Tampa Bay Rays
Masahiro Tanaka extended his regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 starts, and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to help the Yankees rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Saturday and end a season-high, three-game losing streak.
Shane Victorino had four hits and his first two RBIs of the season, John Lackey pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on a chilly Tuesday night.
Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.
Shane Victorino’s infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria woke up feeling much better about Tampa Bay’s chances of rebounding against the Boston Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell waited until all of his players safely made it out of a simulated game on Wednesday before confirming what he’d only hinted at before: Left-hander Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the AL division series.
Mike Carp connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Wednesday night.
The Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday.
Rookie Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees for the third time, Evan Longoria hit one of four homers off Hiroki Kuroda and the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals 7-2 on Friday night.
Chris Archer threw a two-hitter for his second shutout in three starts, out-pitching Ivan Nova and leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.