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Red Sox Wrap: Rays Halt Boston Comeback Surge In 9-7 Loss

The Boston Red Sox lost the first game of a two-game series, 9-7, against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. With the loss, the Red Sox moved to 76-81, while the Rays moved to 96-62. You can check out the full box score here. ONE BIG TAKEAWAYBoston looked to be uncompetitive […]

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Angels looking for answers to rash of oblique injuries

Patrick Sandoval came out of Monday’s game with an oblique injury, becoming the fifth Angel to go on the injured list this year with an oblique injury, which is one of the highest totals in the majors.

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NYY News: Judge to avoid offseason surgery

Photo by New York Yankees/ Judge will likely avoid surgery; Wells heating up; Into the life of Spencer Jones; Season-worst attendance in D’backs rubber game; Rest in peace to legend Brooks Robinson CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: Not needing to cut your body open to fix something is always better than the alternative! As the season has progressed, it’s been clear that Judge has too. Despite his torn ligament, he has continued to produce offensively, suggesting he is in a good spot physically. If all goes according to plan, he’ll come back in the spring not recovering...

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René Pinto's 2-run homer and Manuel Margot's 2 RBIs help Rays outlast Red Sox 9-7

René Pinto hit a two-run home run, Manuel Margot added a pair of RBI singles as part of a four-hit night, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-7 on Tuesday night.


Rays 9 Red Sox 7: Can it ever be easy?

Photo by Paul Rutherford/ The Rays took a commanding early lead today, leading some of us to think this would be the relaxing, laughter-filled, have Erasmo pitch three inning win we all needed. But starting in the fifth inning they proceeded to give that lead back. They did hold on for the victory, but it was hardly relaxing. This game started off oddly; it was a 7:10 start, but Boston starter Tanner Houck wasn’t even on the field until 7:13 at which time he took his warm up pitches. I would have thought that the players need to be in position at the game’s start...

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OTM Open Thread 9/27: It is Wednesday

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Where do we go from here? Happy Wednesday. The Red Sox are now 76-81. So long any hope of a winning season. Not that there was much left. The Rays b-team crushed Tanner Houck into a fine powder. Heck of a competition for the rotation next spring. So many...options. What’s your top hope for the offseason? Talk about what you want and be good to one another.


Red Sox Reliever Provides Uplifting Moment In Loss To Rays

Red Sox reliever Zack Kelly didn’t have a serious game face on when he trotted to the mound from the bullpen Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Instead, Kelly was just thoroughly enjoying the moment. “Running in from the bullpen I was smiling ear to ear,” Kelly told reporters as seen on NESN postgame coverage. It […]


Red Sox Notes: Boston Falls Behind With Short Starting Pitching

The Boston Red Sox fell short against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 9-7 loss to start a two-game series at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Boston did not get off to a good start in the opener, particularly on the mound. Tanner Houck got the ball after throwing the ball well over his last two […]


Enmanuel Valdez Drives Much-Needed Lift For Red Sox Lineup

The Boston Red Sox quickly fell behind 7-0 on Tuesday night to the Tampa Bay Rays and badly needed an offensive spark. Infielder Enmanuel Valdez more than stepped up at the plate to help his club climb back into the contest. Facing Tampa Bay starter Zach Eflin, Valdez launched a three-run home run to right […]

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Brewers place J.B. Bukauskas on injured list, recall Ethan Small

Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Finger injury puts a likely end to Bukauskas’ season The Brewers announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have placed J.B. Bukauskas on the injured list and recalled Ethan Small from Triple-A Nashville. RHP JB Bukauskas placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Sept. 25, with a right ring finger tendon injury.LHP Ethan Small recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/XBJYq2vGTG— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 27, 2023 Bukauskas is dealing with an injury to the tendon in his right ring finger....

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1998 Yankees Diary: Bernie Williams, batting champion

The Yankees ended the 1998 regular season on a high note in a couple different ways. When you’re a team that had already clinched everything like the late-September 1998 Yankees, you’re just mainly hoping to make it through the last couple games of the season unscathed. Going into the regular-season finale against the Devil Rays, the Yankees had already long sewed up a playoff spot, the AL East, home field through the ALCS, and the most regular season wins in franchise and AL history. However this time, there were still incentives to be had for individual accomplishment. On...

