius to put the tying run at first base.

How they prevailed: Alvarado faced slugger Giancarlo Stanton and struck him out to end the threat. In the bottom of the sixth, Greg Bird opened with a single, prompting Rays manager Kevin Cash to again turn to the bullpen. Roe came on and got Gary Sanchez to fly out, then followed that by getting Miguel Andujar to ground into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.

Roe pitched a scoreless seventh, and Castillo came in to pitch a scoreless eighth, working around a leadoff infield single by Gregorius. Romo took the ball in the ninth, and after striking out Andujar, issued a walk to Neil Walker. Gleyber Torres, who entered the contest with 13 homers since May 4, came to the plate as the tying run. Romo struck him out swinging, then got Hick HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey s to pop out to end the game.

Video: TB@NYY: Romo retires Hicks and records the save

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.


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HOUSTON — Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is back with the Rays. The two-time Gold Glover, who had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on April 20, came off the disabled list and started in the leadoff spot for the club’s Tuesday night matchup with the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

To make room on the roster for Kiermaier, outfielder Rob Refsnyder was designated for assignment .

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HOUSTON — Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is back with the Rays. The two-time Gold Glover, who had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on April 20, came off the disabled list and started in the leadoff spot for the club’s Tuesday night matchup with the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

To make room on the roster for Kiermaier, outfielder Rob Refsnyder was designated for assignment .

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“I feel really good,” Kiermaier said on Monday when he rejoined the club from his rehab assignment. “I did everything I needed to do down there. I hit, I ran the bases well. I made a diving catch last week in the outfield in Dunedin. Made a couple of throws. Everything that was asked of me.

“It got to the point, where I’m like, ‘I’m ready to be back.’ My timing feels good up at the plate. I  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey faced guys throwing 98, sidearmers, lefties, everything. So I’m very happy with how it went down there. I’m very excited, I’m ready.”

Kiermaier underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb in April. He sustained the injury when his hand got caught on the ground as he slid headfirst into second base on April 15 against the Phillies, and he has been on the disabled list since April 16.

The two-time Gold Glover made five Minor League rehab appearances with Class A Advanced Port Charlotte and Triple-A Durham, going 7-for-17 with a double, a triple, an RBI, two walks and a stolen base.

“I squared up a lot of balls, had great at-bats,” Kiermaier said. “So I texted [Rays manager Kevin] Cash, I texted [hitting coach Chad Mottola] quite a few times. And I said, ‘How many more line drives is it going to take for me to get a call to Houston?’ I guess I convinced them enough. … I’m where I need to be right now, and I’m excited to take the field tomorrow with these guys.”

Video: TB@CWS: Kiermaier runs down ball, jumps for the catch

Kiermaier was asked about returning just in time to face Houston’s Justin Verlander, one of baseball’s best, on Tuesday.

“Hey, you face the best, and he’s having a great year,” Kiermaier said. “I knew what I was getting myself into, and I didn’t want to wait until Fri HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey day, to be honest. I feel like I’m fully capable right now. So I’m glad they flew me to Houston.”

Cash is happy to have Kiermaier back patrolling center field.

“We thought, talking to K.K. and talking to the training staff and then obviously the Durham staff, that he was in a good spot physically and mentally,” Cash said. “We’re a better team when K.K. is on the field.”

This marks the third straight year in which Kiermaier has logged considerable time on the disabled list. Last season, he missed 61 games with a right hip fracture and sat out 48 games in 2016 with a fractured left hand.

Refsnyder posted a .167/.314/.274 line in 40 games for the Rays.

When a player’s contract is designated for assignment — often abbreviated “DFA” — that player is immediately removed from his club’s 40-man roster, and 25-man roster if he was on that as well. Within seven days of the transaction (it was previously 10 days), the player must either be trade Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale d, released or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

Injury updates

Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday. Cash said the right-hander will have to make some rehab starts before returning to the team.

Daniel Robertson (left hamstring strain) will play second base in the first game of a doubleheader for Port Charlotte on Tuesday and is expected to return to the team by Friday.

