Rays beat Tigers 8-7 on error in ninth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) In a game played erratically by both teams, there was officially only one error Wednesday night, and it came on the final play of the Detroit Tigers' 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

A throwing error by Jose Iglesias allowed two runs to score in the ninth inning. The Tigers shortstop stumbled while trying to turn what would have been a game-ending double play, and instead his error cost Detroit the victory.

''That double play gets turned nine times out of 10. Iggy hit the base awkwardly and threw off balance,'' said Tiger manager Brad Ausmus. ''It's just one of those things you won't see happen again.''

Kevin Kiermaier opened the ninth with a walk. He advanced to third on Evan Longoria's double. Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) intentionally walked Brad Miller to load the bases. One out later, the closer got Logan Morrison to ground to second base and Iglesias couldn't complete the double play, as he stumbled making the turn and collided with the sliding Miller. He was on the field for a few minutes before walking off under his own power.

''Weird ending. I really didn't see the collision. I was following the ball,'' said Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. ''I threw maybe to the inside of the base. It's a tough play. We were trying to turn it fast. The whole game was kind of strange.''

Austin Pruitt (1-0) got his first major league win after 3 1/3 innings of relief.

Kiermaier had three hits and four runs while Longoria had three hits and three RBIs.

Nick Castellanos hit two triples and the Tigers came back from an early four-run deficit to take the lead going into the ninth. Castellanos became the first Tiger to hit two triples in a game since Austin Jackson on Aug. 5, 2012 against Cleveland.

Miguel Cabrera had three hits and drove in two runs for the Tigers.

Singles by Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. drove in runs for the Rays in the first inning off Zimmermann. Longoria added a two-run single in a three-run fourth that put the Rays up 5-1.

Cabrera's two-out single in the third drove in Detroit's first run off Chris Archer, who gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out nine in five innings. Cabrera drove in another run off Archer with a double in the third, and Castellanos' second triple emptied the bases in the sixth after the Tampa Bay bullpen had issued four walks and a hit batsman.

Kiermaier, the Rays' Gold Glove center fielder, got in position to catch the three-run triple, but missed it completely.

''They went ahead right there and that was a big blow to us,'' Kiermaier said. ''I take sole blame for putting us in that position. It would be a lot harder for me to sleep tonight if we hadn't come out with a W.''

Castellanos' first triple was hit off the top of the right-field wall in the first inning, missing a home run by about a foot.

The Tigers failed to homer for the first time this season. They had homered in each of their first 13 games, setting a franchise record but falling a game short of the 2002 Cleveland Indians, whose 14-game season-opening streak was the longest in the last 100 years.

Detroit starter Jordan Zimmerman, pitching in his 200th major league game and his 199th start, gave up five runs on 10 hits in six innings, striking out four. Two of the hits off Zimmerman were popups that dropped between fielders.

''The source of the confusion was coming from the stands,'' Ausmus explained. ''Someone in the stands was yelling I got it. We changed our signals.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: OF Justin Upton (bruised right wrist) was out of the lineup and is doubtful for Thursday's series finale. Manager Brad Ausmus said it's ''realistic'' Upton could play Friday.

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (strained left hamstring) threw at 60 feet on level ground.

MENDING MARTINEZ

Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (right foot sprain) is set to start on-field running Friday. Martinez has been running on a treadmill at the Tigers' complex in Lakeland, Florida. ''The doctors and everybody are pretty optimistic about it,'' Martinez said. ''I'm able to hit, able to throw. The running, we're building our way up there.''

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Daniel Norris (1-0) faces the Rays in Thursday's series finale. He is coming off six scoreless innings Friday night in a 7-6 win over Cleveland.

Rays: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (1-0) makes his first start of the season, filling in for Odorizzi. Ramirez started 27 games for the Rays in 2015, only one last season.

