Tampa Bay Rays
David Price went the distance to win his second straight start since returning from an injury as the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Sunday.
Jeremy Hellickson earned his fifth June win and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 Sunday in a game that included an early warning by the umpires.
James Loney hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Sunday.
Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar hit two-run homers Sunday, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 11-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
With Alex Colome set to make his major league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays against the lowly Miami Marlins, Matt Moore will have to wait a day to attempt to become the majors’ first nine-game winner.
Roberto Hernandez looked like a completely different pitcher in this start. Hernandez bounced back from two rough outings and went 8 2-3 innings, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over Miami 3-1 Wednesday night and sending the Marlins to their season-worst eighth straight loss.
Desmond Jennings kept the Tampa Bay Rays’ offense rolling along. Jennings drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
The Miami Marlins had their best offensive performance in over three weeks, but they still failed to improve upon the majors’ worst record.
This is the most productive month of Kelly Johnson’s career, and Monday was the most productive day. Johnson became the first player in Tampa Bay history to hit two three-run homers in the same game, and the Rays needed them in a 10-6 victory against the Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins have been punchless over the previous two seasons against the Tampa Bay Rays. It only figures to get worse for them in 2013.