Morrison homers twice as Rays beat Tigers 9-1

DETROIT (AP) Steven Souza Jr. has been looking forward to playing on Father's Day since his son Micah was born in December.

The day ended up more memorable than he could have imagined.

Souza hit his first career grand slam as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-1 on Sunday. He also homered this season on Mother's Day.

''It was special to hit one for my mom on Mother's Day, but today was for both my dad and for my son,'' he said. ''When I got back to the dugout, I looked into the camera, thanked my dad, told Micah that I love him and thanked my wife for making all of this possible.

''I can't wait to get home tonight and see them.''

Logan Morrison had two of Tampa Bay's five homers, while Derek Norris and Evan Longoria each had one. The Rays won the last two games of the four-game series after being outscored 18-7 in the first two.

''It's huge to come back and split a series against a team like, especially after playing two ugly games to start,'' Souza said.

The Tigers went 2-4 on their six-game homestand and have lost seven of their last 10. Detroit is now 32-36 and in fourth place, 4 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central.

''It was a crappy homestand, quite frankly,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We're not going to make any strides if we keep playing like this.''

Jake Faria (3-0) allowed one run, six hits and a walk in seven innings. He struck out a career-high nine. Faria is the second starting pitcher in Rays history to win his first three career games, joining Jeremy Hellickson.

''My secret is not shaking off Derek,'' Faria said. ''He knows these hitters a lot better than I do, so I'm letting him make the decisions.''

Buck Farmer (2-1) allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings, and has now allowed 13 runs in 4 2/3 innings over his last two starts. Farmer gave up five hits, including three homers, walked one batter and hit another.

''I have to execute pitches, and in the last two games, I haven't done that,'' he said.

Farmer was demoted to Triple-A Toledo after the game.

''It's always difficult being sent down, but it is probably for the best.''

Morrison gave the Rays a 2-0 lead in the first with his 20th homer of the season, a drive off the railing above the right-field fence.

Justin Upton's RBI single made it 2-1 in the bottom of the first, but Norris restored the two-run lead with a homer in the third.

Later in the inning, the Rays loaded the bases with a single, a hit batter and a walk before Souza made it 7-1 with his first grand slam.

Longoria and Morrison gave the Rays an eight-run lead with back-to-back homers off Chad Bell in the seventh. It was Tampa's ninth set of back-to-back homers this season, tying a franchise record set in 2007 and tied in 2008.

The first pitch was delayed 31 minutes by rain.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: C Wilson Ramos (ACL tear) caught six innings for Triple-A Durham on Saturday, marking the first time he had caught on back-to-back days in his rehab process. He had a scheduled day off on Sunday.

Tigers: DH Victor Martinez (irregular heartbeat) is expected to stay away from any activity while the Tigers are on a seven-game road trip. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said if his heart rate remains normal, Martinez could resume light cardio activity in about a week.

MORRISON'S MEMORABLE DAY

Morrison has dedicated much of his career to his father, who died of lung cancer during his rookie season. He runs a charity baseball camp in his dad's honor and pays tribute to his military service with a Coast Guard salute after each home run.

''I'm sure having a game like this on Father's Day was special for LoMo, because we all know how close he was to his dad,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

SHORT-LIVED EXPERIMENT

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced before the game that Anibal Sanchez will return from Triple-A Toledo and start Monday's game in Seattle, with the Tigers moving temporarily to a six-man rotation. Sanchez posted a 9.00 ERA in 11 games as a long reliever before voluntarily going to Toledo to work on transitioning back to a starting role. In four starts with the Mud Hens, he went 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA.

However, with Farmer being sent down to make room for Sanchez, the Tigers are back at five starters.

UP NEXT

Rays: Tampa opens a six-game, seven-day homestand Monday, with RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-3, 3.77) facing Cincinnati's Scott Feldman (5-5, 4.29).

Tigers: Detroit heads to the west coast for seven games in seven days against Seattle and San Diego. Sanchez (0-0, 9.00) will start the opener against the Mariners against Sam Gaviglio (3-1, 3.41).

