7 Rays pitchers combine to hand Miami 7th straight loss, 1-0

MIAMI (AP) Tampa Bay's pitchers dealt with lots of traffic on the bases, and paraded from their bullpen to the mound in a steady stream, which made for a most unorthodox shutout.

Seven pitchers combined on a seven-hitter, and the Rays blanked the Miami Marlins for the second consecutive game, 1-0 on Wednesday night.

''That game was fun,'' said Emilio Pagan, who escaped Miami's biggest threat in the sixth inning. ''A 1-0 game - that's old-time baseball right there, when the guys are grinding at-bats and making big pitches.''

The Marlins (10-31) endured their seventh consecutive defeat and are on pace for 122 losses.

The only run scored in the second inning when catcher Anthony Bemboom, called up from the minors last week, doubled for his first major league hit and RBI . Bemboom sprained his left knee blocking a pitch in the fifth, left the game and will go on the injured list, manager Kevin Cash said.

''I just went down in an awkward position and felt a little instability in my knee,'' Bemboom said. ''It's crazy - I've made that move a thousand times before.''

The AL East leaders improved to 2-7 in one-run games, and they're 14-5 on the road, best in the majors.

''Sometimes you've got to find a way to win a 1-0 game, and a lot of things have got to go your way,'' Cash said. ''Our pitching was outstanding. We put ourselves in some tight, sticky situations, but it was impressive to watch to a man how they stepped up, took a deep breath and made big pitches.''

The Marlins, who stranded 11 runners, went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position. They're batting .200 in those situations this season.

''I see a bunch of guys grinding but trying to do too much,'' shortstop Miguel Rojas said. ''It's really frustrating when you're on a bad streak like this. You're trying to hit a homer instead of just put the ball in play and let the guy behind you do the job too. That's the way we are right now.''

The Marlins mounted so many threats it took 3 hours, 6 minutes to finish them off. Their best chance came in the sixth, when they had runners at second and third with none out, but Pagan escaped with the help of two strikeouts.

Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe made a diving stop to rob Starlin Castro of an RBI single and end the fifth.

Tampa Bay starter Ryne Stanek went one inning, and Jalen Beeks (3-0) threw three scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Diego Castillo pitched around a one-out walk in the ninth for his fifth save to help the Rays complete a two-game series sweep.

Miami has been shut out nine times and ranks last in the majors in in run, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, walks, on-base percentage and slugging.

''I don't think I've ever been through anything quite like this,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''I don't think there are any magic words at this point that are going to totally relax everybody and we're going to all start swinging the bats. We're going to have to individually come here and be better.''

Jose Urena (1-6) allowed only one run in six innings. He has an ERA of 2.77 over his past six starts but is 1-3 during that span.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tampa Bay: 3B Diaz (sore left ankle) departed in the eighth, and PH Guillermo Heredia (bruised right hand) was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning, but X-rays were negative. Both are day to day. ''We avoided some scares,'' Cash said.

Miami: RHP Drew Steckenrider (strained right elbow) visited specialist Dr. James Andrews, who confirmed the diagnosis and recommended rest. Steckenrider was placed on the 60-day injured list last week. ... Rojas (back spasms) left the game in the fifth inning but said the issue wasn't serious. His status is day to day.

UP NEXT

Rays: Following an off day, an opener is expected to start Friday for the beginning of a three-game series at the Yankees with first place in the division at stake. New York trails by half a game.

Marlins: Following an off day, RHP Trevor Richards (0-5, 4.46) is scheduled to start Friday against the Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom (3-4, 3.26). Richards is winless in eight starts even though opponents are batting .223 against him.

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  • W: J. Beeks (3-0)L: J. Urena (1-6)S: D. Castillo (5)
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T. Pham LF40100012.283.399.428.8270.5
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B. Lowe 2B40100010.285.336.533.8680.5
Y. Diaz 3B30100002.273.355.531.8871.0
D. Robertson 3B10000010.176.288.269.557-0.5
K. Kiermaier CF40000011.220.288.371.659-0.5
W. Adames SS21100200.236.319.333.6524.0
A. Bemboom C20210000.400.400.6001.0004.0
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c- G. Heredia PH00000000.225.354.375.7291.0
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  • a-struck out for Bemboom in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Stanek in the 4th
  • c-hit by pitch for Beeks in the 5th
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C. Granderson LF40100101.179.271.348.6203.0
B. Anderson 3B40000123.224.308.296.6040.0
N. Walker 1B40100012.294.379.431.8100.5
S. Castro 2B40000003.226.275.289.5640.0
G. Cooper RF30200110.118.250.118.3682.5
J. Alfaro C40200012.246.306.395.7013.5
M. Rojas SS20100001.242.299.288.5861.0
J. Berti SS20000013.231.317.327.644-0.5
R. Herrera CF40000035.192.267.231.498-1.5
J. Urena P20000020.000.071.000.071-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Urena in the 6th
  • b-walked for Guerrero in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Bemboom
  • RBI - A. Bemboom
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, J. Choi 2 (2), Y. Diaz 2 (2), W. Adames
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson (7), J. Alfaro 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, N. Walker, S. Castro 3 (3), J. Berti, R. Herrera 3 (3), M. Prado 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Meadows
FIELDING
  • PB - A. Bemboom (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stanek1.00001102.451.002.5
J. Beeks (W, 3-0)3.04000402.251.1914.0
A. Kolarek0.20000103.211.290.5
E. Pagan (H, 3)1.12002200.710.710.0
J. Alvarado (H, 5)1.10000101.040.923.5
C. Roe (H, 8)0.21000102.631.83-0.5
D. Castillo (S, 5)1.00001201.570.9110.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Stanek1.0
J. Beeks (W, 3-0)3.0
A. Kolarek0.2
E. Pagan (H, 3)1.1
J. Alvarado (H, 5)1.1
C. Roe (H, 8)0.2
D. Castillo (S, 5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 1-6)6.06111204.441.449.0
N. Anderson0.21001204.001.22-1.0
A. Conley1.20000307.041.634.5
T. Guerrero0.20001003.121.33-1.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 1-6)6.0
N. Anderson0.2
A. Conley1.2
T. Guerrero0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 13-7, J. Beeks 47-34, A. Kolarek 5-5, E. Pagan 35-21, J. Alvarado 16-9, C. Roe 13-10, D. Castillo 20-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-1, J. Beeks 2-3, A. Kolarek 1-0, E. Pagan 1-1, J. Alvarado 2-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 4, J. Beeks 13, A. Kolarek 2, E. Pagan 8, J. Alvarado 4, C. Roe 3, D. Castillo 4
  • Balks - C. Roe
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 84-52, N. Anderson 18-11, A. Conley 21-13, T. Guerrero 8-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 7-8, A. Conley 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, N. Anderson 4, A. Conley 4, T. Guerrero 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Pham LF40100012.283.399.428.8270.5
J. Choi 1B40100012.270.352.423.7750.5
B. Lowe 2B40100010.285.336.533.8680.5
Y. Diaz 3B30100002.273.355.531.8871.0
D. Robertson 3B10000010.176.288.269.557-0.5
K. Kiermaier CF40000011.220.288.371.659-0.5
W. Adames SS21100200.236.319.333.6524.0
A. Bemboom C20210000.400.400.6001.0004.0
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  • a-struck out for Bemboom in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Stanek in the 4th
  • c-hit by pitch for Beeks in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF40100101.179.271.348.6203.0
B. Anderson 3B40000123.224.308.296.6040.0
N. Walker 1B40100012.294.379.431.8100.5
S. Castro 2B40000003.226.275.289.5640.0
G. Cooper RF30200110.118.250.118.3682.5
J. Alfaro C40200012.246.306.395.7013.5
M. Rojas SS20100001.242.299.288.5861.0
J. Berti SS20000013.231.317.327.644-0.5
R. Herrera CF40000035.192.267.231.498-1.5
J. Urena P20000020.000.071.000.071-1.0
a- M. Prado PH10000012.273.295.354.649-0.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Urena in the 6th
  • b-walked for Guerrero in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Bemboom
  • RBI - A. Bemboom
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, J. Choi 2 (2), Y. Diaz 2 (2), W. Adames
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson (7), J. Alfaro 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, N. Walker, S. Castro 3 (3), J. Berti, R. Herrera 3 (3), M. Prado 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Meadows
FIELDING
  • PB - A. Bemboom (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stanek1.00001102.451.002.5
J. Beeks (W, 3-0)3.04000402.251.1914.0
A. Kolarek0.20000103.211.290.5
E. Pagan (H, 3)1.12002200.710.710.0
J. Alvarado (H, 5)1.10000101.040.923.5
C. Roe (H, 8)0.21000102.631.83-0.5
D. Castillo (S, 5)1.00001201.570.9110.0
Total9.07004120---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stanek1.0
J. Beeks (W, 3-0)3.0
A. Kolarek0.2
E. Pagan (H, 3)1.1
J. Alvarado (H, 5)1.1
C. Roe (H, 8)0.2
D. Castillo (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 1-6)6.06111204.441.449.0
N. Anderson0.21001204.001.22-1.0
A. Conley1.20000307.041.634.5
T. Guerrero0.20001003.121.33-1.0
Total9.0711370---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 1-6)6.0
N. Anderson0.2
A. Conley1.2
T. Guerrero0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 13-7, J. Beeks 47-34, A. Kolarek 5-5, E. Pagan 35-21, J. Alvarado 16-9, C. Roe 13-10, D. Castillo 20-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-1, J. Beeks 2-3, A. Kolarek 1-0, E. Pagan 1-1, J. Alvarado 2-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 4, J. Beeks 13, A. Kolarek 2, E. Pagan 8, J. Alvarado 4, C. Roe 3, D. Castillo 4
  • Balks - C. Roe
