November 27, 2012 |
All-star third baseman Evan Longoria agreed to a $136.6 million, 10-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million to his current deal. The agreement with the 27-year-old slugger includes a team option for 2023 that could make the deal worth $144.6 million over 11 years. Series shares. A full postseason share for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth $377,003, breaking the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals' record.
July 14, 2009 |
When: Tonight, 8:30 Where: St. Louis TV/Radio: Fox/ESPN (950) First Pitch: President Obama (to St. Louis' Albert Pujols) All-Time Series: NL leads, 40-37-2. 2008: AL 4, NL 3 (15 Inn.) Series Streak: AL unbeaten in the last 12 Site: Busch Stadium (opened 2006) Capacity: 55,070. Surface: Natural Grass Dimensions: Leftfield, 336. Left Center, 375. Centerfield, 400. Right Center, 375. Rightfield, 335. Umpires: Home Plate - Dana DeMuth First Base - Brian Gorman Second Base - Jeff Kellogg Third Base - Angel Hernandez Leftfield - Tim Timmons Rightfield - Paul Nauert Starting lineups AMERICAN LEAGUE Manager: Joe Maddon, Rays 1. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, rf 2. Derek Jeter, New York, ss 3. Joe Mauer, Minnesota, c 4. Mark Teixeira, New York, 1b 5. Jason Bay, Boston, lf 6. Josh Hamilton, Texas, cf 7. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay, 3b 8. Aaron Hill, Toronto, 2b 9. Roy Halladay, Toronto, p NATIONAL LEAGUE Manager: Charlie Manuel, Phillies 1. Hanley Ramirez, Florida, ss 2. Chase Utley, Phillies, 2b 3. Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 1b 4. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee, rf 5. Raul Ibanez, Phillies, lf 6. David Wright, New York, 3b 7. Shane Victorino, Phillies, cf 8. Yadier Molina, St. Louis, c 9. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco, p Rosters AMERICAN LEAGUE Starters,...
March 13, 2008 |
Both benches cleared during the second inning of a spring-training game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays yesterday, leading to the ejections of two players and two coaches. The teams, meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla., 4 days after Yankees manager Joe Girardi complained about Tampa Bay's aggressive play after a home-plate collision that injured catcher Francisco Cervellio, had been warned before the game that the umpires would have little tolerance for any further problems.
October 31, 2008 |
How's this for clutch pitching? The Phils were clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth inning. The Tampa Bay Rays put the potential tying run on base when first baseman Ryan Howard - would his defense be an issue before the Series was over? - made an error on a grounder by Carlos Pena. The temperature was rising at Tropicana Field, but Cole Hamels stayed cool. As he prepared to face cleanup man Evan Longoria, Pena broke for second. Hamels saw Pena go and threw to first.
September 29, 2011 |
IT WAS a one-two punch. First, the Boston Red Sox lost, then Evan Longoria, seemingly knowing what was on the line, lifted the Tampa Bay Rays into the playoffs. The Rays clinched the AL wild card with a stunning rally last night, overcoming a late seven-run deficit, then beating the visiting New York Yankees, 8-7, on Longoria's home run in the 12th inning. The Rays' win came 4 minutes after Boston blew a one-run lead in the ninth at Baltimore and lost, 4-3. The Red Sox, who held a nine-game lead over the Rays in early September, and Tampa Bay began the final day of the regular season tied for the wild card.
November 2, 2011 |
PLACIDO POLANCO made a bit of history last night, becoming the first infielder to ever to win Gold Gloves at two different positions. Polanco received the National League award at third base, where he led all players with a .977 fielding percentage. Polanco led all NL third basemen with a .977 fielding percentage, committing eight errors in 345 chances, in 118 games. He is the first Phillies third baseman to win since Scott Rolen won his third one in 2001. Polanco earned a $50,000 performance bonus for winning the Gold Glove.
November 9, 2007 |
No more than 11 players from this year's free-agent class were asked to speak with George Mitchell as part of his investigation into performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, a union official told agents this week. Michael Weiner, the union's general counsel, made the statement Wednesday to agents attending a meeting in New York, the Boston Globe reported yesterday on its Web site. Mitchell is expected to issue his report by the end of the year. Collusion fears. The baseball players' union issued a statement raising fears that commissioner Bud Selig is trying to hold down the price of Alex Rodriguez's next contract and that teams might be sharing information about their free-agent plans.
September 17, 2008 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Dioner Navarro singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning last night to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Carlos Pena hit his 29th homer in the seventh to forge a 1-1 tie for the Rays (89-60), who moved one game ahead of the Red Sox (89-62) in the East standings. Justin Masterson (6-5) started the ninth for Boston and allowed a leadoff single by Jason Bartlett and walked Pena before striking out rookie Evan Longoria.
August 16, 2008 |
Matt Garza had to settle for his second career shutout after making a bid for the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history. Garza didn't allow a hit against the Rangers until a debatable call with two outs in the sixth inning last night, then finished with a two-hitter as the Rays beat host Texas, 7-0. Meanwhile, a Tampa Bay lineup missing injured stars Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford hit four home runs in 4 2/3 innings off Kevin Millwood (6-7)....
October 24, 2008 |
It would have been so much easier for Brett Myers if the Rays had taken that first-inning lead on a home run. One bad pitch, the ball clears the wall, the runners round the bases, and it's over. Instead, the Rays used a small-ball version of drip torture to scratch out the runs that provided them a lead they would never relinquish. A walk. A single. An error. A ground ball to short. Another ground ball to short. For Myers, it must have been like being tied to a chair and made to watch Masterpiece Theatre.