Adames, Wendle lead Rays to 3-1 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays aren't blessed with a bunch of big boppers, but they will burn up the basepaths at every opportunity.

Willy Adames had two hits and drove in the decisive run, and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday, their seventh win in eight meetings with Toronto this season.

''With our lineup, we have to execute the small things a lot more than other teams,'' outfielder Kevin Kiermaier said. ''We don't have the big home run hitters or anything like that. We just try to move base to base and, anytime we can, try to capitalize on any mistakes or errors and make them pay.''

Tampa Bay took advantage of a pair of early Toronto miscues to take extra bases that led to runs. Speedy outfielder Mallex Smith led off the first with a chopper over the mound. Shortstop Aledmys Diaz and second baseman Devon Travis both charged, and then backed off as the ball rolled between them. Smith took advantage of two infielders being out of position to advance to second and was credited with a double. He scored one out later on Joey Wendle's double just inside the right field foul line.

''Initially I thought I would beat out the ball and just get the single,'' Smith said. ''I head the crowd go `Ooh,' so I thought they bobbled it. Then I saw it just kind of helplessly rolling out to center field.''

In the second, Kiermaier led off with a single and advanced when center fielder Kevin Pillar bobbled the ball. Kiermaier later stole third and scored on Adames' RBI grounder.

''We're not a very high-scoring offense, so we have to take advantage of any little mistake, bobble, whatever, to get that extra 90 feet,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''We don't score those runs if they don't do those things.''

Aledmys Diaz homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost five of six and are a season-worst 12 games below .500.

''Any time you can limit a team to one run, things are going right,'' Cash said.

Ryne Stanek opened for the Rays, leaving after four outs. Diego Castillo (3-2) pitched 2 2/3 innings and Jamie Schultz allowed one run in two innings. Hunter Wood pitched the seventh, Pedro Alvorado handled the eighth and Sergio Romo worked a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 22 opportunities.

''They were tough today,'' Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin said. ''They made pitches, made some plays on defense.''

Toronto had two runners thrown out on the bases in the seventh. Martin led off with a single but was caught trying to steal second. The inning ended when Pillar was picked off first following a walk.

Diaz cut the deficit in half with a leadoff homer off Schultz in the fifth, his 15th. Jesus Sucre hit an RBI single off Ryan Tepera in the ninth to restore the two-run cushion.

Sam Gaviglio (2-5) allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Gaviglio is winless in 14 starts since a May 25 victory at Philadelphia.

BACK2BACK

Toronto honored the 25th anniversary of its consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993 with a pregame ceremony. More than 20 coaches and players from the two championship teams were on hand, including Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Dave Winfield, 1993 hero Joe Carter and manager Cito Gaston.

DRY SPELL

Toronto, which lost 7-0 Friday, scored one run or fewer in consecutive games for the third time.

DID IT AGAIN

Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered for Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, his fourth in four games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Manager John Gibbons said INF Yangervis Solarte will go on the disabled list after injuring his right oblique on an awkward swing in the second inning and leaving the game. Solarte was replaced by Richard Urena. ... In a statement, the Blue Jays said injured 3B Josh Donaldson (left calf) is ''ramping up intensity'' in his workouts at its spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida. Donaldson has been out since May 28.

