Beeks comes in, pitches Rays over sliding Royals 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have quickly recovered from getting swept by Boston Red Sox.

Jalen Beeks took over from opener Ryne Stanek in the second inning and struck out seven in 4 2/3 shutout innings, Mike Zunino homered for the second straight game and the Rays beat Kansas City 5-2 Tuesday night, sending the Royals to their fifth straight loss.

Homer Bailey (2-2) failed in his attempt to win three straight starts for the first time in five years, getting taken out after Tampa Bay's first four batters reached in the second inning.

Zunino had three of Tampa Bay's seven hits and drove in two runs.

AL East-leading Tampa Bay clinched its seventh series win in eight series and extended its winning streak against the Royals to 10 games. Kansas City is an AL-worst 7-17.

Beeks (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks, retiring eight straight in one stretch.

''I was trying to lengthen out and see how far I can go and help the bullpen because we've been taxed a little bit lately,'' he said.

Emilio Pagan struck out two in a perfect ninth for his second save in two nights, the first two saves of his major league career. Rays manager Kevin Cash avoided using Jose Alvarado and Diego Castillo, his regular late-inning relievers.

''To be be able to give Alvarado and Diego two days of rest - those guys have earned it and they needed it,'' Pagan said. ''I'm glad I could get the job done to kind of reset the back end of our bullpen.''

Bailey gave up four runs, three hits and four walks in one inning-plus, his ERA rising to 5.63. He opened both of his innings with walks.

''That was a pretty good indicator right there,'' he said. ''From the beginning, I just wasn't very sharp.''

Bailey, who went 1-14 last year, was coming off his first consecutive winning starts since July 2017.

Joey Wendle hit a two-run single in the first, ending an 0-for-16 start.

Zunino had an RBI single in the second, when Jake Newberry entered with the bases loaded and allowed Brandon Lowe's run-scoring single and Yandy Diaz's sacrifice fly that boosted the Rays' lead to 4-0. Zunino homered off Tim Hill in the sixth.

Martin Maldonado hit his first homer for the Royals, a seventh-inning drive off Austin Pruitt, who threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: 3B Hunter Dozier did not play, a day after leaving a game due to back spasms. ... LHP Brian Flynn (sprained left elbow) is to start an injury rehabilitation assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Omaha.

Rays: 1B Ji-Man Choi was placed on the restricted list because of a personal matter.

UP NEXT

LHP Blake Snell (2-1) will make his first start in 10 days for the Rays in the finale of a nine-game homestand. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner missed a start after fracturing his right fourth toe attempting to move a decorative display in a bathroom on April 14. RHP Jakob Junis (1-2) starts the finale of the Royals' 10-game trip.

