A breakthrough first half has the Dodgers slugger in front of the reigning NL MVP for top vote-getter honors. Where does your favorite star rank?
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Looking at which teams have delivered and what you can project for them, there's a huge difference between MLB's elite and the pack in pursuit.
L.A. has been on top for much of the season, but the Braves, Cubs and Brewers are in hot pursuit.
Yandy Diaz hit an RBI single during Tampa Bay's two-run eighth inning, and the Rays held off Los Angeles' late rally to beat the Angels 6-5 Sunday.
Charlie Morton lost for the first time in 22 starts and Los Angeles hit three homers to lead the Angels to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Tommy Pham hit a pair of RBI singles as the Tampa Bay Rays suddenly broke loose, overcoming another subpar start by Blake Snell and rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday night.
Will Lucas Giolito and Hyun-Jin Ryu keep their amazing runs going? Are the Rangers for real? And what else are we looking forward to this weekend?
Buster speaks to Karl Ravech about covering the College World Series and ASG voting (10:34). Plus, Jessica Mendoza previews the weekend (35:16).
Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer
Here's Tampa Bay Buccaneers' fifth overall draft pick Devin White throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night. "I just want to get it over the plate," White said prior. "I want to put a little heat on it."
Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by a power outage.
Rays outfielder Tommy Pham voiced his displeasure after the initial All-Star Game voting results were released Monday, saying the disparity between big and small markets is "never going to be fair."
Ramon Laureano hit his first career grand slam to break an eighth-inning tie and finished with five RBI and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Wednesday.
Mike Fiers pitched six effective innings, Matt Olson and Khris Davis hit consecutive homers, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday night.
The Rays phenom, who dropped out of school after the sixth grade to go pro, will soon join Acuna, Vlad Jr. and Tatis among MLB's new generation of superstars. And he just might be better than all of them.
The top five got reshuffled. Did Houston move past L.A. to No. 1? And did any new teams move into the top 10?
Charlie Morton remained unbeaten with Tampa Bay, pitching seven shutout innings en route to a 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Thanks to the new single trade deadline, the market will be crowded with rival bids for closers like Cleveland's Brad Hand.
Brandon Lowe hit a pair of solo homers, Blake Snell baffled Boston's lineup and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Sunday to take three of four from the World Series champions.
Marco Hernandez hit a key two-run double in his first major league start in over two years, David Price pitched six solid innings in his 300th career start and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 to salvage a split of their day-night...
Right-hander Brent Honeywell also missed all of last season as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Ryan Yarbrough held Boston to an unearned run into the eighth inning, Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 9-2 in the opener of day-night doubleheader Saturday.