Stanek 1st rookie in 75 years to start consecutive games

TORONTO (AP) Tampa Bay's Ryne Stanek became the first rookie pitcher in 75 years to start consecutive games - throwing one inning for the second straight day.

''It's pretty much the same as two relief appearances in a row,'' Stanek said. ''I didn't really notice anything different.''

Stanek combined with six relievers on a three-hitter in Tampa Bay's 4-0 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night, which extended the Rays' winning streak to four.

Tampa Bay has held Toronto to five hits or fewer in seven consecutive meetings, matching the longest streak in the majors since 1920. The Baltimore Orioles did it to the Washington Senators from Sept. 11, 1968, to April 18, 1969, according to STATS.

''We're getting outstanding pitching performances,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''It seems like just about every night we're in a ballgame because of our pitching and defense.''

Tampa Bay is 9-2 against the Blue Jays this season. Toronto has lost seven of its past nine.

A night after throwing 16 pitches, Stanek allowed Devon Travis' leadoff double and hit Kendrys Morales with a pitch with one out. Stanek escaped a 10-pitch first inning when Randal Grichuk struck out as Morales was caught stealing second.

''That was huge for us right there to get the game started off on the right foot,'' Stanek said.

Stanek became the first rookie to start back-to-back games since the St. Louis Cardinals' Red Munger got one out in a loss to Philadelphia on July 28, 1943, then pitched a complete game victory over the Phillies the following day, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

''That's definitely cool,'' Stanek said.

Stanek became the third pitcher to start consecutive games for the Rays after Sergio Romo against the Los Angeles Angels on May 19 and 20 this year and James Shields on both sides of the All-Star break in 2009.

Before Romo, the previous big league pitcher to start consecutive games was Milwaukee's Zack Grienke, who was ejected after four pitches on July 7, 2012, and started again the next day.

Hunter Wood (1-1) pitched two hitless innings, Jalen Beeks worked 2 2/3 innings, Jose Alvarado got one out, Diego Castillo pitched the seventh and eighth, and Adam Kolarek got the first out in the ninth. Romo entered with runners at the corners and got his 19th save in 26 chances when Grichuk fouled out and Kevin Pillar flied out.

Tampa Bay has 12 shutouts this season, two shy of AL-leading Cleveland. Three of the Rays' shutouts have come against the Blue Jays.

''They've got some good arms, guys have some good breaking balls,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

Matt Duffy reached base twice and had one RBI and Tommy Pham had two hits, including a run-scoring triple, before leaving with a sore groin. Cash said Pham will likely sit Wednesday. The Rays are off Thursday.

Rookie Ryan Borucki (3-4) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings.

Borucki pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the first, then gave up Mallex Smith's RBI groundout in the second. Starting with Smith, Borucki retired 15 of 16 before hitting Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch starting the seventh. Pinch-hitter Ji-Man Choi had an RBI double off Jake Petricka, Pham tripled with two outs and came around on Duffy's single.

BACK-TO-BACK BRUISES

Kiermaier was hit by pitches in two straight trips to the plate, once in the sixth and again in the seventh. He's the third Rays player this season to be hit twice in the same game.

IN A PINCH

Choi is 4 for 7 with one homer and five RBI as a pinch hitter this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Tampa Bay recalled RHP Jake Faria from Triple-A Durham and activated C Adam Moore off the restricted list. Moore was unable to join his teammates on the flight to Toronto on Sunday night because of what the team called improper documentation. To make room for Moore on the 40-man roster, the Rays moved INF Daniel Robertson (left thumb) to the 60-day disabled list.

Blue Jays: Toronto put RHP Joe Biagini (strained left oblique) on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, and recalled Petricka from Triple-A Buffalo. ... The Blue Jays recalled OF Dwight Smith Jr., 1B Rowdy Tellez and INF Richard Urena from Buffalo and selected the contract of OF Jonathan Davis from their top farm team.

UP NEXT

Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-2, 3.23) starts Wednesday's series finale against RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-5, 5.22). Glasnow allowed one run and two hits in a loss to Cleveland last Fridays. Sanchez has an 11.88 ERA in two starts since returning from the DL after missing two months because of a finger injury.

