Alex Cobb, Alex Colome combine Personalized Dolphins Jersey for shutout

ST. PETERSBURG — Zeros were the order of the day on late Saturday Custom Patriots Jersey afternoon when Rick Porcello and Alex Cobb took the mound for the Red Sox and Rays, respectively, at Tropicana Field.

The right-handers were on, making runs precious. In the end, one proved enough as the third-place Rays took a 1-0 win to move to within 4-1/2 games of the American League East -leading Red Sox heading into Sunday’s first-half Personalized Dolphins Jersey finale. The Rays last won a 1-0 contest on Aug. 20, 2015, at Houston.

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“Exciting win to say the least,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It was awesome to see the crowd get into it there at the end. Not a lot of hitting, but a lot of pitches were made. A lot of plays on defense. Their guy was outstanding. Our guy was just a tick better. Alex set the tone. We knew we needed a big start out of him.”

The Red Sox looked primed to tie it up or even take the lead in the top of the ninth against Rays closer Alex Colome when Mitch Moreland smashed a double to right that put runners on second and third with one out. But Hanley Ramirez struck out and Chris Young popped up to end it. Red Sox manager John Farrell could have used lefty Jackie Bradley Jr. — who had a rare day off — to pinch-hit for Young, but opted not to.

“Right-handers are hitting nearly .300 against Colome on the year,” Farrell said. “Felt like we had the right guys in the order where we were. Chris has been so good with bases-loaded situations where he’s remained patient, he’s laid off some borderline pitches. Like I said, I thought we had the right guys at the plate.”Men’s Nike Custom Made Miami Dolphins Elite Aqua Green Team Color NFL Jersey.

The only run scored came in the second when Steven Personalized Patriots Jersey Souza Jr. and Brad Miller singled to open the inning. Adeiny Hechavarria then grounded into a 6-4-3 double play but the Rays challenged, and the call was overturned to leave runners at first and third with one out. Porcello then hit Shane Peterson to load the bases for Jesus Sucre, who seized the moment by delivering a sacrifice fly to center that scored Souza Jr. and put the Rays up 1-0.

That run was the only blemish during Porcello’s eight innings of work, but it was enough to hand the 2016 AL Cy Young Award-winner his 11th loss of the season.

“Hats off to Alex Cobb, he threw an incredible ball game and did a great job,” Porcello said. “When their guy’s throwing the ball that well, runs are at a premium. Just a tough one. We’ll get back out there tomorrow.”

Cobb notched his third scoreless start of the season, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out three in 7 2/3 innings to pick up the win and move to 7-6 on the season. Colome recorded the final four outs of the game to preserve the win and pick up his 24th save of the season.Youth Nike Custom Made New England Patriots Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey Sale.Colome locks down the save BOS@TB: Colome retires Young to earn the saveWith two outs and the bases loaded, Alex Colome gets Chris Young to pop up to Adeiny Hechavarria to seal the win for the Rays

“Just an exciting game Custom Dolphins Jersey,” Cobb said. “The electricity in the stadium. The ability to work deep into the game. There’s so many good things to point out from tonight. What the defense was able to do behind me. [Hechavarria] was making probably two of the top 10 plays of the night [in MLB].

“Sucre coming up with the big RBI and the way he was able to handle the game calling behind the plate was just fun. And then walking off the mound at the end and hearing the fans. … All the way down to the wire, and Colome came up huge. Settled down. I don’t know how he doesn’t show any emotion on the mound.”

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Sucre delivers: Sucre’s offense has been one of the pleasant surprises for the Rays this season. While spelling everyday catcher Wilson Ramos on Saturday, opportunity came Sucre’s way in the second when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. Porcello fell behind 1-0 when his first-pitch slider missed. Sucre then swung at Porcello’s second pitch, an 86.9-mph slider, and flied out to center field. Souza scored on the play and that run held for the eventual game-winner.

“I’ve never done good against [Porcello],” Sucre said. “So I just tried not to get too big and put the ball in play.”Women’s Nike Custom Made Green Bay Packers Elite Team Color NFL Football Jersey Sale.

Colome to the rescue: Colome entered the game with two outs in the eighth and retired Mookie Betts on a flyout to center to end the inning. Things then got interesting in the ninth when Xander Bogaerts drew a one-out walk and Moreland followed with a double. But Colome recovered to strike out Hanley Ramirez swinging. After intentionally walking Andrew Benintendi to load the bases, Colome retired Chris Young on a popout to shortstop to end the game.

