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Evan Longoria, Shane Peterson lead Rays rout of Orioles

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Evan Longoria and Shane Peterson drove in four runs apiece to back the pitching of Chris Archer and lead the surging Tampa Bay Rays to a 15-5 victory over the struggling Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Peterson and Derek Norris hit two-run homers off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3) as Orioles pitchers allowed at least five runs for the 20th consecutive game, tying a major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. Longoria had a two-run single during Tampa Bay’s four-run…

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Rays, A’s split rare doubleheader

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The game was already long and there would be another one. Evan Longoria wanted to get it over. “We didn’t need more extra innings in a game like today,” Longoria said after his RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Saturday. “It’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten a walk-off hit. It felt good.” The Rays’ fourth straight win came in the opener of the majors’ first regularly scheduled doubleheader…

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J.T. Realmuto drives in 4 runs leading Marlins over Rays

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J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run double in Miami’s five-run sixth inning, and the Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-6 on Wednesday night. Stanton’s hit capped a stretch of seven consecutive hits, including Realmuto’s two-run single and an RBI single by Christian Yelich, off reliever Austin Pruitt (3-1) to start the sixth. Realmuto added a two-run triple during Miami’s three-run seventh, helping the Marlins to a 10-5 lead. Marcell Ozuna hit a homer estimated…

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Rays hit 4 homers, beat slumping Blue Jays 7-4

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Logan Morrison hit a two-run homer, Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson added solo shots and the Tampa Bay Rays connected three times in the eighth inning to beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday night. Derek Norris added a solo homer in the ninth. He had two hits and two RBIs. Kevin Pillar homered and reached base five times for the Blue Jays, who lost their third straight. Toronto’s 6-17 start is the worst in franchise history. Pillar’s…

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Rays scratch starter, use 5 relievers to 2-hit Orioles

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Substitute starter Austin Pruitt combined with four other Tampa Bay relievers on a two-hitter, and the Rays capitalized on Wade Miley‘s wildness in a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. On another damp and chilly night at Camden Yards, Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez was a late scratch due to “uncertain weather conditions,” according to the team. Pruitt, a rookie right-hander making his first major league start, allowed one hit in three innings. Danny Farquhar followed by getting…

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