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  • W: H. Wood (1-1)L: R. Borucki (3-4)S: S. Romo (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith LF-RF50110012.305.373.427.8003.5
T. Pham DH51210012.257.342.416.7585.5
J. Bauers PR-DH00000000.197.314.382.6960.0
M. Duffy 3B40110111.299.357.374.7312.5
C. Cron 1B50000024.253.320.486.806-1.0
J. Wendle 2B30000110.300.349.429.7780.5
W. Adames SS40000023.254.321.390.710-1.0
K. Kiermaier CF21100000.208.275.337.6114.0
C. Gomez RF20100000.220.310.347.6571.0
a- B. Lowe PH-LF21100001.254.365.444.8092.0
J. Sucre C10000001.195.233.221.4540.0
b- J. Choi PH11110000.275.350.500.8504.0
N. Ciuffo C10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
HITTERSAB
M. Smith LF-RF5
T. Pham DH5
J. Bauers PR-DH0
M. Duffy 3B4
C. Cron 1B5
J. Wendle 2B3
W. Adames SS4
K. Kiermaier CF2
C. Gomez RF2
a- B. Lowe PH-LF2
J. Sucre C1
b- J. Choi PH1
N. Ciuffo C1
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Gomez in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Sucre in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Travis 2B40100001.234.281.389.6702.0
J. Smoak 1B20000211.247.356.470.8261.5
K. Morales DH30100012.255.336.465.8000.5
R. Grichuk RF40000024.240.299.474.774-1.0
K. Pillar CF40000002.249.278.410.6880.0
T. Hernandez LF30000020.241.301.469.770-1.0
D. Jansen C30000010.273.365.455.820-0.5
A. Diaz 3B30100010.251.287.436.7230.5
R. Urena SS20000020.261.320.391.711-1.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Choi (12)
    • 3B - T. Pham (2)
    • SH - J. Sucre (4)
    • RBI - M. Smith (33), T. Pham (51), M. Duffy (40), J. Choi (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Pham (14), M. Duffy (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, C. Cron 2 (2), W. Adames 3 (3), J. Sucre, N. Ciuffo 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Travis (11)
    • SH - R. Urena (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Morales 2 (2), K. Pillar 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Smith (28)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - K. Morales (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Sucre-Wendle)
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Travis (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek1.01000102.671.052.5
    H. Wood (W, 1-1)2.00000104.181.6413.5
    J. Beeks2.21000405.671.517.0
    J. Alvarado (H, 28)0.10001102.181.13-0.5
    D. Castillo2.00000303.481.027.5
    A. Kolarek0.11001003.551.26-2.0
    S. Romo (S, 19)0.20000003.201.177.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek1.0
    H. Wood (W, 1-1)2.0
    J. Beeks2.2
    J. Alvarado (H, 28)0.1
    D. Castillo2.0
    A. Kolarek0.1
    S. Romo (S, 19)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Borucki (L, 3-4)6.03222504.391.4811.5
    J. Petricka1.03220204.621.54-1.0
    T. Pannone1.01000104.581.132.5
    T. Guerrieri1.01000002.250.752.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Borucki (L, 3-4)6.0
    J. Petricka1.0
    T. Pannone1.0
    T. Guerrieri1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Stanek
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 10-6, H. Wood 19-13, J. Beeks 31-24, J. Alvarado 11-5, D. Castillo 23-16, A. Kolarek 16-9, S. Romo 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-0, H. Wood 1-4, J. Beeks 3-1, D. Castillo 1-2, A. Kolarek 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 4, H. Wood 6, J. Beeks 9, J. Alvarado 2, D. Castillo 6, A. Kolarek 3, S. Romo 2
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Borucki (2), T. Pannone (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 96-64, J. Petricka 20-15, T. Pannone 15-10, T. Guerrieri 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 9-5, J. Petricka 1-0, T. Pannone 2-0, T. Guerrieri 2-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 25, J. Petricka 6, T. Pannone 5, T. Guerrieri 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith LF-RF50110012.305.373.427.8003.5
    T. Pham DH51210012.257.342.416.7585.5
    J. Bauers PR-DH00000000.197.314.382.6960.0
    M. Duffy 3B40110111.299.357.374.7312.5
    C. Cron 1B50000024.253.320.486.806-1.0
    J. Wendle 2B30000110.300.349.429.7780.5
    W. Adames SS40000023.254.321.390.710-1.0
    K. Kiermaier CF21100000.208.275.337.6114.0
    C. Gomez RF20100000.220.310.347.6571.0
    a- B. Lowe PH-LF21100001.254.365.444.8092.0
    J. Sucre C10000001.195.233.221.4540.0
    b- J. Choi PH11110000.275.350.500.8504.0
    N. Ciuffo C10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total3548402816-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Smith LF-RF5
    T. Pham DH5
    J. Bauers PR-DH0
    M. Duffy 3B4
    C. Cron 1B5
    J. Wendle 2B3
    W. Adames SS4
    K. Kiermaier CF2
    C. Gomez RF2
    a- B. Lowe PH-LF2
    J. Sucre C1
    b- J. Choi PH1
    N. Ciuffo C1
    Total35
    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Gomez in the 7th
    • b-doubled for Sucre in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Travis 2B40100001.234.281.389.6702.0
    J. Smoak 1B20000211.247.356.470.8261.5
    K. Morales DH30100012.255.336.465.8000.5
    R. Grichuk RF40000024.240.299.474.774-1.0
    K. Pillar CF40000002.249.278.410.6880.0
    T. Hernandez LF30000020.241.301.469.770-1.0
    D. Jansen C30000010.273.365.455.820-0.5
    A. Diaz 3B30100010.251.287.436.7230.5
    R. Urena SS20000020.261.320.391.711-1.0
    Total28030021010-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Choi (12)
      • 3B - T. Pham (2)
      • SH - J. Sucre (4)
      • RBI - M. Smith (33), T. Pham (51), M. Duffy (40), J. Choi (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Pham (14), M. Duffy (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, C. Cron 2 (2), W. Adames 3 (3), J. Sucre, N. Ciuffo 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Travis (11)
      • SH - R. Urena (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Morales 2 (2), K. Pillar 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Smith (28)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Morales (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Sucre-Wendle)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Travis (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.01000102.671.052.5
      H. Wood (W, 1-1)2.00000104.181.6413.5
      J. Beeks2.21000405.671.517.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 28)0.10001102.181.13-0.5
      D. Castillo2.00000303.481.027.5
      A. Kolarek0.11001003.551.26-2.0
      S. Romo (S, 19)0.20000003.201.177.0
      Total9.03002100---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.0
      H. Wood (W, 1-1)2.0
      J. Beeks2.2
      J. Alvarado (H, 28)0.1
      D. Castillo2.0
      A. Kolarek0.1