Cash talks to Hechavarria

The Rays have told Adeiny Hechavarria that Willy Adames will be the team’s starting shortstop. Cash explained the Rays’ plan to Hechavarria.

Video: TB@NYY: Hechavarria makes a diving play to rob Torres

“[Hechavarria was] very understanding of the situation,” Cash said. “I was extremely appreciative of how he handled it. Now it’s my job to make sure he’s getting in there, getting some reps.

“We saw that [Sunday], he comes off the DL, gets three hits, makes maybe the best play of the game. He’s going to play. It just might not be the amount he was playing before the injury.”

Cash told reporters that Hechavarria won’t be moved around the infield. When he plays, he’ll play shortstop.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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Wilson Ramos homers Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey , but Rays fall to Astros

HOUSTON — For eight innings Monday, the Rays were better than the world champion Astros. Alas, Major League games are nine innings, and the Astros finished a come-from-behind 5-4 win in walk-off fashion to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

Sergio Romo started the ninth for the Rays and promptly walked Marwin Gonzalez on four pitches. Max Stassi followed with a single to left. Tony Kemp sacrificed the runners into scoring position, then George Springer reached on catcher’s interference against the Rays’ Wilson Ramos to load the bases. Alex Bregman followed with the game-winning hit, a double to the gap in left-center field that scored Gonzalez and Stassi.

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HOUSTON — For eight innings Monday, the Rays were better than the world champion Astros. Alas, Major League games are nine innings, and the Astros finished a come-from-behind 5-4 win in walk-off fashion to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

Sergio Romo started the ninth for the Rays and promptly walked Marwin Gonzalez on four pitches. Max Stassi followed with a single to left. Tony Kemp sacrificed the runners into scoring position, then George Springer reached on catcher’s interference against the Rays’ Wilson Ramos to load the bases. Alex Bregman followed with the game-winning hit, a double to the gap in left-center field that scored Gonzalez and Stassi.

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“It’s a tough one, no d HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey oubt,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Leadoff walk, a couple of tough pitches, a couple of odd things take place, then Bregman comes up and gets a big hit.”

The Rays got off to a fast start against Gerrit Cole, one of the top pitchers in the American League. Ramos homered in the first with a man aboard on the first pitch he saw from Cole, and Joey Wendle added a two-run single in the third to give the Rays a 4-0 lead against the tough right-hander.

Video: TB@HOU: Wendle drives in Duffy, Bauers with a single

“I like the fact we came out and scored some runs against arguably the best pitcher in the AL,” Cash said. “You can see how talented he is, we got four runs against him, then he kind of dialed it in and got deep in the ballgame even though his pitch count got up there.”

Unfortunately for the Rays, four runs would be the sum of their offense Monday night.

“We didn’t score any there in the late innings,” Wendle said. “So yeah, it’s a tough one. Especially when we take an early lead like that. But we have Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  to play a full nine.”

Rays first baseman Jake Bauers gave credit to the bullpen for their performance on a “bullpen night” that saw the Rays use seven pitchers, adding that he felt the offense needed to do more.

“I think offensively we probably could have done a better job of stepping on their throats a little bit,” Bauers said. “You jump out to a 4-0 lead after three. … Teams like that that win World Series and go deep in playoffs are teams that don’t stop at four [runs]. They put up eight.”

In the fourth, Yuli Gurriel had an RBI single and Josh Reddick a sacrifice fly to cut the Rays’ lead in half. Gurriel added an RBI single in the sixth to make it a one-run game, setting the stage for Bregman’s heroics.

The Astros displayed relentlessness in trying to find a way to take the lead. Bauers was asked about that never-say-die attitude.

“I think the fact that we held the lead that long and hung with them that long shows more about us than it does them,” Bauers said. “I think it shows you how close we are to being a really good team.”

Video: TB@HOU: Cash on the walk-off loss against Astros

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Carlos Correa struck out as Jose Altuve stole second base in the eighth inning, then took third on Ramos’ throwing error. But Rays reliever Chaz Roe retired Gurriel on a popout to shortstop for the second out, then Tyler White grounded out to end the threat, leaving the Astros a run shy.

