Andrus snaps 10th-inning tie, Rangers beat Rays 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Elvis Andrus picked a nice time to break out of a hitting funk.

The Texas shortstop drove in his first runs since July 2, smacking a solo homer to stop an 0-for-16 skid and then snapping a 10th-inning tie with a two-out infield single that gave the Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.

''It was a resilient win for us,'' Andrus said after Texas rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the ninth and stopped a five-game losing streak. ''Even when we were down, we still feel that we were in the game. ... It was really a team effort right there top to bottom. Hopefully we can carry that momentum.''

Andrus, who homered in the first inning, hit a sharp grounder off Brad Boxberger (2-1) that forced Evan Longoria to make a diving stop. Pinch runner Delino DeShields scored when the third baseman was unable to complete the throw to first base for the third out.

Alex Claudio (2-0) pitched two innings in relief of Yu Darvish to get the win. The left-hander gave up a leadoff single to Steven Souza Jr. in the 10th, but avoided further damage by getting Adeiny Hechavarria to bunt into a double play and Mallex Smith to fly out.

Rays starter Alex Cobb took a three-hitter and two-run lead into the ninth, but couldn't finish off the Rangers, who erased their deficit with Joey Gallo's double and Shin-Soo Choo's 14th homer within a three-pitch span.

''Probably the most upset and angry I've been walking off the mound in a long time,'' said Cobb, who was seeking his first complete game in four years. ''I was given an opportunity ... to go shut the door and didn't execute a few pitches in a row. It turned south quick.''

Other than allowing a trio of solo homers, Darvish was outstanding for the Rangers.

The All-Star right-hander yielded five hits, walked one and struck out 12 over eight innings, yet was in line to drop a career-high fifth consecutive decision before the Rangers rallied against Cobb in the ninth.

The Rays built their lead on homers by Brad Miller, Corey Dickerson and Smith, whose eighth-inning shot made it 3-1.

Things shifted quickly when manager Kevin Cash decided against turning the game over to closer Alex Colome, who leads the AL with 26 saves, to begin the ninth.

''I was confident the way he was throwing the ball,'' Cash said of Cobb. ''I had the confidence for him to go back out there and get three more outs. No slight to anybody in the bullpen, especially Alex Colome.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Manager Jeff Banister said Joey Gallo, who has been slowed by a sore left hamstring, is not ready to play on a regular basis in the outfield. Gallo is playing first base and DH.

Rays: Souza, who injured his left hip sliding Wednesday, was out of the lineup but pinch-hit in the 10th. ... CF Kevin Kiermaier, who's missed 35 games with a broken right hip, says his rehab has been ''pretty much pain free'' and expects to return in early to mid-August.

BACK-TO-BACK LOSSES

The Rays are 4-3 since the All-Star break and have dropped two straight for the first time since June 28-29 at Pittsburgh. They fell to 44-2 when leading after eight innings.

BELTRE WATCH

Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4, singling in the ninth inning off Colome to move ahead of Sam Rice for 31st on the career hits list with 2,986.

DOUBLE-DIGIT K's

Darvish struck out 10 or more in a game for the fourth time this season, 32nd overall. That's two shy of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's franchise record of 34 double-digit strikeout games.

NICE CROWD

Attendance was announced as 24,461, up nearly 9,000 from Tampa Bay's average home attendance of 15,681, which ranks last in the majors. Friday was the first time the Rays played a home game after the All-Star break while in playoff contention since Sept. 23, 2013. They went on win a Game 163 tiebreaker to claim a wild-card berth that season.

UP NEXT

Rangers RHP Andrew Cashner (4-8), who's 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in two starts this month, goes against Rays RHP Chris Archer (7-5) Saturday night. Archer has worked at least six innings in 11 consecutive starts, the longest streak of his career.

