In his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Durham, Rays righthander Yonny Chirinos threw 5-2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 4-2 victory against the Twins to complete a sweep on Thursday at Tropicana Field.
John Romano | The right-hander is not an analytics darling, but the team seems to win when he’s on the mound.
Carter Verhaeghe scores 4:27 into overtime as Florida gets back to within 2-1 in the series.
Hitless through three innings, Tampa Bay scores three runs in the fourth after Minnesota starter Bailey Ober is sent back to the dugout following a hands/glove check.
Notes | Texas comes to Tropicana Field with the majors’ best offense. Plus, Luke Raley is raking triples and Yandy Diaz misses a second straight game.


  1. The Florida Panthers crowd around center Carter Verhaeghe, third from left, after he scored the game winning goal during overtime of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final Thursday in Sunrise.
  2. Oklahoma players celebrate after winning the second game of the Women's College World Series finals over Florida State Thursday in Oklahoma City.
  3. Rays designated hitter Harold Ramirez (43) celebrates a two-run home run during the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field.
  4. In his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Durham, Rays righthander Yonny Chirinos threw 5-2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 4-2 victory against the Twins to complete a sweep on Thursday at Tropicana Field.
  5. Bucs linebacker SirVocea Dennis, pictured at rookie minicamp, is one of five players from the team's 2023 draft class who agreed to deals on Thursday.
  6. Rays first baseman Luke Raley (55), left, and designated hitter Harold Ramirez (43), right, celebrate Ramirez's two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins Thursday at Tropicana Field.
  7. Florida pitcher Ryan Slater, pictured during a 2022 game against Liberty, worked five scoreless innings in Monday's NCAA regional final, helping propel the Gators to this weekend's super regional against South Carolina.
  8. Kicker Chase McLaughlin has made 11 NFL stops (some of them twice) over the past four-plus seasons since leaving Illinois as an undrafted free agent.
  9. Oklahoma's Alyssa Brito, left, and Jayda Coleman celebrate after Coleman scored against Florida State during the fifth inning of the first game of the Women's College World Series Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
  10. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Kevin Love (42) defends during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday at the Kaseya Center in Miami.
  11. Rays designated hitter Randy Arozarena (56) celebrates after hitting a walkoff home run in Wednesday night's 2-1 triumph against the Twins at Tropicana Field.
  12. Former Florida State football player Travis Rudolph reacts after a jury acquitted him of all charges in a fatal 2021 shooting Wednesday in the Palm Beach County Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach.
  13. Argentina's Lionel Messi waves after receiving the Golden Ball award for best player of the tournament at the end of the World Cup in December in Lusail, Qatar. Lionel Messi says he is coming to Inter Miami and joining Major League Soccer.
  14. Right-handed reliever Calvin Faucher was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with what the team called “right elbow inflammation.”
  15. Can the Florida State Seminoles bring a football national title to FSU this year? Probably not, according to one metric.
  16. Earl "Tony" Joiner, a former Florida Gators football captain, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder with a firearm.
  17. While USF athletic director Michael Kelly acknowledges the Bulls still have "a lot of athletic things that we have to meet," he says their resume for a possible Power Five invitation has been enhanced by the school's brand-new membership in one of the nation's most elite academic associations.
  18. Rays right fielder Luke Raley (55) watches left fielder Randy Arozarena (56) at bat after hitting a triple in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 7-0 rout of the Twins.
  19. Rays relief pitcher Josh Fleming is headed to the injured list after an MRI revealed he has a cartilage build-up on the bone, and inflammation.
  20. Bucs offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs (78) speaks to the media at the conclusion of organized team activities Tuesday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  21. Bucs linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka (9) and left tackle Tristan Wirfs (78) share a light moment following Tuesday's voluntary workout at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  22. Signage for LIV Golf is displayed during the pro-am round of the 2022 Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, New Jersey. The most disruptive year in golf ended Tuesday, when the PGA Tour and European tour agreed to a merger with Saudi Arabia's golf interests.
  23. Bucs quarterbacks Kyle Trask (2), Baker Mayfield (6) and John Wolford (11) will battle in training camp for the starting job. Contrary to social media hysteria, a bad throw during an informal workout in June does not mean the Bucs are doomed.
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