Video: TB@HOU: Roe retires White to keep the Rays ahead

SOUND SMART
Ryne Stanek retired all five batters he faced in his start Monday night, marking the seventh hitless outing by a Rays starting pitcher this seas Jimmy Graham Jersey on, extending their Major League record for hitless starts in a single season. The previous high was five.

HE SAID IT
“I mean, obviously we took a loss. But it was a fun game. It’s a fun game any time you jump out to a lead. We’re fighting back, and we’re holding them off.” — Bauers

UP NEXT
Blake Snell will make his 16th start of the season Tuesday in Houston after allowing four runs — his most since May 13 — in his last start against the Yankees. He has yielded two runs or fewer in 12 starts this season. Steady veteran righty Justin Verlander will start for the Astros. Game time is 8:10 p.m. ET.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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HOUSTON — Tampa Bay outlasted Justin Verlander, and Blake Snell came through on the mound as the Rays ended the Astros’ 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

The score stood tied at 1 when Matt Duffy doubled down the right-field line off Hector Rondon to open the eighth. Duffy moved to third on Jake Bauers‘ groundout to the right side, then scored what turned out to be the winning run when Wilson Ramos singled to left on a high-chopper that leaping Astros third baseman Yuli Gurriel tipped with his glove.

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HOUSTON — Tampa Bay outlasted Justin Verlander, and Blake Snell came through on the mound as the Rays ended the Astros’ 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

The score stood tied at 1 when Matt Duffy doubled down the right-field line off Hector Rondon to open the eighth. Duffy moved to third on Jake Bauers‘ groundout to the right side, then scored what turned out to be the winning run when Wilson Ramos si Jimmy Graham Jersey ngled to left on a high-chopper that leaping Astros third baseman Yuli Gurriel tipped with his glove.

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Video: TB@HOU: Ramos hits go-ahead RBI single in the 8th

Bauers’ at-bat “was the biggest at-bat of the night,” Duffy said. “I mean, let him swing the bat there against a tough pitcher who has got a lot of velo behind him. It’s not easy to get around that ball … just a professional at-bat.”

The Rays used seven relievers in Monday night’s loss to the Astros, so they needed Snell to pitch deep into the game, and he did just that, limiting the Astros to one run on three hits and seven walks in seven innings to pick up his ninth win.

“To go seven against this lineup is good,” Snell said. “But I have to build off it, get more cons Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale istent. But very excited about this win. It was a team effort, and I couldn’t be more excited about that.”

Astros manager AJ Hinch sounded more impressed with Snell’s performance than Snell.

“Snell’s nasty,” Hinch said. “Look at the league and look at the numbers, the entire league is having a hard time hitting him when he’s in the strike zone. He can be erratic, but he’s got some of the most premier left-handed stuff in the league that we’ve seen. He’s right up there with [James] Paxton and guys with power, power stuff that’s tough to hit.”

A quality win for the Rays, but it didn’t come without some last-minute drama.

Evan Gattis singled off Jose Alvarado to start the Astros’ ninth. One out later, Rays manager Kevin Cash called on Sergio Romo, who took the loss on Monday night.

Romo fell behind 2-1 to Max Stassi, but recovered to strike him out looking for the second out. Tyler White followed with an infield single, but Romo retired Jake Marisnick on a popout to second to end the game.

Video: TB@HOU: Romo induces pop out, notches the save

Verlander came away with a no-decision despite allowing just one run on six hits while striking out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.

“Just an outstanding pitching performance on both sides,” Cash said. “And Blake got there a little differently than being super efficient with the walks. But he made some pitches when he had to.”

Video: TB@HOU: Verlander K’s 10, allows 1 run over 6 2/3

SOUND SMART
C.J. Cron‘s home run off Verlander in the second moved him to 16, matching his career high. The Rays slugger hit 16 home runs for the Angels in each of his previous three seasons. The long ball snapped the longest hitless streak of his career (23 at-bats).

