Rays playing strong defense at start of season..... Yunel Escobar & Ben Zobrist
Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar flips the ball from his glove straight to Ben Zobrist covering second base, starting a highlight-reel double play on Boston's Dustin Pedroia in the fourth inning. Rays beat Boston 5-1. (7-24-13)
Tampa Bay Rays - Today we begin our #12Raysofxmas holiday countdown. To start things off - 12 Zobrist homers. Come on, sing along!
Rays players converge on catcher Jose Lobaton, second from left, after his ninth-inning triple delivers another walkoff victory. Lobaton got a gatorade bath, a whipped-cream pie in the face & from Matt Joyce ice cream! Rays beat Blue Jays 5-4. (8-16-13) The Rays are now within 1 game of the 1st place Red Sox.
Teammates congratulate Ben Zobrist after his leadoff homer in the fifth inning puts the Rays ahead 7-1. Jose Lobaton, Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce also homer off the Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda, who entered having allowed only 12 homers in 25 starts this season. Chris Archer beats them for the 3rd time this season. Rays 7 - Yankees 2. (8-23-13).
James Shields takes down the jersey he wore during the 2008 World Series. He started the only game the Rays won. Big Game James was traded to the Kansas City Royals. We will miss you.
Tampa Bay Rays - Finally, at #1 of the 12 Rays of Xmas holiday countdown...it's all us, the fans! GO RAYS IN 2014!