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Trade deadline day: Tim Beckham headed to Orioles in last-minute deal

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The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their injury-depleted infield by acquiring Tim Beckham from the Tampa Bay Rays for a minor league pitcher just before the trading deadline expired. Beckham is batting .259 in 87 games with the Rays. He’s played second base, third and shortstop.

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Rangers turn 3 Rays miscues into 4-3 win

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Texas turned three Tampa Bay miscues into a three-run sixth inning and the Rangers beat the Rays 4-3 on Saturday night. The Rangers took a 4-3 lead during the decisive sixth when two runs scored after center fielder Mallex Smith misplayed Adrian Beltre‘s two-out deep fly ball, and Beltre scored on two wild pitches by Chris Archer with Mike Napoli at the plate.

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Rays cough up 2-run lead in 9th, fall in 10th

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Elvis Andrus homered early, and then snapped a 10th-inning tie with a two-out infield single that gave the struggling Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Andrus, who homered in the first inning, hit a sharp grounder off Brad Boxberger (2-1) that forced Evan Longoria to make a diving stop. Pinch runner Delino Shields scored when the third baseman to was unable to complete the throw to first base.

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Rays drop series finale in Oakland; Steve Souza, Jr. injured

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Sonny Gray struck out six pitching into the seventh in what might have been his final home start in Oakland if the club tries to deal him before the trade deadline, and the Athletics rallied in the fifth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 on Wednesday. Matt Joyce hit a towering homer to the right-field seats in the eighth for Oakland. Rajai Davis doubled home Oakland’s first run in the fifth then Joyce followed with a tying sacrifice fly before Davis scurried home…

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Ichiro Suzuki, meet Pete Rose

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In October, 1973 Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson tangled at second base during that year’s National League Championship Series. That brawl remains one of baseball’s most recognized moments. It was also the month that the Nixon administration began to completely fall apart. At the same time half a world away, Ichiro Suzuki was born in Aichi, Japan. More than 40 years later the  names of Rose and Suzuki are coming up in the same sentence. No one who ever played…

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