Video: TB@HOU: Cron opens the scoring with a solo homer

GOMEZ AIRS IT OUT
Twice the Astros tried to run on Carlos Gomez, and twice the Rays’ right fielder threw out runners — one at second base and one at the plate. It was the second time in his career that he recorded multiple outfield assists in a single game. He also did it on Sept. 24, 2013, at Atlanta.

Video: TB@HOU: Gomez throws out Springer at home for DP

HE SAID IT
“Felt great to be back out there with the guys. For the third consecutive year, it’s my second Opening Day of the season. Not how you draw it up. But at the same time, I’m just happy to be back out there again.” Kevin Kiermaier, on his return from the disabled list

Video: TB@HOU: Kiermaier makes a leaping grab at the wall

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
Alex Bregman plunged a deep liner in the third inning off the wall in right-center field and drove in George Springer from second base. Attempting to take second on Gomez while Springer charged home, Bregman overshot the bag on his slide and was tagged out by Ade Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap iny Hechavarria on a close play as he lunged back. The Astros challenged the call, but it would stand.

Video: TB@HOU: Gomez throws out Bregman at second base

UP NEXT
Nathan Eovaldi will start for the Rays when they wrap up their three-game series against the Astros at 8:10 ET on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Eovaldi, who has a 6.75 ERA in the second inning this season, will try to get dialed in opposite Houston right-hander Charlie Morton.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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HOUSTON — “The Buffalo” has roamed to the front of the line, as Rays catcher Wilson Ramos has moved ahead of the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez in the latest American League All-Star voting update, which was revealed Tuesday.

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HOUSTON — “The Buffalo” has roamed to the front of the line, as Rays catcher Wilson Ramos has moved ahead of the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez in the latest American League All-Star voting update, which was revealed Tuesday.

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“Pretty cool,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “I saw that earlier on MLB Network. Good for him. I think he deserves to be up on that list. I hope our fans continue to  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey support him. He’s done some special things for us, and I think at this point he’s very deserving of where he’s at.”

Ramos leads with 678,159 votes, while Sanchez slid to second with 618,899 votes. Last week, Sanchez led Ramos by 15,311 votes. Rays fans need to continue voting if they want to see Ramos earn the starting spot.

Ramos is in his second season with Tampa Bay and has perfor Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap med well. In addition to handling his catching duties on a staff featuring so many relievers, he has been a big contributor on offense. Ramos is hitting .286 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs.

“I’m very excited,” Ramos said. “I saw the result today, made me feel excited. Just thinking about the fans voting for me, it feels good. … It’s all good.”

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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NEW YORK — Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi found himself in familiar territory Friday night at Yankee Stadium. After all, he pitched for the Bronx Bombers from 2015-16.

In his first start at Yankee Stadium since Aug. 4, 2016, Eovaldi worked 7 1/3 innings, but the Rays were blanked by the Yankees, 5-0. It marked the fourth time the Rays were shut out this season.

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NEW YORK — Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi found himself in familiar territory Friday night at Yankee Stadium. After all, he pitched for the Bronx Bombers from 2015-16.

In his first start at Yankee Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  Stadium since Aug. 4, 2016, Eovaldi worked 7 1/3 innings, but the Rays were blanked by the Yankees, 5-0. It marked the fourth time the Rays were shut out this season.

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Eovaldi had given up just two runs before running out of steam in the eighth inning. In the third inning, Eovaldi allowed a solo homer to Didi Gregorius, and in the sixth, Aaron Judge scored the second run on a sac fly by Giancarlo Stanton.

“I felt I had good command of my fastball, cutter and slider tonight,” Eovaldi said. “I felt like I was able to throw it in the zone when I needed to. I wanted to work the cutter in to lefties … because a lot of those guys are so aggressive. The results are what they are, but I felt I threw a lot better than what it showed.”

Video: TB@NYY: Gregorius belts a solo homer to right

Eovaldi left the game with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth. In came left-hander Jonny Venters, who struck out Greg Bird but allowed a three-run double to Gary Sanchez. Those runs were charged to Eovaldi.

