Dickerson hits 2 of Rays' 5 homers in 6-4 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays went to the home run ball in Tuesday night's 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five homers, including a 449-foot blast that landed in the trees beyond the center field wall in the fifth.

''It was one of my top ones, to be able to hit it clean like that and to know it's gone,'' he said. ''The ones to dead center always feel good. I thought it was further than 450, though.''

Dickerson also hit a solo homer in the third off Danny Salazar (2-4). Colby Rasmus and Derek Norris added solo shots off Cleveland's starter while Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer off Shawn Armstrong.

Jake Odorizzi (3-2) allowed four runs in six innings. The right-hander took a 6-1 lead into the sixth, but Edwin Encarnacion broke an 0-for-18 skid with a two-run homer to cap a three-run rally.

''I know we got a bunch of solo shots in there, and then Beck came up with a big two-run blast,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''The offense definitely carried over into this game and got us a nice cushion there for Odo to work with.''

Jose Alvarado retired all six batters he faced and Alex Colome pitched out of a ninth-inning jam for his 10th save.

Encarnacion led off with a single, but Colome retired Jose Ramirez on a groundout and struck out Lonnie Chisenhall and Yan Gomes.

Indians center fielder Bradley Zimmer was 0 for 3 and struck out three times in his major league debut. Cleveland called up its No. 1 pick in 2014 from Triple-A Columbus earlier Tuesday.

The Rays won despite striking out 16 times.

Rasmus homered with two outs in the second while Norris and Dickerson went back-to-back to start the third. Beckham's sixth-inning home run pushed the lead to 6-1.

After using five relievers in Monday's win, the Indians needed Salazar to pitch deep into the game, but he was pulled following a leadoff double in the sixth. The right-hander was charged with five runs and struck out nine in five-plus innings.

''I'm going to give you a couple of adjectives,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said when asked about Salazar's performance. ''One's vexing. He has good enough stuff to punch out nine. Gives up six hits, four of them are home runs. When he made a mistake he really paid for it.''

Salazar was coming off a shaky outing against Toronto, in which he couldn't hold two early leads and allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings. He hasn't won since April 29.

''I've been struggling,'' Salazar said. ''Today, I was able to bring my ball down a little bit, but things just aren't working the way I'm expecting.''

MEMORIES

With Zimmer playing his first game, Francona recalled his major league debut with the Montreal Expos against the Houston Astros on Aug. 19, 1981. He was scheduled to be in the lineup against Nolan Ryan, but a strike by air traffic controllers delayed his flight from Denver, where he had been playing in Triple-A, to Houston.

Ryan was pitching a no-hitter when Francona arrived at the Astrodome in the fourth inning. He pinch hit in the eighth and grounded out against Dave Smith.

HE'S UP

RHP Erasmo Ramirez makes his second start of the season Friday against the Yankees. He will take the place of LHP Blake Snell, who was optioned to minors last week, in the rotation.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: 2B Brad Miller (strained left abdominal muscle) was scratched about two hours before the game.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (strained left pectoral muscle) will resume his between starts routine in a couple of days. He's scheduled to start again on May 23 against Cincinnati.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Alex Cobb is 2-2 in four regular-season starts against Cleveland. He pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and got the win in 2013 AL wild card game at Progressive Field

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin was the losing pitcher in his last start against Minnesota, despite allowing only Miguel Sano's solo homer in eight innings.