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123456789RHE
KC7-17
000000110260
TB16-8
13000100X570
  • W: J. Beeks (1-0)L: H. Bailey (2-2)S: E. Pagan (2)
  • HR: KC - M. Maldonado (1), TB - M. Zunino (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B40000010.287.318.455.773-0.5
A. Mondesi SS41200000.266.294.479.7733.0
A. Gordon LF30100001.314.396.593.9892.0
J. Soler RF30000102.220.283.473.7551.0
R. O'Hearn 1B40200022.185.321.385.7054.0
L. Duda DH30000103.174.304.326.6301.0
C. Owings 3B40000032.165.233.304.536-1.5
M. Maldonado C41111012.172.264.266.5305.5
B. Hamilton CF40000030.215.307.246.553-1.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Lowe 1B31110100.280.333.585.9194.0
    T. Pham LF20000203.295.411.455.8662.0
    Y. Diaz DH30010023.278.381.557.9380.0
    J. Wendle 2B40110033.050.136.050.1860.5
    A. Garcia RF30000112.275.333.500.8330.5
    K. Kiermaier CF31000111.263.310.488.7981.5
    D. Robertson 3B41200010.185.264.231.4953.5
    M. Zunino C42321001.246.283.474.75710.0
    W. Adames SS30000101.228.291.342.6321.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. O'Hearn (2)
      • 3B - R. O'Hearn
      • HR - M. Maldonado
      • RBI - M. Maldonado
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soler 2 (2), L. Duda 3 (3), M. Maldonado 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Robertson (3)
      • HR - M. Zunino (2)
      • SF - Y. Diaz (3)
      • RBI - B. Lowe (17), Y. Diaz (12), J. Wendle, M. Zunino 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Wendle 2 (2), A. Garcia 2 (2), K. Kiermaier, M. Zunino, W. Adames
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Merrifield-O'Hearn)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Bailey (L, 2-2)1.03444005.631.33-13.0
      J. Newberry3.02000102.250.887.5
      T. Hill2.01111316.752.004.5
      B. Boxberger1.00001308.712.133.5
      R. Lovelady1.01000106.231.382.5
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Bailey (L, 2-2)1.0
      J. Newberry3.0
      T. Hill2.0
      B. Boxberger1.0
      R. Lovelady1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.11000001.320.882.0
      J. Beeks (W, 1-0)4.22002703.321.4718.5
      A. Pruitt1.232201110.801.80-1.5
      A. Kolarek (H, 8)0.10000001.801.300.0
      E. Pagan (S, 2)1.00000201.500.1711.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.1
      J. Beeks (W, 1-0)4.2
      A. Pruitt1.2
      A. Kolarek (H, 8)0.1
      E. Pagan (S, 2)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 38-20, J. Newberry 46-30, T. Hill 31-18, B. Boxberger 21-12, R. Lovelady 13-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 2-0, J. Newberry 1-7, T. Hill 3-0, R. Lovelady 2-0
      • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 9, J. Newberry 11, T. Hill 8, B. Boxberger 4, R. Lovelady 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Pruitt
      • HBP - J. Beeks
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 13-12, J. Beeks 75-49, A. Pruitt 24-19, A. Kolarek 5-3, E. Pagan 15-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Beeks 5-2, A. Pruitt 3-1, A. Kolarek 1-0, E. Pagan 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 5, J. Beeks 19, A. Pruitt 8, A. Kolarek, E. Pagan 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      KC7-17
      000000110260
      TB16-8
      13000100X570
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Merrifield 2B40000010.287.318.455.773-0.5
      A. Mondesi SS41200000.266.294.479.7733.0
      A. Gordon LF30100001.314.396.593.9892.0
      J. Soler RF30000102.220.283.473.7551.0
      R. O'Hearn 1B40200022.185.321.385.7054.0
      L. Duda DH30000103.174.304.326.6301.0
      C. Owings 3B40000032.165.233.304.536-1.5
      M. Maldonado C41111012.172.264.266.5305.5
      B. Hamilton CF40000030.215.307.246.553-1.5
      Total33261121012-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Lowe 1B31110100.280.333.585.9194.0
        T. Pham LF20000203.295.411.455.8662.0
        Y. Diaz DH30010023.278.381.557.9380.0
        J. Wendle 2B40110033.050.136.050.1860.5
        A. Garcia RF30000112.275.333.500.8330.5
        K. Kiermaier CF31000111.263.310.488.7981.5
        D. Robertson 3B41200010.185.264.231.4953.5
        M. Zunino C42321001.246.283.474.75710.0
        W. Adames SS30000101.228.291.342.6321.0
        Total2957516814-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. O'Hearn (2)
          • 3B - R. O'Hearn
          • HR - M. Maldonado
          • RBI - M. Maldonado
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soler 2 (2), L. Duda 3 (3), M. Maldonado 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Robertson (3)
          • HR - M. Zunino (2)
          • SF - Y. Diaz (3)
          • RBI - B. Lowe (17), Y. Diaz (12), J. Wendle, M. Zunino 2 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Wendle 2 (2), A. Garcia 2 (2), K. Kiermaier, M. Zunino, W. Adames
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Merrifield-O'Hearn)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          H. Bailey (L, 2-2)1.03444005.631.33-13.0
          J. Newberry3.02000102.250.887.5
          T. Hill2.01111316.752.004.5
          B. Boxberger1.00001308.712.133.5
          R. Lovelady1.01000106.231.382.5
          Total8.0755681---
          PITCHERSIP
          H. Bailey (L, 2-2)1.0
          J. Newberry3.0
          T. Hill2.0
          B. Boxberger1.0
          R. Lovelady1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek1.11000001.320.882.0
          J. Beeks (W, 1-0)4.22002703.321.4718.5
          A. Pruitt1.232201110.801.80-1.5
          A. Kolarek (H, 8)0.10000001.801.300.0
          E. Pagan (S, 2)1.00000201.500.1711.0
          Total9.06222101---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek1.1
          J. Beeks (W, 1-0)4.2
          A. Pruitt1.2
          A. Kolarek (H, 8)0.1
          E. Pagan (S, 2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 38-20, J. Newberry 46-30, T. Hill 31-18, B. Boxberger 21-12, R. Lovelady 13-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 2-0, J. Newberry 1-7, T. Hill 3-0, R. Lovelady 2-0
          • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 9, J. Newberry 11, T. Hill 8, B. Boxberger 4, R. Lovelady 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Pruitt
          • HBP - J. Beeks
