Archer, Robertson help Rays bounce back, beat Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) After seeing their team trounced by the Detroit Tigers, Chris Archer and Jesus Colome pitched in to stop them.

Archer threw six strong innings and Colome got the final five outs as the Rays held off Detroit 3-2 on Saturday.

Daniel Robertson drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs, then scored the tiebreaker in the seventh inning. Detroit had won the first two games of the series, outscoring the Rays 18-7.

''That's a nice team win after a couple frustrating days,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''We got beaten up, but we bounced back against a really good pitcher.''

Archer (5-4) gave up two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out eight.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hit his second homer of the series after not hitting one since May 20.

''That's a very, very good lineup,'' Archer said. ''Everything was working well today, but I made one mistake to Miggy, and he capitalized on it. He does that to everyone.''

Mikie Mahtook led off the Detroit ninth with an infield single and took second on Jose Iglesias's bunt down the first-base line. Iglesias was initially ruled safe, but the call was overturned after a short replay review.

Ian Kinsler flied and after Mahtook stole third, Colome got Alex Avila to ground out to end it.

''This is one of those days where you just tip your cap to the opposing pitchers,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''It's not easy to score runs against Chris Archer and Jesus Colome.''

Michael Fulmer (6-5) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings. He made his first start since skipping a start and receiving a cortisone shot to reduce inflammation in his pitching shoulder.

''I felt fine, but I was a little out of rhythm after eight days off,'' he said. ''I went three days where I didn't even play catch, and I think that led to some of the walks.''

The Rays took a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Colby Rasmus doubled with one out and after Fulmer walked Tim Beckham, Robertson lined an RBI single to center. Robertson took second on the throw to third, but Fulmer struck out Derek Norris and Mallex Smith grounded out.

Ian Kinsler hit a tying double in the bottom half, and Cabrera hit his seventh homer in the sixth for a 2-1 lead.

Tampa Ray rallied for two runs in the seventh. Robertson hit an RBI single off Kinsler's glove at second with two outs and Norris also singled. After Alex Wilson relieved, Smith grounded a go-ahead single.

''I had a chance to shut that inning down, and I just didn't get it done,'' Fulmer said. ''That's the one frustrating thing about today.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: C Wilson Ramos (torn ACL) caught seven innings for Triple-A Durham on Friday and was scheduled to catch again on Saturday, his first back-to-back outings behind the plate. He will have Sunday off before being evaluated on Monday.

Tigers: DH Victor Martinez (irregular heartbeat) was released from a hospital in the morning after two nights of observation. Martinez, who was placed on the disabled list on Friday, will undergo monitoring next week while the Tigers are on the West Coast.

NO CONCERNS ABOUT FULMER

Ausmus said he was pleased by Fulmer's performance after the shoulder inflammation.

''He looked perfectly normal out there, which is just what we wanted to see,'' Ausmus said. ''He didn't win, but he allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings, which is a good start.''

RED-HOT ROBERTSON

A night after driving in a career-best three runs, Robertson had two more. He has now reached safely in 17 straight starts, the longest stretch of his career.

''Any hit is a good hit, but I had some luck on my side that time,'' he said. ''It looked like Kinsler had it, but it just slipped out.''

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Jake Faria (2-0, 1.42) will try to become the second pitcher in Rays history to win his first three career games as a starter. Jeremy Hellickson was the other, doing it in 2010.

Tigers: RHP Buck Farmer (2-0, 3.52) will start the series finale. After winning his first two starts this season without allowing a run, he gave up six runs in 2 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Arizona on Tuesday.

