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2016 Schedule
40-61, 5th in AL East

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros are in the mix for one of Tampa Bay Rays starting pitchers as the industry waits for Rays to decide whic young bats they want

Lineup: Rays (40-61) vs. Yankees (52-50)

  • 1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (R)
  • 2. Brad Miller, DH (L)
  • 3. Evan Longoria, 3B (R)
  • 4. Corey Dickerson, LF (L)
  • 5. Steve Pearce, 1B (R)
  • 6. Kevin Kiermaier, CF (L)
  • 7. Steven Souza Jr., RF (R)
  • 8. Tim Beckham, SS (R)
  • 9. Curt Casali, C (R)
  • SP: Drew Smyly, LHP
Daily notes

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Rays use pop to top Yankees (0:46)
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Odorizzi sharp as Rays beat Yankees 5-1

Jake Odorizzi pitched masterfully into the seventh inning, Logan Forsythe and Corey Dickerson hit solo homers in the first, and the Tampa Bay Rays cooled off the New York Yankees 5-1 Friday.

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Dickerson blasts solo homer to left (0:30)
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Expert picks: Chris Archer to stay put?

One of five ESPN baseball experts polled sees Archer as the shopped player that is most likely to not be moved ahead of the deadline. Trade deadline predictions (Insider)

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How 'bout Odorizzi, Colome to Texas?

The Rangers need to get another starter and reliever, and a trade with the Rays could nail both of those in one deal, Jim Bowden writes. However, landing both Jake Odorizzi and Alex Colome could mean giving up Jurickson Profar. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

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Cash: Rays 'not good enough right now'

Frustrated by four straight one-run losses before Wednesday's win over the Dodgers, Rays manager Kevin Cash sounded off on the team's performance. "We're not good enough right now," Cash said. "We've got to figure out a way to win those ballgames." Tampa Bay Times

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Longoria on pace for new homer high

Evan Longoria hit his 23rd home run of the season on Wednesday -- his most through 100 team games in his career and tied for the fourth-most through 100 team games in Rays history, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Rays starters don't want to be traded

With rumors swirling that Tampa Bay could shop its starters, some members of the team say they hope that nobody gets moved. "I think we'd all like to stay and keep what we have together," Jake Odorizzi said. Tampa Bay Times

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs seem to be viewing Deadline Week now as a long-term shopping opportunity. Wouldn't be a surprise if they took a run at the Rays' starters

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Dodgers hold off Rays 3-2

Bud Norris pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.

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Small chance Rays trade Chris Archer

Certainly the Dodgers and others have inquired about Archer, but trading him now would be selling low. He still has the stuff, he's smart and he's signed to a team-friendly contract through 2021. Schoenfield: Untouchable players for all 30 teams

Rays remain 27th in ESPN rankings

It resembles the bad 'ol days at Tampa Bay. The Rays head to Dodger Stadium for two games with more attention on who might leave the team during the coming week than what happens between the lines. Week 16 Power Rankings

Rays done in by one-run losses

After winning the first game of a four-game series vs. Oakland, Tampa Bay dropped the next three games, all by one run. It marks the first time the Rays lost three consecutive games, all by one run and all to the same opponent, since July of 2002 against the Angels, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Will Rangers pick from Rays starters?

Jim Bowden lists Texas as the most likely landing spot for left-hander Matt Moore or right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Bowden doubts that Tampa Bay will trade both. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)

Stats & Info

Sunday's longest home runs

Trevor Story's post-break homer binge continued on Sunday, as the rookie launched a career-long 456-foot blast to pace the competition. Story has six homers in his last seven games.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs400Tied-26th
Batting Average.24028th
On Base Percentage.30725th
Slugging Percentage.41814th
Earned Run Average4.2917th
Quality Starts46Tied-16th
WHIP1.3214th
BAA.25817th

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