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“I went up to [Colome] and said, ‘Nobody said it was going to be easy. You got one out. Don’t try to do too much.'”
— Sucre, on his ninth-inning mound visit

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• Saturday marked just the 11th time since 1913 that the Red Sox have lost a 1-0 game when the only run allowed was on a sacrifice fly. It was the first time Boston has lost in such fashion since Sept. 10, 2007, on a sac fly by Tampa Bay’s Josh Wilson at Fenway Park.

• Sucre’s sacrifice fly was the 55th RBI from Rays catchers this season, matching their total from the 2016 season.

UNDER REVIEW
The Rays challenged in the second inning when Hechavarria was called out at first on the back end of an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play. After a delay of 1 minute, 34 seconds, the call on the field was overturned.

WHAT’S NEXT
Rays: Chris Archer (7-5, 3.95) gets the nod for the Rays in the series finale against the Red Sox on Sunday in a 1:10 p.m. ET contest at Tropicana Field. On Tuesday against the Cubs, the right-hander threw a season-high 116 pitches and notched his 11th quality start of the season.

Red Sox: Left-hander David Price (4-2, 4.02) closes out his abbreviated first half when he starts the finale of this four-game series against the team that drafted and developed him. Price is 36-30 with a 2.88 ERA lifetime at Tropicana Field. Price missed the first two months of the season with a left elbow strain, but is coming off two strong starts in wins over the Twins and Rangers.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004.

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Rays’ Brad Miller reaches 4 times vs. Men’s Nike Custom Made Miami Dolphins Elite Aqua Green Team Color NFL Jersey Boston

ST. PETERSBURG — While the Rays’ offense stalled at some inopportune moments on Friday, Brad Miller had no trouble reacquainting himself with the basepaths in his first game back from the disabled list.Men’s Nike Custom Made Miami Dolphins Elite Aqua Green Team Color NFL Jersey.

Miller had three hitless performances sandwiched between two DL stints before he slashed a double to left field for his first hit since May 15 in the second inning of Friday’s 8-3 loss to the Red Sox. He followed that knock with an RBI single in the fourth, and added two walks to reach base a season-high-tying four times.

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Miller’s return came at the perfect time for the Rays, who placed Tim Beckham on the DL with Custom Dolphins Jersey left ankle soreness Friday to make room for Miller. Beckham had played second base since Tampa Bay traded for shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

For the time being, second base belongs to Miller.

“He’s going to be in the lineup a lot,” manager Kevin Cash said. “That’s Custom Patriots Jersey probably the brightest spot of the day: Brad, overall, his at-bats.”

Miller was itching to get back on the field after he lost 16 games in May to a left abdominal strain and 25 more in June with a right groin strain.
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“Obviously, [I was] pretty excited to get back here with the guys and kind of join in on the fun,” Miller said. “They’ve been playing great baseball, so to get out there and feel good and run around was a lot of fun.”

Miller adds even more punch against right-handed pitchers for a team that entered Friday’s game with 102 homers against righties, fifth-most in the Majors. Twenty-seven of Miller’s 30 homers last season came against righties.

Even given Tampa Bay’s offensive prowess this year, the Rays have managed to look even deeper on paper much of the season. The Rays have yet to field a fully healthy lineup. Miller and Wilson Ramos are back on the field, but now the Rays are waiting on Beckham, Colby Rasmus and Kevin Kiermaier, among others, to return.

“We need to get everybody back to full strength,” Miller said Personalized Dolphins Jersey.

But once the Rays do that, “We’re very deep,” Miller said. “Obviously I was just in [Triple-A] Durham too, there’s a lot of guys [there] that are going to help us. And if you want to be a championship team, and a team that plays deep in the playoffs, you’ve got to be deep.”

As the Rays slowly heal, Miller is the latest player back into the fold on an offense which stands to gain even more pop should he stay healthy this time around.Women’s Nike Custom Made Green Bay Packers Elite Team Color NFL Football Jersey Sale.

“I think we’re all confident that Brad’s pretty driven to get back here and kind of join the fun,” Cash said. “Because this offense, they enjoy working together and putting up those big innings,Personalized Patriots Jersey and Brad’s going to be a big part of that.”

Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval Personalize Packers Jersey of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays Adeiny Hechavarria has Personalized Dolphins Jersey highlight plays

ST. PETERSBURG — Adeiny Hechavarria has only been with the Rays for two Custom Dolphins Jersey weeks, but he’s already stuffed the team’s defensive highlight reel. He added two more dazzling entries to his resume in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Red Sox, helping back starting pitcher Alex Cobb.

Hechavarria snagged Hanley Ramirez’s second-inning liner, which had an 86-percent chance of falling for a hit according to Statcast™. His play against Mitch Moreland in the fifth had a smaller statistical chance of landing as a hit (54 percent), but visually seemed more difficult: Hechavarria dove for Personalized Patriots Jersey the line drive, knocked it down with the edge of his glove and made the throw to first in mid-tumble.

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“[Those plays], they don’t get made. It’s not real,” Cobb said. “When you’re on the mound, you just feel like you hit the lotto.”

Hechavarria helps Rays pitchers feel lucky on a regular basis. Just two innings into his Rays career playing in Pittsburgh, Hechavarria made a diving stop and threw out a runner from deep in the hole. He’s using a smaller glove this year, but it has not hindered the shortstop from corralling baseballs.

“When I’m playing defense, I want to take over,” Hechavarria said through a translator. “I want to be the man on the spot, I want to be that guy that makes the big plays and I want to help Custom Patriots Jersey the team to win. And you guys saw it today.”

Applause-worthy plays like those Hechavarria pulls off impact both dugouts. Ramirez’s line drive led off the second, and Custom Packers Jersey Hechavarria’s snag meant Cobb did not have to pitch from the stretch — likely with a man in scoring position — for the rest of the inning.

“I don’t think people realize how much it is just an out, but it’s so much more than an out,” Cobb said. “The workload Personalized Dolphins Jersey it takes off, it all trickles down later into the fifth, sixth, seventh, into the eighth inning. There’s not enough to be said about big plays like that, what it does for the momentum for us on the mound.”

Meanwhile, Ramirez and Moreland had to return to the Boston dugouts empty-handed, both reduced to being another out in a pair of one-two-three innings that would later add up to a shutout.

“You can see the emotion on those guys,” Cobb said. “It’s hard to get a hit in the big leagues. When … you feel it off the bat, you see where it’s going, and then it’s just taken away from you in the blink of an eye, it’s a little tough to handle.”

Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays outfield makes 2 highlight plays in Custom Patriots Jersey win

ST. PETERSBURG — Even if Kevin Kiermaier isn’t currently a part of the Rays’ outfield, that hasn’t stopped Rays outfielders from playing superlative defense.

Sunday afternoon’s 5-3 win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field featured two Custom Patriots Jersey plays by Rays outfielders that would make anybody’s highlight reel.Men’s Nike Custom Made Miami Dolphins Elite Aqua Green Team Color NFL Jersey.

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The first of the plays came in the fourth. The Red Sox were threatening after Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. singled with one out. That’s when Christian Vazquez hit a foul pop down the right-field line near the home bullpen mound. The ball appeared as though it would drop, which would have simply been Personalized Packers Jersey strike two.

Steven Souza Jr. had other thoughts.

The Rays right fielder went after the ball in a full sprint, diving at the last instant, stretching out the length of his 6-foot-4 frame and somehow making the catch for the second out.Youth Nike Custom Made New England Patriots Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey Sale.

“The bullpen in that area helps me out,” Souza said. “The let me know where the mound is, which is beneficial at home. Especially in foul territory, I can dive and not worry about it as much if I don’t catch it. I knew I Custom Dolphins Jersey had a good chance when I got there. Big out for [starter Chris Archer].”

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Souza has made a lot of great plays.

“That’s right there with the best I’ve seen,” Cash said. “We’re going to see that a bunch on highlight reels to come.”

Ramirez singled with one out in the sixth. Bradley then hit the ball the opposite way and Rays left fielder Corey Dickerson went to the wall to make a leaping catch before he threw to second baseman Brad Miller, who made a successful relay to first baseman Logan Morrison to complete the inning-ending double play.Women’s Nike Custom Made Green Bay Packers Elite Team Color NFL Football Jersey Sale.

