Tampa Bay Rays (94-59)

    Arozarena clears the bases for the Rays

    Randy Arozarena rips a bases-clearing double in the first inning during the Rays' win vs. the Marlins.

    MIA 0, TAM 8

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    TOR 1, TAM 7

    Blue Jays pitcher ejected after hitting Kiermaier

    Ryan Borucki hits Kevin Kiermaier with the first pitch in the bottom of the eighth. Benches would clear, and Borucki ends up being ejected from the game.

    TOR 1, TAM 7

    Meadows piles it on in Rays' win

    Austin Meadows crushes a three-run home run to right-center field in the Rays' win over the Blue Jays.

    TOR 1, TAM 7

    Tampa Bay Rays Become First AL Team to Clinch Postseason Berth

    The defending American League champions punched their tickets to the postseason and should lock up the AL East soon enough.View the original article to see embedded media.The defending American League champions are headed back to the postseason.The Rays became the first AL team to punch its ticket to the playoffs as they beat the Blue Jays, 7-1, on Wednesday night.

    Don't Blame the Rays for Taking the Blue Jays' Note Card

    Like stealing signs without technology, there's nothing wrong with scooping up another team's note card.View the original article to see embedded media.Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning you’ll get a fresh, topical column to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers.A Major League Baseball game can demand a staggering level of preparation.

    What Are The Blue Jays Biggest Questions Going Into Final Stretch? | At The Letters

    The Blue Jays are in playoff position – barely. Ben and guest host Shi Davidi discuss expectations for Hyun Jin Ryu) and what it’s like covering champagne celebrations . Plus, an exclusive interview with Josh Donaldson and discussion about the AL MVP race on this week's At The Letters.

    Alek Manoah picks up WIN and fills in as Gurriel Jr.'s postgame interpreter!

    9/21: "I know Spanish, guy!" Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered and then had Alek Manoah step in as his postgame interpreter in a 4-2 win against the Rays.

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    TOR 4, TAM 2

    Hernandez provides some cushion for the Jays

    Teoscar Hernandez squeezes an RBI single to left field in the eighth inning to extend the Blue Jays' lead vs. the Rays.

    TOR 4, TAM 2

    Kiermaier spins glove like a basketball after sliding grab

    Kevin Kiermaier makes a sliding catch to rob Teoscar Hernandez of a hit and then spins his glove on his finger.

    TOR 4, TAM 2

    Lourdes Gurriel crushes 435-foot dinger to center field

    Lourdes Gurriel Jr. smashes a solo home run to center field to put the Blue Jays ahead of the Rays.

    TOR 4, TAM 2

    Blue Jays Livid After Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier Takes Card With Team's Pitching Plan

    Kevin Kiermaier can be seen picking up a card containing Toronto's pitching game plan after it fell off an arm band worn by Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk.View the original article to see embedded media.It looks like we may have another ethics discussion brewing in baseball.With the memory of the Astros's sign-stealing scandal still very fresh in the minds of players and fans alike, the Rays and Blue Jays have themselves mired in a conflict centered on gaining the upper hand.

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    TOR 4, TAM 6

    Yandy Diaz gives Rays the lead in the 5th with 3-run HR

    Yandy Diaz swats a three-run home run to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Rays come storming back to take a 3-2 lead over the Blue Jays.

    TOR 4, TAM 6

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    DET 2, TAM 0

    Eric Haase belts 438-foot HR

    Eric Haase put the Tigers up 1-0 with a 438-foot shot to center.

    DET 2, TAM 0

    Tigers vs. Rays Game Highlights (9/18/21) | MLB Highlights

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    DET 4, TAM 3

    MLB Power Rankings: Trimming the Field for the Postseason Push

    As we begin the season's final month, here's how each postseason hopeful is shaping up for the stretch run.

    Xander Bogaerts Pulled in Second Inning After Testing Positive for COVID-19

    The Red Sox shortstop marks the tenth team member within the franchise to either test positive (eight) or be deemed a close contact (two).View the original article to see embedded media.The Red Sox pulled Xander Bogaerts during the second inning against Tampa Bay after getting news that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The shortstop marks the tenth team member within the franchise to either test positive (eight) or be deemed a close contact (two). During manager Alex Cora’s pregame Zoom press conference call on Tuesday, he started it by saying "[Hirokazu] Sawamura tested positive" before any questions were asked.

    Twins Prospects Adjusting to Life After Winning Silver in Tokyo

    Simeon Woods Richardson and Joe Ryan were traded to Minnesota while competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

    2021 MLB Betting Futures Update - Yankees, Rays & Braves Gaining Respect

    Tampa Bay, New York & Atlanta are soaring in betting futures as we approach the waning weeks of the 2021 MLB seasonWith a little over a month remaining in the 2021 MLB regular season, the oddsmakers have begun to make significant adjustments in their future markets as division races heat up.

    The Rays Are Winning Efficiently, but at What Cost?

    They are the model postmodern franchise.

    2021 MLB Betting Futures Update - Dodgers Overwhelming Favorites

    Updated MLB futures outlook and tracking the teams with the most betting movementHeading into the final quarter of the 2021 MLB season, oddsmakers have begun to make significant adjustments in their future markets as division races heat up.

    MLB Power Rankings: Rays Remain Atop the AL East—For Now

    Tampa Bay is still the top team in their division, though the Red Sox and hard-charging Yankees aren't far behind.View the original article to see embedded media.What a week it was.

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    FILE - This is a 2017 photo showing Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Evan Longoria and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Denard Span, infielder Christian Arroyo and two minor league pitchers. The teams announced the moves Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)