Rangers turn 3 Rays miscues into 4-3 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The breaks are starting to go the Texas Rangers' way.

Texas turned three Tampa Bay miscues into a three-run sixth inning and the Rangers beat the Rays 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Rangers took a 4-3 lead during the decisive sixth when two runs scored after center fielder Mallex Smith misplayed Adrian Beltre's two-out deep fly ball, and Beltre scored on two wild pitches by Chris Archer with Mike Napoli at the plate.

''It's one of those situations that just kind of goes our way,'' Texas manager Jeff Banister said. ''We haven't had a lot of those. We were able to take advantage of it.''

Smith said it was a ball that should have been caught.

''I just shanked it,'' Smith said. ''Just a bad play. That's about it. I was right there up under it. I just missed it.''

Elvis Andrus, who entered the series hitless in 16 at-bats, homered in his second consecutive three-hit game for the Rangers, who have won two straight following a five-game skid.

Andrew Cashner (5-8) gave up three runs and four hits over six innings. Alex Claudio, the third Rangers reliever, got four outs for his fourth save.

Claudio went two scoreless innings in Texas' 4-3, 10-inning win over the Rays on Friday night to get his second win.

''He's been our workhorse right there in the bullpen,'' Andrus said.

Archer (7-6) allowed four runs, four hits and struck out 11 to set a team record with his 24th career game with double-digit strikeouts. David Price had 23 double-digit strikeout games with the Rays.

Steven Souza Jr. had an RBI single and Evan Longoria hit a two-run single as the Rays went up 3-0 in the third.

Archer retired his first 10 batters before Andrus homered in the fourth. Andrus had a homer and two RBIs Friday night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: RHP A.J. Griffin (left intercostal strain) will make his third rehab start Monday with Double-A Frisco.

Rays: Reliever Jonny Venters, trying to comeback after multiple elbow surgeries, has eight scoreless innings between Class-A Charlotte and the Gulf Coast League Rays.

DEADLINE LOOMING

Texas general manager Jon Daniels says the priority remains to win this year but that the team will also ''be pragmatic and really consider our options'' heading into the non-waiver trade deadline at the end of the month. The Rangers have three starting pitchers, including Yu Darvish, who could be free agents after the season.

GETTING CLOSE

Beltre moved within 13 hits of becoming the 31st player to have 3,000 with an infield single in the fourth.

LIKES THE PARK

Andrus is hitting .331 (79 for 239) with six homers and 35 RBIs at Tropicana Field.

DONE DEAL

The Rays acquired reliever Sergio Romo from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. The three-time World Series champion with San Francisco had been designated for assignment Thursday. ''I'm excited,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''He's a guy who's got big-game experience and pitched in a lot of high leverage situations.''

UP NEXT

Rangers RHP Tyson Ross (2-2, 7.22 ERA) will make his seventh start since returning after surgery to relieve Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Sunday's series finale.

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-4) looks to go 5-0 against the Rangers Sunday. He will also try to stop a stretch of allowing a homer in 14 straight games. Since Baseball Reference data is first available in 1913, only seven pitchers have had a streak that long.

