Ramos hits 3-run homer, Rays beat Tigers 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Wilson Ramos is on a roll lately, and so are the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ramos hit a three-run homer, five Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Tuesday night.

The Rays (47-44) moved three games above .500 for the first time since Aug. 6 last year after posting their 13th win in the last 14 home games.

''I'm very excited for me and my team,'' Ramos said. ''I like to have fun.''

Tampa Bay lost its bid for a third shutout in four games when the Tigers scored twice in the ninth. After blanking the Mets in New York on Saturday and Sunday, the Rays outslugged the Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings Monday night.

''Our pitching picked us up big-time,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''We had a hiccup last night and they certainly hit the reset button. Really an outstanding performance top to bottom with our pitching.''

Ramos, elected to start at catcher for the American League in next week's All-Star Game, keyed a five-run third inning when he connected off Matthew Boyd (4-8) for his 14th homer. That tied John Flaherty (1999) for the most in a season by a Tampa Bay catcher.

''The news about the All-Star Game, I'm more excited right now,'' Ramos said. ''I'm trying to go out there happy.''

In the final year of his contract and expected to be dealt before the July 31 trade deadline, Ramos has five homers and 15 RBIs over his last 12 games.

Ryne Stanek pitched two innings as the opener for the Rays on their latest bullpen day. He allowed a first-inning single to Niko Goodrum.

Jose Alvarado (1-3) and Jaime Schultz followed Stanek, and both tossed two hitless innings.

Detroit didn't get its second hit until John Hicks' two-out infield single in the seventh against Adam Kolarek, who allowed Nicholas Castellanos' RBI double and a run-scoring single by Goodrum in ninth.

''We made a little bit of a run there at the end, but one inning cost us the ballgame,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Sergio Romo got the final out for his 10th save.

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias exited in the eighth with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch from Kolarek.

Gardenhire said X-rays were negative and Iglesias will ''probably miss a day or so.''

Stanek has made 11 starts - totaling 16 2/3 innings - since May 26, with 10 of them being scoreless outings.

Boyd gave up five runs and four hits in six innings. The lefty is 0-4 over his last six starts, allowing 28 runs in 28 innings during that stretch.

''I made a bad pitch to Ramos and that's about it,'' said Boyd, who struck out eight.

The skidding Tigers have lost 17 of 21.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario started after missing Monday's game with the flu. ... RHP Shane Greene (right shoulder strain) is throwing off a bullpen mound.

Rays: RHP Jake Faria (left oblique strain) will make his second rehab start later this week with Triple-A Durham. ... Two-way prospect Brendan McKay could pitch Wednesday in a Gulf Coast League game for the first time since missing four weeks with an oblique injury. On the Class A Charlotte disabled list, McKay returned Monday as the DH.

MOVING DAY

Tampa Bay recalled 1B-OF Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Durham and optioned OF Johnny Field to the International League club.

UP NEXT

Tigers RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-0) will start Wednesday's series finale against a second consecutive Rays reliever. Zimmermann, who has experienced back issues, will continue treatment and might get a shot during an extended period off coinciding with next week's All-Star break. He could be slotted toward the back of the rotation coming out of the break.

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TB47-44
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  • W: J. Alvarado (1-3)L: M. Boyd (4-8)S: S. Romo (10)
  • HR: TB - W. Ramos (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Candelario 3B41100010.228.327.429.7561.5
N. Castellanos RF41110010.306.359.523.8823.5
N. Goodrum 2B40210010.258.327.464.7902.5
J. Hicks C40100022.279.327.438.7640.0
V. Martinez DH40000002.240.292.316.6080.0
R. Rodriguez 1B-SS40000021.179.233.179.412-1.0
J. Jones CF30000010.217.272.377.649-0.5
J. Iglesias SS10000100.272.311.380.6921.0
J. Adduci PR-1B00000000.188.278.188.4650.0
V. Reyes LF30000011.236.244.303.548-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Kiermaier CF31110100.157.254.252.5064.0
    M. Duffy 3B30100121.307.362.409.7711.0
    D. Robertson LF31000014.264.391.407.7981.5
    W. Ramos C41131010.291.340.479.8197.5
    C. Cron DH40000010.247.321.459.780-0.5
    J. Bauers 1B40100010.241.369.454.8231.5
    A. Hechavarria SS40100011.250.281.330.6110.5
    C. Gomez RF21000101.206.283.336.6194.0
    W. Adames 2B31110011.226.275.357.6322.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (28)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos (56), N. Goodrum (31)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bauers (10)
      • HR - W. Ramos (14)
      • RBI - K. Kiermaier (6), W. Ramos 3 (51), W. Adames (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos 3 (27)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Iglesias (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gomez (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 4-8)6.04551814.761.217.0
      L. Coleman1.01002003.761.480.0
      V. Alcantara1.01000000.001.332.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 4-8)6.0
      L. Coleman1.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek2.01000201.990.986.0
      J. Alvarado (W, 1-3)2.00000302.581.2314.5
      J. Schultz2.00001309.001.006.5
      A. Kolarek2.24220004.501.250.0
      S. Romo (S, 10)0.10000104.051.287.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek2.0
      J. Alvarado (W, 1-3)2.0
      J. Schultz2.0
      A. Kolarek2.2
      S. Romo (S, 10)0.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Boyd (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 95-63, L. Coleman 22-10, V. Alcantara 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 4-6, L. Coleman 2-1, V. Alcantara 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 24, L. Coleman 6, V. Alcantara 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Kolarek
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 23-16, J. Alvarado 29-18, J. Schultz 33-20, A. Kolarek 40-26, S. Romo 3-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-3, J. Alvarado 1-2, A. Kolarek 3-5
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 7, J. Alvarado 6, J. Schultz 6, A. Kolarek 13, S. Romo
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      DET40-54
      000000002250
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      00500000X560
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Candelario 3B41100010.228.327.429.7561.5
      N. Castellanos RF41110010.306.359.523.8823.5
      N. Goodrum 2B40210010.258.327.464.7902.5
      J. Hicks C40100022.279.327.438.7640.0
      V. Martinez DH40000002.240.292.316.6080.0
      R. Rodriguez 1B-SS40000021.179.233.179.412-1.0
      J. Jones CF30000010.217.272.377.649-0.5
      J. Iglesias SS10000100.272.311.380.6921.0
      J. Adduci PR-1B00000000.188.278.188.4650.0
      V. Reyes LF30000011.236.244.303.548-0.5
      Total312520196-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Kiermaier CF31110100.157.254.252.5064.0
        M. Duffy 3B30100121.307.362.409.7711.0
        D. Robertson LF31000014.264.391.407.7981.5
        W. Ramos C41131010.291.340.479.8197.5
        C. Cron DH40000010.247.321.459.780-0.5
        J. Bauers 1B40100010.241.369.454.8231.5
        A. Hechavarria SS40100011.250.281.330.6110.5
        C. Gomez RF21000101.206.283.336.6194.0
        W. Adames 2B31110011.226.275.357.6322.5
        Total305651388-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Castellanos (28)
          • RBI - N. Castellanos (56), N. Goodrum (31)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Bauers (10)
          • HR - W. Ramos (14)
          • RBI - K. Kiermaier (6), W. Ramos 3 (51), W. Adames (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos 3 (27)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - J. Iglesias (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Gomez (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (L, 4-8)6.04551814.761.217.0
          L. Coleman1.01002003.761.480.0
          V. Alcantara1.01000000.001.332.0
          Total8.0655381---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (L, 4-8)6.0
          L. Coleman1.0
          V. Alcantara1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek2.01000201.990.986.0
          J. Alvarado (W, 1-3)2.00000302.581.2314.5
          J. Schultz2.00001309.001.006.5
          A. Kolarek2.24220004.501.250.0
          S. Romo (S, 10)0.10000104.051.287.5
          Total9.0522190---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek2.0
          J. Alvarado (W, 1-3)2.0
          J. Schultz2.0
          A. Kolarek2.2
          S. Romo (S, 10)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Boyd (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 95-63, L. Coleman 22-10, V. Alcantara 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 4-6, L. Coleman 2-1, V. Alcantara 2-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 24, L. Coleman 6, V. Alcantara 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Kolarek
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 23-16, J. Alvarado 29-18, J. Schultz 33-20, A. Kolarek 40-26, S. Romo 3-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-3, J. Alvarado 1-2, A. Kolarek 3-5
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 7, J. Alvarado 6, J. Schultz 6, A. Kolarek 13, S. Romo
          • 9TH INNING
            Goodrum singled to center, Castellanos scored25
            Castellanos doubled to deep left, Candelario scored15
          • 3RD INNING
            Ramos homered to right, Kiermaier and Robertson scored05
            Kiermaier singled to left center, Adames scored, Kiermaier to second02
            Adames singled to shallow left, Gomez scored, Adames to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • A. Kolarek Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Candelario singled to left
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos doubled to deep left, Candelario scored
            • N. Goodrum: Goodrum singled to center, Castellanos scored
            • J. Hicks: Hicks lined out to shortstop
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez flied out to right
            • Sergio Romo relieved Adam Kolarek
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Goodrum to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Kolarek Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rodriguez lined out to second
            • J. Jones: Foul, Jones grounded out to second
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iglesias hit by pitch
            • Jim Adduci ran for Jose Iglesias
            • V. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Reyes fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Louis Coleman
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramos grounded out to third
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cron popped out to third
            • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bauers doubled to left center
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Jaime Schultz
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martinez fouled out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Louis Coleman relieved Matthew Boyd
            • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Hechavarria singled to left
            • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Gomez reached on fielder's choice to third, Hechavarria out at second
            • W. Adames: Foul, Foul, Adames lined out to center
            • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier walked, Gomez to second
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duffy walked, Gomez to third, Kiermaier to second
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Robertson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Schultz Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramos grounded out to third
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cron grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Jaime Schultz relieved Jose Alvarado
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez flied out to deep right
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Duffy singled to right
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Alvarado Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers grounded out to first
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Hechavarria fouled out to right
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Jose Alvarado relieved Ryne Stanek
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias flied out to right
            • V. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes lined out to right
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Candelario grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gomez walked
            • W. Adames: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomez stole second, Ball, Adames singled to shallow left, Gomez scored, Adames to second
            • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Kiermaier singled to left center, Adames scored, Kiermaier to second
            • M. Duffy: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Duffy struck out looking
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson hit by pitch
            • W. Ramos: Ramos homered to right, Kiermaier and Robertson scored
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Martinez popped out to third
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
            • C. Cron: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cron lined out to center
            • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers popped out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos lined out to left
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum singled to center
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier popped out to second
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Duffy struck out looking
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson flied out to right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)