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7/10/2014 | Weekend series could be make or break for Rays

Tampa Bay's immediate future, if not the 2014 season, very well may be determined during this weekend's series against Toronto at Tropicana Field. An exaggeration? Maybe. Yet if the Rays falter against the Blue Jays in the final series before the four-day All-Star Game respite, their slim chance of salvaging this mostly disappointing season will be greatly reduced.

7/10/2014 | Facing steep climb, Rays have cause for optimism

With his Rays nine games back in the American League East, manager Joe Maddon knows the projections and probabilities that suggest it's too late for Tampa Bay to climb back into contention. But after a summer surge, there's reason for optimism.

7/10/2014 | Downtime testing will of injured Rays slugger Myers

Boredom isn't supposed to be a part of Wil Myers' summer. Summer is for playing baseball, taking big swings, rounding the bases and doing whatever it takes to win the game. Sitting idle isn't in the equation.

7/9/2014 | In reunion with Hosmer, Cobb haunted only by homer

One year and 24 days later, Alex Cobb gazed down the hill as Eric Hosmer stepped back into the batter's box against him.

7/9/2014 | Tortoise and the hare? Archer, Buehrle to duel

To begin their last series before the All-Star break, the Blue Jays will send MLB's fastest-working hurler to the mound in Mark Buehrle, while the Rays counter with one of the league's slowest, Chris Archer, on Friday at Tropicana Field.

7/9/2014 | Escobar slated to return to Rays for Jays set

Shortstop Yunel Escobar, who has been on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness, is slated to return to the Rays on Friday night for the series opener against the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.

7/9/2014 | Rays' bullpen can't slam door shut on Royals

Kevin Kiermaier put the Rays in front with a grand slam in the fourth, but reliever Kirby Yates gave up a three-run jack in the ninth in a 5-4 loss to the Royals on Wednesday night.

7/8/2014 | Ramos off paternity leave, ready for 'pen duty

Rays reliever Cesar Ramos made his return to the clubhouse on Tuesday following the birth of his first child, Addison Lynn Ramos. The lefty was reinstated from paternity leave on Monday, but he was not present for the series opener against the Royals.

7/8/2014 | Maddon recalls similiar loss to World Cup tilt

Rays manager Joe Maddon compared it to a 30-5 loss in a Minor League game he skippered decades ago. That's how bad Germany was beating Brazil in a World Cup soccer semifinal shown on the Tropicana Field scoreboard.

7/8/2014 | Kearney selected as Rays' All-Star Teacher

The Rays announced on Tuesday that Alison Kearney is their winner in the Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers campaign, which celebrates teachers, active or retired, who have made remarkable impacts on their students' lives and on their communities.

7/8/2014 | Royals turn to Ventura in rubber game with Rays

Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the Royals will look to bounce back against Alex Cobb and the Rays in Wednesday's rubber game at Tropicana Field.

7/8/2014 | Rays bang out clutch hits to knock off Royals

Jeremy Hellickson fired 4 1/3 solid innings in his season debut, while Evan Longoria hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth in the Rays' 4-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday night.

7/7/2014 | Bedard shifts from Rays' rotation to 'pen role

To make room for Jeremy Hellickson's return to the Tampa Bay rotation on Tuesday, veteran left-hander Erik Bedard, who had been occupying the fifth starter role, was moved to the bullpen.

7/7/2014 | Hellickson ready to go for 2014 debut vs. KC

Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is set to make his first start of the 2014 season on Tuesday against the Royals following offseason elbow surgery.

7/7/2014 | Hellickson ready for 2014 debut against Royals

Jeremy Hellickson will make his 2014 debut as the Rays square off against Jason Vargas and the Royals in the middle game on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

7/7/2014 | Odorizzi, Rays deflected by Shields in opener

Jake Odorizzi struck out eight in six solid innings, but the Rays' offense could not solve James Shields in a 6-0 loss to the Royals on Monday night at The Trop.

7/7/2014 | Rays ink No. 3 international prospect Rondon

The Rays added one of the most coveted players on the international market, signing Dominican shortstop Adrian Rondon to a $2.95 million signing bonus on Monday.

7/7/2014 | Brett a speedy second-base prospect with solid bat

Tampa Bay Rays second-base prospect Ryan Brett is the type of high-energy, maximum-effort player who gets the very most from his 5-foot-9, 180-pound frame. He goes full speed all the time and doesn't get cheated at the plate. Brett is the type of player who consistently gets his uniform dirty.

7/7/2014 | Hellickson set to start Tuesday in return to Rays

Jeremy Hellickson is ready to go and the right-hander will rejoin the Rays' staff to make his first start of the season Tuesday night against the Royals.

7/6/2014 | Price too valuable for surging Rays to deal away

"Don't trade David Price." That is what the recent play of the Tampa Bay Rays says. Loudly, repeatedly, over four weeks, this is the message the Rays are sending to their own management, along with the equally topical, "We're still in this thing."

7/6/2014 | Review turns Joyce's triple into homer in Detroit

Former Tiger Matt Joyce was awarded a home run against his former team in the first inning Sunday night after a brief review.

7/6/2014 | Price named to AL pitching staff for All-Star Game

David Price is going to the All-Star Game. The Rays left-hander, who was a manager's selection, tied former Ray Carl Crawford for the most All-Star selections in club history with his fourth. "It's always extra special to be selected," Price said.

7/6/2014 | Rays continue surge as Price tops Tigers in Detroit

David Price is still with the Rays, and his team continued to climb Sunday night with a 7-3 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. The Rays finished their three-stop, 11-games-in-10-days road trip with three series wins and a 9-2 mark. By doing so, the Rays (41-50) moved out of the American League East basement a half-game in front of the Red Sox, ending a 39-day run in last place.

7/6/2014 | Royals employ Shields to face former Rays mates

Royals ace James Shields will look to get back on track as he squares off against his former Rays teammates and Jake Odorizzi on Monday in the series opener at Tropicana Field.

7/5/2014 | Porcello brings shutout streak into finale vs. Rays

It will be up to Rick Porcello to cool off the Rays in Sunday's series finale at Comerica Park, but the Detroit right-hander will have to do it against David Price, who says he is pitching the best baseball of his career.

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