TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 20: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a single in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 20, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Our offense has been feeling great ... If we can keep that going, we know our pitching's going to pitch better than they have been. So we're not worried about that. It's been a rough patch. You like to see the fact that when the hitters have a rough patch, the pitchers pick them up. And when the pitchers have a rough patch, the hitters pick them up. That's what good teams do, and that's what we've been doing the last few games here.
They aren't exactly the Yankees without Derek Jeter out there, because he's the guy you think of when you think of the Yankees ... But they always have guys who find a way to do well. Like Haffner -- he's played really well.More quotes »
Eric Hosmer, Adam Jones lead Team USA past Canada, move up in World Baseball Classic
in Miami. David Wright , whose grand slam lifted the U.S. past Italy Saturday night, doubled and walked three times. Ben Zobrist had three hits, none of which left the infield.Canada, coming off a 10-3 win over Mexico that featured a bruising ninth-inning Read more »
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RHP David Phelps left Friday's game against the Rays in the eighth inning after being hit by a Ben Zobrist line drive. Phelps was immediately removed from the game but left the field on his own power. Phelps was diagnosed with a right forearm contusion, 5:30 AM from Chicago Tribune Read more »
Gardner homers, Yankees beat Rays 9-4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Friday night. Gardner made it 5-0 with a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez (2-5) during the fourth. The Ya 5/24/13 from New York Post Read more »
Improved Kelly Johnson hitting for Rays
James Loney has recently received a lot of ink as Andrew Friedman's latest rags-to-riches signing for the Tampa Bay Rays . Following a terrible season in 2012, the 29-year-old has the fifth-highest batting average in the majors thus far, at .350 -- he's 5/24/13 from ESPN Read more »
Rays vs Jays, game 1: Odorizzi settles in, Lueke lacks control
After a sweep it's easy to be overdramatic about a loss. Luckily, neither the start by Jake Odorizzi nor the offense can be to blame, as the Rays 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays can be credited with Josh Lueke's seventh inning appearance. Odorizzi began the ga from DRaysBay Read more »
Ben Zobrist Nearly Breaks Matt Joyce’s Hand [audioGIF]
Earlier we showed you a blown call in which it Ben Zobrist clearly tagged a runner before he reached second base. That play cost the Rays a run and the normally mild-mannered Zobrist was visibly upset. Well, the very next inning, Zobrist scored on an Eva from Rays Index Read more »