Mallex Smith has 3 hits; Rays beat Athletics 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mallex Smith is fitting in nicely with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Smith had three hits and used his speed to set up the go-ahead run and the Rays took three of four from the Oakland Athletics with a 5-4 victory Sunday.

Smith had a bunt single leading off the seventh and went to third after reliever Daniel Coulombe (0-1) was charged with an error for an errant throw to first that ended up in the right-field corner. Tampa Bay went ahead 5-4 when Corey Dickerson hit a sacrifice fly on the next pitch.

''Just see if he can make a play,'' Smith said about his decision for the bunt.

The error was Oakland's major league-high 62nd. The Athletics are 9-23, including 1-7 in one-run games, on the road.

''It's been frustrating,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

Smith, recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday to fill in for injured Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, also walked and went 8 for 14 in the series.

''Just another strong game on his part,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Kiermaier is expected to miss at least two months with a broken right hip.

Chase Whitley (2-1) replaced Chris Archer in the top of seventh and worked out of a two-on, no-out jam.

Oakland loaded the bases with one out in the ninth before Alex Colome retired Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis for his 18th save.

Stephen Vogt had three RBIs for Oakland, which has lost eight consecutive road series. The previous time the Athletics had a worst stretch was in 1986 when they dropped nine in a row.

Davis drove in a run with a single in the sixth to put Oakland 4-3, but Colby Rasmus pulled Tampa Bay even in the bottom of the inning with a solo homer.

Vogt had a two-run single in the second and made it 3-0 with a fourth-inning RBI double.

The Athletics lost twice in the series after going up by three runs.

After striking out the first two batters in the fifth, Jesse Hahn allowed five consecutive hits as Tampa Bay tied it at 3.

Smith and Dickerson had consecutive run-scoring doubles before Evan Longoria hit an RBI single.

''I have to do a better job to minimize the damage there,'' Hahn said. ''Even after the first couple hits, I have to do something there to get that next out.''

Hahn, winless in his past 10 road starts, allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings.

Archer gave up four runs and seven hits over six innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (right shoulder) resumed playing catch. ... INF Marcus Semien (right wrist) is hitting soft toss.

Rays: RHP Jumbo Diaz (right arm fatigue) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and worked a scoreless eighth.

HIT PARADE?

The Athletics had double-digit hits in each of the final three games of the series but won just once. It's the eighth time overall Oakland has lost when getting 10 or more hits.

CHRIS' COUNT

Archer threw 114 pitches, the 23rd straight time he has reached the century mark. It's the longest stretch in team history.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Jharel Cotton (3-6), 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in his past three starts, goes against Miami RHP Jose Urena (4-2) Tuesday night. RHP Daniel Gossett will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Wednesday's game with the Marlins.

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-3) and Toronto RHP Marco Estrada (4-4) are Tuesday night's starters. Odorizzi has allowed a homer in eight consecutive starts.

