Faria gets 1st win since July, Rays beat Rangers 4-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jake Faria was aggressive in the strike zone and it helped him end a long winless drought.

Faria won for the first time since last July 25, allowing one run over six innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday.

''I'm physically feeling good and a lot better mentally,'' Faria said. ''More willing to pound the strike, not shy away from the bats.''

Faria (1-1) struck out six and walked one. He had been 0-4 in eight starts and two relief appearances since beating Baltimore.

''Today was his best pounding the zone,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''Get the ball in the zone and trust your stuff.''

Hamels (1-3) gave up two hits through five scoreless innings before the Rays rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the sixth on Daniel Robertson's RBI double, C.J Cron's run-scoring single and Adeiny Hechavarria's sacrifice fly.

''Sometimes you're going to battle throughout the game and when it really does matter you have to make the right pitches and I wasn't able to do,'' Hamels said.

Denard Span's RBI double with one out in the seventh chased Hamels, who allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

''I thought we stayed in there, hung in there really well against him,'' Cash said.

Chaz Rowe struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh, and Jose Alvarado fanned one during a perfect eighth. Alex Colome got his fourth save despite allowing Drew Robinson's RBI single in the ninth.

Colome has a 9.00 ERA this season, and has two losses and two blown saves in nine appearances.

''In all fairness he's not quite right yet,'' Cash said. ''He's working through it. He'd be the first to admit he's not totally locked in, but he's going to continue to try and find it.''

Texas' Shin-Soo Choo homered for the second straight game, an opposite-field solo shot to left-center in the third.

A fan in a Rays jersey and with a baseball glove reached over the right-field wall to catch a drive by the Rangers' Renato Nunez in the fifth . The right-handed fan reached into a pocket immediately after the grab and threw a different ball back onto the field. The on-field call of a double due to fan interference was upheld in a video review, and the fan was given a warning and relocated to another section by security.

Rangers star Adrian Beltre had two hits, giving him 3,069. He's 12 away from tying Cap Anson for 22nd place all-time.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: SS Jurickson Profar took grounders but remains in a concussion protocol after hitting the right side of his head on the infield after a collision at second base Monday. A decision on whether he will go on the 7-day DL is expected Thursday. ... OF Delino DeShields (broken left hamate bone) took on-field batting practice and is ready to start a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco.

Rays: INF Brad Miller (strained left groin) could be reinstated from the 10-day DL Friday.

LOST AND FOUND

Rays coach Rocco Baldelli turned to social media after finding a lost dog following Tuesday night's game with the Rangers. The 14-year old dog named Charlotte was reunited with her owner Wednesday.

NUMBERS GAME

The Rangers were held to two runs or fewer for the eighth time. Tampa Bay is 1-12 when scoring four runs or fewer. The Rays are 10-2-2 over their past 14 home series against Texas, dating to August 2006.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Mike Minor (1-1) faces Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez (2-2) in the opener of a three-game series Friday night. Hernandez is 19-24 in 54 starts against Texas.

Rays: RHP Chris Archer (1-1) will face Minnesota RHP Lance Lynn (0-1) Friday night to start a three-game set. Archer is 6-1 with an 1.84 ERA in seven starts against the Twins.

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  • W: J. Faria (1-1)L: C. Hamels (1-3)S: A. Colome (4)
  • HR: TEX - S. Choo (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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I. Kiner-Falefa SS40100012.269.269.423.6920.5
N. Mazara LF40000001.300.338.400.7380.0
A. Beltre DH31200100.300.363.414.7774.0
J. Gallo 1B30000123.198.244.457.7010.0
R. Chirinos C40000023.154.250.327.577-1.0
D. Robinson 2B40110020.192.288.269.5571.0
R. Nunez 3B30100010.286.286.429.7141.5
a- R. Guzman PH10000002.278.316.556.8710.0
C. Tocci CF30000021.087.125.087.212-1.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Nunez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span LF40110012.227.352.386.7382.5
D. Robertson 2B-3B41110012.250.455.406.8613.5
C. Gomez DH31000002.162.230.294.5242.0
C. Cron 1B40210000.270.319.413.7323.0
A. Hechavarria SS30110000.237.250.237.4872.0
J. Sucre C40000013.250.273.250.523-0.5
M. Smith CF40100012.373.418.510.9283.5
B. Snyder 3B20100001.167.167.333.5002.0
J. Wendle 2B21100012.256.365.442.8071.5
J. Field RF31100012.176.263.235.4981.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Nunez
    • HR - S. Choo (5)
    • RBI - S. Choo (9), D. Robinson (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Span (2), D. Robertson (2), M. Smith (3), B. Snyder
    • SF - A. Hechavarria (3)
    • RBI - D. Span (11), D. Robertson (3), C. Cron (7), A. Hechavarria (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Smith (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - R. Nunez
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Hamels (L, 1-3)6.17440404.761.454.0
    C. Martin0.20000102.161.200.5
    A. Claudio1.02000105.001.441.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Hamels (L, 1-3)6.1
    C. Martin0.2
    A. Claudio1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Faria (W, 1-1)6.05111615.821.5924.0
    C. Roe (H, 3)1.00000303.381.004.5
    J. Alvarado (H, 4)1.00000101.131.003.5
    A. Colome (S, 4)1.01112109.002.866.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Faria (W, 1-1)6.0
    C. Roe (H, 3)1.0
    J. Alvarado (H, 4)1.0
    A. Colome (S, 4)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Hamels
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 86-59, C. Martin 9-6, A. Claudio 19-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-9, A. Claudio 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 28, C. Martin 2, A. Claudio 5
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Faria
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 80-53, C. Roe 15-11, J. Alvarado 11-7, A. Colome 20-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 3-9, J. Alvarado 2-0, A. Colome 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Faria 24, C. Roe 3, J. Alvarado 3, A. Colome 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    S. Choo RF31111110.224.302.461.7636.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa SS40100012.269.269.423.6920.5
    N. Mazara LF40000001.300.338.400.7380.0
    A. Beltre DH31200100.300.363.414.7774.0
    J. Gallo 1B30000123.198.244.457.7010.0
    R. Chirinos C40000023.154.250.327.577-1.0
    D. Robinson 2B40110020.192.288.269.5571.0
    R. Nunez 3B30100010.286.286.429.7141.5
    a- R. Guzman PH10000002.278.316.556.8710.0
    C. Tocci CF30000021.087.125.087.212-1.0
    Total32262131112-----
    • a-grounded into a double play for Nunez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span LF40110012.227.352.386.7382.5
    D. Robertson 2B-3B41110012.250.455.406.8613.5
    C. Gomez DH31000002.162.230.294.5242.0
    C. Cron 1B40210000.270.319.413.7323.0
    A. Hechavarria SS30110000.237.250.237.4872.0
    J. Sucre C40000013.250.273.250.523-0.5
    M. Smith CF40100012.373.418.510.9283.5
    B. Snyder 3B20100001.167.167.333.5002.0
    J. Wendle 2B21100012.256.365.442.8071.5
    J. Field RF31100012.176.263.235.4981.5
    Total3349400616-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Nunez
      • HR - S. Choo (5)
      • RBI - S. Choo (9), D. Robinson (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Span (2), D. Robertson (2), M. Smith (3), B. Snyder
      • SF - A. Hechavarria (3)
      • RBI - D. Span (11), D. Robertson (3), C. Cron (7), A. Hechavarria (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Smith (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Nunez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels (L, 1-3)6.17440404.761.454.0
      C. Martin0.20000102.161.200.5
      A. Claudio1.02000105.001.441.5
      Total8.0944060---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels (L, 1-3)6.1
      C. Martin0.2
      A. Claudio1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Faria (W, 1-1)6.05111615.821.5924.0
      C. Roe (H, 3)1.00000303.381.004.5
      J. Alvarado (H, 4)1.00000101.131.003.5
      A. Colome (S, 4)1.01112109.002.866.5
      Total9.06223111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Faria (W, 1-1)6.0
      C. Roe (H, 3)1.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 4)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 4)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Hamels
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 86-59, C. Martin 9-6, A. Claudio 19-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-9, A. Claudio 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 28, C. Martin 2, A. Claudio 5
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Faria
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 80-53, C. Roe 15-11, J. Alvarado 11-7, A. Colome 20-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 3-9, J. Alvarado 2-0, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Faria 24, C. Roe 3, J. Alvarado 3, A. Colome 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Robinson singled to left, Beltre scored, Gallo to second24
      • 7TH INNING
        Span doubled to deep right, Wendle scored, Field to third14
      • 6TH INNING
        Hechavarria hit sacrifice fly to center, Gomez scored13
        Cron singled to shallow center, Robertson scored, Gomez to third12
        Robertson doubled to deep left, Field scored, Robertson to third11
      • 3RD INNING
        Choo homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Colome relieved Jose Alvarado
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltre walked
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked, Beltre to second
        • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • D. Robinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Robinson singled to left, Beltre scored, Gallo to second
        • Ronald Guzman hit for Renato Nunez
        • R. Guzman: Guzman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Robinson out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Chaz Roe
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
        • Is. Kiner-Falefa: Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Claudio relieved Chris Martin
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cron singled to center
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria singled to right, Cron to second
        • J. Sucre: Sucre grounded out to first, Cron to third, Hechavarria to second
        • Ma. Smith: Strike looking, Smith reached on fielder's choice to first, Cron out at home, Hechavarria to third
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Smith stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Joey Wendle at second
        • Chaz Roe relieved Jake Faria
        • D. Robinson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • C. Tocci: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Tocci struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • Ma. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to first
        • J. Wendle: Wendle singled to center
        • J. Field: Foul, Ball, Foul, Field safe at first on 3rd baseman Nunez fielding error, Wendle to second
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span doubled to deep right, Wendle scored, Field to third
        • Chris Martin relieved Cole Hamels
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gomez flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Faria Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Mazara fouled out to third
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre singled to left
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Chirinos flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • J. Field: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Field singled to right
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Span lined out to left
        • D. Robertson: Robertson doubled to deep left, Field scored, Robertson to third
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez hit by pitch
        • C. Cron: Ball, Cron singled to shallow center, Robertson scored, Gomez to third
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Hechavarria hit sacrifice fly to center, Gomez scored
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Sucre struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Faria Pitching:
        • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Robinson grounded out to first
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez doubled to left center
        • C. Tocci: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Tocci struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Choo intentionally walked
        • Is. Kiner-Falefa: Kiner-Falefa popped out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Sucre: Sucre flied out to deep center
        • Ma. Smith: Smith doubled to right
        • B. Snyder: Strike looking, Snyder flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Faria Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beltre flied out to deep center
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • R. Chirinos: Chirinos grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Robertson lined out to shortstop
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez grounded out to third
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cron lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Faria Pitching:
        • C. Tocci: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tocci flied out to deep center
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo homered to left center
        • Is. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • Ma. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
        • B. Snyder: Snyder doubled to deep left
        • J. Field: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Field struck out swinging
        • D. Span: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Faria Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Nunez flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron flied out to center
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to third
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Foul, Sucre flied out to deep center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Faria Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to right
        • Is. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Kiner-Falefa singled to left
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mazara flied out to left
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Beltre singled to center, Kiner-Falefa to second
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span popped out to shortstop
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson grounded out to third
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomez grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)