Erik Bedard & Heath Bell have shaky first outings as Rays fall to Orioles 4-2 in Grapefruit Opener.
Yunel Escobar came to the Rays with baggage and question marks about his character. 2013 was an uplifting year in terms of production on the field as well as eliminating some of the false perception that surrounds him.
Stamp It With A Star And Then Some
Did the outgoing personality of Yunel Escobar and quiet sometimes cold personality of James Loney cost them Gold Gloves?
The finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award were announced on Friday morning and the winners will be announced tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The Rays, known for their spectacular defense, had a finalist at each infield position.
The Rays shut out the Twins to move to within 1-game of the Texas Rangers for the top wild card spot.
The Tampa Bay Rays offense came through with 15 hits and 7 runs (despite finishing the night 3 for 20 with runners in scoring position) to back Matt Moore in his return to the mound as the Rays earned
Yunel Escobar continues to deliver key hits with runners in scoring position.
Jose Lobaton delivers a walk off triple as the Rays defeat the Toronto Blue Jays by a final score of 5-4.
Roberto Hernandez goes the distance in Rays 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.