“Jackie’s been staying through the ball pretty well and driving the ball the other Custom Packers Jersey way,” Dickerson said. “When it came off the bat, I knew he’d gotten it pretty well. I was playing kind of deep already. I tried not to take my eyes off it too much. I used my peripheral [vision]. It was going to be against the wall. I needed to jump. I timed it pretty good and was able to make the catch.

“I saw Hanley already past second, so I just tried to get it in as quick as I could. I knew I had a chance because he had to go back and touch the bag. Brad made a nice throw to finish the play.”

Cash said Dickerson has transformed himself into a “pretty good defender.”

“When we play good defense it seems like we win games,” Cash said.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Twins Mitch Garver hits three Custom Patriots Jersey homers

Mitch Garver isn’t known for his power, but he certainly showed an ability to hit the ball out of the yard on Sunday as he led Triple-A Rochester to an 8-2 win over Syracuse.

The Twins’ No. 14 prospect belted a trio of homers, his second career three-Custom Patriots Jersey homer game, and matched his season high with four RBIs in an impressive 3-for-5 day at the plate.

“It was something pretty special,” Garver told MiLB.com. “I took my time a little bit that third time around. The crowd was cheering. I got back to the dugout, everybody was smiling. I could see the crowd was on their feet. That’s a really special feeling.”

Garver, who now has 12 homers through 59 games after hitting 12 in 117 games last season, has been on a power surge with four homers over the past three games and five in nine games this month.

 

The 26-year-old grounded out in his first at-bat Sunday, but then began to steal the show. Garver his a two-run homer in the second and then solo blasts in the fourth and sixth innings.

“It felt good,” Garver said. “It’s nice to get the ball in the air. If you’ve ever been to Rochester, you know that the wind blows out on day games, so you always want to be playing in those games and if you can get the ball in the air with enough barrel, you always have a shot.”

Other top prospect performances from Sunday’s action:

No. 14 overall prospect Mickey Moniak (Phillies’ No. 2) hit his fourth homer of the season in Class A Lakewood’s 4-0 win over Greensboro. After hitting .255 in June, Moniak appears to be heating up a bit in July as he is hitting .265 this month with hits in seven of nine games, including each of the past four.

• No. 71 overall prospect Forrest Whitley (Astros’ No. 5) put together another strong Personalized Dolphins Jersey start for Class A Advanced Buies Creek. In his Buies Creek debut, Whitley threw five no-hit innings and
Men’s Nike Custom Made Miami Dolphins Elite Aqua Green Team Color NFL Jersey although he wasn’t quite that dominant this time around, he did notch five strikeouts across five innings of one-run ball.

• Astros’ No. 8 prospect Ramon Laureano’s fifth straight multihit game was also his first career five-hit performance. Laureano found himself on base early and often in Double-A Corpus Christi’s win over Arkansas. Laureano led off the game with a double and then collected a hit every other time he
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Braves’ No. 22 prospect Rio Ruiz collected four RBIs in his first two-homer game of the season for Triple-A Gwinnett. Ruiz has nine homers and 33 RBIs through 54 games this season after hitting a solo blast in the third and a three-run shot in the fifth.

 

• Braves’ No. 23 prospect Alex Jackson tied his season high with four RBIs and hit two homers in Class A Advanced Florida’s 9-8 loss to Charlotte. Jackson, who has a career-high 13 homers through 56 games after the second two-homer game of his career and the first since 2015.

Brewers’ No. 20 prospect Corbin Burnes held the opposition scoreless for the fourth time in his past five starts with Double-A Biloxi. Burnes gave up four hits and struck out six over seven scoreless innings, but was stuck with a no-decision as the game was tied 0-0 when he left. Burnes got off to a strong start this season, going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA in 10 starts with Class A Advanced Carolina before he was promoted to Biloxi, where he has Custom Packers Jersey continued to thrive, posting a 1.06 ERA through seven
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• Brewers’ No. 29 prospect Trey Supak turned in arguably his best start of the season for Class A Advanced Carolina. Supak, 21, threw 58 of his 93 pitches for strikes as he walked just one and gave up two hits in eight scoreless innings. The eight innings mark a career high for Supak, who has now held opponents scoreless in four of his 16 appearances this season.

 

“With what I’ve been working on lately, it’s been more about controlling the pitches and not worrying about velocity as much,” Supak told MiLB.com. “I couldn’t tell you what my velocity was today, but I wouldn’t think it was as high as it was in the past. But I think locating my pitches has helped me to get a lot more 1-1 groundouts and 0-1 groundouts and more weak contact.”