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DET8-6
001033000791
TB8-8
2003001028140
  • W: A. Pruitt (1-0)L: F. Rodriguez (1-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B33100200.209.393.372.7658.0
N. Castellanos 3B50230033.220.258.492.7507.5
M. Cabrera 1B41320111.265.379.490.8697.5
V. Martinez DH50120015.204.286.204.4902.5
T. Collins RF40000021.289.308.368.676-1.0
J. McCann C21000210.133.278.433.7112.5
A. Romine LF30100021.250.276.500.7762.0
J. Jones CF40000034.182.270.364.634-1.5
J. Iglesias SS32100110.267.298.444.7423.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Dickerson DH52210011.322.365.576.9415.5
    K. Kiermaier CF44300100.274.366.355.7219.0
    E. Longoria 3B40330101.237.343.390.7338.0
    P. Bourjos PR01000000.154.313.385.6971.0
    B. Miller 2B40200103.236.344.400.7443.0
    S. Souza RF50220025.328.426.500.9263.0
    L. Morrison 1B50010017.275.327.471.7980.5
    D. Norris C40000012.182.213.205.417-0.5
    S. Peterson LF31200000.357.357.6431.0004.0
    a- R. Weeks PH10000010.182.250.409.659-0.5
    D. Robertson LF0000-000.174.240.174.000-
    T. Beckham SS40000022.208.224.354.579-1.0
    • a-struck out for Peterson in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Cabrera (2), A. Romine (4)
    • 3B - N. Castellanos 2 (3)
    • RBI - N. Castellanos 3 (9), M. Cabrera 2 (9), V. Martinez 2 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 3 (6), M. Cabrera (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Dickerson (6), K. Kiermaier (3), E. Longoria (3), S. Peterson
    • RBI - C. Dickerson (7), E. Longoria 3 (9), S. Souza 2 (12), L. Morrison (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson (3), E. Longoria 2 (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - I. Kinsler
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Iglesias (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Zimmermann6.010551405.941.834.0
    A. Wilson (H, 3)1.03110003.863.00-1.0
    J. Wilson (H, 4)1.00000300.000.004.5
    F. Rodriguez (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)0.21212105.404.50-8.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Zimmermann6.0
    A. Wilson (H, 3)1.0
    J. Wilson (H, 4)1.0
    F. Rodriguez (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer5.07442903.201.806.5
    D. Farquhar (H, 3)0.20111004.321.50-2.0
    J. Diaz (BS, 1)0.01223004.910.00-6.0
    A. Pruitt (W, 1-0)3.110005010.000.3017.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer5.0
    D. Farquhar (H, 3)0.2
    J. Diaz (BS, 1)0.0
    A. Pruitt (W, 1-0)3.1
    PITCHING
    • IBB - F. Rodriguez
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 103-62, A. Wilson 13-10, J. Wilson 17-11, F. Rodriguez 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 3-10, A. Wilson 1-2, F. Rodriguez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, A. Wilson 6, J. Wilson 3, F. Rodriguez 5
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Diaz
    • HBP - D. Farquhar (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 104-67, D. Farquhar 7-1, J. Diaz 14-5, A. Pruitt 42-28
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 2-3, D. Farquhar 1-0, A. Pruitt 2-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 23, D. Farquhar 3, J. Diaz 4, A. Pruitt 10
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    DET8-6
    001033000791
    TB8-8
    2003001028140
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B33100200.209.393.372.7658.0
    N. Castellanos 3B50230033.220.258.492.7507.5
    M. Cabrera 1B41320111.265.379.490.8697.5
    V. Martinez DH50120015.204.286.204.4902.5
    T. Collins RF40000021.289.308.368.676-1.0
    J. McCann C21000210.133.278.433.7112.5
    A. Romine LF30100021.250.276.500.7762.0
    J. Jones CF40000034.182.270.364.634-1.5
    J. Iglesias SS32100110.267.298.444.7423.5
    Total33797061415-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Dickerson DH52210011.322.365.576.9415.5
      K. Kiermaier CF44300100.274.366.355.7219.0
      E. Longoria 3B40330101.237.343.390.7338.0
      P. Bourjos PR01000000.154.313.385.6971.0
      B. Miller 2B40200103.236.344.400.7443.0
      S. Souza RF50220025.328.426.500.9263.0
      L. Morrison 1B50010017.275.327.471.7980.5
      D. Norris C40000012.182.213.205.417-0.5
      S. Peterson LF31200000.357.357.6431.0004.0
      a- R. Weeks PH10000010.182.250.409.659-0.5
      D. Robertson LF0000-000.174.240.174.000-
      T. Beckham SS40000022.208.224.354.579-1.0
      Total39814703821-----
      • a-struck out for Peterson in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera (2), A. Romine (4)
      • 3B - N. Castellanos 2 (3)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos 3 (9), M. Cabrera 2 (9), V. Martinez 2 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 3 (6), M. Cabrera (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Dickerson (6), K. Kiermaier (3), E. Longoria (3), S. Peterson
      • RBI - C. Dickerson (7), E. Longoria 3 (9), S. Souza 2 (12), L. Morrison (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson (3), E. Longoria 2 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - I. Kinsler
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Iglesias (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann6.010551405.941.834.0
      A. Wilson (H, 3)1.03110003.863.00-1.0
      J. Wilson (H, 4)1.00000300.000.004.5
      F. Rodriguez (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)0.21212105.404.50-8.5
      Total8.21487380---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann6.0
      A. Wilson (H, 3)1.0
      J. Wilson (H, 4)1.0
      F. Rodriguez (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)0.2
      Total8.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer5.07442903.201.806.5
      D. Farquhar (H, 3)0.20111004.321.50-2.0
      J. Diaz (BS, 1)0.01223004.910.00-6.0
      A. Pruitt (W, 1-0)3.110005010.000.3017.5
      Total9.09776140---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer5.0
      D. Farquhar (H, 3)0.2
      J. Diaz (BS, 1)0.0
      A. Pruitt (W, 1-0)3.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - F. Rodriguez
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 103-62, A. Wilson 13-10, J. Wilson 17-11, F. Rodriguez 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 3-10, A. Wilson 1-2, F. Rodriguez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, A. Wilson 6, J. Wilson 3, F. Rodriguez 5
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Diaz
      • HBP - D. Farquhar (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 104-67, D. Farquhar 7-1, J. Diaz 14-5, A. Pruitt 42-28
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 2-3, D. Farquhar 1-0, A. Pruitt 2-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 23, D. Farquhar 3, J. Diaz 4, A. Pruitt 10