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 84-52, N. Anderson 18-11, A. Conley 21-13, T. Guerrero 8-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 7-8, A. Conley 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, N. Anderson 4, A. Conley 4, T. Guerrero 2
  • 2ND INNING
    Bemboom doubled to deep right center, Adames scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to shortstop
    • Tayron Guerrero relieved Adam Conley
    • W. Adames: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames walked
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, d'Arnaud lined into double play first, Adames out at first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Diego Castillo relieved Chaz Roe
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • Harold Ramirez hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson flied out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
    • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
    • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Robertson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Alvarado Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro flied out to right
    • Chaz Roe relieved Jose Alvarado
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alfaro doubled to deep right
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Alfaro to third on balk, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berti fouled out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Nick Anderson pitching
    • Travis d'Arnaud hit for Anthony Bemboom
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
    • E. Pagan: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pagan struck out swinging
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Meadows walked
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pham singled to right, Meadows to third
    • Adam Conley relieved Nick Anderson
    • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Meadows caught stealing home, catcher to shortstop to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Robertson at third base
    • Jose Alvarado relieved Emilio Pagan
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Ball, Walker grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • B. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowe flied out to left
    • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging, Diaz singled to center
    • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Kiermaier grounded out to pitcher, Diaz to second
    • W. Adames: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Adames reached on an infield single to shortstop, Diaz out at third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Pagan Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Alfaro doubled to deep center, Cooper to third
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berti struck out looking
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Herrera popped out to third
    • Martin Prado hit for Jose Urena
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Prado struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Jon Berti at shortstop
    • A. Bemboom: Strike swinging, Ball, Bemboom singled to left center
    • Guillermo Heredia hit for Jalen Beeks
    • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Heredia hit by pitch, Bemboom to second
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Meadows flied out to center
    • T. Pham: Ball, Pham flied out to deep center, Bemboom to third, Heredia to second
    • J. Choi: Strike looking, Choi grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Kolarek pitching
    • J. Urena: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Foul, Granderson grounded bunt out to third
    • Emilio Pagan relieved Adam Kolarek
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson walked
    • N. Walker: Ball, Walker singled to right, Anderson to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Diaz grounded out to first
    • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
    • W. Adames: Ball, Adames grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Beeks Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro fouled out to first
    • G. Cooper: Cooper singled to right
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Ball, Alfaro popped out to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to right, Cooper to second
    • R. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Pham lined out to center
    • J. Choi: Choi grounded out to second
    • B. Lowe: Lowe flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Beeks Pitching:
    • J. Urena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Granderson doubled to deep center
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Walker: Walker flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Kiermaier flied out to left
    • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Adames walked
    • A. Bemboom: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bemboom doubled to deep right center, Adames scored
    • Andrew Velazquez hit for Ryne Stanek
    • A. Velazquez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Velazquez flied out to deep center, Bemboom to third
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Meadows grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jalen Beeks pitching
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper singled to deep left
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Cooper to second on passed ball, Strike (foul tip), Rojas grounded out to first, Cooper to third
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Foul, Meadows flied out to center
    • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choi singled to right center
    • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Lowe singled to right center, Choi to third
    • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stanek Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Granderson out at second
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Castro lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)