Baseball Report: Clayton Kershaw Returns For DodgersClayton Kershaw looked good in season debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers after dealing with shoulder inflammation in Spring Training.
Bauers Lifts Rays Over A's, Who Fail To Close On YankeesOakland remains 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top AL wild-card after New York lost to Toronto earlier in the day.
MLB's Worst Teams: Reasons For HopeSome MLB teams are already looking to next season and beyond, but even their fans have something to be hopeful about.
5 Things: A's, Giants Split 2017 Bay Bridge Series While Dodgers Continue To RollEven though Oakland and San Francisco are not having good seasons, the two teams still provide plenty of excitement when they get together on the diamond like they did last week in the Bay Area. Oh, and the Dodgers could be historically good in 2017, too.
AP: Sonny Gray Wins 3rd Straight Start As A's Avoid SweepSonny Gray struck out six pitching into the seventh to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 on Wednesday.
Report: Rays Sent Scout To Watch Giants' RHP Hunter StricklandEntering Sunday, he had allowed two runs in his last 13 1/3 innings, lowering his overall ERA to 1.91.
30 Players: Trade For Jose De Leon Should Pay Off Quickly For RaysThe Rays added one of the Dodgers top young arms via trade. He could make significant contributions to this year's team as they look to rebound from a tough season.
Odd Man Out: Giants Send Peavy To BullpenAfter acquiring Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Duffy and a couple other prospects, the Giants had six starting pitchers, but still only five spots to fill.
Giants Send Duffy, Fox To Rays For MooreThe San Francisco Giants weren't done after trading for Eduardo Nunez and Will Smith before the MLB trade deadline apparently - they swapped for Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore.
5 Things: A Week Of Walk-Off Wins In MLBEverywhere Major League Baseball fans turned last week, a team was winning a game with a walk-off plate appearance. The Chicago White Sox won two games via the walk off last week, yet they also lost two games via the walk off. The Oakland Athletics won two straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the Coliseum, that means pies in the face for the player that just won the game. The St. Louis Cardinals won a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a walk-off home run this week, too.
Butler Home Run In 8th Helps A's Beat Rays 3-2Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday and win the final three games of the series.
5 Things: Springer Into Summer, Cleveland Wins And Tampa Bay LossesEvery week of MLB action has special moments, and some are historic. Teams win, and teams lose—and baseball fans all over the country watch with fascination and horror at what unfolds on the big diamond. Last week, for example, Cleveland couldn't lose, and Tampa Bay couldn't win. A player named Springer had a huge inning to get summer rolling, and the New York Yankees kind of remembered they're the New York Yankees.
Belt Homers, Giants Finish Sweep Of Rays To Win 8th StraightBrandon Belt homered and Joe Panik snapped an eighth-inning tie with a RBI single, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1.
30 Players: Blake Snell Next In Line Out Of Rays’ Starting Pitcher FactoryThe Rays always seem to have a good young pitcher in the pipeline. Blake Snell looks to be the next one.
Guide To Visiting MLB Spring Training In FloridaYour travel guide to visiting any of the MLB teams in the Florida Grapefruit League for this year's spring training