      • 9TH INNING
        Morrison reached on fielder's choice to second, Kiermaier and Bourjos scored, Miller out at second on shortstop Iglesias fielding error78
      • 7TH INNING
        Souza singled to center, Kiermaier scored, Miller to second76
      • 6TH INNING
        Castellanos tripled to deep right center, McCann, Iglesias and Kinsler scored75
      • 5TH INNING
        Martinez singled to left, Kinsler and Cabrera scored45
        Cabrera doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored, Kinsler to third25
      • 4TH INNING
        Longoria singled to left, Dickerson and Kiermaier scored15
        Dickerson singled to right, Peterson scored13
      • 3RD INNING
        Cabrera singled to right center, Kinsler scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Souza singled to left center, Kiermaier scored, Miller to second02
        Longoria reached on an infield single to shortstop, Dickerson scored, Kiermaier to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Pruitt Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to left
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play third to second to first, Cabrera out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier walked
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria doubled to deep right, Kiermaier to third
        • B. Miller: Miller intentionally walked
        • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Morrison reached on fielder's choice to second, Kiermaier and Bourjos scored, Miller out at second on shortstop Iglesias fielding error
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Pruitt Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler popped out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Wilson Pitching:
        • R. Weeks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Weeks struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Pruitt Pitching:
        • T. Collins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Collins flied out to deep left
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wilson Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier singled to center
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria lined out to center
        • B. Miller: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Miller singled to left, Kiermaier to second
        • S. Souza: Souza singled to center, Kiermaier scored, Miller to second
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison flied out to center
        • D. Norris: Norris grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Farquhar Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine hit by pitch, McCann to second
        • J. Jones: Jones hit into double play shortstop to third to second, McCann to third, Romine out at second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iglesias walked
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked, Iglesias to second
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos tripled to deep right center, McCann, Iglesias and Kinsler scored
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera intentionally walked
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • S. Peterson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peterson popped out to shortstop
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Beckham popped out to first
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Dickerson lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler walked, Iglesias to second
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored, Kinsler to third
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez singled to left, Kinsler and Cabrera scored
        • T. Collins: Foul, Foul, Collins grounded into double play shortstop to first, Martinez out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Souza popped out to shortstop
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • D. Norris: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Norris flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • T. Collins: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: McCann flied out to deep center
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Romine doubled to deep left
        • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • D. Norris: Norris flied out to right
        • S. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Peterson doubled to deep right center
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Beckham lined out to left
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson singled to right, Peterson scored
        • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier doubled to deep right, Dickerson to third
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Longoria singled to left, Dickerson and Kiermaier scored
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to left
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Kinsler stole second, Ball, Cabrera singled to right center, Kinsler scored
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier flied out to center
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria walked
        • B. Miller: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Miller singled to shallow right center, Longoria to second
        • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Morrison popped out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • T. Collins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McCann walked
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • D. Norris: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Norris struck out looking
        • S. Peterson: Peterson singled to center
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson flied out to deep left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kinsler flied out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos tripled to deep right
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Martinez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson doubled to right center
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier reached on bunt single to shortstop, Dickerson to third
        • E. Longoria: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria reached on an infield single to shortstop, Dickerson scored, Kiermaier to second
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miller reached on fielder's choice to first, Kiermaier to third, Longoria out at second
        • S. Souza: Souza singled to left center, Kiermaier scored, Miller to second
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Miller to third, Souza out at second
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)