Logan Morrison, Blake Snell lead Rays over White Sox 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) Logan Morrison makes himself heard daily in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse. Lately, he's been doing the same thing on the field.

Morrison hit his 34th homer and drove in three runs, Blake Snell pitched into the seventh inning to win his third straight decision and the Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night.

Morrison, who went 3 for 4, has five homers in his last five games. He's hitting .480 (12 for 25) with 11 RBIs in that span.

''Yeah, he's loud,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''Hopefully, his bat just continues to be as loud as his mouth.''

Snell (3-6) allowed one unearned run and induced three double plays in 6 2/3 innings. He hasn't lost since July 24.

Alex Colome got the final three outs for his major league-leading 41st save in 46 opportunities.

The Rays have won two straight and are three games out of the second wildcard spot in the AL.

Kevan Smith went 2 for 4 with a run scored for Chicago, which has dropped four straight.

Reynaldo Lopez (0-2) allowed three runs and five hits with seven strikeouts in six innings. Lopez, who had been on the disabled list since Aug. 19 with a strained back, settled down after a shaky start and retired the last 11 batters he faced.

''Other than for a couple of pitches, I thought he did a nice job,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''You could kind of see him settling down, feeling a little more comfortable as the game progressed.''

Morrison put the Rays on top with a two-run shot in the first. Lopez left a 2-2 changeup out over the plate and Morrison sent it six rows back in the right-center bleachers.

''I swung at one down out of the zone earlier in the at-bat,'' he said. ''He went fastball away off the plate and came back to the changeup. It was just something I saw pretty well and was able to get the barrel to it and get enough on it to get it out.''

Chicago got its only run in the second. Smith doubled with one out and scored when Leury Garcia hit an infield single and Morrison's throw to first sailed past Snell.

Morrison hit an RBI single in his next at-bat.

Snell was lifted with two outs and one on in the seventh despite having thrown just 85 pitches.

''I knew he had more pitches left in the tank, but our bullpen's been so good for us,'' Cash said. ''He had done his job.''

PITCHER'S BEST FRIEND

Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria started all three double plays, including one in the fifth when he fielded a one-hop smash by Chicago's Tim Anderson with a backhand stab.

''He makes everything look easy and those are not easy plays,'' Cash said.

SEPTEMBER CALLUPS

With rosters expanding from 25 to 40 on Friday, the Rays called up C Curt Casali, RHP Ryne Stanek and LHP Adam Kolarek from Triple-A Durham. Casali hit .263 with five homers for Durham this season.

The White Sox recalled RHP Carson Fulmer and LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Charlotte. Fulmer, Chicago's first-round draft pick in 2015, made one start in the majors this season, allowing six runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings on Aug. 21 against Minnesota. He likely will be used as a reliever and spot starter this month.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: 1B Jose Abreu missed a second straight game with a sore right elbow. Abreu wanted to play and lobbied to get in the lineup. ''That's my decision to keep him out,'' Renteria said. ... INF/OF Garcia left after the fourth with a right hand contusion. He slid headfirst into first base on an infield hit in the second. ... 2B Yoan Moncada (bone contusion in right shin) has been cleared to resume baseball activities this weekend. He's eligible to come off the 10-day DL on Monday, but likely won't be ready then.

UP NEXT

Rays RHP Chris Archer (9-7, 3.66 ERA) faces LHP Carlos Rodon (2-5, 4.27) in the second game of the series Saturday night. Archer is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA on the road against Chicago. Rodon allowed five runs and seven hits in his last start against Detroit last Saturday.

