Cleveland at Tampa Bay

Scoreboard
Cleveland (46-44)000110000241
Tampa Bay (47-44) «30000100x470

Rays 4, Indians 2

CBSSports.com wire reports
  •  

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said Matt Moore showed some growth in his wild outing. More importantly, it ended in a Rays victory.

Moore won despite control issues, Carlos Pena hit a home run and the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Moore (6-6) allowed two runs and three hits, but walked five in five-plus innings. The rookie left-hander was coming off a five-walk -- in 4 2/3 innings -- loss at Cleveland on July 7.

More on Indians-Rays
Related links
More MLB coverage

"Matty was not really sharp with his fastball command," Maddon said. "Breaking ball was kind of a moot point, it was pretty much getting outs with his fastball when he could."

Pena hit a two-run homer and Luke Scott had an RBI triple off Josh Tomlin (5-6) as the Rays took a 3-0 first-inning lead.

Tomlin gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

"It was tough putting guys in a hole like that," Tomlin said. "I've got to do a better job of limiting the damage, especially the first inning."

Moore was pulled after giving up a leadoff walk in the sixth to Carlos Santana. Wade Davis entered and got three quick outs, including Shelley Duncan's double play.

"I wasn't going the distance I needed to go tonight, but pitching out of jams like that does take a lot out [of you]," Moore said.

Davis and Joel Peralta each threw 1 1/3 hitless innings. Burke Badenhop got an out before Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 27th save and completed the four-hitter.

Rodney gave up a two-out single to Casey Kotchman, but then got a fly to right from pinch-hitter Travis Hafner on the first pitch.

Asdrubal Cabrera, mired in a 1-for-26 slide, opened the fourth with single for the Indians' first hit. After Moore issued consecutive walks to Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley, Jose Lopez cut the deficit to 3-1 on a sacrifice fly.

The Rays starter avoided further damage by striking out Santana and getting a flyball from Duncan.

"We couldn't do much offensively," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "I thought we had enough traffic out there. Just couldn't execute. Just couldn't get that hit to get us over the hump."

Kipnis made it 3-2 on a run-scoring single in the fifth. Later in the inning Lopez hit a high fly to left after Cleveland had loaded the bases with two outs.

"Lopez just missed that ball," Maddon said. "I'm not going to deny that. He almost crushed that ball. But (Moore) did pitch through it. When you're faced with that kind of situation, you have to work through it and I thought he held his own pretty well right there."

Desmond Jennings stole second on a close play with two outs in the sixth and then scored to make it 4-2 on Jose Lobaton's RBI single.

It was just the third career stolen base off Tomlin, and the first since Kansas City had a double steal on Sept. 19, 2010.

"The guy was out at second base, but what are you going to do?" Acta said. "You can't blame it on the umpire. I didn't find anything tricky about the play. Throw beat the guy, clean tag, out. He didn't see it that way. (Said) that the guy got the hand in there."

Notes

Santana has hit on the right triceps by a Rodney fastball, but was OK. ... Moore threw 90 pitches, two-thirds after the third inning. ... Tampa Bay activated OF Matt Joyce from the 15-day disabled list and optioned INF Will Rhymes to Triple-A Durham. Joyce, who went 0 for 4, missed 23 games because of a left oblique strain. ... Cleveland RHP Zach McAllister was fine one day after being hit on the top of the right forearm by a batted ball. "No issues," Acta said. ... Rays OF Sam Fuld, sidelined all season after right wrist surgery, could join the team soon from a minor-league rehab assignment.

 
Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Players of the Game
Tampa Bay

C. Pena
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Tampa Bay

M. Moore
IP 5.0
H 3
ER 2
BB 5
K 3
 

Related Video

December 18, 2014
Browns at Panthers Preview (2:51)
December 16, 2014
We Need To Talk: Johnny Manziel's poor 1st start
(1:59)
December 16, 2014
Fantasy Update: Isaiah Crowell/Terrance West
(0:34)
December 16, 2014
Fantasy Update: Josh Gordon
(0:34)
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Shin-Soo Choo, RF4010001 .296
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS4110012 .274
Jason Kipnis, 2B3011110 .276
Michael Brantley, CF2000200 .300
Jose Lopez, 3B3001013 .254
Carlos Santana, DH2000112 .221
Shelley Duncan, LF4000003 .228
Casey Kotchman, 1B3010010 .236
Lou Marson, C2100121 .287
   a- Travis Hafner, PH1000001 .226
Totals2824257  
a-flied out for Marson in the 9th
Batting
SF - Jose Lopez (3)
RBI - Jason Kipnis (51), Jose Lopez (28)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Kipnis (18)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Kipnis-A. Cabrera-Kotchman
E - Casey Kotchman (4, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Tomlin (L,5-6) 5.2744111 5.51
Tony Sipp 1.1000010 5.40
Jeremy Accardo 1000010 3.42
HBP - Johnson (by Josh Tomlin)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Tomlin 89-55, Tony Sipp 14-8, Jeremy Accardo 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Tomlin 9-7, Tony Sipp 3-0, Jeremy Accardo 2-0
Batters Faced - Josh Tomlin 26, Tony Sipp 4, Jeremy Accardo 3
Tampa Bay Rays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
B.J. Upton, CF4120000 .247
Carlos Pena, 1B4112001 .198
Ben Zobrist, 2B3100100 .250
Matt Joyce, RF4000022 .273
Jeff Keppinger, 3B4020001 .317
Luke Scott, DH4011002 .206
Desmond Jennings, LF3100004 .232
Jose Lobaton, C3011000 .216
Elliot Johnson, SS2000011 .265
Totals3147413  
Batting
3B - Luke Scott (1, Tomlin)
HR - Carlos Pena (14, Tomlin)
RBI - Carlos Pena 2 (39), Luke Scott (43), Jose Lobaton (8)
2-OUT RBI - Luke Scott (20), Jose Lobaton (6)
SB - Desmond Jennings (16, 2nd base off Tomlin/Marson)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Keppinger-Zobrist-Pena, Rodney-Pena
Tampa Bay Rays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Moore (W,6-6) 5322530 4.39
Wade Davis (H,6) 1.1000010 2.89
Joel Peralta (H,20) 1.1000020 4.42
Burke Badenhop (H,5) 0.1000010 3.29
Fernando Rodney (S,27) 1100000 0.86
HBP - Kotchman (by Matt Moore), Santana (by Fernando Rodney)
WP - Matt Moore (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Moore 90-51, Wade Davis 12-9, Joel Peralta 20-14, Burke Badenhop 6-3, Fernando Rodney 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Davis 1-1, Joel Peralta 1-1
Batters Faced - Matt Moore 24, Wade Davis 3, Joel Peralta 4, Burke Badenhop 1, Fernando Rodney 4
Game Information
Attendance - 15712
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Mark Wegner