Cubs’ No. 17 prospect Isaac Paredes has three multihit efforts in his past five games after going 3-for-4 with Class A South Bend. Not only did Paredes collect three hits for the fifth time this season, he also drew a pair of walks, reaching base a total of five times.

Dodgers’ No. 11 prospect Starling Heredia doubled his season home run total with his first career two-homer game for Rookie-level Ogden. Heredia, who has four homers in 11 games this season, also added a double and finished 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs and a trio of runs scored.

 

Nationals’ No. 9 prospect Luis Garcia collected a career-high five hits in a perfect day at the plate with the Rookie-level GCL Nationals. Garcia’s career got off to a slow start as he was hitting .129 through eight games, but the 17-year-old is 7-for-10 over the past two games and has boosted his average to .268.

• Nationals’ No. 12 prospect Drew Ward hit his seventh homer and drove in a trio of runs, but it wasn’t enough as Double-A Harrisburg fell 7-4 to Erie. The three RBIs tied Ward’s season high and marked the third game in which he’s driven in three this season.

Pirates’ No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker put together his fourth straight multihit effort as he went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Class A Advanced Bradenton. Over the past four games, Tucker is 10-for-18 (.555) with three doubles and two RBIs.

Rays’ No. 11 prospect Garrett Whitley homered for the third time in four games and the second time in two days for Class A Bowling Green. Whitley finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs in the win, hitting a two-run homer in the first and Custom Patriots Jersey drawing a bases-loaded walk in the second.

• Rockies’ No. 11 prospect Yency Almonte led Double-A Hartford to a 7-3 win over Binghamton with six solid innings. Almonte gave up just one unearned run, while striking out five and giving up five hits. The 23-year-old also lowered his ERA to 1.98 through 11 starts (57 2/3 innings).

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Brad Miller HRs in 8th inning Personalized Jaguars Jersey in Rays’ win

ST. PETERSBURG — In his third game back from the disabled list, Brad Miller provided a huge lift for his team heading into the All-Star break, smashing a Personalized Jaguars Jersey two-run homer off Joe Kelly that snapped a tie and led the Rays to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

“I knew when I hit it that it had a chance to go,” Miller said. “So that felt pretty good.”

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Miller smashed the 85.9-mph curveball to center field with two outs in the Custom Jaguars Jersey eighth, one inning after Dustin Pedroia put the Red Sox in front with a two-run homer against Chris Archer.

“It was not a bad curveball,” said Kelly, who admitted he wanted to throw it a tad lower. “It doesn’t bounce, which was the worst part, but he’s a good hitter. The stats might not show it this year, but he hit 30 home runs last year. He stayed back pretty well and … he put a good swing on it.”

The Rays took three Josh Donaldson Jersey out of four in the series. They now trail the Red Sox by just 3 1/2 games in the American League East, and are in a tie with the Yankees for second place.

“That felt good,” Miller said. “Obviously huge series win to keep it from 2-2 to 3-1 right there against a team we’re looking up at. So that was a lot of fun.”Men’s Nike Custom Made Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey.

David Price, pitching against his protege and former teammate Archer, turned in another strong effort for the Red Sox. The lefty held the Rays to five hits and two runs over six innings, walking two and striking out five. It was the fourth consecutive quality start for Price and another encouraging sign that he’s over the left elbow strain that forced him to miss the first two months of the season.

“Archer threw the ball extremely well,” Price said. “Whenever you give up crooked numbers and the opposing pitcher is throwing the ball he was, it makes it tough for your offense. Just a good baseball game and we didn’t come out on the upper end.”

The All-Star Archer allowed three earned runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight. Both pitchers took no-decisions, as this game came down to the bullpens.

After Pedroia’s go-ahead homer, the Rays came right back to tie on a
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“You know what, we got a team win,” Archer said. “I threw the ball pretty well. I gave up two homers. The team picked me up.”

Mookie Betts staked the Red Sox to a 1-0 lead just three pitches into the game by belting the 11th leadoff homer of his career to pass Jacoby Ellsbury for a franchise record.

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Benintendi catches foul fly, Rays tie it: With runners at the corners and one out, Dickerson hit a foul ball to medium-depth left field that left Andrew Benintendi with a decision: Let the ball drop in foul territory so a run doesn’t score, or take the out. Benintendi took the out, and Mallex Smith tagged up and beat the throw home to tie it.