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  • W: A. Cashner (5-8)L: C. Archer (7-6)S: A. Claudio (4)
  • HR: TEX - E. Andrus (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF41100020.252.365.413.7781.0
E. Andrus SS42311000.291.333.466.79810.0
N. Mazara LF40000003.242.317.416.7330.0
A. Beltre 3B41100021.280.366.497.8621.0
M. Napoli DH30000121.204.282.462.7440.0
R. Odor 2B40000021.211.249.387.636-1.0
J. Lucroy C40000020.244.293.346.639-1.0
C. Gomez CF30000010.245.327.453.780-0.5
J. Gallo 1B30000030.189.307.500.807-1.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Souza RF51110002.272.369.510.8793.0
    C. Dickerson LF40000032.311.351.543.893-1.5
    E. Longoria 3B40220000.269.321.447.7674.0
    L. Morrison 1B20000200.256.369.558.9282.0
    W. Ramos C40100014.226.263.434.6970.5
    B. Miller DH20000111.200.340.337.6770.5
    a- T. Plouffe PH-DH10000002.210.270.344.6140.0
    T. Beckham 2B31000102.262.314.412.7262.0
    M. Smith CF30000002.286.356.381.7370.0
    b- P. Bourjos PH10100000.250.299.440.7392.0
    A. Hechavarria SS41200002.271.280.341.6213.0
    • a-grounded out for Miller in the 8th
    • b-doubled for Smith in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Andrus (23)
    • HR - E. Andrus (13)
    • RBI - E. Andrus (53)
    BATTING
    • 2B - P. Bourjos (5)
    • RBI - S. Souza (61), E. Longoria 2 (59)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria 2 (18)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Smith (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (W, 5-8)6.04333403.641.3920.0
    J. Leclerc (H, 9)1.01000003.141.192.0
    K. Kela (H, 8)0.21001102.590.93-1.5
    A. Claudio (S, 4)1.11000002.421.029.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (W, 5-8)6.0
    J. Leclerc (H, 9)1.0
    K. Kela (H, 8)0.2
    A. Claudio (S, 4)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (L, 7-6)7.044111113.771.2418.5
    T. Hunter1.01000201.821.043.0
    E. Ramirez1.00000104.871.193.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (L, 7-6)7.0
    T. Hunter1.0
    E. Ramirez1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 94-64, J. Leclerc 14-9, K. Kela 14-7, A. Claudio 18-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-7, J. Leclerc 2-0, A. Claudio 4-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 25, J. Leclerc 3, K. Kela 4, A. Claudio 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Archer 3 (11)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 108-74, T. Hunter 14-10, E. Ramirez 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-7, E. Ramirez 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, T. Hunter 4, E. Ramirez 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TEX47-50
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo RF41100020.252.365.413.7781.0
    E. Andrus SS42311000.291.333.466.79810.0
    N. Mazara LF40000003.242.317.416.7330.0
    A. Beltre 3B41100021.280.366.497.8621.0
    M. Napoli DH30000121.204.282.462.7440.0
    R. Odor 2B40000021.211.249.387.636-1.0
    J. Lucroy C40000020.244.293.346.639-1.0
    C. Gomez CF30000010.245.327.453.780-0.5
    J. Gallo 1B30000030.189.307.500.807-1.5
    Total3345111146-----
    HITTERSAB
    S. Choo RF4
    E. Andrus SS4
    N. Mazara LF4
    A. Beltre 3B4
    M. Napoli DH3
    R. Odor 2B4
    J. Lucroy C4
    C. Gomez CF3
    J. Gallo 1B3
    Total33
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Souza RF51110002.272.369.510.8793.0
      C. Dickerson LF40000032.311.351.543.893-1.5
      E. Longoria 3B40220000.269.321.447.7674.0
      L. Morrison 1B20000200.256.369.558.9282.0
      W. Ramos C40100014.226.263.434.6970.5
      B. Miller DH20000111.200.340.337.6770.5
      a- T. Plouffe PH-DH10000002.210.270.344.6140.0
      T. Beckham 2B31000102.262.314.412.7262.0
      M. Smith CF30000002.286.356.381.7370.0
      b- P. Bourjos PH10100000.250.299.440.7392.0
      A. Hechavarria SS41200002.271.280.341.6213.0
      Total3337304517-----
      • a-grounded out for Miller in the 8th
      • b-doubled for Smith in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Andrus (23)
      • HR - E. Andrus (13)
      • RBI - E. Andrus (53)
      BATTING
      • 2B - P. Bourjos (5)
      • RBI - S. Souza (61), E. Longoria 2 (59)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria 2 (18)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Smith (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (W, 5-8)6.04333403.641.3920.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 9)1.01000003.141.192.0
      K. Kela (H, 8)0.21001102.590.93-1.5
      A. Claudio (S, 4)1.11000002.421.029.0
      Total9.0733450---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (W, 5-8)6.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 9)1.0
      K. Kela (H, 8)0.2
      A. Claudio (S, 4)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (L, 7-6)7.044111113.771.2418.5
      T. Hunter1.01000201.821.043.0
      E. Ramirez1.00000104.871.193.5
      Total9.05411141---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (L, 7-6)7.0
      T. Hunter1.0
      E. Ramirez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 94-64, J. Leclerc 14-9, K. Kela 14-7, A. Claudio 18-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-7, J. Leclerc 2-0, A. Claudio 4-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 25, J. Leclerc 3, K. Kela 4, A. Claudio 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Archer 3 (11)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 108-74, T. Hunter 14-10, E. Ramirez 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-7, E. Ramirez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, T. Hunter 4, E. Ramirez 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Beltre scored on wild pitch43
        Beltre safe at first on center fielder Smith fielding error, Choo and Andrus scored, Beltre to second33
      • 4TH INNING
        Andrus homered to left center13
      • 3RD INNING
        Longoria singled to center, Hechavarria and Souza scored03
        Souza singled to center, Beckham scored, Hechavarria to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Erasmo Ramirez relieved Tommy Hunter
        • Trevor Plouffe at designated hitter
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Napoli grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Claudio Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to third
        • Peter Bourjos hit for Mallex Smith
        • P. Bourjos: Strike looking, Bourjos doubled to left center
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike swinging, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Souza grounded out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tommy Hunter relieved Chris Archer
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus doubled to deep left
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mazara popped out to shortstop
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Keone Kela relieved Jose Leclerc
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to center
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked, Longoria to second
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos popped out to second
        • Alex Claudio relieved Keone Kela
        • Trevor Plouffe hit for Brad Miller
        • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Plouffe grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • C. Gomez: Gomez flied out to left
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Andrew Cashner
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Foul, Hechavarria singled to center
        • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Souza hit into double play third to catcher to second, Hechavarria out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Choo singled to center
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to left, Choo to second
        • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Mazara grounded out to first, Choo to third, Andrus to second
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Beltre safe at first on center fielder Smith fielding error, Choo and Andrus scored, Beltre to second
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Ball, Beltre to third on wild pitch, Ball, Beltre scored on wild pitch, Ball, Napoli walked
        • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Morrison lined out to center
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos singled to center
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Miller flied out to shallow center
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Beckham lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Foul, Odor flied out to deep center
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Souza grounded out to third
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus homered to left center
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Mazara grounded out to first
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltre reached on an infield single to third
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltre to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham popped out to shortstop
        • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Smith reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Miller out at second
        • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hechavarria lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to second
        • C. Gomez: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Gomez flied out to deep center
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beckham walked
        • M. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Smith lined out to first
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Ball, Hechavarria singled to shallow right, Beckham to second
        • S. Souza: Strike looking, Souza singled to center, Beckham scored, Hechavarria to second
        • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to first, Hechavarria to third, Souza to second
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria singled to center, Hechavarria and Souza scored
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked, Longoria to second
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramos reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Morrison out at second
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • M. Napoli: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Morrison flied out to left
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
        • B. Miller: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Miller struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Choo flied out to deep left
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus popped out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Mazara fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Strike looking, Souza grounded out to third
        • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)