D'Arnaud homers twice, leads Rays to 6-1 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Travis d'Arnaud has been with the Tampa Bay Rays for almost a month, and the veteran catcher sounds very comfortable in his new surroundings.

''It hasn't been tough,'' d'Arnaud said. ''We've been playing winning baseball here, and it's been a lot of fun.''

D'Arnaud's individual numbers at the plate haven't been as impressive as Tampa Bay's team success, but he took a step toward changing that Thursday, hitting two home runs in a 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. It was the first time he'd homered since March 31, 2018 - before he missed almost all of last season due to Tommy John surgery.

Last month, d'Arnaud was released by the New York Mets, signed by the Dodgers and traded to the Rays. Tampa Bay has had to deal with injuries to catchers Mike Zunino and Michael Perez.

''Everyone here is awesome, not only the players, but the coaches and staff,'' d'Arnaud said. ''Up and down this whole organization, everyone's been awesome. It's been a real easy transition.''

D'Arnaud hit two-run shots in the fourth and eighth innings. Willy Adames also homered for Tampa Bay.

Jalen Beeks (5-0) pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings for the Rays, who improved to a major league-best 20-9 on the road.

''Jalen's been on a nice run, limiting damage,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''His pitch count went up right when he came in the game, and then he did such a good job of kind of resetting the pitch count to allow him to be efficient and keep kind of chewing up innings for us.''

Daniel Norris (2-5) allowed three runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

''He hung in there against a good offense,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''They aren't going to chase, which means you have to get strike one as often as possible. He did fine, though. He kept us within 3-1 and gave us a great opportunity. We just didn't score.''

Ryne Stanek pitched two innings as Tampa Bay's opener, then Beeks relieved and worked into the seventh, allowing four hits.

Tampa Bay opened the scoring in the first on an RBI single by American League batting leader Austin Meadows. Detroit tied it in the bottom half on a run-scoring single by Brandon Dixon.

D'Arnaud's first homer gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. Adames hit a solo shot in the eighth, and d'Arnaud added another home run that inning to make it 6-1.

The Rays took two of three at Detroit for only their second series win at Comerica Park since the start of the 2011 season. They were 1-7-1 in their previous nine series at Comerica.

Tampa Bay held an opponent to one run or fewer for the 11th time in 29 road games.

Detroit's JaCoby Jones singled in the third to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

STRANGE BOUNCE

The game ended in odd fashion after a pitch by Diego Castillo looked like it might have hit Grayson Greiner. It actually bounced off Greiner's bat around the knob area and went back to Castillo for a groundout.

WELCOME

The Tigers plan to introduce first-round draft pick Riley Greene at a news conference Friday. The outfielder was taken with the fifth overall pick and signed for a $6,180,700 bonus, which is slot value.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Tommy Pham (right calf) returned from a five-game absence. He went hitless as the DH.

UP NEXT

Rays: Tampa Bay begins a four-game series at Boston on Friday night. The Rays are scheduled to play a lot of baseball in a short period of time, with a doubleheader Saturday and an afternoon game Sunday.

Tigers: Matthew Boyd (5-4) takes the mound Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against AL Central-leading Minnesota.

