Dickerson's homer lifts Rays to 4-1 win over Indians

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Corey Dickerson finally delivered a big hit for the Tampa Bay Rays with men on base.

Dickerson's broke out of an 0-for-21 slump with a three-run homer in the eighth inning that carried the Rays to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Tampa Bay had scored only four runs in its previous five games.

''It's been a pretty tough couple of weeks for the whole team, not just me,'' Dickerson said. ''I was just trying not to miss my pitch and not to think too much. When you're struggling you tend to think too much and change stuff.''

Dickerson's two-out blast off Nick Goody (1-2), his 22nd, came after Adeiny Hechavarria singled and Jesus Sucre was hit by a pitch.

Tommy Hunter (2-2) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Blake Snell to get the win. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 34th save in 39 opportunities.

Francisco Lindor opened the game with a double and scored on Jose Ramirez's single. It was the only run for the AL Central-leading Indians off Snell, who gave up four hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.

''When we had opportunities, which were few, you have to cash in, and we didn't,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Snell (0-6, 4.69 ERA) made his 15th start, the most of any winless pitcher in the majors this season.

''We had a chance to win the game simply because of Blake Snell's performance,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''He was outstanding. A couple walks here and there, but as far as commanding the baseball (and) making big pitches when he had to, it was a huge step in the right direction.''

Logan Morrison drove in Tampa Bay's first run with a single in the fifth.

Cleveland starter Danny Salazar pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up one run on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight.

BRUCE'S DEBUT

The series opener in Tampa Bay was the first game in a Cleveland uniform for Jay Bruce, a three-time NL All-Star who was acquired in a trade with the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Bruce made it to the stadium an hour before the first pitch. He entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and popped up on the first pitch he saw.

''It was an opportunity for me to help out,'' Bruce said, ''but I didn't get the job done tonight.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis left the game with a tight right hamstring after leading off the second with a double. ... OF Lonnie Chisenhall (right calf strain) will run Saturday and might be taken off the disabled list as early as Sunday.

Rays: Cash said RHP Jake Odorizzi should be fine for his next start after taking a line drive off his right foot Wednesday against the Red Sox. Odorizzi left the game with a bruise. ... 1B Lucas Duda (bruised thumb) was back in the lineup at DH after being scratched Wednesday.

UP NEXT

RHP Carlos Carrasco (10-5) will attempt to get his first win since July 7 for the Indians against rookie RHP Jake Faria (5-2), who has nine quality starts among his 11 starts for the Rays.

