Tampa Bay Rays defeat Minnesota Twins, 7-1

Fans of baseball and -- not to get too far off track -- the seven deadly sins will surely want to know that tonight's Twins game against Tampa Bay marks the first of nine "All You Can Eat" opportunities at the Metrodome this season.

The promotion, always on Tuesdays this year, features the chance to buy Upper Club seats in Sections 232 and 233 that allow the purchaser to receive unlimited quantities of certain items from the concession stand.

Chris Iles, the corporat...

The Tampa Bay Rays' improbable postseason run last year was fueled by the energy supplied by several emerging players, the calming influence of a handful of veterans and the direction of their erudite manager, Joe Maddon.

Upsetting the balance of power in the AL East, they won 97 games. They made the Yankees look old and were unflappable in the ALCS against Boston before losing to Philadelphia in the World Series.

Life as the perennial loser was over. The program was...

When you think Tampa Bay Rays pitchers, you likely think Scott Kazmir, Matt Garza, James Shields -- even David Price.

But Price, baseball's next big thing on the mound, is in the minors while righthander Jeff Niemann pitches in the Rays rotation.

Niemann is out of options. Price isn't. So the belief is that the better pitcher didn't break camp with the defending American League champions.

But on Monday, Niemann pitched like he belongs in the majors as he flustered...