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Wednesday Morning Links

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Links! Morning, all! The Angels are dealing with their irrelevance by potentially injuring Corey Seager, because that’s the kind of stuff they do in Anaheim. The x-rays are showing that it is just a bruise, but recent history has been four game losing streaks followed by six game winning streaks... and the Rangers really don’t need to drop three more games. Seager didn’t want to leave the game, but an inning after the HBP Bochy waved the white flag and pulled Seager and some other starters. Adolis Garcia has come back from what we...

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Bradish brandishes eight scoreless innings and Henderson homers in Orioles' 1-0 win (updated)

Gunnar Henderson swung at the seventh pitch thrown to him tonight and moved closer to ranking first on more Orioles all-time rookie lists. Kyle Bradish was handed the ball and demonstrated again why he should be the first starter in the playoffs.Henderson’s home run over the center field fence, a 400-foot shot leading off the bottom of the first inning, provided an immediate lead for the Orioles, and Bradish shut out the Nationals through the eighth in a 1-0 victory before an announced crowd of 20,823 at Camden Yards.Their division lead is 2 1/2 games with the Rays defeating the Red Sox...

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Orioles minor league recap 9/27: Tides drop Game 1 of International League Championship

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports A late-inning collapse by the bullpen doomed Norfolk in the opening contest of the Triple-A playoffs, as they lost 10-5 against the Durham Bulls Triple-A: Durham Bulls (Rays) 10, Norfolk Tides 5 After coming back from an early deficit, the Tides bullpen couldn’t hold it together as they dropped Game 1 of the International League Championship series to the Bulls. Durham’s offense started out with a bang—well two bangs actually. Bulls SS Triston Gray hit a one-out solo HR in the top of the 2nd, and then RF Ruben Cardenas hit a solo...

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Game 157: Rays at Red Sox

Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports Penultimate game with Tampa We’re down to just a pair of games left against the Tampa Bay Rays, both at Fenway Park. Red Sox: Rays are in town for two. pic.twitter.com/lWZ7xnRbdT— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay Rays: #Rays lineup vs. #RedSox, with Eflin starting and a bit of a, um, different look: pic.twitter.com/CfnqWdDkYg— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 26, 2023 Against this lineup let’s hope for win 77! First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on WEEI and NESN.


Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineups: Alex Verdugo, Trevor Story Return

The Boston Red Sox open their final home series of the season Tuesday, looking to end things on the right note against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Tanner Houck will take the hill for Boston for possibly the last time this season, with only six games remaining on the Red Sox schedule. Alex […]

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Tuesday Bird Droppings: One last regular season homestand

Aaron Josefczyk-USA TODAY Sports The Orioles have almost made it to the end of the regular season Happy Tuesday, Camden Chatters! I hope you had a nice restful off day and are ready to take on the final six games of the 2023 regular season. Tonight the Orioles start a two-game series against the Washington Nationals and will follow that with four games against the Red Sox to end the season. If they can win three out of these final six games, they will win the division no matter what the Tampa Bay Rays do. That certainly seems doable, but if the Rays want to go ahead...

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Rainey could be activated this week, Williams to start Friday

BALTIMORE – Time is running out, but there’s still a chance Tanner Rainey pitches for the Nationals before season’s end.Rainey, who has spent the year rehabbing from last summer’s Tommy John surgery, traveled with the team for this week’s final road trip and could be activated off the 60-day injured list either Wednesday here in Baltimore or Friday in Atlanta.“I’m trying to think of ways to get him on the roster,” manager Davey Martinez said. “We might have to do that.”Rainey already spent a month on a minor league rehab assignment, totaling 12 innings for three different...

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OTM Open Thread 9/26: It is Tuesday

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Image: the good times Happy Tuesday. After a wet Monday, that might have just rained out a potential loss had their been a game, the Red Sox are back in action against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox sit at 76-80 with 6 games to play. Betting markets at the start of the season based their totals on 78.5 which, even as someone who doesn’t understand this stuff, sounded easy to beat. How much better this team was than 2022! Well, now they need to go .500 against Tampa and Baltimore to just do that. Forget finish over .500. Sigh. Talk about...

