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Betts, Moreland Homer In 8th, Red Sox Beat Rays 6-4 - Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Boston Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Friday night. With the game tied at 4, Betts hit a leadoff shot off Diego Castillo and Moreland connected three pitches later.

Red Sox Wrap: Mookie Betts, Mitch Moreland Homers Lift Boston To 6-4 Win After three straight losses where Boston struggled to muster much in terms of offense, the bats finally pulled out a win for the Red Sox. Three home runs led the Sox to a 6-4 win over the American League East Division leading Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

GDT: The Red Sox finally make their way here. So you’ve decided to come crawling back, huh?

Tampa Bay Rays trade of Chris Archer built current contender The Tampa Bay Rays decision to trade Chris Archer last season has built their team into a contender, for this year and beyond.

Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineups: Andrew Benintendi Returns, Tzu-Wei Lin Starts At Second Things did not get much better for the Boston over its first homestand of the season, but the Red Sox will look to turn things around against the American League East Division leaders - the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston kicks off a three-game road stint, which begins Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

Ji-Man Choi sitting on Friday for Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Rays infielder / outfielder Ji-Man Choi is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Boston Red Sox.

Rays Select Contract Of Casey Sadler The Rays announced today that they have selected the contract of righty Casey Sadler. To create a roster opening, the team shifted rehabbing hurler Jose De Leon to the 60-day injured list. The AL East-leading Tampa Bay organization created active roster space by optioning out righty Emilio Pagan.

Rays 4/19/19 pre-game notes; roster moves The Tampa Bay Rays look to bounce back from a 6-5, extra innings loss when they open a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox on Friday. The Rays made a handful of roster moves ahead of the 7:10 first pitch. Since Tampa Bay used six pitchers last night, the team has made a roster move today to provide a fresh arm to the bullpen.

Tampa Bay Rays roster moves: RHP Casey Sadler and C Nick Ciuffo promoted, RHP Emilio Pagan optioned Mike Zunino has also been placed on the Paternity List.

These Teams Are Playing With House Money, Who's About To Lose It All? The 2019 season has some un-expected teams off to some impressive teams. Which one of these has a legitimate chance to play in October, and which are going to tap out? Tampa Bay Rays. Not many would have guessed the Rays would have the best record in the league, and the most games up amongst division leaders.

Confidence Is Surging Throughout The Tampa Bay Rays' Pitching Staff While there is much deserved credit throughout the clubhouse, the pitching staff has been particularly impressive as the Rays head into Easter weekend with a 14-5 a mark that is tops in the majors.

FanPost Friday: Rank the other MLB teams Obviously, we're all going to rank the Rays on the top of the heap, but in today's FanPost prompt, I want everyone to the OTHER 29 teams. Yes, you're probably going to need to remind yourself that one or two NL franchises you rarely see play exist.

TNWN: Rays vs Red Sox - a series preview The American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays welcome the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox into Tropicana Field on Friday evening, when they open a three-game series. The Rays enter play with a commanding eight-game lead over the reigning World Series champs after compiling a 14-5 record through the first 19 games of the season.

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Lightning GM Julien BriseBois has faith in Jon Cooper Plus, the Bucs' 2019 schedule, and how good are the Rays?

Tampa Bay Rays news and links: This weekend is either going to be great or terrible A mid-to-late April MLB series is still within the realm of "too early to really tell" when it comes to sweeping conclusions about the season, however, this weekend's Ray-Red Sox series has the feel of a series that could go a long ways in determining each team's trajectory.

Tampa Bay Rays: AL East leaders face test vs. Red Sox For the better part of a decade, the Tampa Bay Rays have attracted certain buzzwords that stick to them like a sweat-soaked shirt in a Pinellas County summer. Innovative. Disruptive. Efficient. Here's one that should really haunt the American League East Division hierarchy: powerhouse.

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Hernandez, Whitley power Charlotte win Ronaldo Hernandez and Garrett Whitley each hit their first home run of the season Thursday.

Tampa Bay Rays being cautious with Brent Honeywell The Tampa Bay Rays are shutting Brent Honeywell down for a few days as he is feeling pain in his elbow. There is no reason for concern just yet.

Avisail Garcia Smashed A Dinger Halfway To The Moon That Should Have Counted For Two Runs Rays manager Kevin Cash sent in Avisail Garcia to pinch hit for Austin Meadows in the seventh inning with the hope that the switch would jumpstart his team's offense to mount a comeback against the Orioles-Tampa Bay was down 4-2 at the time. Garcia struck out swinging in his first at-bat so Cash's plan was not off to a great start.

Baltimore Orioles 6, Tampa Bay Rays 5 - Joey Rickard drove in the winning run in the 11th inning with an RBI double, his fourth hit of the game, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Thursday night. Rickard doubled off Diego Castillo after two-out singles by Chris Davis and Rio Ruiz kept the inning alive for Baltimore.

Rays 5, Orioles 6: Rays lose series finale in extras After last night's 8-1 rout of the Baltimore Orioles, the hot hitting Rays eyed a sweep with a win in tonight's game, but would have to settle for a series win in a tough but well fought 6-5 loss.

Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell Jr. shutdown with forearm soreness The Rays top pitching prospect will be shutdown for a few days.

The Rays are hitting the ball harder than ever before Taking a look first at average exit velocity, the Rays have hit the ball harder in 2019 than any previous season, averaging at 90.2 mph. A big jump from just two years ago, when the average exit velocity was at its lowest point, 86.9 mph, the Rays have started the 2019 campaign mashing the ball.

Rays 4/18/19 pregame notes A day after they won a franchise-record six consecutive series to open the 2019 season, the Tampa Bay Rays look for a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles tonight. As Neil Solondz wrote, the Rays are one of just seven AL East teams since expansion in 1969 to start the season 14-4 or better.

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