Diaz Hits 2 Homers, Rays Beat A’s 5-1 In AL Wild-Card GameYandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round Wednesday night.
Rays Come Out Swinging To Beat A's 8-2, End Long StretchOver four games, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics played about as even as it can get — knowing full well they could meet again in a matter of a few months come playoff time.
Adames Homer Helps Rays End Road Skid, Beat A's 5-3Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash watched the Rays struggle through the first half of their longest road trip of the season, including a walkoff loss a day earlier in Oakland.
Chapman's 3-Run Homer In 9th Rallies A's Past Rays 5-4Matt Chapman was thinking slider, and he guessed right.
Baseball Report: MLB On Pace To Smash Season Home Run RecordThe home runs keep flying, with Major League teams hitting them out at a rate that far exceeds the 2017 record-setting season.
Laureano Hits Grand Slam, Athletics Beat Rays 6-2Ramon Laureano helped the Oakland Athletics end a long stay away from home in grand fashion.
Morton Remains Unbeaten, Lowe Homers As Rays Top A's 6-2Charlie Morton is proving his worth to the Tampa Bay Rays.
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.