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4/20/2014 | Oviedo reinstated from disabled list

Right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo was reinstated from the disabled list and rookie left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned back to Triple-A Durham following the Rays' 5-1 loss to the Yankees on Sunday afternoon.


4/20/2014 | Price aims to bounce back vs. Gibson, Twins

The Rays welcome the Twins to Tropicana Field on Tuesday to begin a three-game series. Last season, the Rays held a 6-1 advantage over the Twins, sweeping them in a four-game home series in July before taking two out of three in a September series in Minnesota. David Price will start for the Rays while Kyle Gibson goes for the Twins.


4/20/2014 | Yankees, Rays each win replay challenges

There were two successfully challenged calls during Sunday's game between the Yankees and Rays at Tropicana Field, and after New York's 5-1 victory in 12 innings, a fourth-inning trap play still had the visitors talking.


4/20/2014 | Price hopes offense saves runs for his start

Tampa Bay's lackluster offense turned into a juggernaut on Friday and Saturday, when the team scored 11 and 16 runs, respectively, in wins over the Yankees. David Price wants his team to save "a whole bunch" for his next start.


4/20/2014 | Triple-A Durham teeming with quality relief options

C.J. Riefenhauser made his Major League debut on Saturday night against the Yankees. The left-hander is one of several relievers who have done well after being called up from Triple-A Durham. It's a development that has impressed Rays manager Joe Maddon.


4/20/2014 | Myers finally hitting his stride at plate

Wil Myers finally seems to be getting on track. He went 6-for-9 with seven RBIs in Friday and Saturday night's games. Prior to that, he had just four RBIs.


4/20/2014 | Rays split set with Yanks after falling in 12th

Sunday's 5-1 loss in extras snapped the Rays' two-game winning streak, while earning the Yankees a split of the four-game series. The Rays fell to 9-10 on the season, and the Yankees moved to 11-8 and remain in first place in the American League East.


4/20/2014 | Yankees to tweak roster for finale with Rays

The Yankees plan to shuffle the deck with several roster moves before Sunday's game -- including the activation of Mark Teixeira -- hoping to score a split of this four-game series with the Rays. Vidal Nuno will start for New York, with Cesar Ramos getting the call for Tampa Bay.


4/19/2014 | Rays send five homers traveling through the Trop

Home runs flew through Tropicana Field on Saturday night as the Rays clubbed five round-trippers en route to a 16-1 win over the Yankees.


4/19/2014 | Longo launches himself to top of Rays' homer list

Evan Longoria hit his second homer of the season -- and the 164th of his career -- in the third inning of Saturday night's game against the Yankees. But the blast held added significance, as it established him as the franchise's all-time home run leader.


4/19/2014 | Sore groin keeps Jennings out of lineup

Desmond Jennings was out of the lineup again on Saturday night because of a lingering groin problem, but the team does not think the injury to be too serious.


4/19/2014 | Riefenhauser recalled, makes debut

The Rays on Saturday recalled left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham and optioned right-hander Brad Boxberger to Durham.


4/19/2014 | Loney's heroics land him in elite club

According to Elias, James Loney is one of two players this season to record multiple two-out hits in a game, each of which drove in at least two runs.


4/18/2014 | Led by Loney, persistent Rays rout Yankees

The Rays erased a four-run deficit against the Yankees on Friday night to take an 11-5 win at Tropicana Field. With the victory, the Rays snapped a four-game losing streak while moving to 8-9 on the season.


4/18/2014 | Call at first overturned on Yanks' challenge

The Yankees successfully challenged a call at first base involving Ichiro Suzuki in the second inning of Friday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.


4/18/2014 | Advanced hitting stats on Rays' side

Before Friday night's 11-5 win over the Yankees, there was no getting around the fact the Rays were in a funk, particularly their hitters. Despite the fact the club had lost four straight, the same mood as always seemed to prevail.


4/18/2014 | Need for Bedard underscores Rays' depth

By starting for the Rays on Friday night, Erik Bedard became the 21st starting pitcher used by the Rays since 2008, the fewest of any team in baseball. (The Giants are second with 24.)


4/18/2014 | Up against Nova, Archer expects fresh start

Chris Archer is trying to put a disappointing outing into the rear-view mirror. Ivan Nova wouldn't mind reliving a performance like his last one, which concluded with a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium. Those storylines will come together at Tropicana Field on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET.


4/18/2014 | Kuroda, Yanks look to capitalize on Rays' woes

With his pitching staff clicking and the Rays' offense sputtering, Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes that this may be a good time to reverse some of the team's fortunes at the Trop as Hiroki Kuroda takes on Erik Bedard on Friday night.


4/18/2014 | Rays must put tough start in the past and rebuild

With Thursday night's loss to the Yankees -- a defeat that included hitting into a triple play -- in the past, the Rays must pick up the pieces and rebuild their season.


4/17/2014 | Price takes first loss of season as Rays' bats quieted

Coming home didn't help the Rays' offensive funk on Thursday night, as the Yankees took a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field.


4/17/2014 | Maddon, Longoria heap praise on Jeter

Joe Maddon and Evan Longoria took time before Thursday's series opener against New York to reflect on Yankees shortstop -- and Tampa resident -- Derek Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season.


4/17/2014 | Zimmer resting comfortably after heart surgery

Don Zimmer underwent more than six hours of surgery on Wednesday to repair a leaky valve in his heart. The Rays reported on Thursday that Zimmer is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital a few days while he recovers.


4/17/2014 | Despite hitting woes, Rays not hitting panic button

Manager Joe Maddon doesn't want his players putting too much pressure on themselves as they struggle a bit at the plate, a sentiment echoed by Evan Longoria.


4/16/2014 | Marquee matchup of CC-Price opens series

Locking a pair of former Cy Young Award winners head to head always teases with an appealing pitching matchup, but the actual in-game results between CC Sabathia and David Price, who meet for the 10th time in their respective careers Thursday night at The Trop, have proven to be rather lopsided.




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