Tampa Bay Rays
Josh Willingham extended his season-opening hitting streak to 14 games with a go-ahead three-run double and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.
David Price struck out six over four shutout innings in his final tuneup for the regular season Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins tied 6-6.
Justin Morneau’s first two spring training home runs of the year left him in a good frame of mind.
Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson pitched two scoreless innings for Tampa Bay in his spring debut on Sunday and the Rays lost to a Minnesota Twins split squad 5-3.
Francisco Liriano spoke with those same glum words he often uses after he loses a game.
Brian Duensing overcame a shaky start to throw a six-hitter and Danny Valencia homered among his three hits and had three RBIs to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-0 on Monday.
After a 15-3 thumping by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of a doubleheader, Michael Cuddyer challenged his Minnesota Twins teammates to start playing with more fire and energy. The message didn’t hit home in time for the nightcap.
At snowy Target Field, Ben Zobrist tripled and drove in three runs Wednesday night as the Tampa Bay Rays pounded Francisco Liriano in an 8-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game with the Tampa Bay Rays because of heavy rain in the Twin Cities.
Brian Duensing gave the Minnesota bullpen another chance, and this time the result was a victory.
Johnny Damon just keeps getting big hits.
Wade Davis pitched seven strong innings and Johnny Damon and Kelly Shoppach drove in two runs apiece, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Joe Mauer made his first start this spring at catcher, and had a hit and scored two runs in the Minnesota Twins’ 9-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
For Manny Ramirez, the request was hardly a veteran spring training move. He wanted to play, though, so he asked Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon if he could take the trip.