Glasnow limits Rangers to 2 infield singles in Rays' 3-0 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tyler Glasnow finally has a win to go with the label of the pitcher Tampa Bay got in the trade for former ace Chris Archer.

Glasnow allowed two infield singles in six innings for the hard-throwing right-hander's first American League win, 3-0 over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

''Let's just hope I get a bunch more,'' said Glasnow, who was winless in eight starts for the Rays, including three straight losses coming into Texas. ''A win is irrelevant I'd say, but it's good to get the first win for sure.''

Ji-Man Choi connected for his 10th homer , a solo shot, and drove in two runs to help the Rays improve to a major league-best 21-5 since Aug. 19. Tampa Bay pulled to 6 1/2 games behind idle Oakland for the second American League wild-card spot.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa barely beat out a chopper to shortstop for the first Texas hit with two outs in the fifth. Nomar Mazara reached in the sixth on a high bouncer in front of the mound that was first ruled an error by Glasnow.

''It's a hit, obviously,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''If it got down to the wire, you'd probably want to say that it would be nicer if it was a hard-hit ball. But look, if we're on the other side of that, we'd take any kind of a hit.''

Adam Kolarek, Jose Alvarado and Sergio Romo pitched a hitless inning apiece to wrap up the second two-hit shutout of the Rangers in a week. Eight Los Angeles Angels pitchers pulled the trick on Texas last Tuesday. Romo got his 22nd save in 29 chances.

It was the fourth big league win in 26 starts over two seasons for Glasnow (2-6). The 25-year-old, who came from Pittsburgh at the trading deadline, struck out six, walked two and hit a batter while hitting 99 mph with his fastball twice.

''That's a power right-handed arm,'' said Texas manager Jeff Banister, who was around Glasnow before coming to the Rangers from the Pirates for the 2015 season. ''He threw just enough balls out of the strike zone and enough in at the knees, 97, 98, 99, with the swing-and-miss breaking ball made it uncomfortable for our guys.''

Leading 2-0 with two on in the sixth, Glasnow finished his outing by getting Adrian Beltre on a flyout. Glasgow got some help the batter before allowing his first hit when center fielder Kevin Kiermaier made a leaping catch on a liner by Ronald Guzman.

ANOTHER TOUGH-LUCK LOSS

Adrian Sampson (0-2) lost his second straight start following one relief appearance since the last-place Rangers called him up from the minors. The right-hander allowed six hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Sampson was the loser in last week's two-hitter. He gave up two hits and one run in five innings in the Angels' 1-0 win.

''I just have my other pitchers working right now,'' Sampson said. ''I've always been a fastball guy. I've been able to throw my other pitches for strikes when I have to and it's keeping them off balance. It's been good for the first two starts.''

TRIPLE-A CHANGE FOR RANGERS

Round Rock is ending an eight-year run as the Triple-A affiliate of the Rangers. Nashville and San Antonio, which is moving up from Double-A next year, are the leading candidates to replace Round Rock. The team in suburban Austin, owned in part by Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, is expected to become Houston's Triple-A team. Ryan is working as a consultant for the Astros, whose president is son Reid Ryan.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: LF Joey Gallo was scratched from the lineup about three hours before the game because of a sore right little toe. Manager Jeff Banister said Gallo recently fouled a ball off that toe. Willie Calhoun started in left field and batted sixth, where Gallo was slotted.

UP NEXT

Rays LHP Blake Snell (19-5, 2.03 ERA) tries to become the first 20-game winner in the majors this season in the second game of a three-game series. David Price had a club-record 20 wins when he was the AL Cy Young winner in 2012. RHP Yovani Gallardo (8-5, 6.67) goes for Texas.

