Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as Yankees stymie Rays

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as Yankees stymie Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Yankees entered Tropicana Field to face their stiffest AL East competition battered and bruised — and on Thursday night, it didn’t matter. Just as he has all season, Nestor Cortes pitched like an ace, which allowed a makeshift Yankees lineup that didn’t get a hit off Ryan Yarbrough until the sixth … Read more

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley’s thoughts are with hometown of Uvalde after school shooting

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley's thoughts are with hometown of Uvalde after school shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The mass school shooting Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander’s hometown. He attended school in the building where the shooting occurred, and his parents and a brother still reside … Read more

Texas shooting ‘hits close to home’ for Rays’ Brooks Raley

Texas shooting 'hits close to home' for Rays' Brooks Raley

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander’s hometown, he attended school in the building where the shooting occurred, and his parents and a brother still reside there. … Read more

Red Sox vs. White Sox

Red Sox vs.  White Sox

Business Content, 21+ Thirteen games fill out today’s Major League Baseball schedule, but expert bettors are targeting a few games in particular. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, PRO systems, model edge and expert … Read more

Padres, Mets, Rays, Angels deliver bang for the buck; Red Sox don’t: MLB Fan Cost Index

Padres, Mets, Rays, Angels deliver bang for the buck;  Red Sox don’t: MLB Fan Cost Index

It’s still early in the season, and the standings will certainly look a bit different by fall, but there are already some stark differences when it comes to the best pocketbook deals for Major League Baseball fans this season. The annual MLB Fan Cost Index, produced since 1991 by Chicago-based sports business intelligence firm Team … Read more

How experts are betting Twins vs. Guardians

How experts are betting Twins vs.  Guardians

Business Content, 21+ Friday’s MLB schedule features a full 15-game slate, but expert bettors have focused in on a few games. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, PRO systems, model edges and expert picks … Read more

Bowden: 5 MLB trades I’d like to see in May, including a Xander Bogaerts deal

Bowden: 5 MLB trades I'd like to see in May, including a Xander Bogaerts deal

MLB executives usually don’t start making trades this early in the season. They prefer to spend the first two months evaluating their team and the next six weeks scouting and analyzing possible trade targets. Then they like to do most of their wheeling-and-dealing in the last couple of weeks of July, with much of the … Read more

Backup Catcher Rene Pinto Makes the Most of MLB Debut With Home Run

Backup Catcher Rene Pinto Makes the Most of MLB Debut With Home Run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rene Pinto has waited a long time to play in a major-league baseball game. He finally got the chance on Tuesday night, and he made the most of it. Pinto, a 25-year-old Venezuelan who was signed by the Rays as a teenager, was called up last weekend after catcher Francisco Mejia … Read more

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Jacob Amaya heats up; Parker Meadows heads to Double A

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Jacob Amaya heats up;  Parker Meadows heads to Double A

Welcome to The Athletic‘s weekly baseball column focused on what’s happening in the minor leagues, where you’ll find a synopsis of notable hot and cold streaks, videos of interesting plays, news and prospect notes from the previous week. Let’s get rolling… These guys are on fire • What’s better than tallying a two-homer, five-hit line … Read more

Rays lose combo no-hit bid in 10th, but Kevin Kiermaier comes up big in Tampa Bay’s wild walk-off win over Boston Red Sox

Rays lose combo no-hit bid in 10th, but Kevin Kiermaier comes up big in Tampa Bay's wild walk-off win over Boston Red Sox

Kevin Kiermaier capped Tampa Bay’s three-run 10th inning with a game-ending homer, and the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Saturday night after losing their bid for a combined no-hitter in the top half of the final frame. Matt Wisler (1-0) surrendered Boston’s first hit when Bobby Dalbec opened the 10th with a … Read more