      S. Romo (S, 19)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Borucki (L, 3-4)6.03222504.391.4811.5
      J. Petricka1.03220204.621.54-1.0
      T. Pannone1.01000104.581.132.5
      T. Guerrieri1.01000002.250.752.0
      Total9.0844280---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Borucki (L, 3-4)6.0
      J. Petricka1.0
      T. Pannone1.0
      T. Guerrieri1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Stanek
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 10-6, H. Wood 19-13, J. Beeks 31-24, J. Alvarado 11-5, D. Castillo 23-16, A. Kolarek 16-9, S. Romo 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-0, H. Wood 1-4, J. Beeks 3-1, D. Castillo 1-2, A. Kolarek 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 4, H. Wood 6, J. Beeks 9, J. Alvarado 2, D. Castillo 6, A. Kolarek 3, S. Romo 2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Borucki (2), T. Pannone (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 96-64, J. Petricka 20-15, T. Pannone 15-10, T. Guerrieri 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 9-5, J. Petricka 1-0, T. Pannone 2-0, T. Guerrieri 2-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 25, J. Petricka 6, T. Pannone 5, T. Guerrieri 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Duffy reached on an infield single to second, Pham scored40
        Pham tripled to left center, Choi scored30
        Choi doubled to deep center, Lowe scored20
      • 2ND INNING
        Smith grounded out to first, Kiermaier scored, Gomez to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Taylor Guerrieri relieved Thomas Pannone
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to second
        • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pham reached on an infield single to third
        • Jake Bauers ran for Tommy Pham
        • M. Duffy: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Duffy fouled out to right
        • C. Cron: Ball, Cron grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Kolarek relieved Diego Castillo
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Travis grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Morales singled to left center, Smoak to third
        • Sergio Romo relieved Adam Kolarek
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grichuk fouled out to third
        • K. Pillar: Pillar flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Thomas Pannone relieved Jake Petricka
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Adames grounded out to third
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier hit by pitch
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Lowe singled to left, Kiermaier to third
        • N. Ciuffo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ciuffo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Castillo Pitching:
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen lined out to first
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • R. Urena: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier hit by pitch
        • Jake Petricka relieved Ryan Borucki
        • Brandon Lowe hit for Carlos Gomez
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Lowe reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kiermaier out at second
        • Ji-Man Choi hit for Jesus Sucre
        • J. Choi: Choi doubled to deep center, Lowe scored
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • T. Pham: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pham tripled to left center, Choi scored
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy reached on an infield single to second, Pham scored
        • C. Cron: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Ciuffo catching
        • Diego Castillo relieved Jose Alvarado
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk popped out to third
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Foul, Cron grounded out to third
        • J. Wendle: Wendle flied out to center
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz singled to right
        • R. Urena: Urena hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Diaz to second
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Travis grounded out to shortstop
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Jalen Beeks
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Foul, Smith grounded out to second
        • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pham grounded out to third
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar flied out to center
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Adames grounded out to third
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to third
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Gomez safe at first on 2nd baseman Travis throwing error
        • J. Sucre: Sucre lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Jalen Beeks relieved Hunter Wood
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales grounded out to third
        • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cron flied out to right
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wendle flied out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Wood Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz flied out to right
        • R. Urena: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Travis grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kiermaier singled to right center
        • C. Gomez: Gomez reached on bunt single to pitcher, Kiermaier to second
        • J. Sucre: Sucre hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Kiermaier to third, Gomez to second
        • M. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to first, Kiermaier scored, Gomez to third
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Hunter Wood relieved Ryne Stanek
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar flied out to deep center
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep right
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jansen flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • T. Pham: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Smith stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pham lined out to left
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duffy walked
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle walked, Smith to third, Duffy to second
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis doubled to deep right center
        • J. Smoak: Smoak grounded out to first, Travis to third
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales hit by pitch
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging, Morales caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)