Rays win reunion with Maddon, beat Cubs 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Joe Maddon's Tampa Bay reunion didn't go quite the way he wanted.

Tim Beckham homered, and the Rays hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Tuesday.

Beckham's two-run drive highlighted a five-run fourth against Jon Lester (5-5). Alex Colome gave up two runs in the ninth, but the Rays won their first meeting against their former manager since he left for Chicago following the 2014 season.

Maddon chatted with Evan Longoria and some of his former staffers, such as pitching coach Jim Hickey and third base coach Tom Foley, as the Rays took batting practice.

''They're a great bunch of guys,'' Maddon said. ''There's a lot of humor on that side, and I got my giggles in.''

The Rays got the final word even though things got tense near the end. Colome threw 38 pitches in the ninth but came away with his 22nd save in 26 chances.

He gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. and walked Jon Jay to put runners on first and second. After Kris Bryant popped out, Anthony Rizzo lined an RBI single to make it 6-4.

Ben Zobrist then bounced into a force to bring home another run. Ian Happ walked on a 3-2 pitch to put men on first and second, before Jason Heyward hit a fly to left.

''You're going to have some games where a team comes back,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''They're a very good club and they believe they're never out of game. They gave us every bit of it, but it was nice to see us come out on top.''

Chris Archer (7-5) picked up his third win in four starts, giving up three runs and eight hits in six innings. The former Cubs prospect also had an RBI single after a fake bunt for his first career hit.

Chicago lost for the fifth time in seven games on another frustrating afternoon. The defending World Series champions have hovered around .500 all season after winning it all for the first time since 1908 last fall.

''We haven't gotten hot, we haven't gotten going,'' Lester said. ''We do two, three, four games in a row and then it's kind of like we go the other way for two, three, four games. I feel like it's time to be paid up on that, you know? It's time to get some guys hot. It's time to get some guys on the mound that just go, just roll. We haven't had that.''

Lester lasted five innings. He tied a season-high by allowing six runs and gave up nine hits - all but one on ground balls.

The Rays sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie.

Trevor Plouffe led off with a single and Beckham drove the next pitch to the center-field basket for his 11th homer.

Adeiny Hechavarria singled on a ball that Lester deflected with his glove and scored on a fake-bunt single with two strikes by Archer, hitless in his first 23 career at-bats. Souza's sharp grounder then ricocheted off Lester's glove, resulting in a two-run double that made it 6-1.

Archer was asked if he got the ball from his first hit, he said no. But he was planning to frame the bat.

''It was Alex Cobb's bat, so that will always be a funny memory for the family,'' Archer said.

SCHWARBER UPDATE

The Cubs aren't ruling out bringing back slugger Kyle Schwarber from the minors on this six-game homestand.

''I wouldn't expect it to be too much longer,'' director of player development Jaron Madison said. ''But he still has some things to work out.''

Schwarber was batting .333 with four homers in nine games for Triple-A Iowa. After the two-game series against Tampa Bay, the Cubs host Milwaukee on Thursday and Pittsburgh in a weekend series before the All-Star break.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Cash wasn't ready to head to the mound for pitching changes after breaking his left foot and spraining his left ankle in Baltimore on Sunday. ''I hope to get to that point soon, but I'm not going to go out there now,'' he said. ''I think I'd get the commissioner calling me for pace of play.'' Cash was injured Sunday when he stumbled on a railroad track while running through the streets of Baltimore and is on crutches.

Cubs: RF Heyward was activated from the 10-day DL after being sidelined since June 18 because of a laceration on his left hand.

UP NEXT

The two-game series wraps up, with RHP John Lackey (5-9, 5.24 ERA) starting for Chicago and LHP Blake Snell (0-5, 5.36 ERA).