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123456789RHE
OAK27-36
0201010004101
TB34-32
00003110X5111
  • W: C. Whitley (2-1)L: D. Coulombe (0-1)S: A. Colome (18)
  • HR: TB - C. Rasmus (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Brugman LF50200022.375.421.375.7961.0
C. Pinder SS50100022.234.291.523.8140.0
J. Lowrie 2B51100015.293.355.483.8383.5
K. Davis DH50210023.244.324.507.8314.0
Y. Alonso 1B22000212.310.401.6551.0563.5
R. Healy 3B41100013.280.309.523.8321.5
S. Vogt C40230012.219.268.363.6315.5
M. Joyce RF30000102.194.300.359.6591.0
R. Davis CF30100001.213.266.326.5911.0
a- M. Olson PH00000100.000.182.000.1821.0
A. Rosales PR0000-000.229.268.333.000-
  • a-walked for Davis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith CF32310100.378.452.514.9668.0
C. Dickerson DH21120101.328.367.592.9596.0
E. Longoria 3B40110003.255.319.424.7432.0
L. Morrison 1B40100021.234.343.531.8741.0
S. Souza RF40000022.253.366.470.836-1.0
C. Rasmus LF41211000.260.306.577.8837.0
T. Beckham SS40200021.282.321.444.7660.0
D. Norris C40000013.190.251.348.600-0.5
D. Robertson 2B31100011.211.313.367.6802.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Vogt (7)
    • 3B - J. Lowrie
    • RBI - K. Davis (41), S. Vogt 3 (17)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Vogt (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Smith (2), C. Dickerson (20), L. Morrison (11), D. Robertson (4)
    • HR - C. Rasmus (9)
    • SF - C. Dickerson
    • RBI - M. Smith (3), C. Dickerson 2 (31), E. Longoria (35), C. Rasmus (22)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Smith, C. Dickerson (9), E. Longoria (13)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - K. Davis (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - T. Beckham (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Coulombe
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - C. Rasmus (4)
    • E - M. Smith
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Hahn5.07332503.561.345.5
    L. Hendriks (BS, 1)0.22110113.621.17-2.5
    D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.21100002.181.21-6.0
    J. Axford1.21000205.401.803.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Hahn5.0
    L. Hendriks (BS, 1)0.2
    D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.2
    J. Axford1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer6.07443803.801.188.0
    C. Whitley (W, 2-1)1.00000003.040.9810.0
    J. Diaz (H, 4)1.01000105.231.652.5
    A. Colome (S, 18)1.02001102.051.087.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer6.0
    C. Whitley (W, 2-1)1.0
    J. Diaz (H, 4)1.0
    A. Colome (S, 18)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hahn 93-59, L. Hendriks 20-13, D. Coulombe 10-6, J. Axford 26-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hahn 6-3, J. Axford 3-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Hahn 23, L. Hendriks 4, D. Coulombe 2, J. Axford 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 114-75, C. Whitley 6-5, J. Diaz 14-11, A. Colome 28-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-5, A. Colome 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, C. Whitley 3, J. Diaz 4, A. Colome 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    OAK27-36
    0201010004101
    TB34-32
    00003110X5111
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Brugman LF50200022.375.421.375.7961.0
    C. Pinder SS50100022.234.291.523.8140.0
    J. Lowrie 2B51100015.293.355.483.8383.5
    K. Davis DH50210023.244.324.507.8314.0
    Y. Alonso 1B22000212.310.401.6551.0563.5
    R. Healy 3B41100013.280.309.523.8321.5
    S. Vogt C40230012.219.268.363.6315.5
    M. Joyce RF30000102.194.300.359.6591.0
    R. Davis CF30100001.213.266.326.5911.0
    a- M. Olson PH00000100.000.182.000.1821.0
    A. Rosales PR0000-000.229.268.333.000-
    Total364104041022-----
    • a-walked for Davis in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF32310100.378.452.514.9668.0
    C. Dickerson DH21120101.328.367.592.9596.0
    E. Longoria 3B40110003.255.319.424.7432.0
    L. Morrison 1B40100021.234.343.531.8741.0
    S. Souza RF40000022.253.366.470.836-1.0
    C. Rasmus LF41211000.260.306.577.8837.0
    T. Beckham SS40200021.282.321.444.7660.0
    D. Norris C40000013.190.251.348.600-0.5
    D. Robertson 2B31100011.211.313.367.6802.5
    Total32511512812-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Vogt (7)
      • 3B - J. Lowrie
      • RBI - K. Davis (41), S. Vogt 3 (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Vogt (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Smith (2), C. Dickerson (20), L. Morrison (11), D. Robertson (4)
      • HR - C. Rasmus (9)
      • SF - C. Dickerson
      • RBI - M. Smith (3), C. Dickerson 2 (31), E. Longoria (35), C. Rasmus (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Smith, C. Dickerson (9), E. Longoria (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Davis (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Beckham (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Coulombe
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - C. Rasmus (4)
      • E - M. Smith
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Hahn5.07332503.561.345.5
      L. Hendriks (BS, 1)0.22110113.621.17-2.5
      D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.21100002.181.21-6.0
      J. Axford1.21000205.401.803.0
      Total8.01154281---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Hahn5.0
      L. Hendriks (BS, 1)0.2
      D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.2
      J. Axford1.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer6.07443803.801.188.0
      C. Whitley (W, 2-1)1.00000003.040.9810.0
      J. Diaz (H, 4)1.01000105.231.652.5
      A. Colome (S, 18)1.02001102.051.087.5
      Total9.010444100---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer6.0
      C. Whitley (W, 2-1)1.0
      J. Diaz (H, 4)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 18)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hahn 93-59, L. Hendriks 20-13, D. Coulombe 10-6, J. Axford 26-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hahn 6-3, J. Axford 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Hahn 23, L. Hendriks 4, D. Coulombe 2, J. Axford 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 114-75, C. Whitley 6-5, J. Diaz 14-11, A. Colome 28-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-5, A. Colome 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, C. Whitley 3, J. Diaz 4, A. Colome 6