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  • W: J. Beeks (5-0)L: D. Norris (2-5)
  • HR: TB - T. d'Arnaud 2 (2), W. Adames (6)
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W. Adames SS51211013.256.321.402.7236.5
C. Arroyo 3B31000114.211.302.421.7231.5
K. Kiermaier CF31200010.245.308.432.7402.5
T. d'Arnaud C32242110.171.253.286.53914.5
D. Robertson 2B40200011.211.314.298.6121.5
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    G. Beckham 2B40100011.222.314.422.7360.5
    N. Castellanos DH41100012.263.313.453.7662.5
    B. Dixon RF40210010.296.317.520.8374.5
    C. Stewart LF40200002.240.317.418.7353.0
    R. Rodriguez 1B40000003.207.241.452.6930.0
    D. Lugo 3B20000010.229.255.333.588-0.5
    a- H. Castro PH-3B10100100.269.321.308.6292.0
    G. Greiner C40000014.174.236.299.534-0.5
    J. Jones CF20100100.242.312.418.7304.0
    D. Norris P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
    V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-walked for Lugo in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Garcia (11), K. Kiermaier (10), D. Robertson (8)
    • HR - W. Adames (6), T. d'Arnaud 2 (2)
    • SH - K. Kiermaier
    • RBI - A. Meadows (38), W. Adames (18), T. d'Arnaud 4 (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz, T. Pham 3 (3), C. Arroyo 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Castellanos (20), C. Stewart (12)
    • RBI - B. Dixon (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Dixon (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos 2 (2), C. Stewart, G. Greiner 4 (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - K. Kiermaier (3), D. Robertson
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Dixon (3), J. Jones (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Adames-Robertson-Diaz; Arroyo-Robertson-Diaz)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Greiner-Beckham)
    • PB - G. Greiner
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek2.02110202.881.084.0
    J. Beeks (W, 5-0)4.14000202.761.2716.0
    C. Roe (H, 12)1.00002202.951.802.0
    H. Wood1.11000102.331.242.5
    D. Castillo0.11000002.121.08-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek2.0
    J. Beeks (W, 5-0)4.1
    C. Roe (H, 12)1.0
    H. Wood1.1
    D. Castillo0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Norris (L, 2-5)5.211331614.601.45-2.0
    V. Alcantara1.10000104.671.333.5
    D. Stumpf0.22331024.201.93-6.0
    B. Farmer0.11000005.011.33-1.0
    A. Adams1.00000209.531.594.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Norris (L, 2-5)5.2
    V. Alcantara1.1
    D. Stumpf0.2
    B. Farmer0.1
    A. Adams1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - H. Wood
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 33-20, J. Beeks 58-40, C. Roe 25-11, H. Wood 20-15, D. Castillo 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-3, J. Beeks 5-4, H. Wood 1-2, D. Castillo 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 8, J. Beeks 15, C. Roe 5, H. Wood 5, D. Castillo 2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 98-64, V. Alcantara 16-12, D. Stumpf 20-11, B. Farmer 9-6, A. Adams 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 4-5, V. Alcantara 3-0, D. Stumpf 1-1, A. Adams 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Norris 27, V. Alcantara 4, D. Stumpf 5, B. Farmer 2, A. Adams 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Y. Diaz 1B51300002.257.350.480.8304.0
    T. Pham DH50000015.293.406.471.877-0.5
    A. Meadows LF50110020.349.424.6451.0691.0
    A. Garcia RF50200010.300.358.530.8882.5
    G. Heredia RF00000000.250.329.353.6820.0
    W. Adames SS51211013.256.321.402.7236.5
    C. Arroyo 3B31000114.211.302.421.7231.5
    K. Kiermaier CF31200010.245.308.432.7402.5
    T. d'Arnaud C32242110.171.253.286.53914.5
    D. Robertson 2B40200011.211.314.298.6121.5
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    J. Beeks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Roe P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    D. Castillo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Goodrum SS40000022.239.319.405.724-1.0
      G. Beckham 2B40100011.222.314.422.7360.5
      N. Castellanos DH41100012.263.313.453.7662.5
      B. Dixon RF40210010.296.317.520.8374.5
      C. Stewart LF40200002.240.317.418.7353.0
      R. Rodriguez 1B40000003.207.241.452.6930.0
      D. Lugo 3B20000010.229.255.333.588-0.5
      a- H. Castro PH-3B10100100.269.321.308.6292.0
      G. Greiner C40000014.174.236.299.534-0.5
      J. Jones CF20100100.242.312.418.7304.0
      D. Norris P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
      V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-walked for Lugo in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Garcia (11), K. Kiermaier (10), D. Robertson (8)
      • HR - W. Adames (6), T. d'Arnaud 2 (2)
      • SH - K. Kiermaier
      • RBI - A. Meadows (38), W. Adames (18), T. d'Arnaud 4 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz, T. Pham 3 (3), C. Arroyo 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (20), C. Stewart (12)
      • RBI - B. Dixon (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Dixon (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos 2 (2), C. Stewart, G. Greiner 4 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Kiermaier (3), D. Robertson
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Dixon (3), J. Jones (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Adames-Robertson-Diaz; Arroyo-Robertson-Diaz)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Greiner-Beckham)
      • PB - G. Greiner
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek2.02110202.881.084.0
      J. Beeks (W, 5-0)4.14000202.761.2716.0
      C. Roe (H, 12)1.00002202.951.802.0
      H. Wood1.11000102.331.242.5
      D. Castillo0.11000002.121.08-1.0
      Total9.0811270---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek2.0
      J. Beeks (W, 5-0)4.1
      C. Roe (H, 12)1.0
      H. Wood1.1
      D. Castillo0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 2-5)5.211331614.601.45-2.0
      V. Alcantara1.10000104.671.333.5
      D. Stumpf0.22331024.201.93-6.0
      B. Farmer0.11000005.011.33-1.0
      A. Adams1.00000209.531.594.0
      Total9.01466293---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 2-5)5.2
      V. Alcantara1.1
      D. Stumpf0.2
      B. Farmer0.1
      A. Adams1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - H. Wood
