Tampa Bay's Niemann out for season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher Jeff Niemann will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, the team said Tuesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4

TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce drove in three runs and reliever Wade Davis came up big Saturday in the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-4 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Atlanta 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 19 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce cracked a grand slam and Alex Cobb tamed the Braves on two runs over seven innings Saturday in the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-2 interleague win over Atlanta.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1

TORONTO, May 14 (UPI) -- Cesar Ramos and four other relievers combined for eight innings of one-run ball after starter Jeff Niemann was hurt Monday, helping Tampa Bay beat Toronto 7-1.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, New York Yankees 1

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce finished off a four-run ninth inning with a three-run homer Wednesday, rallying Tampa Bay to a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay starter Jeff Niemann and two relievers combined for a seven-hitter Thursday and the Rays came away with a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 29 (UPI) -- Colby Lewis pitched six effective innings and Adrian Beltre bashed a three-run homer Saturday in the Texas Rangers' 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- Jeff Niemann delivered 5 1/3 strong innings and Desmond Jennings drove in three runs Sunday in the Tampa Bay Rays' 6-2 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3

TORONTO, April 17 (UPI) -- Adam Lind went 3-for-3, homered and drove in three runs Tuesday, powering the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay.
MLB: Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2

MLB: Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2

DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch had a pair of two-run singles Thursday helping the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Ben Zobrist and Johnny Damon homered Saturday, helping the Tampa Bay Rays tighten the American League wild card race with a 6-2 win over Toronto.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3

BOSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria provided the decisive RBI with a fifth-inning single Saturday and Tampa Bay bested Boston 4-3 in the third contest of a crucial four-game set.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 2

BALTIMORE, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Jeff Niemann tossed 7 2/3 strong innings Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays tightened the American League playoff picture with a 5-2 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2 (2nd game)

BOSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jeff Niemann fired a complete-game three-hitter Tuesday, striking out 10 Red Sox batters, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston 6-2 for a double-header split.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jeff Niemann came within one out of a complete game Friday and the Tampa Bay Rays used a 14-hit attack to down Oakland 8-4.
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Jeff Niemann
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeff Niemann throws against the Colorado Rockies during an interleague game at Coors Field in Denver on June 16. 2009. Niemann earned the win as the Rays stopped the Rockies winning streak at eleven games with a 12-4 victory. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Jeffrey Warren Niemann (born February 28, 1983 in Houston, Texas) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Lamar High School (Houston)

Niemann, who stands 6-foot-9, was the fourth starter for Rice University in his freshman season of 2002, usually starting midweek non-conference games. He posted a 5-1 record with a 3.11 ERA, including a victory over Washington in the decisive seventh game of the 2003 NCAA regional at Rice's Reckling Park. In 2003, he stepped into Rice's weekend rotation and quickly became the nation's most dominant pitcher. He finished the season 17-0 with a 1.70 ERA and 156 strikeouts, being named Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, a consensus first-team all-American, and a finalist for the Rotary Smith Award in helping Rice to its first national championship.

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