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Twice on Thursday night, in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox, Denard Span chased down a foul ball and went over the short wall, falling into the 162 Landing. He didn’t catch the ball either time, but the first time he landed on a fan and his beer.
Cole Hamels limited the slugging New York Yankees to four hits over seven innings while Jurickson Profar and Ronald Guzman homered for the last-place Texas Rangers in a 6-4 win Tuesday night.
Joey Rickard had his first big league multihomer game and drove in four runs. The Orioles scored their most runs in three years in a 17-1 rout over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
The New York Yankees took two out of three from the Boston Red Sox in a renewal of the AL East rivalry this week.
The Atlanta Braves completed a two-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory driven by another strong starting pitching performance. This time it was Julio Teheran on the hill for Atlanta keeping the Rays down. Tampa Bay had to nearly avoid a shutout, care of Wilson Ramos and his Major League-leading hit streak.
It was a pitcher’s duel of a modern sort on Tuesday night as the Atlanta Braves shut out the Tampa Bay Rays behind a stellar performance by Sean Newcomb and the Atlanta bullpen on a night where they needed every strike.
Top prospect Gleyber Torres went 0 for 4 and stranded six runners during his highly anticipated debut for the New York Yankees, who nonetheless cruised to a 5-1 victory Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
What looked at times like a convincing win for the Rays turned into an extra inning thriller on Friday night as the Tampa Bay Rays prevailed on a controversial call at first base and a heads-up running play by Johnny Field in a 8-7 tenth inning win.
The Tampa Bay Rays’ season-long winning streak is over at one, having fallen to the Texas Rangers 7-2 the night after an emphatic 8-4 victory.
C.J. Cron and Daniel Robertson both homered in the win, Blake Snell had his best performance of the young season, and the Rays cruised to their most convincing victory this season, winning 8-4 over the Texas Rangers.