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  • W: C. Archer (5-4)L: M. Fulmer (6-5)S: A. Colome (19)
  • HR: DET - M. Cabrera (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith CF40210002.368.438.491.9292.0
C. Dickerson LF30000112.324.362.585.9470.5
E. Longoria 3B40000001.251.316.411.7270.0
L. Morrison 1B30000110.240.348.547.8950.5
S. Souza DH31100110.261.374.479.8532.5
C. Rasmus RF41100013.291.328.598.9262.5
T. Beckham 2B30100103.285.326.450.7762.0
D. Robertson 2B41220011.222.319.361.6804.5
D. Norris C40100013.189.246.337.5830.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B50110001.249.333.380.7143.0
    A. Avila C40200112.319.436.6071.0432.5
    M. Cabrera 1B41111023.280.378.460.8385.0
    J. Martinez DH30000110.310.398.6811.0800.5
    J. Upton LF40100023.261.349.496.8441.0
    A. Presley CF40100031.250.318.375.693-0.5
    A. Romine 3B31100012.242.315.356.6711.5
    a- N. Castellanos 3B10000001.233.304.419.7230.0
    M. Mahtook RF40100013.250.284.452.7362.5
    J. Iglesias SS30000001.265.293.380.6730.0
    • a-grounded out for Romine in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Rasmus (7)
    • RBI - M. Smith (4), D. Robertson 2 (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Smith (2), D. Robertson (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - I. Kinsler (10), J. Upton (15)
    • HR - M. Cabrera (7)
    • SH - J. Iglesias (2)
    • RBI - I. Kinsler (14), M. Cabrera (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (8)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Smith (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Mahtook
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Longoria (5), M. Smith (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - I. Kinsler, A. Romine, J. Iglesias, M. Cabrera
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (W, 5-4)6.06221813.751.1823.0
    J. Diaz (H, 5)1.11001204.631.592.0
    A. Colome (S, 19)1.21000101.951.059.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (W, 5-4)6.0
    J. Diaz (H, 5)1.1
    A. Colome (S, 19)1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fulmer (L, 6-5)6.26334303.451.194.5
    A. Wilson0.11000103.031.15-0.5
    S. Greene1.00000101.711.043.5
    F. Rodriguez1.01000106.081.562.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fulmer (L, 6-5)6.2
    A. Wilson0.1
    S. Greene1.0
    F. Rodriguez1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Archer 2 (8)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 104-66, J. Diaz 26-16, A. Colome 19-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 8-3, J. Diaz 1-1, A. Colome 3-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 26, J. Diaz 6, A. Colome 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 100-61, A. Wilson 12-7, S. Greene 11-7, F. Rodriguez 12-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 10-4, S. Greene 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 27, A. Wilson 2, S. Greene 3, F. Rodriguez 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    RaysTB36-35
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    TigersDET32-35
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF40210002.368.438.491.9292.0
    C. Dickerson LF30000112.324.362.585.9470.5
    E. Longoria 3B40000001.251.316.411.7270.0
    L. Morrison 1B30000110.240.348.547.8950.5
    S. Souza DH31100110.261.374.479.8532.5
    C. Rasmus RF41100013.291.328.598.9262.5
    T. Beckham 2B30100103.285.326.450.7762.0
    D. Robertson 2B41220011.222.319.361.6804.5
    D. Norris C40100013.189.246.337.5830.5
    Total3238304615-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      I. Kinsler 2B50110001.249.333.380.7143.0
      A. Avila C40200112.319.436.6071.0432.5
      M. Cabrera 1B41111023.280.378.460.8385.0
      J. Martinez DH30000110.310.398.6811.0800.5
      J. Upton LF40100023.261.349.496.8441.0
      A. Presley CF40100031.250.318.375.693-0.5
      A. Romine 3B31100012.242.315.356.6711.5
      a- N. Castellanos 3B10000001.233.304.419.7230.0
      M. Mahtook RF40100013.250.284.452.7362.5
      J. Iglesias SS30000001.265.293.380.6730.0
      Total35282121117-----
      • a-grounded out for Romine in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Rasmus (7)
      • RBI - M. Smith (4), D. Robertson 2 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Smith (2), D. Robertson (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - I. Kinsler (10), J. Upton (15)
      • HR - M. Cabrera (7)
      • SH - J. Iglesias (2)
      • RBI - I. Kinsler (14), M. Cabrera (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Smith (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Mahtook
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Longoria (5), M. Smith (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - I. Kinsler, A. Romine, J. Iglesias, M. Cabrera
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (W, 5-4)6.06221813.751.1823.0
      J. Diaz (H, 5)1.11001204.631.592.0
      A. Colome (S, 19)1.21000101.951.059.5
      Total9.08222111---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (W, 5-4)6.0
      J. Diaz (H, 5)1.1
      A. Colome (S, 19)1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fulmer (L, 6-5)6.26334303.451.194.5
      A. Wilson0.11000103.031.15-0.5
      S. Greene1.00000101.711.043.5
      F. Rodriguez1.01000106.081.562.5
      Total9.0833460---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fulmer (L, 6-5)6.2
      A. Wilson0.1
      S. Greene1.0
