Tampa Bay Rays News – 2013 Rays Updates
10/4/13 - Tampa Bay earned a division series berth after winning the AL Wild Card in Cleveland. The AL Wild Card game averaged $93, less than 1/3 the cost of the NL Wild Card game. ALDS tickets are averaging $160 for the give game series, up 19% in 24 hours.Entering the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays World Series tickets
prices are averaging $974, third cheapest of the eight division series teams.
10/1/13 - The Tampa Bay Rays were the final team in 2013 to clinch a MLB Playoff spot. The berth came after the Rays defeated the Texas Rangers in #Game163, the AL tiebreaker. Next up on the Rays postseason schedule – the AL Wild Card: Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians (10/2). The winner of that game will advance to the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox which begins at Fenway Park two days later. AL Wild Card tickets start at $85.
7/25/13 - After a slow start, the Rays have once again proved their competitive nature while doing more with less, moving into second place in MLB’s “Black and Blue” AL East Division. Now that key players (such as Evan Longoria) are back from the disabled list, can the Rays keep it up and lock in another postseason berth in what could be an historic four-way pennant chase?
After sneaking into the 2011 playoffs on the very last day, the Tampa Bay Rays fell back a little bit in 2012. While in contention for much of the season, the Rays fell back to third place in the American League’s East Division, behind eventual division champ New York, and a surprising Baltimore squad. The 2013 Rays have some power to make up, as 2012 team home run leader B.J. Upton went up the road to Atlanta. After Upton, the power and the hitting will come from Ben Zobrist, along with an apparently healthy Evan Longoria, who has already etched his name into Rays lore multiple times. Aside from Zobrist and Longoria, four other players — Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Luke Scott, and Carlos Pena &mdsah; all collected double figures in home runs last year. Pitching-wise, the Rays lead with reigning Cy Young Award recipient David Price, who won 20 games for the first time in his career last year. Returning starters Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore will have to pick up some slack from James Shields's departure to Kansas City, while Fernando Rodney established himself as one of the league's elite closers in 2012. Manager Joe Maddon is widely regarded as one of baseball's best managers, and Rays fans at Tropicana Field
are hoping the boys can Rays the stakes in 2013.
How much will Rays fans pay to see a game at Tropicana Field this season? Tampa Bay Rays tickets average $68 at home, some of the lowest-priced MLB
tickets in 2013. If you're in Tampa and want to catch must-see baseball, check out these series on the Rays baseball schedule: Boston Red Sox
, Detroit Tigers
, New York Yankees
, Philadelphia Phillies
, and San Francisco Giants
. If you don't care about the opponent, the cheapest Rays tickets average under $50 at games with the Los Angeles Angels
, Miami Marlins
, Pittsburgh Pirates
, and Texas Rangers
. Rays tickets on the road average the same as at home. The top road games in 2013 will be against AL East division opponents: Boston Reds Sox, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays