Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times

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Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Marc:

Rays, Rowdies pledge $1 million to help Hurricane Ian victims

The teams will host events to collect donations, with fans receiving Rays postseason flags and yard signs. → Read More

Rays will give Drew Rasmussen extra rest for playoffs

Notes | Rather than start Wednesday, the right-hander will be fully available to pitch at Cleveland or Toronto. → Read More

A big key to Rays’ success: in-season acquisitions

Trades, waiver-wire pickups and signings all helped to fill the void created by injuries and inconsistent performances. → Read More

Tyler Glasnow’s solid outing earns playoff start as Rays lose to Red Sox

The loss gets Tampa Bay closer to a date with Cleveland in this weekend’s Wild Card Series. → Read More

Rays still battling for playoff seeding with Corey Kluber on the mound

Wander Franco is getting a day off; Tampa Bay is third in the wild-card field and seemingly headed to Cleveland. → Read More

Rays’ Port Charlotte complex damaged by Hurricane Ian

Team officials are completing a full assessment, but it was obvious the impact was quite heavy. → Read More

Tyler Glasnow makes impressive return, but Rays get walked off by Guardians in 10th

The right-hander works three innings, allowing two hits and a walk and striking out three. → Read More

Update: Yandy Diaz scratched from Rays’ lineup; Tyler Glasnow returns to mound

The magic number to clinch a playoff spot entering the day is 3 — the combination of Tampa Bay wins and Baltimore losses. → Read More

Rays fail first test vs. Astros, who clinch AL West title

Drew Rasmussen allows four runs for a second straight start and Tampa Bay’s bats are quiet again. → Read More

Rays’ Brandon Lowe sidelined again with back issue

Notes | Slumping second baseman is placed on the injured list for the third time this season, On the plus side, Wander Franco starts both games of the doubleheader. → Read More

Rays’ Brandon Lowe dealing with back issue, Blue Jays change Game 1 starters

Julian Merryweather will kick off a Toronto bullpen day, Alek Manoah could still start Game 2. → Read More

Restocked Rays beat Yankees, cut AL East lead to 3.5 games

With Wander Franco making a grand return, Tampa Bay jumps to an early lead and is only two back in the loss column. → Read More

Rays deliver without Drew Rasmussen, beat Red Sox

Randy Arozarena leads a potent offense, and six relievers combine to limit Boston. → Read More

Rays roll out all-right lineup against Red Sox lefty Rich Hill

Tampa Bay is starting eight right-handed hitters and a switch-hitter against the Boston veteran who shut it down in the last meeting between the teams. → Read More

Frustrating ending as Rays fall short of sweeping Yankees

A strike three call on Yandy Diaz ends the chances for a dramatic victory, but there is some solace in the series win. → Read More

Rays place Brandon Lowe, Shane McClanahan on injured list

Infielder/outfielder Vidal Brujan and reliever Calvin Faucher have been called up from Triple-A Durham. → Read More

Jose Siri steps up, Shawn Armstrong steps in as Rays beat Marlins

The centerfielder is a triple short of the cycle on a big night when the reliever delivers three zeroes after starter Shane McClanahan is scratched due to a shoulder issue. → Read More

Isaac Paredes leads hit parade as Rays blast Red Sox

The infielder acquired from Detroit for Austin Meadows in a late-spring deal now has a team-leading 18 home runs. → Read More

Persistence pays as Rays rally in 11th inning to beat Angels

Harold Ramirez delivers the tying run, then David Peralta’s grounder scores the winner on an errant throw. → Read More

Rays activate Harold Ramirez, have him in lineup vs. Yankees

The outfielder/first baseman, sidelined since breaking his right thumb last month, was supposed to play at least one more game at Triple-A Durham. → Read More