“He did really well,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said of Eovaldi. “We are going to end up winning a ballgame really soon because of his performance to save the bullpen. It was unfortunate how the last inning played out. What a tremendous performance. Unfortunately, [the Yankees] were just a little bit better. But I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Nate threw the ball.”

Video: TB@NYY: Cash on Adames’ at-bats, sluggish offense

Meanwhile, the Rays missed on their chances to score against right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga, who was making his Major League debut. Take the fourth inning: The Rays had the bases loaded Jimmy Graham Jersey  with tw Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap o outs, but Christian Arroyo struck out to end the threat. Loaisiga ended up pitching five innings, with three hits, six strikeouts and four walks.

Bench coach Charlie Montoyo told Cash that Loaisiga reminded him of a young Mariano Rivera.

“Hopefully, he doesn’t develop a cutter or anything,” Cash said. “A talented young kid. He was very poised. He comes in and I think he had four walks in 60 innings [in the Minor Leagues]. The walks were sprinkled in there, but the stuff — wow. What do you do against a young pitcher making his debut? It doesn’t matter when you have that type of stuff. You are able to throw it at will.”

Video: TB@NYY: Loaisiga tosses 5 scoreless innings in debut

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The Rays are 4-11 since May 31. They have lost eight consecutive road games, their longest road losing streak since dropping 11 in a row in 2016.

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Right-hander Ryne Stanek will get the start, his fifth of the season, on a bullpen day for the Rays against the Yankees on Saturday (1:05 p.m. ET). His average fastball velocity this year is 98.2 mph, according to Statcast™. Stanek’s opponent will be right-hander Luis Severino, who is tied for second in the American League in wins with nine. Severino is 6-1 with a 2.77 ERA in his career against the Rays.

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-16. Follow HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  him on Twitter and Facebook.


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NEW YORK — Catcher Wilson Ramos sounds like a guy who wants to stay with the Rays beyond 2018. He is a free agent after the season, and he loves the direction the team is going in.

Ramos said the Rays remind him of the Nationals when he was a rookie in 2011. During that period, the Nationals were getting rid of most of their veteran players and relying heavily on their strong farm system.

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NEW YORK — Catcher Wilson Ramos sounds like a guy who wants to stay with the Rays beyond 2018. He is a free agent after the season, and he loves the direction the team is going in.

Ramos said the Rays remind him of the Nationals when he was a rookie in 2011. During that period, the Nationals were getting rid of most of their veteran players and relying heavily on their strong farm system.

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“[Some of] the veteran guys have left, but the young players have come up, and they are getting experience,” Ramos said about the Rays. “They know how to play this game. So I’m very happy for this team. We are [competitive]. We’ve made a couple of mistakes. It happens in the game when you are young. I’m 100 percent sure this team will be good soon.”

Ramos, 30, is having an above average season, hitting .282 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs entering Friday’s game against the Yankees. After watching teammates Denard Span and Alex Colome get traded to the Mariners nearly two months before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Ramos tries not to think about the possibility of being dealt.

“I’m healthy. I want to do what I can do,” Ramos said. “I want to go out there on the field and give my best effort. That’s what I’m concentrating on. I’m talking a lot with my wife about [the possibility of being traded]. It’s not easy to go back home and just think like, any day, you could get the phone call saying you could get traded. It’s not easy to talk about.”

If Ramos had his way, he would be a member of the Rays for a while. He still has a warm spot for the team after it signed him to a two-year deal after the 2016 season even though he tore the ACL in his right knee in September of that year.

“I’m very happy with this organization because they gave me the HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  opportunity to have my career, especially after the knee surgery,” Ramos said. “A lot of teams were behind me before the knee surgery. A Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale fter the surgery, everybody turned around and didn’t pay attention to me. But [the Rays] helped me to get better, helped me with my rehab. So I’m very excited with all the little things they have done for me. If I stay here, I’ll be happy.”

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He cove Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey red the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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