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 13-12, J. Beeks 75-49, A. Pruitt 24-19, A. Kolarek 5-3, E. Pagan 15-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Beeks 5-2, A. Pruitt 3-1, A. Kolarek 1-0, E. Pagan 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 5, J. Beeks 19, A. Pruitt 8, A. Kolarek, E. Pagan 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Mondesi scored on wild pitch25
          • 7TH INNING
            Maldonado homered to center15
          • 6TH INNING
            Zunino homered to left center05
          • 2ND INNING
            Diaz hit sacrifice fly to center, Zunino scored04
            Lowe singled to center, Robertson scored, Zunino to third, Adames to second03
            Zunino singled to left center, Kiermaier scored, Robertson to second02
          • 1ST INNING
            Wendle singled to right, Lowe scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Emilio Pagan relieved Adam Kolarek
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to third
            • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Mondesi singled to shallow center
            • A. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to pitcher, Mondesi to second
            • J. Soler: Foul, Ball, Mondesi scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Soler popped out to second
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Ball, O'Hearn doubled to deep left
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Austin Pruitt
            • L. Duda: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Duda grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Richard Lovelady relieved Brad Boxberger
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson grounded out to second
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Zunino singled to left center
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Adames grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Austin Pruitt relieved Jalen Beeks
            • C. Owings: Foul, Ball, Foul, Owings grounded out to second
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado homered to center
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Brad Boxberger relieved Tim Hill
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pham walked
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • J. Wendle: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Beeks Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon hit by pitch
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soler walked, Gordon to second
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duda grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Hill Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Zunino homered to left center
            • W. Adames: Adames grounded out to third
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lowe grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Beeks Pitching:
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado flied out to deep center
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hamilton struck out looking
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Hill relieved Jake Newberry
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Wendle struck out on foul tip
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia walked
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier hit into double play second to shortstop, Garcia out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Beeks Pitching:
            • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, O'Hearn struck out on foul tip
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Duda grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Owings: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Newberry Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Adames fouled out to right
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lowe lined out to center
            • T. Pham: Pham flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Beeks Pitching:
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Hamilton grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Merrifield struck out looking
            • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Mondesi singled to center
            • A. Gordon: Gordon reached on bunt single to left, Mondesi to second
            • J. Soler: Soler grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Newberry Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia flied out to right
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kiermaier popped out to third
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson doubled to left center
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Zunino grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Soler flied out to right
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike swinging, O'Hearn tripled to deep left
            • Jalen Beeks relieved Ryne Stanek
            • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier walked
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Robertson singled to deep right, Kiermaier to third
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino singled to left center, Kiermaier scored, Robertson to second
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Adames walked, Robertson to third, Zunino to second
            • Jake Newberry relieved Homer Bailey
            • B. Lowe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lowe singled to center, Robertson scored, Zunino to third, Adames to second
            • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pham lined out to second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Diaz hit sacrifice fly to center, Zunino scored
            • J. Wendle: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Merrifield flied out to deep right
            • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mondesi fouled out to third
            • A. Gordon: Gordon flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowe walked
            • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pham walked, Lowe to second
            • Y. Diaz: Diaz grounded into double play second to first, Lowe to third, Pham out at second
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle singled to right, Lowe scored
            • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)