UP NEXT

Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (1-2, 4.14 ERA) starts Sunday's series finale against RHP Marcus Stroman (4-8, 5.20). Glasnow is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two starts since being acquired from Pittsburgh last month. Stroman left Tuesday's start against Boston after allowing one unearned run in seven innings because of a blister on his middle finger.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
TB60-57
1100000013100
TOR52-64
000010000151
  • W: D. Castillo (3-2)L: S. Gaviglio (2-5)S: S. Romo (15)
  • HR: TOR - A. Diaz (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith RF-LF41100120.299.374.420.7943.0
M. Duffy 3B40000013.301.353.382.735-0.5
J. Wendle 2B40210000.295.346.419.7664.0
C. Cron 1B40200022.247.317.469.7872.0
C. Gomez RF00000000.218.309.354.6630.0
J. Choi DH40100013.227.296.455.7501.5
K. Kiermaier CF41100013.181.254.300.5543.5
W. Adames SS41210011.243.292.372.6645.5
B. Lowe LF30000012.000.105.000.105-0.5
J. Bauers 1B10000001.232.342.463.8050.0
J. Sucre C40110021.215.257.246.5031.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grichuk RF40000030.231.291.465.756-1.5
    D. Travis 2B40100000.246.297.395.6921.0
    J. Smoak 1B30000111.260.365.479.8450.5
    T. Hernandez LF30100121.245.300.495.7952.0
    K. Morales DH30100101.245.325.418.7432.0
    Y. Solarte 3B10000012.233.287.397.684-0.5
    a- R. Urena PH-3B20000011.261.261.391.652-0.5
    b- C. Granderson PH10000000.234.333.418.7510.0
    R. Martin C20100000.199.343.346.6891.0
    A. Diaz SS31111004.262.294.469.7636.0
    K. Pillar CF20000103.245.275.403.6781.0
    • a-announced for Solarte in the 4th
    • b-flied out for Urena in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Smith (19), J. Wendle (15), C. Cron (21), J. Choi (5)
    • RBI - J. Wendle (38), W. Adames (15), J. Sucre (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Duffy 2 (2), C. Cron, J. Choi, K. Kiermaier 2 (2), B. Lowe
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Hernandez (25)
    • HR - A. Diaz (15)
    • RBI - A. Diaz (35)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak, T. Hernandez, K. Pillar 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - K. Kiermaier (8), W. Adames (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - R. Martin (3)
    • Picked Off - K. Pillar
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Adames-Wendle-Cron; Adames-Wendle-Cron)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar (6)
    • E - K. Pillar (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek1.11001202.491.022.0
    D. Castillo (W, 3-2)2.21001203.861.1012.0
    J. Schultz2.02111114.581.122.5
    H. Wood (H, 2)1.01001003.911.581.0
    J. Alvarado (H, 22)1.00000202.391.204.0
    S. Romo (S, 15)1.00000103.571.1710.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek1.1
    D. Castillo (W, 3-2)2.2
    J. Schultz2.0
    H. Wood (H, 2)1.0
    J. Alvarado (H, 22)1.0
    S. Romo (S, 15)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Gaviglio (L, 2-5)5.16210704.861.426.5
    J. Garcia0.20000106.181.580.5
    J. Petricka1.01001104.711.571.5
    T. Clippard1.01000103.791.152.5
    R. Tepera1.02110104.171.270.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Gaviglio (L, 2-5)5.1
    J. Garcia0.2
    J. Petricka1.0
    T. Clippard1.0
    R. Tepera1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Castillo (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 25-18, D. Castillo 34-20, J. Schultz 35-21, H. Wood 16-7, J. Alvarado 10-8, S. Romo 12-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Castillo 4-1, J. Schultz 3-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, D. Castillo 10, J. Schultz 8, H. Wood 3, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gaviglio 99-67, J. Garcia 7-5, J. Petricka 17-8, T. Clippard 11-9, R. Tepera 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gaviglio 3-6, J. Garcia 1-0, T. Clippard 1-1, R. Tepera 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Gaviglio 22, J. Garcia 2, J. Petricka 5, T. Clippard 4, R. Tepera 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    TB60-57
    1100000013100
    TOR52-64
    000010000151
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith RF-LF41100120.299.374.420.7943.0
    M. Duffy 3B40000013.301.353.382.735-0.5
    J. Wendle 2B40210000.295.346.419.7664.0
    C. Cron 1B40200022.247.317.469.7872.0
    C. Gomez RF00000000.218.309.354.6630.0
    J. Choi DH40100013.227.296.455.7501.5
    K. Kiermaier CF41100013.181.254.300.5543.5
    W. Adames SS41210011.243.292.372.6645.5
    B. Lowe LF30000012.000.105.000.105-0.5
    J. Bauers 1B10000001.232.342.463.8050.0
    J. Sucre C40110021.215.257.246.5031.0
    Total363103011116-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Smith RF-LF4
    M. Duffy 3B4
    J. Wendle 2B4
    C. Cron 1B4
    C. Gomez RF0
    J. Choi DH4
    K. Kiermaier CF4
    W. Adames SS4
    B. Lowe LF3
    J. Bauers 1B1
    J. Sucre C4
    Total36
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      R. Grichuk RF40000030.231.291.465.756-1.5
      D. Travis 2B40100000.246.297.395.6921.0
      J. Smoak 1B30000111.260.365.479.8450.5
      T. Hernandez LF30100121.245.300.495.7952.0
      K. Morales DH30100101.245.325.418.7432.0
      Y. Solarte 3B10000012.233.287.397.684-0.5
      a- R. Urena PH-3B20000011.261.261.391.652-0.5
      b- C. Granderson PH10000000.234.333.418.7510.0
      R. Martin C20100000.199.343.346.6891.0
      A. Diaz SS31111004.262.294.469.7636.0
      K. Pillar CF20000103.245.275.403.6781.0
      Total2815114813-----
      • a-announced for Solarte in the 4th
      • b-flied out for Urena in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Smith (19), J. Wendle (15), C. Cron (21), J. Choi (5)
      • RBI - J. Wendle (38), W. Adames (15), J. Sucre (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Duffy 2 (2), C. Cron, J. Choi, K. Kiermaier 2 (2), B. Lowe
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Hernandez (25)
      • HR - A. Diaz (15)
      • RBI - A. Diaz (35)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak, T. Hernandez, K. Pillar 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Kiermaier (8), W. Adames (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Martin (3)
      • Picked Off - K. Pillar
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Adames-Wendle-Cron; Adames-Wendle-Cron)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar (6)
      • E - K. Pillar (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.11001202.491.022.0
      D. Castillo (W, 3-2)2.21001203.861.1012.0
      J. Schultz2.02111114.581.122.5
      H. Wood (H, 2)1.01001003.911.581.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 22)1.00000202.391.204.0
      S. Romo (S, 15)1.00000103.571.1710.5
      Total9.0511481---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.1
      D. Castillo (W, 3-2)2.2
      J. Schultz2.0