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  • W: A. Claudio (2-0)L: B. Boxberger (2-1)
  • HR: TEX - S. Choo (14), E. Andrus (12), TB - B. Miller (4), C. Dickerson (18), M. Smith (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Andrus SS51321000.286.328.452.7809.0
N. Mazara LF50000023.245.320.421.741-1.0
A. Beltre 3B40100001.280.368.503.8711.0
M. Napoli DH30000120.207.282.467.7500.0
R. Odor 2B40000002.213.252.391.6430.0
J. Lucroy C30000101.248.297.351.6481.0
D. DeShields PR01000000.277.338.356.6941.0
R. Chirinos C00000000.229.313.542.8550.0
C. Gomez CF30100001.248.331.459.7901.0
J. Gallo 1B41100012.192.310.506.8162.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF-LF41111020.292.363.389.7517.0
    a- T. Plouffe PH10000000.211.272.345.6170.0
    C. Dickerson LF41311011.315.354.548.9038.5
    P. Bourjos PR-CF00000000.242.292.424.7170.0
    E. Longoria 3B40000003.266.319.446.7650.0
    L. Morrison 1B30000131.257.368.562.930-0.5
    W. Ramos C40000022.224.264.449.713-1.0
    B. Miller DH41111020.202.340.341.6815.0
    T. Beckham 2B40000010.265.315.416.731-0.5
    S. Peterson RF30000010.250.310.395.704-0.5
    b- S. Souza PH10100000.273.371.515.8861.0
    A. Hechavarria SS40000001.264.273.336.6090.0
    • a-lined out for Smith in the 10th
    • b-singled for Peterson in the 10th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Gallo (12)
    • HR - S. Choo (14), E. Andrus (12)
    • SH - C. Gomez (2)
    • RBI - S. Choo 2 (48), E. Andrus 2 (52)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (18)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Dickerson (27)
    • HR - M. Smith (2), C. Dickerson (18), B. Miller (4)
    • RBI - M. Smith (6), C. Dickerson (43), B. Miller (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Miller (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Smith (14)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Gallo (10)
    FIELDING
    • E - L. Morrison (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Darvish8.053311233.441.1224.0
    A. Claudio (W, 2-0)2.01000002.491.0312.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Darvish8.0
    A. Claudio (W, 2-0)2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cobb8.05330423.571.2021.0
    A. Colome1.01001103.631.301.5
    B. Boxberger (L, 2-1)1.01112001.420.95-6.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cobb8.0
    A. Colome1.0
    B. Boxberger (L, 2-1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 101-78, A. Claudio 19-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 9-4, A. Claudio 3-2
    • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 31, A. Claudio 6
    PITCHING
    • IBB - B. Boxberger
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 99-71, A. Colome 23-13, B. Boxberger 21-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 12-7, A. Colome 1-1, B. Boxberger 2-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 28, A. Colome 5, B. Boxberger 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    S. Choo RF41121101.252.366.415.7818.0
    E. Andrus SS51321000.286.328.452.7809.0
    N. Mazara LF50000023.245.320.421.741-1.0
    A. Beltre 3B40100001.280.368.503.8711.0
    M. Napoli DH30000120.207.282.467.7500.0
    R. Odor 2B40000002.213.252.391.6430.0
    J. Lucroy C30000101.248.297.351.6481.0
    D. DeShields PR01000000.277.338.356.6941.0
    R. Chirinos C00000000.229.313.542.8550.0
    C. Gomez CF30100001.248.331.459.7901.0
    J. Gallo 1B41100012.192.310.506.8162.5
    Total3547423511-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Smith CF-LF41111020.292.363.389.7517.0
      a- T. Plouffe PH10000000.211.272.345.6170.0
      C. Dickerson LF41311011.315.354.548.9038.5
      P. Bourjos PR-CF00000000.242.292.424.7170.0
      E. Longoria 3B40000003.266.319.446.7650.0
      L. Morrison 1B30000131.257.368.562.930-0.5
      W. Ramos C40000022.224.264.449.713-1.0
      B. Miller DH41111020.202.340.341.6815.0
      T. Beckham 2B40000010.265.315.416.731-0.5
      S. Peterson RF30000010.250.310.395.704-0.5
      b- S. Souza PH10100000.273.371.515.8861.0
      A. Hechavarria SS40000001.264.273.336.6090.0
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      • a-lined out for Smith in the 10th
      • b-singled for Peterson in the 10th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Gallo (12)
      • HR - S. Choo (14), E. Andrus (12)
      • SH - C. Gomez (2)
      • RBI - S. Choo 2 (48), E. Andrus 2 (52)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (18)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Dickerson (27)
      • HR - M. Smith (2), C. Dickerson (18), B. Miller (4)
      • RBI - M. Smith (6), C. Dickerson (43), B. Miller (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Miller (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Smith (14)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Gallo (10)
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Morrison (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Darvish8.053311233.441.1224.0
      A. Claudio (W, 2-0)2.01000002.491.0312.0
      Total10.06331123---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Darvish8.0
      A. Claudio (W, 2-0)2.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb8.05330423.571.2021.0
      A. Colome1.01001103.631.301.5
      B. Boxberger (L, 2-1)1.01112001.420.95-6.0
      Total10.0744352---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb8.0
      A. Colome1.0
      B. Boxberger (L, 2-1)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 101-78, A. Claudio 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 9-4, A. Claudio 3-2
      • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 31, A. Claudio 6