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  • W: C. Archer (7-5)L: J. Lester (5-5)S: A. Colome (22)
  • HR: TB - T. Beckham (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Souza RF51220011.271.372.502.8737.5
C. Dickerson LF30000122.318.362.557.9180.0
E. Longoria 3B30110012.255.316.426.7421.5
W. Ramos C40000003.174.200.435.6350.0
T. Plouffe 1B41100000.218.280.364.6442.0
T. Beckham 2B41221020.277.328.438.7667.0
A. Hechavarria SS41100021.307.319.398.7161.0
P. Bourjos CF31100110.244.299.411.7102.5
C. Archer P31110002.200.200.200.4003.0
B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- S. Peterson PH00000100.255.323.436.7591.0
A. Colome P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Hunter in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF42200122.301.378.387.7654.0
K. Bryant 3B41110103.262.391.507.8984.0
A. Rizzo 1B30110211.259.389.505.8943.5
B. Zobrist 2B50120004.217.314.379.6933.0
I. Happ CF41100123.264.333.571.9044.0
J. Heyward RF40110112.257.317.396.7132.5
W. Contreras C40200011.259.326.453.7781.5
A. Russell SS40100022.235.303.397.6990.0
J. Lester P10000012.088.135.118.253-0.5
a- J. Baez PH10000000.261.301.461.7620.0
H. Rondon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. La Stella PH10000012.260.367.400.767-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Almora PH11100000.264.333.380.7142.0
  • a-grounded out for Lester in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Rondon in the 6th
  • c-singled for Grimm in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Souza (15)
  • HR - T. Beckham (11)
  • SF - E. Longoria (6)
  • RBI - S. Souza 2 (55), E. Longoria (49), T. Beckham 2 (33), C. Archer
BATTING
  • 3B - I. Happ (2)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (33), A. Rizzo (52), B. Zobrist 2 (23), J. Heyward (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant (12), B. Zobrist (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Souza (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - P. Bourjos (3)
  • E - E. Longoria (7)
FIELDING
  • E - W. Contreras (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer (W, 7-5)6.08333804.021.2518.0
B. Boxberger (H, 1)1.00001100.000.502.5
T. Hunter (H, 6)1.01000202.251.133.0
A. Colome (S, 22)1.02222004.101.344.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer (W, 7-5)6.0
B. Boxberger (H, 1)1.0
T. Hunter (H, 6)1.0
A. Colome (S, 22)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester (L, 5-5)5.09651613.941.26-2.0
H. Rondon1.00000104.261.203.5
B. Duensing0.10001103.031.26-0.5
J. Grimm2.20001104.261.045.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester (L, 5-5)5.0
H. Rondon1.0
B. Duensing0.1
J. Grimm2.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 116-80, B. Boxberger 15-9, T. Hunter 20-13, A. Colome 38-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-4, A. Colome 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 28, B. Boxberger 4, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 100-62, H. Rondon 10-8, B. Duensing 12-8, J. Grimm 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 2-7, H. Rondon 2-0, J. Grimm 5-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 25, H. Rondon 3, B. Duensing 2, J. Grimm 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Souza RF51220011.271.372.502.8737.5
C. Dickerson LF30000122.318.362.557.9180.0
E. Longoria 3B30110012.255.316.426.7421.5
W. Ramos C40000003.174.200.435.6350.0
T. Plouffe 1B41100000.218.280.364.6442.0
T. Beckham 2B41221020.277.328.438.7667.0
A. Hechavarria SS41100021.307.319.398.7161.0
P. Bourjos CF31100110.244.299.411.7102.5
C. Archer P31110002.200.200.200.4003.0
B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- S. Peterson PH00000100.255.323.436.7591.0
A. Colome P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Hunter in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF42200122.301.378.387.7654.0
K. Bryant 3B41110103.262.391.507.8984.0
A. Rizzo 1B30110211.259.389.505.8943.5
B. Zobrist 2B50120004.217.314.379.6933.0
I. Happ CF41100123.264.333.571.9044.0
J. Heyward RF40110112.257.317.396.7132.5
W. Contreras C40200011.259.326.453.7781.5
A. Russell SS40100022.235.303.397.6990.0
J. Lester P10000012.088.135.118.253-0.5
a- J. Baez PH10000000.261.301.461.7620.0
H. Rondon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. La Stella PH10000012.260.367.400.767-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Almora PH11100000.264.333.380.7142.0
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  • a-grounded out for Lester in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Rondon in the 6th
  • c-singled for Grimm in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Souza (15)
  • HR - T. Beckham (11)
  • SF - E. Longoria (6)
  • RBI - S. Souza 2 (55), E. Longoria (49), T. Beckham 2 (33), C. Archer
BATTING
  • 3B - I. Happ (2)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (33), A. Rizzo (52), B. Zobrist 2 (23), J. Heyward (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant (12), B. Zobrist (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Souza (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - P. Bourjos (3)
  • E - E. Longoria (7)
FIELDING
  • E - W. Contreras (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer (W, 7-5)6.08333804.021.2518.0
B. Boxberger (H, 1)1.00001100.000.502.5
T. Hunter (H, 6)1.01000202.251.133.0
A. Colome (S, 22)1.02222004.101.344.0
Total9.011556110---
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer (W, 7-5)6.0
B. Boxberger (H, 1)1.0
T. Hunter (H, 6)1.0
A. Colome (S, 22)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester (L, 5-5)5.09651613.941.26-2.0
H. Rondon1.00000104.261.203.5
B. Duensing0.10001103.031.26-0.5
J. Grimm2.20001104.261.045.5
Total9.0965391---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester (L, 5-5)5.0
H. Rondon1.0
B. Duensing0.1
J. Grimm2.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 116-80, B. Boxberger 15-9, T. Hunter 20-13, A. Colome 38-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-4, A. Colome 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 28, B. Boxberger 4, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 100-62, H. Rondon 10-8, B. Duensing 12-8, J. Grimm 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 2-7, H. Rondon 2-0, J. Grimm 5-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 25, H. Rondon 3, B. Duensing 2, J. Grimm 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Zobrist reached on fielder's choice to first, Jay scored, Rizzo out at second65
    Rizzo singled to center, Almora scored, Jay to third64