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IndiansCLE60-52
100000000141
RaysTB59-57
00001003X4100
  • W: T. Hunter (2-2)L: N. Goody (1-2)S: A. Colome (34)
  • HR: TB - C. Dickerson (22)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS41100010.269.329.477.8062.5
J. Kipnis 2B20100001.227.286.390.6772.0
G. Urshela 3B20000010.208.276.245.521-0.5
J. Ramirez 2B40110001.312.365.540.9042.0
E. Encarnacion DH30000111.248.368.460.8280.5
C. Santana 1B40000012.241.342.430.772-0.5
A. Jackson RF20100110.318.392.486.8783.5
B. Guyer RF20000013.216.315.324.639-0.5
a- J. Bruce PH10000001.256.321.518.8390.0
B. Zimmer CF00000000.263.329.433.7620.0
Y. Gomes C30000011.222.313.366.679-0.5
A. Almonte LF30000010.239.320.396.716-0.5
  • a-popped out for Guyer in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson LF51131013.292.337.516.8537.5
L. Duda DH31000230.251.361.540.9011.5
E. Longoria 3B40200001.269.323.453.7762.0
L. Morrison 1B40310011.251.361.527.8883.5
S. Souza RF40000025.264.364.505.869-1.0
B. Miller 2B20000212.203.347.333.6801.5
A. Hechavarria SS41100022.247.262.317.5793.0
M. Smith CF40200012.280.345.370.7151.5
J. Sucre C31100013.252.276.385.6612.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor (32), J. Kipnis (20)
    • 3B - A. Jackson (2)
    • RBI - J. Ramirez (57)
    BATTING
    • HR - C. Dickerson (22)
    • RBI - C. Dickerson 3 (53), L. Morrison (67)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson 3 (19)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Hechavarria
    FIELDING
    • DP - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez, C. Santana
    • E - Y. Gomes (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - A. Hechavarria, L. Morrison, B. Miller
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Salazar5.17114804.151.387.0
    B. Shaw1.21000103.331.282.5
    N. Goody (L, 1-2)1.02330312.831.16-5.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Salazar5.1
    B. Shaw1.2
    N. Goody (L, 1-2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Snell6.14112404.691.5316.0
    T. Hunter (W, 2-2)1.20000301.580.9511.5
    A. Colome (S, 34)1.00000103.311.2610.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Snell6.1
    T. Hunter (W, 2-2)1.2
    A. Colome (S, 34)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - N. Goody (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 103-72, B. Shaw 18-9, N. Goody 23-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 2-5
    • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 26, B. Shaw 6, N. Goody 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 101-61, T. Hunter 19-12, A. Colome 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 6-8, A. Colome 2-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Snell 24, T. Hunter 5, A. Colome 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    IndiansCLE60-52
    100000000141
    RaysTB59-57
    00001003X4100
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41100010.269.329.477.8062.5
    J. Kipnis 2B20100001.227.286.390.6772.0
    G. Urshela 3B20000010.208.276.245.521-0.5
    J. Ramirez 2B40110001.312.365.540.9042.0
    E. Encarnacion DH30000111.248.368.460.8280.5
    C. Santana 1B40000012.241.342.430.772-0.5
    A. Jackson RF20100110.318.392.486.8783.5
    B. Guyer RF20000013.216.315.324.639-0.5
    a- J. Bruce PH10000001.256.321.518.8390.0
    B. Zimmer CF00000000.263.329.433.7620.0
    Y. Gomes C30000011.222.313.366.679-0.5
    A. Almonte LF30000010.239.320.396.716-0.5
    Total3014102810-----
    • a-popped out for Guyer in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Dickerson LF51131013.292.337.516.8537.5
    L. Duda DH31000230.251.361.540.9011.5
    E. Longoria 3B40200001.269.323.453.7762.0
    L. Morrison 1B40310011.251.361.527.8883.5
    S. Souza RF40000025.264.364.505.869-1.0
    B. Miller 2B20000212.203.347.333.6801.5
    A. Hechavarria SS41100022.247.262.317.5793.0
    M. Smith CF40200012.280.345.370.7151.5
    J. Sucre C31100013.252.276.385.6612.5
    Total334104141219-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (32), J. Kipnis (20)
      • 3B - A. Jackson (2)
      • RBI - J. Ramirez (57)
      BATTING
      • HR - C. Dickerson (22)
      • RBI - C. Dickerson 3 (53), L. Morrison (67)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson 3 (19)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Hechavarria
      FIELDING
      • DP - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez, C. Santana
      • E - Y. Gomes (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Hechavarria, L. Morrison, B. Miller
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Salazar5.17114804.151.387.0
      B. Shaw1.21000103.331.282.5
      N. Goody (L, 1-2)1.02330312.831.16-5.5
      Total8.010444121---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Salazar5.1
      B. Shaw1.2
      N. Goody (L, 1-2)1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell6.14112404.691.5316.0
      T. Hunter (W, 2-2)1.20000301.580.9511.5
      A. Colome (S, 34)1.00000103.311.2610.5
      Total9.0411280---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell6.1
      T. Hunter (W, 2-2)1.2
      A. Colome (S, 34)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - N. Goody (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 103-72, B. Shaw 18-9, N. Goody 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 2-5
      • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 26, B. Shaw 6, N. Goody 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 101-61, T. Hunter 19-12, A. Colome 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 6-8, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 24, T. Hunter 5, A. Colome 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Dickerson homered to center, Hechavarria and Sucre scored14
      • 5TH INNING
        Morrison singled to deep right center, Duda scored, Longoria to third11
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramirez reached on an infield single to third, Lindor scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Colome relieved Tommy Hunter
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Hunter Pitching:
        • A. Almonte: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Almonte lined out to center
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Goody relieved Bryan Shaw
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hechavarria singled to left
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Hechavarria stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Smith struck out bunting foul
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Ball, Sucre hit by pitch
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson homered to center, Hechavarria and Sucre scored
        • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
        • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson tripled to left center
        • Tommy Hunter relieved Blake Snell
        • Jay Bruce hit for Brandon Guyer
        • J. Bruce: Bruce popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Bradley Zimmer in center
        • Austin Jackson in right
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria fouled out to first
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Morrison singled to center
        • S. Souza: Ball, Souza flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Ball, Urshela fouled out to right
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Salazar Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Hechavarria flied out to shallow right
        • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith singled to left
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Danny Salazar
        • J. Sucre: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Sucre lined out to right
        • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Dickerson flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes flied out to deep center
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Almonte popped out to shortstop
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Salazar Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Duda walked
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Strike looking, Longoria singled to left, Duda to second
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Morrison singled to deep right center, Duda scored, Longoria to third
        • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • B. Miller: Ball, Miller grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Morrison out at second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis doubled to deep left
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ramirez lined out to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana reached on fielder's choice to third, Kipnis to third, Encarnacion out at second
        • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jackson walked, Santana to second
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Guyer struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Giovanny Urshela at third
        • B. Miller: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Miller walked
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Smith flied out to left
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Sucre singled to center, Miller to second
        • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dickerson struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes flied out to shallow center
        • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Almonte struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Salazar Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson grounded out to second
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
        • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Longoria flied out to deep left
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Morrison singled to center, Duda to second
        • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Souza flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Santana flied out to deep center
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Guyer popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Salazar Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
        • B. Miller: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith singled to right, Miller to third
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor doubled to shallow left
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis grounded out to first, Lindor to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to third, Lindor scored
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ramirez out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Salazar Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dickerson flied out to deep left
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Longoria singled to right center
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)