The Tampa Bay Rays optioned rookie infielder Tim Beckham, the 2008 No. 1 draft pick, to Triple-A Durham after the team's 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2
What began as "A-Rod Juice Box" promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night.
The Tampa Bay Rays completed their fourth shutout of the season on Thursday, beating the Oakland Athletics 3-0. Alex Colome threw five scoreless innings and has now allowed three runs or fewer in 10 of his 13 career starts.
Madison Bumgarner shined as the San Francisco Giants beat Clayton Kershaw, while the Tampa Bay Rays took over first in the AL East.
Colome and DeJesus key Rays' 3-0 win over A's
Twice in the span of a week, every team in the American League East lost on the same day. That hasn't happened often.
On May 21, 2002, Joe Kennedy threw a complete game for the Rays, their first since April 13, 2001. That ended a stretch of 194 games without one— which was the longest stretch in major league history at the time.
Alex Colome (2-1, 6.05 ERA) will start for the Tampa Bay Rays against Jesse Chavez (1-3, 2.63 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Colome will make his first start against the A’s.
Rays left-hander Drew Smyly, who is rehabbing a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, says there should be a clearer picture whether he can return this season in about eight weeks.
Perez impresses in 1st big league start; Braves beat Rays
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Drew Smyly's season might not be over just yet.
Ramirez, Cabrera spur Rays to 2nd straight win
A comprehensive look at every AL East team's system strengths and weaknesses heading into the 2015 MLB draft, as well as needs and possible player targets on draft day.
Archer throws 6 strong innings in Rays' 11-3 win over Twins
The latest look around Major League Baseball's blogosphere delves into Minnesota's rotation improvement and the flagging Mets offense.
Twins take advantage of rare Rays' error for 6-4 win
Veteran Chris Capuano, who has been hurt since spring training, is expected to take Chase Whitley's spot in the Yankees' rotation.
Santana, Hughes lead Twins to 3-2 win over Rays
Time was, ace relievers pitched when they were needed most. Then the '80s happened. But some teams are now going back to fix the sins of the past by building better, more dominant bullpen.
Rene Rivera homers and drives in 4, Rays beat Yankees 6-1
With veteran Chris Capuano ready to join the Yankees' rotation, Thursday night's start could be critical for Chase Whitley.
Rays vs Athletics
Tropicana Field - Sat 5/23