  • 5TH INNING
    Zobrist singled to shallow right, Bryant scored, Rizzo to third63
    Bryant reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jay scored62
  • 4TH INNING
    Souza doubled to right center, Bourjos and Archer scored61
    Archer singled to right center, Hechavarria scored, Bourjos to third, Archer to second41
    Beckham homered to center, Plouffe scored31
  • 3RD INNING
    Longoria hit sacrifice fly to center, Souza scored11
  • 2ND INNING
    Heyward singled to right, Happ scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Grimm Pitching:
    • P. Bourjos: Bourjos grounded out to third
    • Shane Peterson hit for Tommy Hunter
    • S. Peterson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked
    • S. Souza: Souza grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Peterson out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Colome pitching
    • Albert Almora hit for Justin Grimm
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Almora reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jay walked, Almora to second
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Ball, Bryant popped out to first
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo singled to center, Almora scored, Jay to third
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Zobrist reached on fielder's choice to first, Jay scored, Rizzo out at second
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Happ walked, Zobrist to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Heyward flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Grimm Pitching:
    • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Plouffe grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter relieved Brad Boxberger
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Heyward struck out looking
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Contreras singled to left center, Contreras out at second
    • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brian Duensing pitching
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • E. Longoria: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • Justin Grimm relieved Brian Duensing
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Strike looking, Ramos grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dickerson out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Boxberger relieved Chris Archer
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist popped out to shortstop
    • I. Happ: Happ popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Hector Rondon pitching
    • P. Bourjos: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bourjos struck out looking
    • C. Archer: Archer grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Souza grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked
    • W. Contreras: Contreras reached on bunt single to pitcher, Heyward to second
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Hector Rondon
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, La Stella struck out on foul tip
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Plouffe popped out to first
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Russell lined out to center
    • Javier Baez hit for Jon Lester
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Baez grounded out to third
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jay reached on an infield single to pitcher, Jay to third on 3rd baseman Longoria fielding error
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jay scored
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked, Bryant to second
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist singled to shallow right, Bryant scored, Rizzo to third
    • I. Happ: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • T. Plouffe: Ball, Plouffe singled to left
    • T. Beckham: Beckham homered to center, Plouffe scored
    • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria reached on an infield single to second
    • P. Bourjos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bourjos walked, Hechavarria to second
    • C. Archer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Archer singled to right center, Hechavarria scored, Bourjos to third, Archer to second
    • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Souza doubled to right center, Bourjos and Archer scored
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Dickerson lined out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to first, Souza to third
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramos lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Heyward grounded out to second
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Ball, Strike swinging, Souza reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging, Souza to third on catcher Contreras fielding error
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria hit sacrifice fly to center, Souza scored
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Jay singled to left
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bryant lined out to left
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked, Jay to second
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zobrist grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rizzo out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Plouffe lined out to second
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham singled to center
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Hechavarria struck out on foul tip
    • P. Bourjos: Ball, Strike swinging, Bourjos singled to left, Beckham to second
    • C. Archer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Archer grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Zobrist lined out to center
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Happ tripled to deep right
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Heyward singled to right, Happ scored
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Contreras fouled out to catcher
    • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Russell singled to shallow right center, Heyward to second
    • J. Lester: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lester struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria singled to left center
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ramos lined out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bryant grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rizzo grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)