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TB20-22
0120120006100
CLE20-18
001003000480
  • W: J. Odorizzi (3-2)L: D. Salazar (2-4)S: A. Colome (10)
  • HR: TB - C. Rasmus (4), T. Beckham (7), D. Norris (3), C. Dickerson 2 (8), CLE - E. Encarnacion (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson DH52222021.333.382.595.97711.0
K. Kiermaier CF40000110.230.324.336.6590.5
E. Longoria 3B50000031.239.307.403.710-1.5
L. Morrison 1B40100020.244.327.511.8380.0
S. Souza RF41100031.259.357.437.7941.5
C. Rasmus LF31211101.270.372.6761.0488.0
T. Beckham SS41221012.266.303.462.7647.5
D. Robertson 2B30100122.179.333.339.6731.0
D. Norris C41111024.231.298.352.6495.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Kipnis 2B40110001.205.239.325.5643.0
    F. Lindor SS41100011.278.339.543.8821.5
    M. Brantley LF41100001.286.346.454.8002.0
    C. Santana 1B30010111.230.335.395.7301.5
    E. Encarnacion DH41221001.207.345.356.7018.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40100001.283.361.478.8391.0
    L. Chisenhall RF40000023.267.341.520.861-1.0
    Y. Gomes C41200011.253.347.410.7573.5
    B. Zimmer CF30000032.000.000.000.000-1.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Souza (7)
      • HR - C. Dickerson 2 (8), C. Rasmus (4), T. Beckham (7), D. Norris (3)
      • RBI - C. Dickerson 2 (15), C. Rasmus (9), T. Beckham 2 (22), D. Norris (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Rasmus (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Kipnis (4), Y. Gomes (7)
      • HR - E. Encarnacion (6)
      • RBI - J. Kipnis (11), C. Santana (21), E. Encarnacion 2 (14)
      FIELDING
      • PB - D. Norris (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (W, 3-2)6.07441513.161.3315.5
      J. Alvarado (H, 2)2.00000103.680.006.5
      A. Colome (S, 10)1.01000202.001.0010.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (W, 3-2)6.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 2)2.0
      A. Colome (S, 10)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Salazar (L, 2-4)5.06552945.661.601.5
      S. Armstrong1.02110016.002.000.0
      Z. McAllister2.02001401.081.505.0
      B. Logan0.20000202.160.001.0
      M. Clevinger0.10000102.610.000.5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 100-66, J. Alvarado 21-12, A. Colome 16-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 6-6, J. Alvarado 3-2, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 25, J. Alvarado 6, A. Colome 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Salazar (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 90-62, S. Armstrong 24-17, Z. McAllister 29-21, B. Logan 13-9, M. Clevinger 3-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 5-1, S. Armstrong 2-1, Z. McAllister 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 23, S. Armstrong 5, Z. McAllister 8, B. Logan 2, M. Clevinger
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TB20-22
      0120120006100
      CLE20-18
      001003000480
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Dickerson DH52222021.333.382.595.97711.0
      K. Kiermaier CF40000110.230.324.336.6590.5
      E. Longoria 3B50000031.239.307.403.710-1.5
      L. Morrison 1B40100020.244.327.511.8380.0
      S. Souza RF41100031.259.357.437.7941.5
      C. Rasmus LF31211101.270.372.6761.0488.0
      T. Beckham SS41221012.266.303.462.7647.5
      D. Robertson 2B30100122.179.333.339.6731.0
      D. Norris C41111024.231.298.352.6495.0
      Total366106531612-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Kipnis 2B40110001.205.239.325.5643.0
        F. Lindor SS41100011.278.339.543.8821.5
        M. Brantley LF41100001.286.346.454.8002.0
        C. Santana 1B30010111.230.335.395.7301.5
        E. Encarnacion DH41221001.207.345.356.7018.0
        J. Ramirez 3B40100001.283.361.478.8391.0
        L. Chisenhall RF40000023.267.341.520.861-1.0
        Y. Gomes C41200011.253.347.410.7573.5
        B. Zimmer CF30000032.000.000.000.000-1.5
        Total3448411812-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Souza (7)
          • HR - C. Dickerson 2 (8), C. Rasmus (4), T. Beckham (7), D. Norris (3)
          • RBI - C. Dickerson 2 (15), C. Rasmus (9), T. Beckham 2 (22), D. Norris (12)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Rasmus (5)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Kipnis (4), Y. Gomes (7)
          • HR - E. Encarnacion (6)
          • RBI - J. Kipnis (11), C. Santana (21), E. Encarnacion 2 (14)
          FIELDING
          • PB - D. Norris (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Odorizzi (W, 3-2)6.07441513.161.3315.5
          J. Alvarado (H, 2)2.00000103.680.006.5
          A. Colome (S, 10)1.01000202.001.0010.0
          Total9.0844181---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Odorizzi (W, 3-2)6.0
          J. Alvarado (H, 2)2.0
          A. Colome (S, 10)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Salazar (L, 2-4)5.06552945.661.601.5
          S. Armstrong1.02110016.002.000.0
          Z. McAllister2.02001401.081.505.0
          B. Logan0.20000202.160.001.0
          M. Clevinger0.10000102.610.000.5
          Total9.010663165---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Salazar (L, 2-4)5.0
          S. Armstrong1.0
          Z. McAllister2.0
          B. Logan0.2
          M. Clevinger0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 100-66, J. Alvarado 21-12, A. Colome 16-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 6-6, J. Alvarado 3-2, A. Colome 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 25, J. Alvarado 6, A. Colome 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Salazar (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 90-62, S. Armstrong 24-17, Z. McAllister 29-21, B. Logan 13-9, M. Clevinger 3-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 5-1, S. Armstrong 2-1, Z. McAllister 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 23, S. Armstrong 5, Z. McAllister 8, B. Logan 2, M. Clevinger
          • 6TH INNING
            Encarnacion homered to center, Brantley scored64
            Santana grounded out to first, Lindor scored, Brantley to second62
            Beckham homered to center, Souza scored61
          • 5TH INNING
            Dickerson homered to center41
          • 3RD INNING
            Kipnis doubled to deep left, Gomes scored31
            Dickerson homered to right center30
            Norris homered to left20
          • 2ND INNING
            Rasmus homered to right center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • B. Logan Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Colome Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion singled to right center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to second, Encarnacion to second
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
            • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Encarnacion to third on passed ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Z. McAllister Pitching:
            • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Rasmus singled to deep right
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Robertson struck out looking
            • D. Norris: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Norris struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Alvarado Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Lindor flied out to right
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to second
            • C. Santana: Santana grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Z. McAllister Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier walked
            • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kiermaier out at second
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Morrison singled to center
            • S. Souza: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Alvarado Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Gomes flied out to deep center
            • B. Zimmer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Souza doubled to deep right center
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rasmus grounded out to second, Souza to third
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Beckham homered to center, Souza scored
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Robertson singled to right
            • D. Norris: Ball, Norris flied out to right
            • C. Dickerson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dickerson grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor singled to right center
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Foul, Brantley singled to deep right center, Lindor to third
            • C. Santana: Santana grounded out to first, Lindor scored, Brantley to second
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion homered to center, Brantley scored
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to center
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Dickerson homered to center
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Chisenhall flied out to center
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomes singled to left
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis flied out to deep left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rasmus walked
            • T. Beckham: Beckham reached on fielder's choice to third, Rasmus out at second
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robertson walked, Beckham to second
            • D. Norris: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Norris struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion grounded out to first
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • D. Norris: Ball, Norris homered to left
            • C. Dickerson: Dickerson homered to right center
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Longoria grounded out to second
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morrison grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Gomes doubled to deep left
            • B. Zimmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kipnis doubled to deep left, Gomes scored
            • F. Lindor: Lindor lined out to pitcher
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Brantley grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Morrison struck out on foul tip
            • S. Souza: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Rasmus homered to right center
            • T. Beckham: Beckham singled to left
            • D. Robertson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Robertson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion lined out to right
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez singled to right, Santana to second
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chisenhall grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ramirez out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kiermaier flied out to center
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Kipnis fouled out to left
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)