July 26, 2014

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Derek Jeter, an All-Star for the last time


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball’s current greats were born. With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter’s 14th All-Star game will be his last. His first one as a starter in 2000 was special, [...]

MLB Roundup: St. Louis Cardinals beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Tuesday night


    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright became the NL’s first nine-game winner, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Tuesday night, the Rays’ third straight shutout loss. The Cardinals have three consecutive shutouts for the first time since April 2013. St. Louis, with 13 shutouts this season, was coming [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to eight games, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Tuesday night.


      TORONTO (AP) — Mark Buehrle became the first nine-game winner in the majors, Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind hit back-to-back home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to eight games, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Tuesday night. Juan Francisco also homered for the AL East-leading Blue [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Boston Red Sox lost their 10th straight game; Tampa Bay Rays beat them 8-5 on Sunday


    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox lost their 10th straight game, skidding to their longest slump in 20 years and brawling with the Tampa Bay Rays during an 8-5 defeat Sunday. Rays pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez connected for a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh. Yunel Escobar hit [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Los Angeles Angels gained a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night


    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout greeted Brad Boxberger with a three-run walkoff homer to cap a four-run ninth inning and give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Rays closer Grant Balfour came on in the ninth [...]

MLB Power Rankings: Detroit Tigers nab top spot in first week of voting


  (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)    —   The first edition of SI.com’s 2014 MLB Power Rankings is here, and it comes in a brand new format. For this season, we will be polling our MLB experts each week to come up with a comprehensive ranking of all 30 teams. A first-place vote earns a team 30 points, a [...]

NCAA College Football: East Carolina, Ohio meet in Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl


Quarterback Shane Carden spearheads the prolific Eastern Carolina offense.(Photo: James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — While a weekend of sun and 80-degree temperatures at the beach in Florida is nice, East Carolina and Ohio haven’t lost sight of their mission in the Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl. The Pirates (9-3) and Bobcats (7-5) not [...]

MLB – ALDS: Red Sox beat Rays 3-1 in Game 4 to reach ALCS / Tigers rally past A’s 8-6 to force Game 5 in ALDS


Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win baseball’s American League division series, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — From worst to first, and now back in the AL championship series. Shane Victorino ‘s infield single snapped a seventh-inning [...]

MLB – ALDS: Lobaton’s HR in 9th lifts Rays over Red Sox 5-4 / A’s top Tigers 6-3 for 2-1 AL division series lead


Tampa Bay Rays’ Jose Lobaton hits a home run in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the ninth inning to win Game 3 of an American League baseball division series in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Tampa Bay Rays won 5-4. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The [...]

MLB – ALDS: Ortiz hits 2 HRs, Red Sox lead Rays 2-0 in ALDS / Vogt’s single in 9th lifts A’s over Tigers 1-0


David Ortiz celebrates his first two-homer playoff game as the Red Sox take a 2-0 ALDS lead.(Photo: Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON (AP) — John Lackey has watched David Ortiz wreak destruction on playoff opponents before. He finally got a chance to see it from the same dugout. “I like it a lot better [...]