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  • W: J. Faria (3-0)L: B. Farmer (2-1)
  • HR: TB - E. Longoria (10), L. Morrison 2 (21), D. Norris (8), S. Souza (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith CF50100010.355.420.468.8882.5
C. Dickerson LF41300000.330.367.587.9546.0
P. Bourjos LF10000000.230.288.419.7060.0
E. Longoria 3B23111101.253.322.422.74410.0
T. Featherston 3B10000000.214.250.429.6790.0
L. Morrison 1B43232103.245.353.572.92515.0
S. Souza RF41241010.265.376.492.8679.5
C. Rasmus DH40000031.281.318.579.896-1.5
T. Beckham SS40000011.280.321.443.764-0.5
D. Robertson 2B40000020.216.312.351.663-1.0
D. Norris C41111000.191.246.353.5996.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B30000002.245.329.375.7040.0
    A. Romine 2B10000010.240.313.353.667-0.5
    A. Avila DH31200100.326.443.6091.0524.0
    M. Cabrera 1B20000112.277.377.455.8330.5
    J. Hicks 1B10000001.294.308.549.8570.0
    J. Martinez RF40000033.299.387.6581.045-1.5
    J. Upton LF30110010.262.348.494.8421.5
    M. Mahtook LF10000010.247.281.447.728-0.5
    N. Castellanos 3B40000012.230.299.412.712-0.5
    A. Presley CF40100020.250.313.364.6760.0
    J. McCann C30000021.183.259.381.640-1.0
    D. Machado SS30200001.322.355.373.7282.0
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Longoria (10), L. Morrison 2 (21), S. Souza (13), D. Norris (8)
      • RBI - E. Longoria (38), L. Morrison 3 (47), S. Souza 4 (44), D. Norris (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (14)
      BATTING
      • RBI - J. Upton (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (20)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Smith (8), C. Dickerson (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Beckham, L. Morrison, D. Robertson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Faria (W, 3-0)7.06111901.370.9727.5
      C. Whitley1.00001102.970.992.5
      T. Hunter1.00000202.411.134.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Faria (W, 3-0)7.0
      C. Whitley1.0
      T. Hunter1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Farmer (L, 2-1)2.15771236.621.36-11.0
      C. Bell4.25221622.451.207.0
      W. Saupold1.00000002.750.973.0
      D. Stumpf1.00000006.752.253.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Farmer (L, 2-1)2.1
      C. Bell4.2
      W. Saupold1.0
      D. Stumpf1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 110-69, C. Whitley 16-11, T. Hunter 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 2-9, C. Whitley 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Faria 27, C. Whitley 4, T. Hunter 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - B. Farmer
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Farmer 61-40, C. Bell 68-49, W. Saupold 4-4, D. Stumpf 6-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Farmer 3-2, C. Bell 4-4, W. Saupold 2-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Farmer 14, C. Bell 20, W. Saupold 3, D. Stumpf 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      RaysTB37-35
      2050002009100
      TigersDET32-36
      100000000160
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Smith CF50100010.355.420.468.8882.5
      C. Dickerson LF41300000.330.367.587.9546.0
      P. Bourjos LF10000000.230.288.419.7060.0
      E. Longoria 3B23111101.253.322.422.74410.0
      T. Featherston 3B10000000.214.250.429.6790.0
      L. Morrison 1B43232103.245.353.572.92515.0
      S. Souza RF41241010.265.376.492.8679.5
      C. Rasmus DH40000031.281.318.579.896-1.5
      T. Beckham SS40000011.280.321.443.764-0.5
      D. Robertson 2B40000020.216.312.351.663-1.0
      D. Norris C41111000.191.246.353.5996.0
      Total3791095286-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        I. Kinsler 2B30000002.245.329.375.7040.0
        A. Romine 2B10000010.240.313.353.667-0.5
        A. Avila DH31200100.326.443.6091.0524.0
        M. Cabrera 1B20000112.277.377.455.8330.5
        J. Hicks 1B10000001.294.308.549.8570.0
        J. Martinez RF40000033.299.387.6581.045-1.5
        J. Upton LF30110010.262.348.494.8421.5
        M. Mahtook LF10000010.247.281.447.728-0.5
        N. Castellanos 3B40000012.230.299.412.712-0.5
        A. Presley CF40100020.250.313.364.6760.0
        J. McCann C30000021.183.259.381.640-1.0
        D. Machado SS30200001.322.355.373.7282.0
        Total32161021212-----
          BATTING
          • HR - E. Longoria (10), L. Morrison 2 (21), S. Souza (13), D. Norris (8)
          • RBI - E. Longoria (38), L. Morrison 3 (47), S. Souza 4 (44), D. Norris (22)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (14)
          BATTING
          • RBI - J. Upton (44)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (20)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Smith (8), C. Dickerson (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - T. Beckham, L. Morrison, D. Robertson
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Faria (W, 3-0)7.06111901.370.9727.5
          C. Whitley1.00001102.970.992.5
          T. Hunter1.00000202.411.134.0
          Total9.06112120---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Faria (W, 3-0)7.0
          C. Whitley1.0
          T. Hunter1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Farmer (L, 2-1)2.15771236.621.36-11.0
          C. Bell4.25221622.451.207.0
          W. Saupold1.00000002.750.973.0
          D. Stumpf1.00000006.752.253.0
          Total9.01099285---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Farmer (L, 2-1)2.1
          C. Bell4.2
          W. Saupold1.0
          D. Stumpf1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 110-69, C. Whitley 16-11, T. Hunter 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 2-9, C. Whitley 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Faria 27, C. Whitley 4, T. Hunter 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - B. Farmer
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Farmer 61-40, C. Bell 68-49, W. Saupold 4-4, D. Stumpf 6-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Farmer 3-2, C. Bell 4-4, W. Saupold 2-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Farmer 14, C. Bell 20, W. Saupold 3, D. Stumpf 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Morrison homered to right91
            Longoria homered to left81
          • 3RD INNING
            Souza homered to left, Dickerson, Longoria and Morrison scored71
            Norris homered to left31
          • 1ST INNING
            Upton singled to right center, Avila scored, Cabrera to second21
            Morrison homered to right, Longoria scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Warwick Saupold
            • P. Bourjos: Ball, Bourjos flied out to right
            • T. Featherston: Ball, Ball, Featherston flied out to right
            • L. Morrison: Morrison fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tommy Hunter relieved Chase Whitley
            • M. Mahtook: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castellanos flied out to right
            • A. Presley: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Warwick Saupold relieved Chad Bell
            • Mikie Mahtook in left
            • John Hicks at first
            • Andrew Romine at second
            • D. Robertson: Robertson grounded out to second
            • D. Norris: Norris flied out to center
            • In play
            • C. Whitley Pitching:
            • A. Romine: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks grounded out to first, Avila to second
            • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • C. Bell Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Dickerson fouled out to catcher
            • E. Longoria: Longoria homered to left
            • L. Morrison: Morrison homered to right
            • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Souza singled to left center
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Foul, Beckham reached on fielder's choice to third, Souza out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Peter Bourjos in left
            • Taylor Featherston at third
            • A. Presley: Ball, Strike swinging, Presley reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, McCann struck out on foul tip
            • D. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Machado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Presley out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Bell Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Robertson struck out looking
            • D. Norris: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Norris flied out to center
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Upton flied out to right
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Castellanos lined out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Bell Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Souza grounded out to second
            • C. Rasmus: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McCann fouled out to catcher
            • D. Machado: Strike looking, Machado singled to shallow center
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler fouled out to first
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Avila singled to center, Machado to second
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Bell Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson lined out to center
            • D. Norris: Strike looking, Norris grounded out to third
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith singled to left
            • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Smith stole second, Dickerson singled to shallow left, Smith to third
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria walked, Dickerson to second
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Morrison grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Upton struck out on foul tip
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • A. Presley: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Presley struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • D. Norris: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Norris homered to left
            • M. Smith: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to second
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dickerson singled to left
            • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Dickerson stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria hit by pitch
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked, Dickerson to third, Longoria to second
            • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Souza homered to left, Dickerson, Longoria and Morrison scored
            • Chad Bell relieved Buck Farmer
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham lined out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Avila flied out to left
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rasmus fouled out to shortstop
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • A. Presley: Ball, Presley grounded out to second
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • D. Machado: Strike looking, Machado singled to shallow left center
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith flied out to right
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Dickerson reached on an infield single to second
            • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Dickerson out at second
            • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Morrison homered to right, Longoria scored
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kinsler popped out to second
            • A. Avila: Ball, Avila singled to center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Avila to second
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • J. Upton: Ball, Upton singled to right center, Avila scored, Cabrera to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Castellanos flied out to right
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)