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  • HR: TB - J. Choi (10)
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B. Lowe 2B40000014.237.349.484.832-0.5
W. Adames SS31100101.268.336.407.7423.0
K. Kiermaier CF40100011.226.284.389.6721.5
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Ciuffo in the 7th
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R. Odor 2B30000011.257.330.443.7732.5
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N. Mazara RF30100110.267.329.453.7821.5
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D. Robinson CF20000021.179.287.264.551-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Robinson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Wendle (25), K. Kiermaier (12)
  • HR - J. Choi (10)
  • SF - J. Bauers (6)
  • RBI - J. Choi 2 (31), J. Bauers (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Choi (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham 2 (2), B. Lowe, W. Adames, J. Sucre
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre 4 (4), W. Calhoun, D. Robinson
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Smith (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Odor (12)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Andrus-Odor-Guzman; Odor-Andrus-Guzman)
  • E - E. Andrus (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Glasnow (W, 2-6)6.02002604.221.2427.0
A. Kolarek (H, 8)1.00000104.061.263.5
J. Alvarado (H, 31)1.00000202.051.064.0
S. Romo (S, 22)1.00001203.301.1510.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Glasnow (W, 2-6)6.0
A. Kolarek (H, 8)1.0
J. Alvarado (H, 31)1.0
S. Romo (S, 22)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sampson (L, 0-2)5.26221214.091.272.0
Z. Curtis0.21113104.151.85-4.5
M. Perez2.21000306.331.786.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Sampson (L, 0-2)5.2
Z. Curtis0.2
M. Perez2.2
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Glasnow (11)
  • HBP - T. Glasnow (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 86-49, A. Kolarek 12-9, J. Alvarado 15-11, S. Romo 21-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 5-7, A. Kolarek 2-0, J. Alvarado 1-0, S. Romo 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 23, A. Kolarek 3, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Curtis (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sampson 84-47, Z. Curtis 17-7, M. Perez 27-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sampson 6-6, M. Perez 3-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Sampson 21, Z. Curtis 6, M. Perez 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Pham LF40100013.261.347.423.7700.5
J. Choi DH41221010.267.348.523.8717.5
J. Wendle 3B30100102.292.343.423.7663.0
B. Lowe 2B40000014.237.349.484.832-0.5
W. Adames SS31100101.268.336.407.7423.0
K. Kiermaier CF40100011.226.284.389.6721.5
J. Bauers 1B30010021.197.316.388.7040.0
N. Ciuffo C20000000.208.310.375.6850.0
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Ciuffo in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH30000110.269.383.445.8290.5
R. Odor 2B30000011.257.330.443.7732.5
E. Andrus SS40000022.256.306.369.675-1.0
N. Mazara RF30100110.267.329.453.7821.5
A. Beltre 3B30000114.273.334.419.7530.5
W. Calhoun LF40000021.235.287.365.652-1.0
R. Guzman 1B30000000.234.307.418.7240.0
I. Kiner-Falefa C30100000.263.324.364.6881.0
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  • a-struck out for Robinson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Wendle (25), K. Kiermaier (12)
  • HR - J. Choi (10)
  • SF - J. Bauers (6)
  • RBI - J. Choi 2 (31), J. Bauers (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Choi (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham 2 (2), B. Lowe, W. Adames, J. Sucre
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre 4 (4), W. Calhoun, D. Robinson
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Smith (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Odor (12)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Andrus-Odor-Guzman; Odor-Andrus-Guzman)
  • E - E. Andrus (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Glasnow (W, 2-6)6.02002604.221.2427.0
A. Kolarek (H, 8)1.00000104.061.263.5
J. Alvarado (H, 31)1.00000202.051.064.0
S. Romo (S, 22)1.00001203.301.1510.0
Total9.02003110---
PITCHERSIP
T. Glasnow (W, 2-6)6.0
A. Kolarek (H, 8)1.0
J. Alvarado (H, 31)1.0
S. Romo (S, 22)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sampson (L, 0-2)5.26221214.091.272.0
Z. Curtis0.21113104.151.85-4.5
M. Perez2.21000306.331.786.5
Total9.0833461---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sampson (L, 0-2)5.2
Z. Curtis0.2
M. Perez2.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Glasnow (11)
  • HBP - T. Glasnow (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 86-49, A. Kolarek 12-9, J. Alvarado 15-11, S. Romo 21-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 5-7, A. Kolarek 2-0, J. Alvarado 1-0, S. Romo 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 23, A. Kolarek 3, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Curtis (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sampson 84-47, Z. Curtis 17-7, M. Perez 27-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sampson 6-6, M. Perez 3-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Sampson 21, Z. Curtis 6, M. Perez 9
  • 7TH INNING
    Bauers hit sacrifice fly to left, Adames scored, Kiermaier to third30
  • 6TH INNING
    Choi homered to center20
  • 1ST INNING
    Choi singled to right, Smith scored, Pham to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Perez Pitching:
    • W. Adames: Ball, Foul, Adames singled to center
    • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
    • J. Bauers: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
    • J. Sucre: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sucre grounded into fielder's choice to third, Adames out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Alvarado
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to second
    • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beltre walked
    • W. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Calhoun struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Perez Pitching:
    • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
    • J. Wendle: Ball, Wendle grounded out to first
    • B. Lowe: Lowe popped out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Alvarado relieved Adam Kolarek
    • Delino DeShields hit for Drew Robinson
    • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choo grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Curtis Pitching:
    • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames walked
    • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Kiermaier doubled to center, Adames to third
    • J. Bauers: Bauers hit sacrifice fly to left, Adames scored, Kiermaier to third
    • C.J. Cron hit for Nick Ciuffo
    • C. Cron: Cron intentionally walked
    • Martin Perez relieved Zac Curtis
    • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kiermaier out at home, Cron to second
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Kolarek relieved Tyler Glasnow
    • Jesus Sucre catching
    • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • R. Guzman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Sampson Pitching:
    • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
    • T. Pham: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Smith caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Pham struck out on foul tip
    • J. Choi: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Choi homered to center
    • Zac Curtis relieved Adrian Sampson
    • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wendle walked
    • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
    • R. Odor: Odor lined out to left
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
    • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Mazara reached on an infield single to pitcher, Choo to second
    • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltre flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Sampson Pitching:
    • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Kiermaier grounded out to second
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bauers lined out to center
    • N. Ciuffo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ciuffo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • W. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Guzman lined out to center
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kiner-Falefa reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Robinson struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Sampson Pitching:
    • J. Choi: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Choi flied out to right
    • J. Wendle: Ball, Wendle doubled to deep right
    • B. Lowe: Lowe flied out to deep left
    • W. Adames: Adames lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beltre grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Sampson Pitching:
    • N. Ciuffo: Ball, Ball, Ciuffo flied out to left
    • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Smith singled to center
    • T. Pham: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pham grounded out to shortstop, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • D. Robinson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
    • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo flied out to center
    • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Sampson Pitching:
    • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Adames lined out to right
    • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Kiermaier grounded out to first
    • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun fouled out to right
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman lined out to center
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Sampson Pitching:
    • M. Smith: Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to shortstop, Smith to second on shortstop Andrus throwing error
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham singled to center, Smith to third
    • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Choi singled to right, Smith scored, Pham to second
    • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Wendle reached on fielder's choice to second, Pham to third, Choi out at second
    • B. Lowe: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Lowe grounded out to second, Wendle out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Odor hit by pitch
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus lined out to right
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Odor stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked
    • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Odor to third, Mazara to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)