Our weekly review of interesting and unusual MLB stats focuses on the sparklers and the duds in a week that featured a number of offensive outburst.
The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.
The New York Yankees played a terrible game as Ivan Nova, the defense and the offense had little in the 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves look to infuse new stadiums with entertainment centers, a first for Major League Baseball.
Erasmo Ramirez pitched out of early trouble in his latest effective outing against the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of some shoddy defense for an 8-1 victory Sunday tha
Ramirez pitches Rays past Yankees
Erasmo Ramirez allowed just 1 run and 3 hits over 6 innings, as Tampa Bay avoided a sweep in the Bronx with an 8-1 win. Box score
Rays break open game against Yankees
Tampa Bay scored four runs in the 8th, thanks in part to two errors from 2B Jose Pirela, to extend its lead to 8-1. However, OF Stephen Souza Jr. left the game after getting hit by pitch in that inning. Follow live
In a win symbolic of the first half of their season, the Yankees weren't perfect against the Rays -- but they'll take the result nonetheless.
The Yankees overcame a rare blown save by Dellin Betances, beating the Rays in walk-off fashion for the second straight game
A ninth-inning throwing error by pitcher Brad Boxberger gave the New York Yankees their second straight walk-off win against the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2 on Saturday.
Rays error allows winning run to score
The Yankees win in walk-off fashion for the second time in the last 16 hours after not having any for the season's first three months. Dellin Betances gets the win despite blowing his second save of the season in the top of the 9th inning. Box score
Rays tie Yanks in the 9th
A shocker at Yankee Stadium as Steven Souza Jr. is the first player to homer off Dellin Betances in more than 40 innings this season. The game is tied at 2. Follow live
The Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League.
Michael Pineda perfect game watch
Each of the last two times Nathan Karns pitched for the Rays, his opponent had a perfect game through at least 6 innings. Monday, Cody Anderson had his perfect game broken up in the 7th inning and on June 24, Marco Estrada had his bid broken up in the 8th. Follow Live
Does Kevin Kiermaier's leaping catch in right-center top David Lough's running catch into the wall? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.
Brian McCann's home run was only one element of an amazing game. We dissect key at-bats and decisions from a game that felt like a September contest.
Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning, rallying the New York Yankees for a second time Friday night and giving them a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Yankees walk off in 12th inning
The Yankees earned their 1st walk-off win of the season on Brian McCann's 3-run homer. New York entered the bottom of the 12th down 5-3 to the Rays before scoring 4 runs to get the win. Box score
Rays tally 2 in the 12th, Yanks need rally
Kevin Kiermaier and Rene Rivera recorded RBI singles in the top of the 12th to give the Rays a 5-3 advantage. Tampa Bay has dropped 5 straight games. Follow live
Extra innings at Yankee Stadium
The Yankees had 2 runners on and 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, but were unable to manufacture the winning run and they'll head to the 10th tied 3-3 with the Rays. Mark Teixeira's 3-run homer in the 8th accounts for all of New York's runs. Follow live
Teixeira HR pulls Yankees even
New York managed just 3 hits in almost 7 innings vs. Rays ace Chris Archer. They pounded reliever Kevin Jepsen for the same amount in just 1/3 inning, punctuated by Mark Teixeira's 3-run, game-tying HR. Follow live
Albert Pujols would probably agree with our selection of Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier as the ESPN.com Sweet Spot Defensive Player of the Month for June.
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