      PITCHING
      • IBB - B. Boxberger
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 99-71, A. Colome 23-13, B. Boxberger 21-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 12-7, A. Colome 1-1, B. Boxberger 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 28, A. Colome 5, B. Boxberger 6
      • 10TH INNING
        Andrus reached on an infield single to third, DeShields scored, Choo to second43
      • 9TH INNING
        Choo homered to left, Gallo scored33
      • 8TH INNING
        Smith homered to left center13
      • 6TH INNING
        Dickerson homered to center12
      • 4TH INNING
        Miller homered to center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Andrus homered to center10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Brad Boxberger relieved Alex Colome
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
        • Delino DeShields ran for Jonathan Lucroy
        • C. Gomez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Gomez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, DeShields to second
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo flied out to deep right, DeShields to third
        • S. Choo: Choo intentionally walked
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andrus reached on an infield single to third, DeShields scored, Choo to second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 10th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Robinson Chirinos catching
        • Steven Souza hit for Shane Peterson
        • S. Souza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Souza singled to left
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria hit into double play catcher to shortstop to first, Souza out at second
        • Trevor Plouffe hit for Mallex Smith
        • T. Plouffe: Plouffe lined out to left
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo doubled to right center
        • S. Choo: Choo homered to left, Gallo scored
        • Alex Colome relieved Alex Cobb
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus popped out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • A. Beltre: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beltre singled to right
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Napoli walked, Beltre to second
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Odor grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Claudio relieved Yu Darvish
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Ramos grounded out to third
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Miller grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Beckham flied out to left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike looking, Napoli grounded out to third
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Odor safe at first on 1st baseman Morrison fielding error
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy flied out to left
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gomez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Odor out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to third
        • M. Smith: Ball, Smith homered to left center
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Dickerson doubled to right center
        • Peter Bourjos ran for Corey Dickerson
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to second, Bourjos to third
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus reached on an infield single to third
        • N. Mazara: Mazara flied out to left
        • A. Beltre: Beltre grounded into double play second to first, Andrus out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • S. Peterson: Strike swinging, Peterson flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomez grounded out to third
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson homered to center
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Longoria lined out to second
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ramos grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Odor grounded out to first
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • S. Peterson: Foul, Strike swinging, Peterson popped out to shortstop
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria grounded out to third
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Andrus lined out to pitcher
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miller homered to center
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gomez reached on an infield single to third
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Choo grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gomez out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria grounded out to third
        • M. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Dickerson reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • E. Longoria: Longoria popped out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Odor lined out to right
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Miller struck out on foul tip
        • T. Beckham: Beckham grounded out to third
        • S. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Choo lined out to shortstop
        • E. Andrus: Andrus homered to center
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Beltre lined out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith safe at first on 3rd baseman Gallo fielding error
        • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Smith stole second, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramos struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)