Hechavarria helps depleted Rays beat rebuilding Orioles 4-3

BALTIMORE (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays aren't going to let the departure of a few good players diminish their desire to win.

One day after losing two pitchers with strong arms and solid leadership skills, the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Thursday night in a matchup of teams in selling mode near the non-waiver trade deadline.

Out of contention despite owning a winning record, Tampa Bay dealt pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Andriese on Wednesday. Then, after Thursday's game, the Rays sent lefty Jonny Venters to Atlanta for an international signing slot.

And they may not be done yet.

In spite of the situation, Tampa Bay is playing decent baseball. After taking two of three from the Yankees, the Rays defeated former teammate Alex Cobb (2-14) to improve to 53-50.

''I can't say enough about how they come to work every day and prepare, and then go out there and perform,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''We're going to have some performances that maybe aren't as pretty as others, but they definitely compete.''

One of the players obtained for Andriese, catcher Michael Perez, made his big league debut after an eight-year run in the minors. He and six others contributed hits in the Rays' 20th one-run win of the year.

''We've talked about the youth and the influx and the way that they can kind of permeate through the clubhouse,'' Cash said. ''I still think you've got to kind of give credit to the guys that have been here and led the way, but we're getting a lot of guys who have winning experience at the minor league level. We'll take it any way we can get it.''

Baltimore is going through a similar transition. Deep in last place in the AL East, the rebuilding Orioles traded Manny Machado to the Dodgers last week, dealt Zach Britton to the Yankees on Tuesday and appear ready to unload center fielder Adam Jones.

Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning for Baltimore and Chris Davis added a solo shot in the eighth. Schoop has connected in four straight games, the first Oriole to do so since Davis in August 2016.

It wasn't enough to prevent Cobb from absorbing another loss.

''I feel better each time out, so just keep following that path and hopefully the tide will turn,'' he said.

Cobb was pulled after giving up three straight hits in the seventh, the last of them a tiebreaking RBI single to Adeiny Hechavarria , and a throwing error by reliever Jhan Marinez made it 4-2.

The Rays started reliever Hunter Wood before switching to Ryan Yarbrough (9-5) with two outs in the second inning.

Yarbrough went 4 1/3 innings, Sergio Romo followed and Austin Pruitt got four outs for his second save. It was an impressive showing by a pitching staff that must carry on without Eovaldi and Andriese.

''It's a lot tougher than it sounds, because obviously we had those two guys that are really big parts of how we've been successful this year, and obviously two really big clubhouse guys,'' Yarbrough said. ''So it's kind of the cliche, but next man up.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF Craig Gentry (rib fracture) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Class A Delmarva. ... INF Steve Wilkerson (oblique) will play in a Gulf Coast League game before beginning his rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Frederick.

QUICK TURNAROUND

Dylan Bundy got lucky Wednesday night when rain washed out his start against Boston after he allowed three home runs in two innings. He will get a chance to right himself Sunday against the Rays on three days' rest.

''He liked the idea when I brought it up to him last night,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''I'd like to get him back out there and not sit on that (outing) for a while.''

UP NEXT

Rays: With trade rumors swirling around the Tampa Bay clubhouse, RHP Chris Archer (3-4, 4.30 ERA) makes what might be his final start with the Rays on Friday night.

''I haven't thought that much about it,'' Archer said. ''There's always a lot of speculation, so my main focus ... is just pitching tomorrow and giving my team a chance to win.''

Orioles: Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.40 ERA) takes another crack at getting his third win. He's 0-4 in nine starts since May 21.

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TB53-50
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BAL29-74
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  • W: R. Yarbrough (9-5)L: A. Cobb (2-14)S: A. Pruitt (2)
  • HR: BAL - C. Davis (11), J. Schoop (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Kiermaier CF31100101.184.257.304.5614.0
M. Duffy 3B40000001.301.355.392.7460.0
J. Bauers LF-1B41110010.245.344.478.8222.5
C. Cron 1B40000010.254.327.477.804-0.5
C. Gomez RF00000000.218.304.359.6630.0
J. Choi DH41210000.258.303.468.7715.0
J. Wendle 2B41200001.285.332.405.7384.0
A. Hechavarria SS40110011.262.294.336.6311.5
M. Perez C20100000.500.5001.0001.5002.0
a- D. Robertson PH10000001.259.377.410.7870.0
J. Sucre C10000000.216.258.243.5020.0
M. Smith RF-LF20100111.286.351.401.7523.5
  • a-grounded into a double play for Perez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS41000121.212.263.317.5811.0
J. Schoop 2B51221010.240.271.435.7077.5
A. Jones CF40100011.277.304.421.7240.5
M. Trumbo RF40000002.248.307.434.7410.0
C. Davis 1B41211010.158.233.289.5227.5
T. Mancini LF40100001.219.292.362.6541.0
D. Valencia DH30200100.260.315.420.7353.0
J. Peterson 3B30100111.201.322.347.6692.5
C. Joseph C40000016.222.261.359.620-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Kiermaier (4), J. Choi (4), J. Wendle (12), M. Perez
    • RBI - J. Bauers (22), J. Choi (8), A. Hechavarria (25)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Choi (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Davis (8), J. Peterson (10)
    • HR - J. Schoop (15), C. Davis (11)
    • RBI - J. Schoop 2 (34), C. Davis (31)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Smith (18)
    • CS - M. Smith (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Hechavarria-Wendle-Cron)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Beckham-Davis; Schoop-Beckham-Davis)
    • E - J. Marinez
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Wood1.21001302.651.292.5
    R. Yarbrough (W, 9-5)4.16222013.671.309.0
    S. Romo (H, 7)1.22110113.691.250.5
    A. Pruitt (S, 2)1.10000304.081.1711.5
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Wood1.2
    R. Yarbrough (W, 9-5)4.1
    S. Romo (H, 7)1.2
    A. Pruitt (S, 2)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cobb (L, 2-14)6.08431206.081.565.0
    P. Fry0.20001001.420.95-1.0
    J. Marinez0.10000001.801.600.0
    T. Scott1.00000006.441.673.0
    M. Wright1.01000204.581.653.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cobb (L, 2-14)6.0
    P. Fry0.2
    J. Marinez0.1
    T. Scott1.0
    M. Wright1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Wood 27-15, R. Yarbrough 92-61, S. Romo 19-13, A. Pruitt 22-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Wood 1-1, R. Yarbrough 7-6, S. Romo 1-2
    • Batters Faced - H. Wood 7, R. Yarbrough 21, S. Romo 6, A. Pruitt 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - P. Fry (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 88-55, P. Fry 10-4, J. Marinez 3-2, T. Scott 11-6, M. Wright 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 10-4, P. Fry 1-0, J. Marinez 1-0, T. Scott 1-2, M. Wright 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 25, P. Fry 3, J. Marinez, T. Scott 3, M. Wright 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TB53-50
    000200200490
    BAL29-74
    000020010391
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Kiermaier CF31100101.184.257.304.5614.0
    M. Duffy 3B40000001.301.355.392.7460.0
    J. Bauers LF-1B41110010.245.344.478.8222.5
    C. Cron 1B40000010.254.327.477.804-0.5
    C. Gomez RF00000000.218.304.359.6630.0
    J. Choi DH41210000.258.303.468.7715.0
    J. Wendle 2B41200001.285.332.405.7384.0
    A. Hechavarria SS40110011.262.294.336.6311.5
    M. Perez C20100000.500.5001.0001.5002.0
    a- D. Robertson PH10000001.259.377.410.7870.0
    J. Sucre C10000000.216.258.243.5020.0
    M. Smith RF-LF20100111.286.351.401.7523.5
    Total334930246-----
    • a-grounded into a double play for Perez in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS41000121.212.263.317.5811.0
    J. Schoop 2B51221010.240.271.435.7077.5
    A. Jones CF40100011.277.304.421.7240.5
    M. Trumbo RF40000002.248.307.434.7410.0
    C. Davis 1B41211010.158.233.289.5227.5
    T. Mancini LF40100001.219.292.362.6541.0
    D. Valencia DH30200100.260.315.420.7353.0
    J. Peterson 3B30100111.201.322.347.6692.5
    C. Joseph C40000016.222.261.359.620-0.5
    Total3539323712-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Kiermaier (4), J. Choi (4), J. Wendle (12), M. Perez
      • RBI - J. Bauers (22), J. Choi (8), A. Hechavarria (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Choi (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Davis (8), J. Peterson (10)
      • HR - J. Schoop (15), C. Davis (11)
      • RBI - J. Schoop 2 (34), C. Davis (31)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Smith (18)
      • CS - M. Smith (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hechavarria-Wendle-Cron)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Beckham-Davis; Schoop-Beckham-Davis)
      • E - J. Marinez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Wood1.21001302.651.292.5
      R. Yarbrough (W, 9-5)4.16222013.671.309.0
      S. Romo (H, 7)1.22110113.691.250.5
      A. Pruitt (S, 2)1.10000304.081.1711.5
      Total9.0933372---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Wood1.2
      R. Yarbrough (W, 9-5)4.1
      S. Romo (H, 7)1.2
      A. Pruitt (S, 2)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (L, 2-14)6.08431206.081.565.0
      P. Fry0.20001001.420.95-1.0
      J. Marinez0.10000001.801.600.0
      T. Scott1.00000006.441.673.0
      M. Wright1.01000204.581.653.0
      Total9.0943240---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (L, 2-14)6.0
      P. Fry0.2
      J. Marinez0.1
      T. Scott1.0
      M. Wright1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Wood 27-15, R. Yarbrough 92-61, S. Romo 19-13, A. Pruitt 22-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Wood 1-1, R. Yarbrough 7-6, S. Romo 1-2
      • Batters Faced - H. Wood 7, R. Yarbrough 21, S. Romo 6, A. Pruitt 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - P. Fry (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 88-55, P. Fry 10-4, J. Marinez 3-2, T. Scott 11-6, M. Wright 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 10-4, P. Fry 1-0, J. Marinez 1-0, T. Scott 1-2, M. Wright 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 25, P. Fry 3, J. Marinez, T. Scott 3, M. Wright 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Davis homered to right center43
      • 7TH INNING
        Duffy safe at first on Marinez fielding error, Wendle scored, Smith out at home, Kiermaier to second42
        Hechavarria singled to left, Choi scored, Wendle to second32
      • 5TH INNING
        Schoop homered to left, Beckham scored22
      • 4TH INNING
        Choi singled to left center, Bauers scored20
        Bauers singled to center, Kiermaier scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mike Wright relieved Tanner Scott
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Wendle doubled to deep left
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hechavarria struck out looking
        • J. Sucre: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sucre reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wendle out at third
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Pruitt Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Schoop popped out to first
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tanner Scott relieved Jhan Marinez
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Bauers lined out to shortstop
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Cron grounded out to third
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choi lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Carlos Gomez in right field
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Davis homered to right center
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep center
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia flied out to deep center
        • Austin Pruitt relieved Sergio Romo
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Choi doubled to deep left
        • J. Wendle: Wendle singled to center, Choi to third
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria singled to left, Choi scored, Wendle to second
        • Paul Fry relieved Alex Cobb
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Wendle to third, Hechavarria out at second
        • M. Smith: Ball, Smith hit by pitch
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith stole second, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier walked
        • Jhan Marinez relieved Paul Fry
        • M. Duffy: Strike swinging, Ball, Duffy safe at first on Marinez fielding error, Wendle scored, Smith out at home, Kiermaier to second
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Jesus Sucre catching
        • Sergio Romo relieved Ryan Yarbrough
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to left center
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Trumbo grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Jones out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy grounded out to third
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Bauers grounded out to second
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cron popped out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Valencia singled to center
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Peterson lined out to left
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Joseph flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham grounded into fielder's choice to third, Valencia out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria grounded out to second
        • : Foul, Strike looking, doubled to deep left
        • M. Smith: Smith reached on an infield single to first, Perez to third
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Kiermaier grounded into double play shortstop to first, Smith out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez: Michael Perez facing Alex Cobb
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Schoop homered to left, Beckham scored
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones flied out to deep center
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trumbo grounded out to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis doubled to deep right
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kiermaier doubled to deep center
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Duffy grounded out to second, Kiermaier to third
        • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bauers singled to center, Kiermaier scored
        • C. Cron: Ball, Cron grounded out to third, Bauers to second
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Choi singled to left center, Bauers scored
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Wendle grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Davis lined out to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Valencia singled to right
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Peterson doubled to center, Valencia to third
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to third
        • : Ball, Ball, Foul, lined out to shortstop
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Smith caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez: Michael Perez facing Alex Cobb
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beckham grounded out to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Schoop singled to left
        • A. Jones: Jones flied out to right
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Choi grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wendle lined out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Wood Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Trumbo flied out to left
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valencia walked, Mancini to second
        • Ryan Yarbrough relieved Hunter Wood
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked, Mancini to third, Valencia to second
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Joseph flied out to deep left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier flied out to left
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Duffy grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Wood Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)