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Rays waste pitching gem by Alex Colome in loss to Indians

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There are days when a pitcher deserves better luck. Alex Colome knows all about that. Colome threw a perfect game into the sixth inning, but the Tampa Bay Rays lost a 1-0 decision to the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. Colome gave up only an infield single to Michael Bourn in his seven innings. Kevin Jepson took the loss for Tampa Bay, giving up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to David Murphy. Roberto Perez scored the winning run, sliding in…

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Bullpen shuts opponent down again to lead Rays’ win

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Anymore, this is not simply relief. For the Tampa Bay Rays, this is reinvention. The Rays, as has so often been the case, have become primarily a bullpen team so far this year. Once again Friday night, they turned to their bullpen one more time, pulling out a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. This time, the effort was needed after starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi left the game in the fifth inning with a strained oblique, the latest injury to…

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