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Tampa Bay Rays

Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rays.253400803.75
AL East3rd3rd4th1st
American League 7th10th10th4th

Last Game

Tue, July 22
Busch Stadium
TV: FSN Midwest
Tampa Bay Rays
at
St. Louis Cardinals
TB7Final2STL

Pitching

W: J. Odorizzi (6-8)
L:
A. Wainwright (12-5)

Home Runs

TB - E. Longoria (12)  
STL
- M. Carpenter (5),M. Holliday (8)

Schedule

Mon Jul 7
L 6 - 0KC
Recap
Tue Jul 8
W 4 - 3KC
Recap
Wed Jul 9
L 5 - 4KC
Recap
Fri Jul 11
L 8 - 5TOR
Recap
Sat Jul 12
W 10 - 3TOR
Recap
Sun Jul 13
W 3 - 0TOR
Recap
Fri Jul 18
W 6 - 2at MIN
Recap
Sat Jul 19
W 5 - 1at MIN
Recap
Sun Jul 20
W 5 - 3at MIN
Recap
Tue Jul 22
W 7 - 2at STL
Recap
7:15 pm EDT
Today
at STL
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Jul 25
BOS
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Jul 26
BOS
1:40 pm EDT
Sun Jul 27
BOS
7:10 pm EDT
Mon Jul 28
MIL
7:10 pm EDT
Tue Jul 29
MIL
12:10 pm EDT
Wed Jul 30
MIL
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Aug 1
LAA
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Aug 2
LAA
1:40 pm EDT
Sun Aug 3
LAA

Standings

AL
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit50-3855-42
Cleveland43-4351-49
Kansas City41-4649-50
Chicago38-4548-53
Minnesota39-4545-54
AL
West
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Oakland51-3661-38
Los Angeles52-3659-40
Seattle48-4153-47
Houston38-5142-58
Texas34-5140-60
AL
East
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Baltimore49-4055-44
New York38-4151-48
Toronto43-4352-49
Tampa Bay43-4548-53
Boston41-4747-53
1406087163
Evan Longoria smacks 12th home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 win over the Cardinals Tuesday.

Longora waited until the last possible moment to deliver his blast, knocking his home run with two outs in the ninth inning. He has hit .262/.336/.400 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 390 at-bats.

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1406087032
Jake Odorizzi strikes out eight in win vs. Cardinals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings and striking out eight in his team's 7-2 victory over the Cardinals.

Odorizzi (6-8) surrendered a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning, but he was able to regroup and hold the opposition scoreless until the Cardinals slugged another solo home run in the sixth inning. He hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his last eight innings.

Odorizzi owns a 3.97 ERA and 124:42 K:BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to square off with the Brewers Monday.

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1406060466
Joel Peralta hits DL with illness
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Rays placed Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, as a result of an illness.

Peralta is believed to have contracted the illness over the All-Star break, and has been too ill to pitch since. The DL move is retroactive to July 13, though it is not clear when exactly he is expected back. 

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1406060181
Jeff Beliveau gets the call Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Rays recalled pitcher Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham Tuesday, after Joel Peralta was placed on the disabled list.

Beliveau has been up and down with the Rays a few times this season, but has appeared in just two games. He has tossed a pair of scoreless innings in his time in the majors so far. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1405978373
Joe Maddon shows preference for Jake McGee
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Rays manager Joe Maddon may not have used Jake McGee, who had recorded each of the team's previous five save opportunities, in a save situation Sunday at Minnesota, but he still showed his preference for the left-hander by having him pitch the eighth inning of a two-run game.

As I mentioned in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog (after Al Melchior pointed it out to me on Monday's show), the heart of the Twins lineup was up in the eighth. From Maddon's perspective, it was the higher-leverage situation.

Now, that doesn't mean Maddon was able to rest easy in the ninth. Grant Balfour put two runners on, forcing him to make a pitching change. But it shows he knows McGee is his best reliever. He just needs to be convinced the ninth inning is the best time to use his best reliever.

Sabermetricians have long argued for managers to use their bullpens this way, and Maddon has always been the forward-thinking type. Whether or not it lasts depends on his blood pressure. Sunday's ninth inning no doubt raised it.

My take is it doesn't really matter. Given McGee's usage over the last couple weeks, Maddon typically considers the ninth inning to be the highest-leverage situation. With his perpherals, McGee will get enough save chances to serve as a No. 2 reliever in mixed leagues.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGJames Loney , 1B.287
HREvan Longoria , 3B12
RBIEvan Longoria , 3B49
OBPMatt Joyce , LF.353
SLGMatt Joyce , LF.428
REvan Longoria , 3B54
SBDesmond Jennings , CF12
WDavid Price , SP10
ERADavid Price , SP3.06
WHIPDavid Price , SP1.04
KDavid Price , SP173
SVGrant Balfour , RP11
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