• Tampa Bay Rays' Steven Souza Jr. reacts to making the final out in the team's 2-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Archer loses 17th, Rays beaten 2-1 by Red Sox

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, (AP) — Chris Archer moved closer to a potential 20-loss season, and two throws from right field were a big reason why.

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip, left, speak with local officials during a Zika Preparedness Roundtable at the Florida Department of Health of Pasco County, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in New Port Richey, Fla. Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region. (Brendan Fitterer/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

    Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.

  • Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Buchholz, Ortiz help Red Sox beat Rays 2-1

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched into the seventh inning, David Ortiz had a run-scoring single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night to remain tied atop the AL East.

  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi (40) goes over the wall and comes up with the catch on the fly ball by Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

    Rays sputter against Price, fall to Red Sox 6-2

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Steven Souza Jr. rounded first base, stopped and stared in amazement.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) scrambles out of the pocket as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Robert Ayers (91) pursues during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Bortles sharp early; Bucs rally to beat Jaguars 27-21

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles threw two touchdowns passes in three drives and gave the Jacksonville Jaguars an early lead against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who rallied to win 27-21 in the preseason Saturday night.

  • MLB finding talent at umpire camps

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Reliford sold his car to chase his big league dreams, using the money to help play the cost of attending umpire school.

  • Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, left, and first baseman Mitch Moreland celebrates their win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Beltre homers twice in Rangers’ 6-2 win over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels flirted with a no-hitter until the sixth inning Friday night, but Adrian Beltre upstaged him in the Texas Rangers’ 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • At left, in an Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Daryl Smith plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. At right, in a Nov. 21, 2010, file photo, Daryl Smith celebrates a tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL game against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. When the Jaguars began their roster overhaul in 2013, they decided to part ways with veteran linebacker Daryl Smith, believing they could upgrade the position. Three and a half years later, the 34-year-old Smith is still in the league and playing at a high level. He returned to Jacksonville on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, as the teams held the first of two joint practices. (AP Photo/John Raoux, FIle)

    Bucs’ Smith gets warm reception in return to Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Daryl Smith strolled around Jacksonville’s practice fields Wednesday without a helmet or shoulder pads.

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer tips his hat to the crowd as he is taken out of the game against the San Diego Padres during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Archer, Miller help Rays sweep Padres, 2-0

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer and Brad Miller did nearly all the work while the Tampa Bay Rays won their fourth straight.

  • Tampa Bay Rays trainer Ron Porterfield, center, checks on Nick Franklin, left, after Franklin was hit with a bat while in the on-deck circle during the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Looking on is Rays manager Kevin Cash. Franklin left the game after the inning. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Rays’ Franklin hit in head on deck by teammate’s bat

    ST .PETESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Nick Franklin was hit in the head on deck by a teammate’s bat, but drew a walk and scored in the first inning before leaving the game with a head bruise against the San Diego Padres.