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Tampa Bay Rays deal Karns in a six-player trade with the Seattle Mariners

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The Tampa Bay Rays began to fine-tune their roster Sunday, investing in second-chances from ex-members of the Seattle Mariners. The Rays gave up starting pitcher Nathan Karns, reliever C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league outfielder Boog Powell in the trade. They acquired shortstop Brad Miller, first baseman-designated hitter Logan Morrison and reliever Danny Farquhar. Miller, 26, hit .258 with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 144 games in 2015. He made starts at shortstop (83), center field…

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Angels beat Rays with Albert Pujols and a history book

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The Tampa Bay Rays were battered so thoroughly Thursday night that it must have seemed as if Mickey Mantle himself was joining the onslaught. Alas, it was only Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who tied Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list at 536 when he hit his 16th of the season. Pujols is now 12 behind Mike Schmidt, 19 behind Manny Ramirez and 23 behind Reggie Jackson. The home run also gave Pujols…

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