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Rays: Impressive pitching streak ends

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Joel Peralta during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) SPD114

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Joel Peralta during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) SPD114

Today: off

Next game: Tuesday, vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m.

Probable pitchers: Rays —RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.24); Tigers — RH Max Scherzer (14-4, 2.98)

On deck

Wednesday: Tigers, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (8-9, 3.89); Tigers — RH Rick Porcello (13-7, 3.11)

Thursday: Tigers, 1:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (8-6, 3.24); Tigers — LH David Price (11-8, 3.21)

Friday: at Toronto, 7:07. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-10, 3.66); Blue Jays — TBA

Saturday: at Toronto, 1:07. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.56); Blue Jays — LH Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.38)

Rays disabled list

• OF David DeJesus, 15-day, left hand fracture, eligible July 3 (targeting late August)

• C Ryan Hanigan, 15-day, left oblique strain, eligible July 24 (targeting late August)

• LHP Matt Moore, 60-day, left elbow surgery (April 22), out for the season.

• INF Jerry Sands, 15-day, left wrist surgery (July 22) out for season

• OF Wil Myers, 60-day, right wrist fracture, eligible July 30 (targeting late August)

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

Streak snapped

The Yankees' four runs snapped the Rays' club-record streak of allowing three or fewer runs in 12 games. That was the second-longest streak in the majors this year. The Rays' 7-5 record was the worst such stretch since the 1997 Yankees went 6-6.

Numbers of the day

0 Hits by the Rays' 5-9 hitters

17 Consecutive batters retired by Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda at one point

361 Career home runs by Mark Teixeira (left) after his eighth-inning blast. That ties Joe DiMaggio for the 80th-most all time.





AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

Athletics 73-51 .589—

Mariners 67-56 .545—

Tigers 66-56 .541 .5

Yankees 63-59 .516 3.5

Blue Jays 64-61 .512 4

Indians 62-61 .504 5

Rays 61-63 .492 6.5

Rays: Impressive pitching streak ends 08/17/14 [Last modified: Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:19pm]
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