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Drew Smyly struck out Alex Rodriguez three times en route to stopping an 11-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays handed the New York Yankees their third straight loss, 6-3 Saturday.
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
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.
If the Rays are looking to sell, Matt Moore and Steve Pearce are reportedly among the most likely players the team would trade ahead of the deadline.
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)
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)
With Andrew Cashner soon to be off the market, the Orioles could shift their attention to Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.
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
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.
Rays utility man Steve Pearce has been receiving attention as the trade deadline looms, with the Indians reportedly among the interested teams.
Matt Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays won at Dodger Stadium for the first time, 3-1 over Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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
Rival teams say the Cubs have been asking about controllable starting pitchers, and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore could fit their needs.
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
Despite a plethora of young Rays starting pitchers, potential trade partners are becoming more and more convinced Tampa Bay will sit this deadline out and wait until winter to move them.
Several Tampa Bay Rays starters are drawing interest, and Matt Moore might be the most likely to find a new home.
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.
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
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