      F. Rodriguez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Archer 2 (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 104-66, J. Diaz 26-16, A. Colome 19-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 8-3, J. Diaz 1-1, A. Colome 3-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 26, J. Diaz 6, A. Colome 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 100-61, A. Wilson 12-7, S. Greene 11-7, F. Rodriguez 12-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 10-4, S. Greene 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 27, A. Wilson 2, S. Greene 3, F. Rodriguez 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Smith singled to right, Robertson scored, Norris to second32
        Robertson reached on an infield single to second, Souza scored22
      • 6TH INNING
        Cabrera homered to right center12
      • 5TH INNING
        Kinsler doubled to deep left, Romine scored11
        Robertson singled to shallow center, Rasmus scored, Beckham to third, Robertson to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Francisco Rodriguez relieved Shane Greene
        • Nicholas Castellanos at third
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Foul, Rasmus popped out to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Beckham singled to shallow left
        • D. Robertson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • D. Norris: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Norris lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Colome Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Mahtook reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Mahtook to second
        • I. Kinsler: Kinsler flied out to left
        • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, , Avila grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Alex Wilson
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to third
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Morrison struck out on foul tip
        • S. Souza: Ball, Souza lined out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Diaz Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Upton doubled to left center
        • Alex Colome relieved Jumbo Diaz
        • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
        • Nicholas Castellanos hit for Andrew Romine
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Souza walked
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Rasmus grounded out to pitcher, Souza to second
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham grounded out to second, Souza to third
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson reached on an infield single to second, Souza scored
        • D. Norris: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Norris singled to left, Robertson to second
        • Alex Wilson relieved Michael Fulmer
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith singled to right, Robertson scored, Norris to second
        • C. Dickerson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jumbo Diaz relieved Chris Archer
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep left
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Morrison flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera homered to right center
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Martinez safe at first on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error
        • J. Upton: Upton flied out to right
        • A. Presley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Presley singled to center, Martinez to third
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Presley to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mahtook grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
        • C. Rasmus: Rasmus doubled to right
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
        • D. Robertson: Robertson singled to shallow center, Rasmus scored, Beckham to third, Robertson to second
        • D. Norris: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Norris struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Romine singled to shallow left center
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher, Romine to second
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kinsler doubled to deep left, Romine scored
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Dickerson fouled out to third
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria fouled out to first
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Morrison grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
        • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • A. Presley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • D. Robertson: Robertson lined out to first
        • D. Norris: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Norris grounded out to third
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smith reached on an infield single to first
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Smith picked off at second, catcher to first to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Kinsler popped out to second
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila singled to center
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked
        • S. Souza: Strike (foul tip), Souza singled to center, Morrison to second
        • C. Rasmus: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Beckham grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Souza out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Presley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Romine grounded out to third
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Ball, Mahtook flied out to deep right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to first
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded into double play third to second to first, Dickerson out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • A. Avila: Ball, Avila singled to center
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Avila to second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)