“There’s no thought in my mind about dropping it,” Benintendi said. “If i drop it, someone else could hit a home run. It never crossed my mind.”

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Benintendi made the right decision.

“Not in the seventh inning,” Farrell said, when asked if a case could be made for Benintendi letting it drop foul. “We’ve got two more shots and if the throw is on line he probably throws him out. As good an arm as Benny’s got, that’s a play that if you don’t make, you might be inviting even more trouble. No question Benny’s attempt to catch the ball and get an out at home plate.”

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“We’re in first. I feel like we still haven’t fully blossomed. I think we still have a long way to go. When the time gets ready, I think we’ll be right where we need to be.”
— Betts

“Curveball. Fastball was 102 [mph], so I did not see that one. I mean 102. That guy is nasty.”
— Miller, when asked about the pitch he hit for a home run

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
• Betts has started the last 85 games, the longest streak by a Red Sox player since Pedroia started 94 straight in a stretch that went from 2011-12.

• Alex Colome recorded his 25th save. That’s the most by a Ray since Fernando Rodney (25) in 2012. Roberto Hernandez’s 26 saves at the break in 1999 is the club’s high-water mark.

MILLER’S TEAR
Miller’s home run was his first since May 9 against the Royals, but he’d only played in 10 games (eight starts) since then. It was the third time in his career he’s hit a go-ahead homer in the Personalized Vikings Jersey eighth inning or later.

“Brad Miller’s had a long season to this point, with injuries,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Probably not performing to the standard he set last year. But wow. It was a pretty big hit. It might have been as big as any in his Rays career.”

WHAT’S NEXT
Red Sox: Left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who closed the first half on a strong note, is slated to start the opener of a four-game series against the Yankees on Friday night at Fenway Park. Pomeranz has pitched well against New York over the years, going 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA in six appearances. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Rays: Jacob Faria will get the nod when the Rays open the second half in Anaheim against the Angels in Friday’s 10:07 p.m. ET contest. The right-hander has six consecutive quality starts since joining the team June 7.

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Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004.

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Rays pitcher Brent Honeywell Men’s Nike Custom Made Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey Futures Game MVP

MIAMI — Yes, Brent Honeywell throws a screwball, though he’d prefer that people not view his mound artistry as some kind of novelty act. The Rays standout put his entire arsenal on display at Marlins Park on Sunday Personalized Jaguars Jersey, becoming the first pitcher in the 19-year history of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to win the Larry Doby Award as the game’s MVP.Men’s Nike Custom Made Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey.

Honeywell set an early tone of dominance in a 7-6 U.S. victory over the World team, striking out four over two scoreless innings. The 22-year-old right-hander hurled a 1-2-3 first inning before pitching around a second-inning single by Rafael Devers (Red Sox No. 1 prospect; MLB No. 12).

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“This is actually the coolest thing I’ve ever done. I don’t think I’ve ever won a real MVP,” Honeywell said. “This is kind of cool. I thank them for letting me do this. I really, really wanted this start.”

 

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Though Honeywell snapped off just one screwball out of 34 pitches, zipping a sharp one past Alex Verdugo (Dodgers No. 2; MLB No. 50) for a called third strike in the first inning, it became the talk of the U.S. clubhouse after Sunday’s game.Women’s Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Majestic White Flex Base 40th Anniversary Patch Jersey.

“I’d kind of thrown him everything,” Honeywell said. “I thought, ‘If I’m going to do it, I’m just going to do it right here.’ If it’s good, it’s going to be the only one, and it was a really good one. I probably couldn’t throw it any better than that on TV.”

Honeywell’s delighted teammates-for-a-day raved that they had seen something special.

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“Honeywell’s screwball is unbelievable,” said Brewers outfielder Lewis Brinson (Brewers No. 1; MLB No. 13). “I don’t know what it is, but it started at their dugout and ended up in the strike zone. That was nasty.”

Honeywell picked up the pitch from former big leaguer Mike Marshall, a cousin who used it heavily while winning the 1974 National League Cy Young Award with the Dodgers. Honeywell also boasts a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup, preferring to pepper the zone with those pitches over the suggestions of catcher Chance Cisco (Orioles No. 1; MLB No. 84).

