Boyd, Tigers edge Tampa Bay 2-1

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Boyd's first win of the season came with some help from both the bat and arm of Leonys Martin.

Boyd allowed one run in six innings, and Martin drove in the winning run and threw a runner out at the plate as the Detroit Tigers edged the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night. Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the fifth, and his big defensive play came in the fourth, when it looked like the Rays had a big inning brewing.

''Props to Leo, man,'' Boyd said. ''That guy doesn't take a play off. He was ready, threw a great throw, and James (McCann) was ready to put the tag on him.''

Boyd (1-2) began this season with three straight outings of at least six innings with one run allowed, but he took a loss and two no-decisions. Against Tampa Bay, he allowed seven hits and a walk and struck out seven, and his teammates provided just enough support.

Chris Archer (2-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Three relievers held the Rays scoreless. Shane Greene, who allowed a pair of ninth-inning homers in a loss to Tampa Bay on Monday, worked a perfect ninth a night later for his fifth save in seven chances.

Tampa Bay (13-15) lost for only the second time in 11 games. The Rays still haven't been at .500 since they were 1-1.

Detroit went ahead on Nicholas Castellanos' RBI double in the third, and Tampa Bay tied it in the fifth on a run-scoring grounder by Matt Duffy.

The Rays wasted an opportunity in the fourth. Rob Refsnyder singled up the middle, and Tampa Bay could have had the bases loaded with one out. But Wilson Ramos was sent by third base coach Matt Quatraro and was thrown out at home by Martin on a play that wasn't even close enough for Ramos to bother sliding.

''Matt's been tremendous for us all year, and I'm always OK with being overly aggressive,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''We had a lefty coming up, and Boyd is really tough on them, so he tried to put some pressure on the defense and make them execute the play.''

Martin didn't rush the throw.

''I knew he was a slow runner, so I didn't expect he's going to send that guy,'' Martin said.

It was the 14th one-run game for the Rays this year, the most in the majors. Tampa Bay is only 5-9 in those games.

This was only the sixth time in Tampa Bay's 28 games that the Rays never led.

SOLID

Detroit's starting pitchers entered the game with the fifth-lowest ERA in the American League, and Boyd's performance lowered it to 3.80.

MILESTONE

Archer surpassed 1,000 innings, becoming the third player to throw that many for Tampa Bay after James Shields and David Price.

''That means a lot to me, especially doing it right at five years,'' Archer said. ''I've always had a lot of pride in taking the ball every five days and going out there and giving my team a chance to win. Getting to a thousand innings shows that I've been pretty successful at it. Five days from now, I'm going to try to do the same thing.''

TRADE

Tampa Bay received a pair of pitching prospects from Arizona as players to be named in the February deal involving Steven Souza Jr.: right-hander Sam McWilliams and left-hander Colin Poche.

''I'll be long gone by the time they get here,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash joked. ''Talented pitchers - one reliever, one starter.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Tampa Bay put RHP Yonny Chirinos on the 10-day DL because of a right forearm strain and recalled LHP Ryan Yarbrough from Triple-A Durham.

Tigers: Miguel Cabrera missed his third game of the season and second in a row. He hasn't played since leaving Sunday's game at Baltimore because of a left biceps spasm.

UP NEXT

Tampa Bay LHP Blake Snell (4-1) takes on Detroit RHP Michael Fulmer (1-2) in the series finale Wednesday. Snell has won four straight starts.

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TB13-15
000010000180
DET12-16
00101000X270
  • W: M. Boyd (1-2)L: C. Archer (2-2)S: S. Greene (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hechavarria SS41100003.283.317.359.6762.0
C. Cron 1B40100012.269.310.509.8200.5
M. Duffy 3B40010023.291.317.367.6840.0
W. Ramos C30100110.293.354.520.8741.5
D. Robertson 2B40000013.314.455.529.983-0.5
C. Gomez RF30100020.178.241.327.5683.0
R. Refsnyder DH30100021.192.382.308.6900.0
a- B. Miller PH-DH10000010.226.279.371.650-0.5
M. Smith CF40100012.325.385.410.7942.5
J. Field LF20100010.222.276.370.6460.5
b- D. Span PH-LF10100000.266.379.456.8351.0
  • a-struck out for Refsnyder in the 9th
  • b-singled for Field in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF40210000.280.339.490.8294.0
J. Candelario 3B41200013.291.371.518.8892.5
N. Castellanos RF30110113.310.366.460.8263.5
V. Martinez DH40000003.221.296.349.6450.0
J. Jones LF40000022.257.321.429.749-1.0
N. Goodrum 1B20000110.208.296.354.6500.5
J. McCann C31100001.247.292.370.6632.0
J. Iglesias SS30000002.216.252.309.5620.0
D. Machado 2B30100020.208.267.323.5900.0
    BATTING
    • RBI - M. Duffy (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Martin (5), N. Castellanos (7)
    • RBI - L. Martin (13), N. Castellanos (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Gomez (3), M. Smith (6)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Field
    • PB - W. Ramos (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Martin (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (L, 2-2)6.06221606.051.5310.0
    A. Kittredge1.00000106.751.753.5
    J. Venters1.01001000.000.861.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (L, 2-2)6.0
    A. Kittredge1.0
    J. Venters1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (W, 1-2)6.07111702.481.0722.5
    A. Wilson (H, 4)1.01000105.191.042.5
    J. Jimenez (H, 4)1.00000202.401.204.0
    S. Greene (S, 5)1.00000205.251.4211.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd (W, 1-2)6.0
    A. Wilson (H, 4)1.0
    J. Jimenez (H, 4)1.0
    S. Greene (S, 5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Venters
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 90-57, A. Kittredge 12-9, J. Venters 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-7, A. Kittredge 2-0, J. Venters 3-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 24, A. Kittredge 3, J. Venters 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Boyd (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 96-61, A. Wilson 7-5, J. Jimenez 14-9, S. Greene 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-7, A. Wilson 1-0, J. Jimenez 1-0, S. Greene 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 26, A. Wilson 3, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TB13-15
    000010000180
    DET12-16
    00101000X270
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hechavarria SS41100003.283.317.359.6762.0
    C. Cron 1B40100012.269.310.509.8200.5
    M. Duffy 3B40010023.291.317.367.6840.0
    W. Ramos C30100110.293.354.520.8741.5
    D. Robertson 2B40000013.314.455.529.983-0.5
    C. Gomez RF30100020.178.241.327.5683.0
    R. Refsnyder DH30100021.192.382.308.6900.0
    a- B. Miller PH-DH10000010.226.279.371.650-0.5
    M. Smith CF40100012.325.385.410.7942.5
    J. Field LF20100010.222.276.370.6460.5
    b- D. Span PH-LF10100000.266.379.456.8351.0
    Total33181011214-----
    HITTERSAB
    A. Hechavarria SS4
    C. Cron 1B4
    M. Duffy 3B4
    W. Ramos C3
    D. Robertson 2B4
    C. Gomez RF3
    R. Refsnyder DH3
    a- B. Miller PH-DH1
    M. Smith CF4
    J. Field LF2
    b- D. Span PH-LF1
    Total33
    • a-struck out for Refsnyder in the 9th
    • b-singled for Field in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF40210000.280.339.490.8294.0
    J. Candelario 3B41200013.291.371.518.8892.5
    N. Castellanos RF30110113.310.366.460.8263.5
    V. Martinez DH40000003.221.296.349.6450.0
    J. Jones LF40000022.257.321.429.749-1.0
    N. Goodrum 1B20000110.208.296.354.6500.5
    J. McCann C31100001.247.292.370.6632.0
    J. Iglesias SS30000002.216.252.309.5620.0
    D. Machado 2B30100020.208.267.323.5900.0
    Total3027202714-----
      BATTING
      • RBI - M. Duffy (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Martin (5), N. Castellanos (7)
      • RBI - L. Martin (13), N. Castellanos (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gomez (3), M. Smith (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Field
      • PB - W. Ramos (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Martin (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (L, 2-2)6.06221606.051.5310.0
      A. Kittredge1.00000106.751.753.5
      J. Venters1.01001000.000.861.0
      Total8.0722270---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (L, 2-2)6.0
      A. Kittredge1.0
      J. Venters1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 1-2)6.07111702.481.0722.5
      A. Wilson (H, 4)1.01000105.191.042.5
      J. Jimenez (H, 4)1.00000202.401.204.0
      S. Greene (S, 5)1.00000205.251.4211.0
      Total9.08111120---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 1-2)6.0
      A. Wilson (H, 4)1.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 4)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Venters
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 90-57, A. Kittredge 12-9, J. Venters 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-7, A. Kittredge 2-0, J. Venters 3-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 24, A. Kittredge 3, J. Venters 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Boyd (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 96-61, A. Wilson 7-5, J. Jimenez 14-9, S. Greene 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-7, A. Wilson 1-0, J. Jimenez 1-0, S. Greene 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 26, A. Wilson 3, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Martin doubled to deep right, McCann scored, Machado to third12
        Duffy reached on fielder's choice to first, Hechavarria scored, Cron out at second11
      • 3RD INNING
        Castellanos doubled to deep left, Candelario scored, Castellanos out at third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
        • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • Brad Miller hit for Rob Refsnyder
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Alex Wilson
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Duffy grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
        • D. Robertson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jonny Venters relieved Andrew Kittredge
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Martin grounded out to second
        • J. Candelario: Candelario reached on an infield single to third
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Candelario to second on passed ball, Castellanos intentionally walked
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to third, Candelario to third, Castellanos to second
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Alex Wilson relieved Matthew Boyd
        • Denard Span hit for Johnny Field
        • D. Span: Span singled to left center
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria grounded into double play third to second to first, Span out at second
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cron struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Andrew Kittredge relieved Chris Archer
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann grounded out to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • D. Machado: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Refsnyder struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to second
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jones flied out to deep center
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Field: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Field struck out swinging
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Ball, Hechavarria singled to center
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cron singled to shallow right, Hechavarria to third
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy reached on fielder's choice to first, Hechavarria scored, Cron out at second
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramos walked, Duffy to second
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Robertson popped out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCann singled to center
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Iglesias flied out to center
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado singled to left, McCann to second
        • L. Martin: Ball, Martin doubled to deep right, McCann scored, Machado to third
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos singled to deep left
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Robertson flied out to shallow right
        • C. Gomez: Gomez singled to right, Ramos to second
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder singled to center, Ramos out at home, Gomez to second
        • M. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Goodrum lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to first
        • J. Field: Smith stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Field reached on an infield single to third
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Hechavarria reached on fielder's choice to third, Smith to third, Field out at second
        • C. Cron: Ball, Cron popped out to shortstop
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul tip, Duffy struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Martin lined out to center
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario reached on an infield single to second
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos doubled to deep left, Candelario scored, Castellanos out at third
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Ramos lined out to left
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Robertson popped out to second
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez hit by pitch
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gomez stole second, Foul tip, Refsnyder struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum walked
        • J. McCann: Ball, McCann lined out to shortstop
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Ball, Hechavarria popped out to second
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cron fouled out to first
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin singled to right
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Candelario flied out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Castellanos flied out to center
        • V. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)