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Grant Balfour

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  • Some Orioles magic-number magic

    Some Orioles magic-number magic
    With a doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees at Camden Yards on Friday combined with the Toronto Blue Jays' 1-0 loss at home against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Orioles magic number is five. Five. What that means is if they go just 5-3 in the...
  • A's offense struggles again, lose to Rays, 7-3

    OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray was on a streak of six starts giving up zero or one earned run, so when he gets kicked around as he was in the A's 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, it's easy enough to dismiss that as an aberration. It's less easy to be...
  • Rays foil Red Sox strategy, win in 10

    Rays foil Red Sox strategy, win in 10 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The scenario made a lot of sense to Boston manager John Farrell. It made a lot of sense to Rays manager Joe Maddon, too. But ultimately, Burke Badenhop's sinker didn't sink and Matt Joyce...
  • Brewers' offensive woes continue in loss to Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Different young starting pitcher, same old offensive story. The Milwaukee Brewers scratched together just three hits for the second consecutive night and struck out 12 times against right-hander Alex Cobb in losing to the Tampa Bay...
  • Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10)

    Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10): Matt Joyce singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay defeated visiting Boston to earn a split of their four-game series. Ryan Hanigan (two hits) doubled to start the winning rally and pinch runner...
  • Tigers outlast Rays, 8-6, in 11 innings

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Grant Balfour gave up a bases loaded walk to Victor Martinez with none out in the top of the 11th. The Detroit Tigers added a couple insurance runs and went on to beat the Rays, 8-6, in 11 innings tonight at Tropicana Field. Ian...
  • A's beat Rays 3-2 in 10 innings

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland A's left 15 runners on base through nine frustrating innings Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays, stranding the bases loaded three times. They finally broke through in the 10th against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour....
  • Rays acquire Smyly, Franklin in blockbuster deal for ace Price

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Tampa Bay Rays At long last, the Rays received some resolution Thursday afternoon as lefty ace David Price, a constant in trade rumors dating back to at least last October, was dealt in a three-team blockbuster deal...
  • Rays 4, Yankees 3

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Fleiser, The Sports Xchange Rays 4, Yankees 3 NEW YORK -- Chris Archer rebounded from a pair of subpar outings and pitched into the seventh inning, helping the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees...
  • Yankees Lose Close One To Rays, 4-3

    Rays 4, Yankees 3: James Loney homered among three hits and drove in a pair of runs as Tampa Bay beat New York at Yankee Stadium for the fifth straight time. Ben Zobrist had two hits and an RBI and Kevin Kiermaier and Ryan Hanigan each had two hits and...
  • Rays pull out win over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Fleiser, The Sports Xchange Rays pull out win over Yankees NEW YORK -- Chris Archer watched the replay of Stephen Drew sliding into Ryan Hanigan blocking the plate. Archer's initial reaction that despite a strong throw...