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  • W: B. Snell (3-6)L: R. Lopez (0-2)S: A. Colome (41)
  • HR: TB - L. Morrison (34)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Kiermaier CF42200011.275.342.446.7883.5
L. Duda DH40000002.230.338.514.8530.0
E. Longoria 3B40100021.264.318.434.7510.0
L. Morrison 1B41331000.251.354.532.88610.0
S. Souza RF40000033.249.355.488.843-1.5
C. Dickerson LF40000012.288.333.508.841-0.5
P. Bourjos LF00000000.230.283.399.6820.0
W. Ramos C40000000.230.267.375.6420.0
B. Miller 2B30000120.194.330.326.6570.0
A. Hechavarria SS30000011.245.265.365.630-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS40100005.241.260.387.6472.0
    T. Saladino DH40000001.194.268.253.5210.0
    A. Garcia RF40100011.323.371.489.8600.5
    M. Davidson 1B-3B40000011.233.275.488.763-0.5
    K. Smith C41200000.279.306.387.6944.0
    A. Hanson LF40000002.221.258.331.5890.0
    L. Garcia 2B10100000.270.316.423.7391.0
    O. Narvaez 1B20000110.266.367.318.6850.5
    A. Engel CF20000102.173.255.288.5441.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B-2B30200010.263.315.391.7071.5
      BATTING
      • HR - L. Morrison (34)
      • RBI - L. Morrison 3 (79)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (29)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Anderson (22), K. Smith (15)
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Longoria (9), L. Morrison (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Hanson (5), O. Narvaez (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell (W, 3-6)6.26101104.021.3921.5
      S. Cishek (H, 11)0.11001001.780.91-2.0
      T. Hunter (H, 21)1.00000202.520.984.0
      A. Colome (S, 41)1.00000102.971.1510.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell (W, 3-6)6.2
      S. Cishek (H, 11)0.1
      T. Hunter (H, 21)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 41)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.05331715.511.3510.5
      J. Petricka0.20000107.301.740.5
      A. Bummer1.01000106.591.392.5
      G. Infante1.10000103.531.323.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.0
      J. Petricka0.2
      A. Bummer1.0
      G. Infante1.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Cishek (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 85-53, S. Cishek 10-6, T. Hunter 13-9, A. Colome 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 10-7, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 25, S. Cishek 3, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 85-59, J. Petricka 8-5, A. Bummer 15-9, G. Infante 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 4-7, J. Petricka 2-0, A. Bummer 2-0, G. Infante 1-2
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 24, J. Petricka 3, A. Bummer 4, G. Infante 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Kiermaier CF42200011.275.342.446.7883.5
      L. Duda DH40000002.230.338.514.8530.0
      E. Longoria 3B40100021.264.318.434.7510.0
      L. Morrison 1B41331000.251.354.532.88610.0
      S. Souza RF40000033.249.355.488.843-1.5
      C. Dickerson LF40000012.288.333.508.841-0.5
      P. Bourjos LF00000000.230.283.399.6820.0
      W. Ramos C40000000.230.267.375.6420.0
      B. Miller 2B30000120.194.330.326.6570.0
      A. Hechavarria SS30000011.245.265.365.630-0.5
      Total34363111010-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Anderson SS40100005.241.260.387.6472.0
        T. Saladino DH40000001.194.268.253.5210.0
        A. Garcia RF40100011.323.371.489.8600.5
        M. Davidson 1B-3B40000011.233.275.488.763-0.5
        K. Smith C41200000.279.306.387.6944.0
        A. Hanson LF40000002.221.258.331.5890.0
        L. Garcia 2B10100000.270.316.423.7391.0
        O. Narvaez 1B20000110.266.367.318.6850.5
        A. Engel CF20000102.173.255.288.5441.0
        Y. Sanchez 3B-2B30200010.263.315.391.7071.5
        Total3217002412-----
          BATTING
          • HR - L. Morrison (34)
          • RBI - L. Morrison 3 (79)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (29)
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Anderson (22), K. Smith (15)
          FIELDING
          • E - E. Longoria (9), L. Morrison (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Hanson (5), O. Narvaez (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Snell (W, 3-6)6.26101104.021.3921.5
          S. Cishek (H, 11)0.11001001.780.91-2.0
          T. Hunter (H, 21)1.00000202.520.984.0
          A. Colome (S, 41)1.00000102.971.1510.5
          Total9.0710240---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Snell (W, 3-6)6.2
          S. Cishek (H, 11)0.1
          T. Hunter (H, 21)1.0
          A. Colome (S, 41)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.05331715.511.3510.5
          J. Petricka0.20000107.301.740.5
          A. Bummer1.01000106.591.392.5
          G. Infante1.10000103.531.323.5
          Total9.06331101---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.0
          J. Petricka0.2
          A. Bummer1.0
          G. Infante1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - S. Cishek (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 85-53, S. Cishek 10-6, T. Hunter 13-9, A. Colome 10-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 10-7, A. Colome 2-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Snell 25, S. Cishek 3, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 85-59, J. Petricka 8-5, A. Bummer 15-9, G. Infante 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 4-7, J. Petricka 2-0, A. Bummer 2-0, G. Infante 1-2
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 24, J. Petricka 3, A. Bummer 4, G. Infante 4
          • 3RD INNING
            Morrison singled to deep right, Kiermaier scored, Longoria to third31
          • 2ND INNING
            Garcia reached on an infield single to second, Smith scored on 1st baseman Morrison fielding error21
          • 1ST INNING
            Morrison homered to right center, Kiermaier scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • G. Infante Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Dickerson lined out to left
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Colome relieved Tommy Hunter
            • Peter Bourjos in left
            • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to first
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson grounded out to third
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Bummer Pitching:
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Duda grounded out to pitcher
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria grounded out to third
            • L. Morrison: Morrison singled to left, Morrison to second on right fielder Hanson fielding error
            • Gregory Infante relieved Aaron Bummer
            • S. Souza: Foul, Souza flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Tommy Hunter relieved Steve Cishek
            • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Saladino flied out to center
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jake Petricka relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria safe at first on catcher Narvaez fielding error
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Jake Petricka
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Smith singled to right
            • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Hanson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Smith out at second
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Narvaez walked
            • Steve Cishek relieved Blake Snell
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Ball, Narvaez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Engel walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to right, Narvaez to third, Engel to second
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Morrison grounded out to third
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Dickerson lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Saladino flied out to deep center
            • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to right center
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Garcia out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Omar Narvaez at first
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kiermaier lined out to center
            • L. Duda: Ball, Duda flied out to deep left
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Narvaez safe at first on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error
            • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Engel fouled out to catcher
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez singled to left, Narvaez to second
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Sanchez out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ramos grounded out to third
            • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Ball, Miller flied out to center
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Davidson lined out to third
            • K. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Foul, Hanson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier singled to left
            • L. Duda: Ball, Duda fouled out to third
            • E. Longoria: Foul, Longoria singled to left, Kiermaier to second
            • L. Morrison: Morrison singled to deep right, Kiermaier scored, Longoria to third
            • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dickerson flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson doubled to deep left
            • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Saladino flied out to right, Anderson to third
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia fouled out to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramos grounded out to first
            • B. Miller: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
            • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Davidson grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith doubled to deep right center
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hanson fouled out to catcher
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia reached on an infield single to second, Smith scored on 1st baseman Morrison fielding error
            • A. Engel: Ball, Engel flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier singled to center
            • L. Duda: Ball, Duda lined out to center
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Morrison homered to right center, Kiermaier scored
            • S. Souza: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to third
            • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike swinging, Saladino grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)