Arizona at Tampa Bay

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Devil Rays 8, Diamondbacks 5

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mark Hendrickson had to dig deep to snap a personal four-game losing streak.

Hendrickson threw seven solid innings and Jonny Gomes hit a two-run double to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 Tuesday night.

Hendrickson (4-7) allowed four runs and nine hits to win for the first time since May 18.

"That was a struggle," he said. "I just didn't find too much rhythm. It's tough to say that with the result, it was a pretty successful outing. It was a tough outing tonight, but I was proud of myself for giving my team a chance."

Arizona manager Bob Melvin held a postgame meeting after the Diamondbacks lost for the 13th time in 15 games.

"We just didn't have great focus early on," Melvin said. "It was better later on, but 27 outs are what we have to play. That's what we've talked about from spring training on, and we haven't seen that as of late."

Chad Tracy drove in two runs and Eric Byrnes hit a solo homer for Arizona, which has dropped eight consecutive road games against American League teams.

Arizona starter Miguel Batista (6-5) gave up six runs and 11 hits in five innings. He has lost three straight starts, allowing 17 runs and 29 hits over 15 1/3 innings.

"We weren't ready to play, that's for sure," Batista said. "That's not the way the game should be played. When things get out of hand or there's a lack of effort, he's (Melvin) going to be there to tell us. He's doing his job."

The Devil Rays scored four runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead. Gomes' hit was followed by a sacrifice fly from Toby Hall and Julio Lugo's RBI single.

Rocco Baldelli's solo homer made it 6-0 in the fourth. The Devil Rays have 12 homers in seven interleague games this season.

"It breeds confidence when a couple guys get it going," Baldelli said.

The Devil Rays improved to 6-1 in interleague play this season. Tampa Bay lost 15 of 18 against the NL last year.

Luis Gonzalez drove in a run with an infield single and Tracy had a two-run single to get the Diamondbacks within 6-3 in the fifth. Orlando Hudson cut the deficit to two with a sacrifice fly one inning later.

"It's been a rough stretch for us," Gonzalez said. "Everybody's trying to do a little too much. We've just got to get back to playing the way we did in spring training. Just having fun out there and playing."

Jorge Cantu went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Aubrey Huff tied a career high with four hits for Tampa Bay. Cantu had an RBI single and Huff doubled in a run in the eighth.

The Devil Rays had 16 hits. They have reached double figures in hits in four consecutive games and eight of the past 11.

Notes

The Devil Rays obtained LHP J.P. Howell from Kansas City for OF Joey Gathright and INF Fernando Cortez. Howell will join the rotation at Triple-A Durham. ... Tampa Bay reliever Ruddy Lugo pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings before leaving in the ninth with a mid-back strain. ... Tampa Bay optioned RHP Seth McClung to Durham, a move designed to turn the right-hander from a starter into a closer. RHP Tim Corcoran will replace McClung in the rotation. ... Gonzalez hasn't homered in his last 191 at-bats dating to April 20. ... Melvin said RHP Edgar Gonzalez will be called up from Triple-A Tucson to start Thursday's game. ... The Devil Rays recalled RHP Edwin Jackson from Durham after the game. He will work out of the bullpen.

 
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Tampa Bay

J. Cantu
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Arizona

E. Byrnes
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, SS5120010 .291
Eric Byrnes, CF3121202 .299
Luis Gonzalez, LF5111004 .263
Conor Jackson, 1B3000113 .263
Chad Tracy, DH4022010 .277
Damion Easley, 3B3000102 .238
Shawn Green, RF4120002 .304
Chris Snyder, C3000003 .280
   a- Johnny Estrada, PH-C1000001 .310
Orlando Hudson, 2B3111010 .260
Totals3451054417 
a-flied out for Snyder in the 8th
Batting
2B - Orlando Hudson (12, Hendrickson)
HR - Eric Byrnes (12, Meadows)
SF - Orlando Hudson (3)
RBI - Eric Byrnes (27), Luis Gonzalez (31), Chad Tracy 2 (39), Orlando Hudson (21)
2-OUT RBI - Eric Byrnes (14)
SB - Eric Byrnes (8, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Hall)
Team LOB - 7
Arizona Diamondbacks
Miguel Batista (L,6-5) 51166301 5.02
Jose Valverde 2100050 6.59
Brandon Medders 1422100 3.30
Pitches-Strikes - Miguel Batista 98-62, Jose Valverde 27-19, Brandon Medders 23-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Miguel Batista 5-10
Batters Faced - Miguel Batista 29, Jose Valverde 7, Brandon Medders 6
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Julio Lugo, SS3011202 .266
Carl Crawford, LF5110006 .313
Rocco Baldelli, CF5221011 .370
Jorge Cantu, 2B5232010 .310
Aubrey Huff, 3B5141000 .219
    Tomas Perez, PR-3B0000000 .179
Jonny Gomes, DH5122014 .254
Ty Wigginton, RF4120000 .264
    Damon Hollins, RF0000000 .238
Toby Hall, C3001011 .236
Travis Lee, 1B2010210 .210
Totals3781684514 
Batting
2B - Rocco Baldelli (5, Batista), Aubrey Huff (6, Medders), Jonny Gomes (13, Batista)
HR - Rocco Baldelli (2, Batista)
SF - Toby Hall (3)
RBI - Julio Lugo (17), Rocco Baldelli (5), Jorge Cantu 2 (22), Aubrey Huff (16), Jonny Gomes 2 (47), Toby Hall (22)
2-OUT RBI - Julio Lugo (7), Jorge Cantu 2 (13), Aubrey Huff (8)
SB - Carl Crawford (23, 2nd base off Medders/Estrada), Ty Wigginton (3, 2nd base off Batista/Snyder)
CS - Julio Lugo (2, 2nd base by Medders/Estrada)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ty Wigginton 1
DP - Cantu-Lee
PB - Toby Hall (3)
E - Jorge Cantu (2, Wild throw)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mark Hendrickson (W,4-7) 7944320 3.75
Ruddy Lugo (H,6) 1.1000120 3.83
Brian Meadows 0.2111001 4.91
WP - Mark Hendrickson (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Hendrickson 103-62, Ruddy Lugo 18-11, Brian Meadows 16-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Hendrickson 5-12, Ruddy Lugo 1-1
Batters Faced - Mark Hendrickson 31, Ruddy Lugo 5, Brian Meadows 3
Game Information
Attendance - 10430
Game Time - 2:52
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Randy Marsh, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Sam Holbrook