      H. Wood (H, 2)1.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 22)1.0
      S. Romo (S, 15)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Gaviglio (L, 2-5)5.16210704.861.426.5
      J. Garcia0.20000106.181.580.5
      J. Petricka1.01001104.711.571.5
      T. Clippard1.01000103.791.152.5
      R. Tepera1.02110104.171.270.5
      Total9.010321110---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Gaviglio (L, 2-5)5.1
      J. Garcia0.2
      J. Petricka1.0
      T. Clippard1.0
      R. Tepera1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Castillo (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 25-18, D. Castillo 34-20, J. Schultz 35-21, H. Wood 16-7, J. Alvarado 10-8, S. Romo 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Castillo 4-1, J. Schultz 3-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, D. Castillo 10, J. Schultz 8, H. Wood 3, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gaviglio 99-67, J. Garcia 7-5, J. Petricka 17-8, T. Clippard 11-9, R. Tepera 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gaviglio 3-6, J. Garcia 1-0, T. Clippard 1-1, R. Tepera 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Gaviglio 22, J. Garcia 2, J. Petricka 5, T. Clippard 4, R. Tepera 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Sucre singled to right center, Adames scored, Sucre out at second31
      • 5TH INNING
        Diaz homered to left center21
      • 2ND INNING
        Adames grounded out to shortstop, Kiermaier scored20
      • 1ST INNING
        Wendle doubled to right, Smith scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Tyler Clippard
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Adames singled to center
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, In play
        • J. Bauers: Gomez grounded out to second, Adames to second
        • J. Sucre: Sucre singled to right center, Adames scored, Sucre out at second
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Alvarado
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales lined out to center
        • Curtis Granderson hit for Richard Urena
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Granderson flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Jake Petricka
        • J. Wendle: Foul, Wendle flied out to left
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron doubled to left
        • J. Choi: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Hunter Wood
        • Jake Bauers at first base
        • Carlos Gomez in right field
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Foul, Travis flied out to right
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jake Petricka relieved Jaime Garcia
        • W. Adames: Ball, Adames reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • B. Lowe: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lowe flied out to deep left
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Sucre struck out on foul tip
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames stole second, Ball, Smith walked
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy popped out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Hunter Wood relieved Jaime Schultz
        • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin singled to left
        • A. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Diaz lined out to right
        • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Martin caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pillar walked
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Pillar picked off at first, pitcher to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Wendle flied out to deep center
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cron singled to left center
        • Jaime Garcia relieved Sam Gaviglio
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choi reached on fielder's choice to second, Cron out at second
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Schultz Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Morales grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second
        • R. Urena: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • J. Sucre: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Strike looking, Duffy grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jaime Schultz relieved Diego Castillo
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Diaz homered to left center
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar popped out to catcher
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grichuk grounded out to third
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis singled to left
        • J. Smoak: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Smoak grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Choi doubled to deep right center
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kiermaier flied out to deep right, Choi to third
        • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • B. Lowe: Foul, Lowe lined out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Castillo Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales singled to left
        • R. Urena: Foul, Urena grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Morales out at second
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Smith flied out to left
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle singled to left
        • C. Cron: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Castillo Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Ball, Travis grounded out to second
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Kiermaier singled to center, Kiermaier to second on center fielder Pillar fielding error
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier stole third, Foul, Ball, Adames grounded out to shortstop, Kiermaier scored
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Sucre popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez doubled to deep right center
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Morales walked
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul
        • Urena struck out swinging
        • Diego Castillo relieved Ryne Stanek
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin hit by pitch, Hernandez to third, Morales to second
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz fouled out to catcher
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith doubled to center
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Ball, Duffy grounded out to shortstop, Smith to third
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Wendle doubled to right, Smith scored
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Choi lined out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
        • D. Travis: Foul, Travis popped out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak popped out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)