“I was calling for [the screwball],” Cisco said. “He obviously knows himself the best, so I let him shake me off whenever he wanted. He threw it the one time on the strikeout looking, and it was filthy. I describe it as a left-handed slider, so coming out of a righty’s hand, it’s weird.”

The Rays selected Honeywell with the No. 72 overall pick in 2014 out of Walters State Community College in Tennessee. He’s currently ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 22 prospect in the game (Rays’ No. 2).

“He really located his fastball very well,” U.S. manager Charles Johnson said. “Once you do that, it opens the door for your offspeed pitches. He has a great changeup, and the little screwball he throws, once you establish that and you can throw a fastball for strikes around the plate, you will get a lot of guys to chase your offspeed pitches.”

Honeywell is 8-7 with a 4.54 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Durham, where he has struck out 99 against 22 walks in 79 1/3 innings. While those numbers are not as slim as he’d like, Honeywell believes he is on the Custom Jaguars Jersey cusp of making a jump to the next level.

“I try to treat every game the same, including this one,” Honeywell said. ‘There’s just a lot more people watching.”

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Personalized Vikings Jersey Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Red Sox,Personalized Jaguars Jersey Rays keep rolling at the Trop

Jake Odorizzi will face Drew Pomeranz on Friday night as the Rays and Red Sox continue their first series of 2017 in St. Petersburg.

Pomeranz Josh Donaldson Jersey For Sale has figured things out recently. He’s 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA in his last nine starts, striking out 53 over 50 innings. He faced the Rays twice before that stretch began, giving up seven Personalized Jaguars Jersey earned runs in 7 1/3 innings while fanning 13.

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Odorizzi, on the other hand, will be trying to recalibrate his mechanics and get back on track in time for the second half of the season.

Odorizzi set a franchise record in his last outing by allowing a home run in his 12th consecutive game. He had a 3.14 ERA through nine starts, but has a Custom Jaguars Jersey 5.58 mark over his last six. He has given up three runs or more in each of those six starts since June 2, though he has a 2-1 record over that time to show for it.Women’s Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Majestic White Flex Base 40th Anniversary Patch Jersey.

Three things to know about this game

• Expect to see plenty of pitches up in the strike zone: Among starters who have thrown 1,000 pitches, Odorizzi and Pomeranz are first and second, respectively, at spotting pitches at the upper part of the zone and higher. Odorizzi throws there 29.48 percent of the time, and Pomeranz locates there on 26.04 percent of his pitches, according to Statcast.

• Boston’s Mookie Betts does not sacrifice at-bats by striking out in search of power. He strikes out in 9.2 percent of his at-bats while averaging 0.217 extra-base hits per appearance (otherwise known as Isolated Power). That ratio of 2.35 Josh Donaldson Jersey extra bases per strikeout is best in the Majors among qualified hitters.

• Left-handers have batted .344 against Pomeranz this season, with Rays lefties going 6-for-11 with two triples and a homer in two matchups. But Pomeranz, who Custom Vikings Jersey hasn’t had much trouble with lefties in his career, has the second-largest gaps between his actual batting average allowed and expected average allowed (.229) among southpaws (minimum 50 at-bats).

Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Home Run Derby 2017 FAQs Men’s Nike Custom Made Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey

For one night, on one stage, in an event that showcases a signature skill, the sport without a clock embraces the entertainment of a Custom Vikings Jersey ticking timer and the buzz of the occasional buzzer beater. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby has featured many rules iterations in its 32 years of existence, but the decision in 2015 to do away with the “outs” and subject the sluggers to a time limit added a new — and needed — energy to the event.Men’s Nike Custom Made Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey.

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That energy is palpable tonight at Miami’s Marlins Park, where the Derby, broadcast on ESPN Josh Donaldson Jersey, features Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Mike Moustakas, Miguel Sano, Charlie Blackmon, Justin Bour and Gary Sanchez. ESPN’s broadcast is simulcast on MLB.com.

 

Stanton, the defending Derby champ, and his predecessor, Todd Frazier, validated the tweaked Derby format with truly memorable performances at Petco Park and Great American Ball Park, respectively. As a result, the same format will be used this year.

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So here is a refresher on the format that is in place tonight:

How are the seeds decided?
For starters, Stanton was given the No. 1 seed by virtue of his win a year ago. From there, seeds were determined by 2017 home run totals entering Wednesday’s play. Tiebreakers were determined by home run totals since June 15, as stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.Women’s Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Majestic White Flex Base 40th Anniversary Patch Jersey.

