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  1. Tigers score 3 in 11th inning, then hold off Rays

    Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. Derek Norris singles in 10th for Oakland's eighth walkoff win

    With two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning, Derek Norris singled up the middle against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  3. Is It True That Some Players Can't Hack It in New York?

    In the ninth inning of the New York Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, Brian McCann[footnote]In this case, pinch-hitting for right fielder Alfonso Soriano.[/footnote] watched Grant Balfour's fastball sail over the...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Oakland Athletics designate reliever Jim Johnson for assignment

    The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  5. Who are the top closers on the market?

    AJ Mass

    It's no secret that closers are a coveted commodity in the major leagues, and it would not be surprising to see at least a few contending teams attempt to upgrade their bullpen as the trade deadline approaches by dealing for a proven veteran arm to u...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Tampa Bay Rays replace closer Grant Balfour with committee

    The Tampa Bay Rays will go with a closer-by-committee approach to replace struggling right-hander Grant Balfour in the role, manager Joe Maddon said.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  7. Balfour still the closer in Tampa Bay?

    Doug Mittler

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon gave a less-than-ringing endorsement for Grant Balfour following another rough outing by the reliever Sunday against Seattle. "He's our closer as of today," Maddon said after Balfour allowed five ninth-inning runs to...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Could Rays be changing up closer?

    AJ Mass

    After blowing his second save of the season on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics, closer Grant Balfour didn't react kindly to the reaction from the hometown fans in attendance who were unhappy with his performance. According to the Tampa Trib...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  9. Tampa Bay Rays closer Grant Balfour critical of booing fans

    Tampa Bay Rays closer Grant Balfour was critical of fans after they booed the team for blowing the lead in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game against the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  10. Rays beat Angels, Weaver 3-0

    Rays beat Angels, Weaver 3-0

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  11. Why Do the Preseason Darling Rays Suddenly Look Like the Devil Ra...

    Jonah Keri

    The first two innings of Tampa Bay's 12-5 blowout loss Monday night in Seattle rank among the ugliest any team has turned in this season. Seattle's first four hitters all reached, battering Cesar Ramos for two doubles, two singles, and thr...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  12. Rays edge Red Sox in 1st game of doubleheader

    David DeJesus had a solo homer and drew a bases-loaded walk, and Tampa Bay's bullpen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings to lift the Rays to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  13. Konerko on yelling: You just can't have that

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The mood around the offensive-minded Chicago White Sox is so altered these days that even mild-mannered captain Paul Konerko is showing his fiery side. Konerko had a key at-bat as a pinch hitter during the White Sox's ninth-inning rally...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  14. Kernels: Fun times on Friday

    Doug Kern

    Several times a season, a day comes along that has so much stuff packed into it, we don't need to look at the rest of the week. Consider that all of the following happened in seven hours on Friday: Other Notes from the week Pirates: 5 ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  15. Oakland Athletics take struggling Jim Johnson out of closer role

    Manager Bob Melvin says the Oakland Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  16. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014