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 33-20, J. Beeks 58-40, C. Roe 25-11, H. Wood 20-15, D. Castillo 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-3, J. Beeks 5-4, H. Wood 1-2, D. Castillo 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 8, J. Beeks 15, C. Roe 5, H. Wood 5, D. Castillo 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 98-64, V. Alcantara 16-12, D. Stumpf 20-11, B. Farmer 9-6, A. Adams 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 4-5, V. Alcantara 3-0, D. Stumpf 1-1, A. Adams 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 27, V. Alcantara 4, D. Stumpf 5, B. Farmer 2, A. Adams 3
      • 8TH INNING
        d'Arnaud homered to left center, Arroyo scored61
        Adames homered to left center41
      • 4TH INNING
        d'Arnaud homered to center, Kiermaier scored31
      • 1ST INNING
        Dixon singled to left center, Castellanos scored11
        Meadows singled to right, Diaz scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Austin Adams relieved Buck Farmer
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to first
        • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Guillermo Heredia in right field
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Dixon flied out to right
        • C. Stewart: Stewart singled to left center
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop, Stewart to second
        • Diego Castillo relieved Hunter Wood
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro singled to right center, Stewart to third
        • G. Greiner: Greiner grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Victor Alcantara
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Adames homered to left center
        • C. Arroyo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arroyo walked
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier hit sacrifice bunt to third, Arroyo to second
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud homered to left center, Arroyo scored
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Robertson lined out to shortstop
        • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Diaz singled to deep left
        • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pham flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Roe Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
        • Hunter Wood relieved Chaz Roe
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • V. Alcantara Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham grounded out to third
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Meadows grounded out to third
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Stewart doubled to left
        • Chaz Roe relieved Jalen Beeks
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Foul, Rodriguez lined out to left
        • Harold Castro hit for Dawel Lugo
        • H. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro walked
        • G. Greiner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Da. Norris Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike (foul tip), Kiermaier singled to center
        • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Kiermaier caught stealing second, first to pitcher to shortstop, Foul tip, d'Arnaud struck out on foul tip
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson doubled to deep right
        • Victor Alcantara relieved Daniel Norris
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum flied out to deep center
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Beckham flied out to deep left
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Da. Norris Pitching:
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Meadows popped out to third
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia doubled to deep left
        • W. Adames: Ball, Adames grounded out to second, Garcia to third
        • C. Arroyo: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • D. Lugo: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lugo lined out to center
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Greiner grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Da. Norris Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier doubled to deep right
        • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, d'Arnaud homered to center, Kiermaier scored
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Robertson singled to center
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz lined out to center
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging, Robertson caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Dixon singled to left center
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stewart flied out to left
        • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Ball, Rodriguez grounded into double play third to second to first, Dixon out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Da. Norris Pitching:
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia lined out to left
        • W. Adames: Ball, Adames singled to center
        • C. Arroyo: Ball, Arroyo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Adames out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jalen Beeks relieved Ryne Stanek
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Jones singled to center
        • N. Goodrum: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Goodrum grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Jones out at second
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham singled to right center
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Da. Norris Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Kiermaier struck out on foul tip
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud walked
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz singled to right center, d'Arnaud to second
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pham grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez lined out to left
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lugo struck out looking
        • G. Greiner: Greiner grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Da. Norris Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz singled to center
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pham grounded out to shortstop, Diaz to second
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz to third on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Meadows singled to right, Diaz scored
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to left, Meadows to second
        • W. Adames: Adames flied out to right
        • C. Arroyo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arroyo lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Beckham lined out to shortstop
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos doubled to deep left
        • B. Dixon: Foul, Dixon singled to left center, Castellanos scored
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Dixon stole second, Stewart popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)