      • 7TH INNING
        Dickerson hit sacrifice fly to right, Smith scored45
      • 6TH INNING
        Rasmus homered to center44
        Davis singled to shallow left, Lowrie scored43
      • 5TH INNING
        Longoria singled to center, Dickerson scored33
        Dickerson doubled to left, Smith scored32
        Smith doubled to center, Robertson scored31
      • 4TH INNING
        Vogt doubled to deep center, Alonso scored30
      • 2ND INNING
        Vogt singled to center, Alonso and Healy scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Colome relieved Jumbo Diaz
        • M. Joyce: Joyce grounded out to second
        • Matt Olson hit for Rajai Davis
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson walked
        • Adam Rosales ran for Matt Olson
        • J. Brugman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Brugman singled to center, Rosales to second
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pinder singled to left, Rosales to third, Brugman to second
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lowrie fouled out to third
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jumbo Diaz relieved Chase Whitley
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to center
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Alonso flied out to left
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Healy fouled out to first
        • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Davis stole second, Foul tip, Vogt struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Axford Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Souza struck out on foul tip
        • C. Rasmus: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rasmus singled to center
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • D. Norris: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Norris grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • R. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Davis singled to left, Joyce to second
        • Chase Whitley relieved Chris Archer
        • J. Brugman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Brugman lined out to shortstop
        • C. Pinder: Pinder flied out to left
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Coulombe Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith reached on an infield single to pitcher, Smith to third on Coulombe fielding error
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson hit sacrifice fly to right, Smith scored
        • John Axford relieved Daniel Coulombe
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Morrison grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lowrie tripled to deep right
        • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Davis singled to shallow left, Lowrie scored
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Healy grounded out to second, Davis to second
        • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Vogt grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Jesse Hahn
        • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rasmus homered to center
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham reached on an infield single to third
        • D. Norris: Foul, Ball, Ball, Norris flied out to deep right
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • Daniel Coulombe relieved Liam Hendriks
        • M. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Beckham picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • R. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to second
        • J. Brugman: Foul, Strike looking, Brugman singled to left, Brugman out at second
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hahn Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • D. Norris: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Norris struck out swinging
        • D. Robertson: Strike swinging, Robertson doubled to deep left
        • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smith doubled to center, Robertson scored
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Dickerson doubled to left, Smith scored
        • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to center, Dickerson scored
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison doubled to deep right, Longoria to third
        • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Souza grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Davis flied out to shallow right
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Foul, Vogt doubled to deep center, Alonso scored
        • M. Joyce: Joyce grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hahn Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morrison struck out looking
        • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Souza grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Rasmus lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Brugman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brugman struck out swinging
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hahn Pitching:
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Robertson grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Smith: Smith singled to left center
        • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Dickerson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso walked
        • R. Healy: Ball, Healy singled to center, Alonso to third, Healy to second on center fielder Smith fielding error
        • S. Vogt: Ball, Foul, Vogt singled to center, Alonso and Healy scored
        • M. Joyce: Joyce lined out to left
        • R. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Hahn Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rasmus lined out to right
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham singled to deep left
        • D. Norris: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Norris lined out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Brugman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brugman struck out swinging
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pinder flied out to right
        • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lowrie flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hahn Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Dickerson walked, Smith to second
        • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Smith to third, Dickerson out at second
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)