The Tampa Bay Rays welcome Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into Tropicana Field, where they will start a two-game Interleague series on Tuesday.
The Rays, who now sit three-games over .500 and tied for the last AL Wildcard spot, walked away from Wrigley with a nail biter of a win over the Cubs, 6-5.
The Cubs and handful of old friends — namely Ben Zobrist, Jason Hammel, Joe Maddon and Dave Martinez — are ready to butt heads with the Giants.
Yesterday I wrote of the trade rumors surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs. More specifically, the potential for a trade of Javier Baez to Tampa Bay for pitching ― be it starting, relief, or both. Yet Tuesday provided little to no clarity on things, at least on that front.
The Kansas City Royals continued their dominance over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, winning by a 6-3 margin. Kansas City is an AL best 80-49 on the season, and 6-0 against Tampa Bay. Ever the relentless bunch, four of the Royals six runs came with two outs.