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Rays’ relief pitcher Alex Colome an all-star; Evan Longoria in voting for final slot

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Turns out, the AL All-Stars may need some relief, too. The All-Stars turned to Rays’ closer Alex Colome Tuesday as the Rays’ selection to the game. Colome has 19 saves in 19 opportunities and a 1.76 ERA. “First of all, we’re very excited about Alex,” said Rays’ manager Kevin Cash. “I think that’s awesome. Very much earned for Alex, a guy that has come through the system and has really taken to his role. As far as for Evan, I think…

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Corey Dickerson drives in the winning run in Rays’ comeback victory

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For Corey Dickerson, a single was enough. Dickerson, who hit his 12th homer of the year and his second triple earlier in the game, delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning to knock in the winning run in a come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. Dickerson, who has extra base hits on 60 percent of his hits this year, drove in Logan Morrison with the winning run. “You know, I really just tried to…

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Rays’ hot-hitting Evan Longoria named AL Player of the Week

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He is 30 now, the age of a career’s rebirth. And Evan Longoria, born again, is making it count. Longoria led the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight victory Sunday, homering twice in a victory over the Minnesota Twins. It continued a torrid week that led Longoria to win the AL Player of the Week Award. Over his last nine games, Longoria is hitting .457. Against Minnesota,, he homered in each of the four games — the first time…

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Home runs power Tampa Bay Rays to second straight victory

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Don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays have themselves a bit of a winning streak. Following five straight losses, and 11 in 13 games, the Rays won their second straight game over the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon. Tampa Bay won, 7-4, behind four home runs. Steven Souza Jr. hit his 10th, a three-run blast. Evan Longoria hit his third in three games, the first time he has done that since 2013. Hank Conger and Logan Morrison also homered. Pitcher…

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Tampa Bay Rays plummet even further in loss to Minnesota Twins

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If you were wondering just how bad this losing streak will get for the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday night might have provided a few clues. The Rays fell, 6-4, to the lowly Minnesota Twins, a loss that was the team’s fifth straight and its 11th in 13 games. The Rays fell eight games under .500. Yeah, that was the same Twins who hav the worst record in the American League, the worst era and the fewest runs scored. Still, the…

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Rays’ offense comes to life in big victory over New York Yankees

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On the times the hitting is on, and the pitching is decent, the Tampa Bay Rays look like a ballclub. It was that way Saturday, when the Rays blasted the New York Yankees, 9-5. Tampa Bay had nine extra base hits, taking a 9-1 lead and then holding on. Hank Conger, who entered the game with only three RBI, had a three-run homer and two doubles. Evan Longoria had a home run and four RBI. Matt Moore had not gone…

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Rays believe they will eventually be a solid-hitting team

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In his office, Kevin Cash is saying it. In front of his locker, Evan Longoria is saying it. To all the world, Logan Forsythe is “absolutely” saying it. This Tampa Bay Rays team will hit. Eventually. Oh, you might wonder after the start of the season. The Rays had only 18 runs in their first six games. They have led in only seven of 63 innings. There are still low averages in the lineup like the .050 of Brad Miller…

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