A's starter Sean Manaea throws to a Rays batter during the fifth inning of Friday night's game in Oakland, Calif.
Sean Manaea gives the Rays nothing over the first seven innings, then they tie it only to lose in the ninth.
Rays notes | Upper body discomfort leads to a change in the lineup, then the roster.
With the loss in regulation, Carolina clinches the No. 1 seed in the Central Division, locking in a first-time, first-round playoff series between Tampa Bay and Florida.
The Bucs quarterback joined an NFLPA conference call and made an impassioned speech.


  1. A's starter Sean Manaea throws to a Rays batter during the fifth inning of Friday night's game in Oakland, Calif.
  2. The first round of baseball regionals wrapped up Friday night around the state.
  3. The Dallas Stars celebrate their goal making the score 5-1 as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) remains down in the net during third period action at Amalie Arena on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Tampa.
  4. Catcher Francisco Mejia has been one of the Rays’ few consistent offensive performers.
  5. Catcher Francisco Mejia was scratched from the Rays lineup Friday due to left intercostal discomfort.
  6. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady speaks with reporters at the Arians Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic red carpet before the start of the tournament’s gala dinner last month in Tampa.
  7. Fans protest against the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, before the team's Premier League match that was scheduled against Liverpool on Sunday at Old Trafford in Manchester. The game was called off after fans blocked access into Old Trafford and clashed with police.
  8. Rowdies forward Steevan Dos Santos fights for a ball during a 3-0 season-opening victory over Charlotte Saturday night.
  9. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos skates in practice for the first time in nearly a month on Tuesday, a major step in his return from injury.
  10. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask talks with Bucs assistant Clyde Christensen during the Gators' Pro Day in March at the Sanders football practice fields in Gainesville.
  11. Fans cheer while socially distanced as Lightning players celebrate an empty-net goal by left wing Ross Colton (79) during the third period of Wednesday's win over the Stars in Tampa. Lightning increasing Amalie Arena capacity to 7,000 fans for first playoff round.
  12. Wizards guard Bradley Beal goes by Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) on his way for a layup during the first half Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Beal, a former Gator, finishes with 28 points.
  13. The Rays' Manuel Margot, right, steals home to score as Angels relief pitcher Aaron Slegers misses the throw during the eighth inning Thursday night.
  14. Newsome freshman Karley Shelton, seen here earlier this year, continued to have strong season at the plate Thursday in the Class 7A region quarterfinals.
  15. Brandon Lowe is 1-for-32 this season with 14 strikeouts against left-handed pitchers.
  16. Ladarius Hamilton spent the 2020 season on the Cowboys’ practice squad as an undrafted free agent.
  17. The Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, is congratulated by Brett Phillips, center, after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki stands behind the plate during the seventh inning of Wednesday's game in Anaheim.
  18. Rays pitcher Josh Fleming (left) got to meet his alltime favorite player, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, before the May 5 game in Anaheim, Calif.
  19. Then-Arizona Cardinals defensive back Nate Brooks (41) intercepts a pass against the Denver Broncos during a 2019 game in Denver.
  20. Albert Pujols walks to the dugout after he was called out on strikes during a game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday in Seattle.
  21. Washington Capitals and New York Rangers fight in the opening seconds of an game Wednesday in New York.
  22. Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9), left, celebrates his first-period goal with center Anthony Cirelli (71) Wednesday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
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