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Game 158 lineups: Nats at Orioles

BALTIMORE – Hello from Camden Yards, where we’ve got a rare late-September edition of the Battle of the Beltways. The stakes the next two nights are quite different for these teams, with the Nationals down to the final five games of their season and the Orioles trying to clinch their first division title since 2014. Their magic number is three, so it can’t happen tonight, but it could happen Wednesday night depending on what the Rays do against the Red Sox.The Nats will try to do their part to prevent the celebration from happening while they’re in town, beginning tonight with Josiah...

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Orioles-Nationals series preview: The battle of the Beltways has a different feel this time

Gunnar Henderson and Austin Hays celebrate after the Orioles took two of two against the Washington Nationals in DC this April. | Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The Orioles look to lock up the AL East while the 2019 World Champions are dwelling in the cellar. Two close geographic neighbors with two very different stories going on right now. The Washington Nationals are playing for pride at this point, while the Orioles could clinch the AL East as early as Wednesday if things go right. (They’ll need to sweep the Nationals and for the Rays to lose one game against the Boston...

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O's notes on the final homestand, 800 runs, AL East play and more

And then there were six. Six games remaining in the 2023 regular season. If the Orioles can just go 3-3 in those games, they can clinch the American League East title without any help from a Rays loss.Three wins would also produce the sixth 100-win season in Orioles history. The 1969 team went 109-53 for the best O’s record ever in the regular season. The 1970 team was 108-54 with the 1979 club going 102-57. In 1971, the Orioles were 101-57. They were 100-62 in 1980.The 1980 club was the last O’s team to win 100 games. And while the first four to do it all made the World Series, the 1980...

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VOTE: Will the Yankees retain Aaron Boone as manager?

Boone has some strong allies, but what will the Yankees do? | Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via And will they make the playoffs in 2024? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across Major League Baseball. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in New York Yankees fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys. The New York Yankees did not live up to their goals in 2023 by any stretch of the imagination. In a season marked by injuries, underperforming stars, and overall poor play, a playoff...

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Reds will have to beat Guardians tonight without the help of Matt McLain

Photo by Chris Coduto/ The rookie will be sidelined for the remainder of the year. There once was optimism that Matt McLain would be ready to help the Cincinnati Reds down the stretch after recovering from the oblique injury that sent him to the shelf on August 27th. Today, even, had been earmarked for his return. That won’t happen, nor will it at any further point in this 2023 season. As The Enquirer’s Charlie Goldsmith relayed, McLain aggravated his oblique injury and will be sidelined for the remainder of this season. Matt McLain re-aggrevated his oblique...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 26, 2023

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to the Tuesday Boil! Welcome to the Tuesday Crawfish Boil. Houston Astros News Injuries & Moves: Brantley available off the bench Vintage Verlander leads Astros past Mariners Astros 2023: Is it time for the white flag? (chipalatta) 6 Astros players whose struggles in September have hurt the team’s playoff chances (CTH) Astros insider: An early swing ‘huge’ in critical win over Mariners (Houston Chronicle) The Astros finally gave a starter some breathing room. Justin Verlander did the rest (The Athletic) Toronto Blue Jays...

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Angels’ Patrick Sandoval exits with oblique injury in loss to Rangers

A year that started out so promising with his performance in the World Baseball Classic likely ends with a 7-13 record and a 4.11 ERA after he winced on a pitch in the fourth inning of a 5-1 defeat.

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Mike Trout reflects on frustration of another Angels season spoiled by injury

The three-time AL MVP has missed significant parts of the last three seasons, and while there is speculation that he will ask for a trade, he says he expects to be “wearing an Angels uniform in the spring.”

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Twins injury updates: Carlos Correa should be playoff ready; status of Royce Lewis, Byron Buxton unclear

Carlos Correa, who has been battling plantar fasciitis, should be ready for the start of the MLB playoffs. Manager Rocco Baldelli said he doesn't know whether Royce Lewis of Brian Buxton will be available.

Lowe's home run lifts Rays to walk-off win | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/21/19

Condensed Game: Nate Lowe hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th inning, giving the Rays a 5-4 win over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://

Adames' walk-off lifts Rays in 11 frames | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/20/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames lined the walk-off single in the 11th to deliver the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www

Meadows' HR in 11th propels Rays | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to lead the Rays to a marathon win in extras Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https: