Yarbrough, Rays post another shutout, 1-0 over Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays and their parade of relievers are closing in on some franchise history.

Ryan Yarbrough helped extend Tampa Bay's shutout streak to 23 innings, and the Rays got their only run via video replay in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

The franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings is 27, set in 2013. Tampa Bay began this streak with 14 shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox, including a 2-0 win Sunday.

''They shut out the best team in the league yesterday so that tells you how good they're doing now,'' said Willy Adames, who drove in the game's only run.

Yarbrough (12-5) pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief of opener Hunter Wood. The rookie left-hander gave up two hits and a walk while striking out six, earning his major league-leading 10th relief win.

Yarbrough has primarily been a long man out of the bullpen while Tampa Bay has experimented with using relievers for one or two innings at the start of most games. He leads the majors with 96 relief innings and has a 3.84 ERA.

''It's something that you see another guy doing really well, and ... we're all competitive by nature or we wouldn't be here,'' Yarbrough said. ''We just want to go out there and do the same, if not better. A little friendly competition in the clubhouse never hurts.''

Ryne Stanek pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Jose Alvarado pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

After singles by Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier in the second inning, Adames hit a two-out chopper over third base. Adames beat Rosell Herrera's throw across the diamond, but it took a 43-second review to reverse the original out call.

''Usually the run you score in the second inning doesn't define the game. It was pretty unusual,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''It just shows we had to play seven innings of perfect baseball.''

The run came off right-hander Jorge Lopez, who pitched five innings in his second major league start. Lopez (0-3) gave up five hits and three walks.

The Royals, who were shut out for the ninth time this season, are 0-4 against Tampa Bay with all four losses coming by one run. They never got a runner as far as third base Monday night.

''The pitching was fantastic. We just couldn't muster any offense,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Kiermaier had three of Tampa Bay's eight hits after coming into the game batting .127 in August.

Royals reliever Jake Newberry struck out three in 1 2/3 innings in his major league debut.

Wood pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up two hits with two strikeouts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: LHP Danny Duffy (left shoulder) ''felt really good'' after a bullpen session, according to manager Ned Yost, who will determine Tuesday whether Duffy will pitch Thursday night's series finale.

Rays: INF Daniel Robertson said recent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb went well and he has no pain. Robertson hasn't given up on getting at-bats during the final days of the season. ''There won't be any rushing it,'' he said. ... LHP Vidal Nuno (strained right hamstring) will make his second rehab start Tuesday night with Class A Charlotte and should be back in September.

MINORS MATTERS

LHP Matthew Liberatore, taken by the Rays in the first round of the 2018 draft, allowed three hits and struck out eight over five innings to get his first pro win in the GCL Rays' 6-0 victory over the Twins. He has a 0.98 ERA over 27 2/3 innings in eight starts.

UP NEXT

LHP Blake Snell (14-5) will pitch Tuesday night's game against Royals RHP Glenn Sparkman (0-1). Snell, whose 2.10 ERA ranks second in the AL, has not given up a run in two straight starts of five innings each.

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  • W: R. Yarbrough (12-5)L: J. Lopez (0-3)S: J. Alvarado (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Merrifield 2B40100011.303.371.424.7950.5
A. Gordon LF40100001.238.321.349.6701.0
S. Perez C40100012.235.273.433.7061.5
L. Duda 1B30100110.236.306.394.7001.5
J. Bonifacio RF30000133.220.308.348.656-0.5
R. O'Hearn DH30000013.175.267.475.742-0.5
a- A. Mondesi PH-DH10000011.259.279.413.691-0.5
R. Herrera 3B40100013.244.288.326.6150.5
B. Phillips CF30000012.203.276.342.618-0.5
A. Escobar SS30100000.209.260.289.5491.0
  • a-struck out for O'Hearn in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith RF30200110.301.374.423.7972.5
M. Duffy 3B40000013.291.348.367.715-0.5
J. Bauers 1B30000111.211.330.419.7480.5
T. Pham LF40000012.239.328.383.711-0.5
J. Choi DH20100210.248.328.457.7852.5
J. Wendle 2B41100015.291.338.421.7591.5
K. Kiermaier CF40300001.189.254.307.5614.0
W. Adames SS30110002.241.299.376.6762.0
M. Perez C30000012.275.309.392.701-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Perez (18)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Gordon, R. Herrera 3 (3), B. Phillips 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Kiermaier (8)
    • RBI - W. Adames (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Adames (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bauers, J. Wendle 3 (3), K. Kiermaier, W. Adames 2 (2), M. Perez 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - K. Kiermaier
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Escobar-Merrifield-Duda)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Wendle-Bauers)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lopez (L, 0-3)5.05113303.991.602.5
    J. Newberry1.22001300.001.801.5
    T. Hill0.10000004.911.310.0
    B. Maurer1.01000108.182.272.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lopez (L, 0-3)5.0
    J. Newberry1.2
    T. Hill0.1
    B. Maurer1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Wood1.22000203.861.642.0
    R. Yarbrough (W, 12-5)5.12001603.841.2622.0
    R. Stanek (H, 7)1.02000002.681.091.0
    J. Alvarado (S, 5)1.00001202.391.1810.0
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Wood1.2
    R. Yarbrough (W, 12-5)5.1
    R. Stanek (H, 7)1.0
    J. Alvarado (S, 5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Newberry
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lopez 95-57, J. Newberry 38-22, T. Hill 5-2, B. Maurer 11-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lopez 6-4, J. Newberry 1-1, T. Hill 1-0, B. Maurer 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Lopez 21, J. Newberry 8, T. Hill, B. Maurer 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Wood 25-15, R. Yarbrough 73-51, R. Stanek 8-6, J. Alvarado 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 6-4, R. Stanek 1-1, J. Alvarado 1-0
    • Batters Faced - H. Wood 7, R. Yarbrough 19, R. Stanek 4, J. Alvarado 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B40100011.303.371.424.7950.5
    A. Gordon LF40100001.238.321.349.6701.0
    S. Perez C40100012.235.273.433.7061.5
    L. Duda 1B30100110.236.306.394.7001.5
    J. Bonifacio RF30000133.220.308.348.656-0.5
    R. O'Hearn DH30000013.175.267.475.742-0.5
    a- A. Mondesi PH-DH10000011.259.279.413.691-0.5
    R. Herrera 3B40100013.244.288.326.6150.5
    B. Phillips CF30000012.203.276.342.618-0.5
    A. Escobar SS30100000.209.260.289.5491.0
    Total32060021016-----
    • a-struck out for O'Hearn in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith RF30200110.301.374.423.7972.5
    M. Duffy 3B40000013.291.348.367.715-0.5
    J. Bauers 1B30000111.211.330.419.7480.5
    T. Pham LF40000012.239.328.383.711-0.5
    J. Choi DH20100210.248.328.457.7852.5
    J. Wendle 2B41100015.291.338.421.7591.5
    K. Kiermaier CF40300001.189.254.307.5614.0
    W. Adames SS30110002.241.299.376.6762.0
    M. Perez C30000012.275.309.392.701-0.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Perez (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Gordon, R. Herrera 3 (3), B. Phillips 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Kiermaier (8)
      • RBI - W. Adames (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Adames (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bauers, J. Wendle 3 (3), K. Kiermaier, W. Adames 2 (2), M. Perez 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - K. Kiermaier
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Escobar-Merrifield-Duda)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Wendle-Bauers)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lopez (L, 0-3)5.05113303.991.602.5
      J. Newberry1.22001300.001.801.5
      T. Hill0.10000004.911.310.0
      B. Maurer1.01000108.182.272.5
      Total8.0811470---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lopez (L, 0-3)5.0
      J. Newberry1.2
      T. Hill0.1
      B. Maurer1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Wood1.22000203.861.642.0
      R. Yarbrough (W, 12-5)5.12001603.841.2622.0
      R. Stanek (H, 7)1.02000002.681.091.0
      J. Alvarado (S, 5)1.00001202.391.1810.0
      Total9.06002100---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Wood1.2
      R. Yarbrough (W, 12-5)5.1
      R. Stanek (H, 7)1.0
      J. Alvarado (S, 5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Newberry
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lopez 95-57, J. Newberry 38-22, T. Hill 5-2, B. Maurer 11-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lopez 6-4, J. Newberry 1-1, T. Hill 1-0, B. Maurer 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Lopez 21, J. Newberry 8, T. Hill, B. Maurer 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Wood 25-15, R. Yarbrough 73-51, R. Stanek 8-6, J. Alvarado 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 6-4, R. Stanek 1-1, J. Alvarado 1-0
      • Batters Faced - H. Wood 7, R. Yarbrough 19, R. Stanek 4, J. Alvarado 4
      • 2ND INNING
        Adames reached on an infield single to third, Wendle scored, Kiermaier to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Ryne Stanek
        • L. Duda: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bonifacio walked
        • Adalberto Mondesi hit for Ryan O'Hearn
        • A. Mondesi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • R. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera grounded into fielder's choice to third, Bonifacio out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryne Stanek relieved Ryan Yarbrough
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Escobar flied out to left
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield singled to shallow center
        • A. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Gordon singled to right, Merrifield to second
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez grounded into double play second to first, Gordon out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brandon Maurer relieved Tim Hill
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pham grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle singled to right
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Kiermaier flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Ball, O'Hearn grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Herrera flied out to deep center
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Phillips grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Newberry Pitching:
        • M. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith singled to center
        • M. Duffy: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Smith to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
        • Tim Hill relieved Jake Newberry
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bauers grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Foul, Duda grounded out to second
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bonifacio struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jake Newberry relieved Jorge Lopez
        • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pham grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choi walked
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wendle struck out looking
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Kiermaier singled to left center, Choi to second
        • W. Adames: Foul, Ball, Foul, Adames lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Phillips grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar singled to left
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Merrifield flied out to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Gordon lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Smith reached on an infield single to second
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Duffy grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Smith out at second
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers popped out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Perez doubled to deep right
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bonifacio struck out looking
        • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Kiermaier doubled to shallow left
        • W. Adames: Foul, Ball, Kiermaier picked off at second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Foul, Adames flied out to deep right
        • M. Perez: Perez lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Escobar grounded out to third
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield flied out to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Strike looking, Duffy grounded out to third, Smith to second
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers walked
        • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choi walked, Smith to third, Bauers to second
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • H. Wood Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duda singled to right
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bonifacio struck out swinging
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn lined out to center
        • R. Herrera: Foul, Herrera singled to center, Duda to second
        • Ryan Yarbrough relieved Hunter Wood
        • B. Phillips: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Phillips struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pham grounded out to third
        • J. Choi: Choi reached on bunt single to third
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wendle reached on fielder's choice to first, Choi out at second
        • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kiermaier singled to right, Wendle to third
        • W. Adames: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Kiermaier to second, Adames reached on an infield single to third, Wendle scored, Kiermaier to third
        • M. Perez: Ball, Perez flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • H. Wood Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Merrifield struck out looking
        • A. Gordon: Gordon popped out to second
        • S. Perez: Ball, Perez fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Duffy grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)