Rays outfielder Matt Joyce hit his eighth home run of the season Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards, after an official review gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead over the Orioles.
Jake Odorizzi joined the Rays on Sunday as the guy the Rays have tabbed to try and fill injured David Price's shoes, and the plan is to wait until the end of Sunday's game to activate the young right-hander.
To help cover their bullpen for Sunday's game against the Orioles, the Rays recalled left-hander Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham to serve a one-day stint in the Major Leagues, and they optioned left-hander Alex Torres back to Durham.
Matt Joyce took manager Joe Maddon's advice and kept trying to be himself, besting the Orioles' extreme shift on Saturday. Joyce went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs.
The Rays got homers from Luke Scott and Matt Joyce, and Matt Moore limited the Orioles to a run over seven innings in the 3-1 victory on Sunday.
Jose Molina left Saturday's game vs. the Orioles due to a tight left hamstring. The Rays catcher said he was fine after the game, and he does not expect to miss any time.
Jeremy Hellickson tied a club record Friday night for most runs allowed in a win, when he yielded eight in 7 2/3 innings in the Rays' 12-10 win over the Orioles.
There isn't a lot of glory in being a team's long man out of the bullpen, but Cesar Ramos was impressive while appearing in four of the Rays' 10 games during the last homestand.
Matt Joyce hit a homer and drove in five runs, including the go-ahead two-run double in the ninth, to engineer the game-winning rally as the Rays defeated the Orioles, 10-6, on Saturday.
Fernando Rodney blew the save Thursday night against the Red Sox, prompting Joe Maddon to note that the command of the Rays closer has been "off just a little bit."
Evan Longoria entered Friday night's game against the Orioles having reached base safely via a hit, walk, or hit-by-pitch in a Major League-high 39 games this season.
Every starter got at least one hit, and Kelly Johnson launched a three-run homer in the 12-10 victory over the Orioles on Friday night. Jeremy Hellickson picked up his second win of the season despite a big O's rally.
Following Thursday night's game against the Red Sox, the Rays will leave for a six-game road trip to Baltimore and Toronto. The trip will be the team's second themed road trip of the season. This time around, Rays players will wear camouflage.
Alex Torres was sitting around watching TV around midnight Wednesday. He and his Triple-A Durham roommate, Alex Colome, had seen on Twitter that the Rays were going to need another pitcher in the wake of David Price's injury, and they knew it very well could be one of them. The Rays opted to call up Torres on Thursday.
The Rays know David Price won't be making his scheduled start Monday in Toronto, but they're not quite sure who's going to be filling in for their injured Cy Young Award winner. But they've narrowed it down to four candidates.
Fernando Rodney needed just one strike to escape the mess he'd created for himself in the ninth Thursday night. He didn't get it, and the Rays saw a two-run ninth-inning lead evaporate in one swing of Will Middlebrooks' bat as the Red Sox took a 4-3 victory in the rubber game of the series at Tropicana Field.
First the bad news: David Price went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left triceps strain. Fortunately for the Rays and the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, the forecast is good for his return.
The Tampa Bay Rays Way has gone slightly astray here in 2013. The club's time-tested formula of cycling through one quality homegrown pitcher after another has hit a bit of a snag thus far this year, and now an injury to David Price has the potential to throw it completely out of whack.
The Rays lost their ace in the third inning and saw their six-game winning streak snapped in a 9-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
David Price left Wednesday night's 9-2 loss to the Red Sox after 57 pitches with a left triceps strain, but the Rays won't know until Thursday the extent of the injury or how long it will sideline the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner.
A big piece of the bullpen's recent improvement has been the fact Rays manager Joe Maddon has finally been able to use Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney the way they were intended to be used, in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
Since Josh Lueke's recall from Triple-A Durham on Friday, he has made two scoreless appearances. Each time, the right-hander has come into the game with runners on base and stranded all three.
Matt Moore became the first Rays pitcher to start a season 7-0 in his club's 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
On a Tuesday night that saw Matt Moore notch his American League-leading seventh win, few could dispute the fact that the pendulum is finally swinging in the Rays' direction after Matt Joyce's Roman-candle single proved to be the difference in a 5-3 win over the Red Sox.
After seeing a steady parade of acts -- from a disc jockey, magician, penguin and cockatoo -- in the Rays' clubhouse, a band known as Sol Caribe played merengue music and plantains hung above the lockers prior to Tuesday's game.
After getting off to a rough start this season, the Rays' bullpen now appears to be headed in the right direction.
David Price underwent an allergy test Tuesday morning and received nasal spray and eye drops, which he hopes will clear up his blurry vision and help the rashes he's been dealing with since early January.
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday, after hitting .464 with 11 RBIs over the previous seven days.
The Rays are 7-0 in games Matt Moore started, and the left-hander attributes much of his development and success to the foundation Tampa Bay gave him after signing him out of high school,
A 4-2 victory Sunday afternoon against the Padres at Tropicana Field gave the Rays their fifth straight win, pushing them to their first winning record since April 6.