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Entering play on Wednesday, that put Judge (28 homers) at No. 2, Bellinger (24) at No. 3, Moustakas (24) at No. 4, Sano (20) at No. 5, Blackmon (18) at No. 6, Bour (18) at No. 7 and Sanchez (13) at No. 8. From June 15 until Wednesday, Bellinger had seven homers to Moustakas’ two, while Blackmon had three to Bour’s two. Moustakas hit his 25th home run after the deadline for Derby seeding.

What is the format?
It’s a single-elimination bracket system with three rounds total. In each bracket, the higher seed hits second. In the first round, Stanton faces Sanchez, Judge faces Bour, Bellinger faces Blackmon and Moustakas faces Sano.

Batters will have four minutes per round. The clock starts with the release of the first pitch. Interestingly, when the new format was created in 2015, batters were supposed to have five minutes per round. With rain in the forecast in Cincinnati that night, the decision was made to shorten the rounds to four minutes. The event went so well that MLB opted to keep the four-minute rounds in effect.Youth Nike Custom Made Minnesota Vikings Elite Purple Team Color NFL Jersey Cheap.

It should be noted that once the second player in a given round exceeds the home run total of his opponent, the round ends. There is no need for a player to add to his tally.

After the first round, the winner of the Stanton-Sanchez matchup will meet the winner of Moustakas-Sano. On the other side of the bracket, the Judge-Bour winner faces the Bellinger-Blackmon winner. The two players left standing will meet in the final round.

Can players stop the clock?
Yes. In the first round and semifinals, each batter is entitled to one 45-second timeout. In the finals, each batter gets two timeouts — one for 45 Custom Jaguars Jersey seconds and another for 30 seconds.

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In the 2015 semifinals against Josh Donaldson, Frazier took his timeout with one minute, 49 seconds remaining in the round while trailing, 9-6. He regrouped and Personalized Jaguars Jersey wound up tying Donaldson with less than 10 seconds left before drilling a 444-foot blast just as time expired to advance to the finals against Joc Pederson.

The timeout wound up working against Frazier a year later, because after Stanton hit just six homers in the first 1:35 of the finals, he took a timeout, then pounded out 14 more following the breather to take the title away from the Toddfather.

Can participants earn bonus time?
Yes, 30 seconds of bonus time will be awarded for hitting at least two home runs that each equal or exceed 440 feet. Distances will be tracked and posted using Statcast™. Any bonus time will be awarded at the end of the initial four-minute round and the timer will not stop during the bonus time period.

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Frazier’s earned bonus time was the difference-maker in the 2015 finals. He had tied Pederson just before his “regulation” time expired, then teed off on the Derby-winning homer in his first swing of bonus time.

How are ties broken?
Ties in any round will be broken by a 60-second swing-off with no stoppage of time or additional time added. If a tie remains after the swing-off, batters will engage in Personalized Vikings Jersey successive three-swing swing-offs until there is a winner.

There has not yet been a swing-off under the format installed in 2015.

Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Logan Morrison finishes 5th in AL Final Personalized Jaguars Jersey Vote

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays first baseman Logan Morrison finished fifth in the Custom Jaguars Jersey Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote, with Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas taking the final spot on the AL roster.

Morrison is second in the AL in home runs, with 24, trailing New York’s Aaron Judge. Of the 13 players over the last three years to hit Personalized Jaguars Jersey 24 homers before the Midsummer Classic, only the White Sox Todd Frazier was left off the All-Star roster. Frazier’s batting average at the break that 2016 season (.213) paled in comparison with Morrison’s current .260 clip.Men’s Nike Custom Made Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey.

Morrison, an eight-year veteran, has already set a career high for homers in a season. Sixteen of his 24 dingers have come on the road, the most in the Majors. He has flourished in opposing Personalized Vikings Jersey ballparks in 2017, batting .284 with an OPS of 1.070.
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Morrison is also among the top 10 in RBIs, walks, slugging percentage, OPS and extra-base hits.

Six Rays have been nominated for the Final Vote in the franchise’s history. Only Evan Longoria has won, clinching an All-Star nomination in his rookie season (2008). Carlos Pena lost in 2009 but was later named an injury replacement for Dustin Pedroia.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th Custom Jaguars Jersey All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.
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Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.