Rays come out swinging to beat A's 8-2, end long stretch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Over four games, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics played about as even as it can get - knowing full well they could meet again in a matter of a few months come playoff time.

Travis d'Arnaud drove in three runs and hit a two-run homer, Austin Meadows hit a three-run double, and the Rays beat the A's 8-2 on Sunday for a split of the four-game series.

Ryan Yarbrough (6-3) followed Tampa Bay's opener to pitch six innings. The lefty allowed one run on five hits and struck out three.

D'Arnaud's fourth homer of the year came in the third to put the Rays ahead then he helped them add on in a five-run fourth with an RBI single that chased A's starter Brett Anderson (7-5).

''Really his first clunker,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said.

Anderson got through a 1-2-3 first on six pitches then didn't have another easy inning. A double play helped him avoid damage ending the second.

The left-hander could tell early on it might be a tough day.

''It's frustrating from my end we could have taken the series from a team that's ahead of us in the standings and a quality ballclub,'' Anderson said. ''That's as bad as my stuff and command and everything can be.''

Marcus Semien hit an RBI double for the lone A's earned run on a picture-perfect Bay Area afternoon with a first-pitch temperature of 80 degrees.

Tampa Bay opener Ryne Stanek struck out the side all swinging in the first allowing a walk to Matt Chapman and Khris Davis' single.

Manager Kevin Cash then turned to Yarbrough after a leadoff walk to Mark Canha in the second. Three batters later, Josh Phegley singled and shortstop Willy Adames threw wildly past first as the A's went ahead with an unearned run.

The Rays didn't trail for long. They came out swinging on the way to 15 hits - seven straight in the fourth, one off the franchise record done against the A's on May 31, 2002 - for a nice finish to a grueling stretch with 21 games in 20 days since June 4 and 34 games in as many days.

''We've been banged up and we haven't played well. We needed to play well,'' Cash said. ''We're going to go into an off day feeling a little bit better but we've still got work to do. Today certainly helps.''

Tampa Bay pitchers ended a streak of allowing a home run in eight straight games.

Melvin flip-flopped his two slugging Matts in the batting order, with Matt Olson hitting second for the first time all season and Chapman third.

Chapman went 0 for 2 with a walk and had his nine-game hitting streak snapped before his day was done after six innings to get some rest.

RAYS DEBUT DAY

Rays third baseman Mike Brosseau made his major league debut, going 1 for 5 with a pair of strikeouts batting fifth. He singled on a 2-1 count for his first hit during his initial at-bat in the second.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Tampa Bay placed RHP Diego Castillo on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The Rays recalled RHP Hunter Wood from Triple-A Durham.

Athletics: Closer Blake Treinen went on the 10-day IL retroactive to Friday with a strained right shoulder. Oakland selected RHP Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Las Vegas. ... LHP Sean Manaea, who had been set to throw again Tuesday, is being shut down for now after his right side began bothering him when he threw a simulated game Thursday in Arizona, something he said, ''I don't think is anything, just some tightness.'' ''It's not the arm, which is good,'' Melvin said. ''It's something that's just bothering me a little bit,'' Manaea said. ''Just precautionary stuff.'' ... LHP prospect Jesus Luzardo - working back from a strained pitching shoulder - struck out five, allowing two runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday and will progress in building his pitch count the next time out to about 75 pitches. ... RHP Jharel Cotton, who injured his right hamstring coming back from Tommy John surgery, will throw another bullpen session Tuesday. He is sprinting every other day, too. ''I'm back on track,'' Cotton said.

UP NEXT

After the much-deserved off day, LHP Blake Snell (4-6, 4.40 ERA) starts for the Rays at Minnesota on Tuesday night coming off the shortest outing of his career - tagged for six runs in one-third of an inning last Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

RHP Chris Bassitt (4-3, 3.64) starts for the A's when they open an interleague series Tuesday at St. Louis. He will face the Cardinals for the first time and seeks his first career hit after going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts so far.

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OAK41-38
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  • W: R. Yarbrough (6-3)L: B. Anderson (7-5)
  • HR: TB - T. d'Arnaud (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. d'Arnaud 1B52231001.206.263.364.62710.0
T. Pham DH42100100.294.401.474.8754.0
A. Meadows LF40230000.304.377.552.9307.0
A. Garcia RF40310101.294.352.477.8296.0
M. Brosseau 3B50100026.200.200.200.4000.0
W. Adames SS50000007.247.314.376.6910.0
J. Wendle 2B51300003.164.233.182.4154.0
G. Heredia CF41110012.232.327.354.6813.5
M. Zunino C32200101.193.240.338.5785.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS40110012.276.359.438.7972.5
    M. Olson 1B40000013.235.332.512.844-0.5
    M. Chapman 3B20000100.266.353.529.8821.0
    R. Grossman LF10000000.244.333.390.7240.0
    K. Davis DH40100010.248.310.463.7730.5
    R. Laureano CF40000022.266.311.448.758-1.0
    M. Canha RF31000100.227.365.508.8732.0
    J. Profar 2B40000011.219.280.383.663-0.5
    C. Pinder LF-3B41300010.259.304.429.7344.5
    J. Phegley C30100002.258.303.478.7811.0
    B. Anderson P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
    B. Schlitter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Brooks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Meadows (13), A. Garcia (13), G. Heredia (6)
      • HR - T. d'Arnaud (4)
      • RBI - T. d'Arnaud 3 (18), A. Meadows 3 (41), A. Garcia (35), G. Heredia (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. d'Arnaud, M. Brosseau, W. Adames 2 (2), J. Wendle, M. Zunino
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (18), C. Pinder (11)
      • RBI - M. Semien (39)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson 3 (3), R. Laureano 2 (2), J. Phegley
      FIELDING
      • E - W. Adames (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Profar-Semien-Olson; Semien-Profar-Olson; Semien-Profar-Olson)
      • PB - J. Phegley (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.01102302.471.121.5
      R. Yarbrough (W, 6-3)6.05110304.871.0123.5
      C. Roe1.00000004.701.833.0
      C. Poche1.00000104.000.673.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.0
      R. Yarbrough (W, 6-3)6.0
      C. Roe1.0
      C. Poche1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson (L, 7-5)3.09772014.261.40-14.0
      B. Schlitter2.05110104.502.500.5
      A. Brooks2.01000205.241.296.0
      J. Wendelken2.00001005.091.175.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson (L, 7-5)3.0
      B. Schlitter2.0
      A. Brooks2.0
      J. Wendelken2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 30-18, R. Yarbrough 91-64, C. Roe 9-5, C. Poche 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 6-9, C. Roe 1-2
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, R. Yarbrough 23, C. Roe 3, C. Poche 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Wendelken (2)
      • HBP - A. Brooks (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 55-31, B. Schlitter 24-17, A. Brooks 26-18, J. Wendelken 29-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 6-2, B. Schlitter 2-1, J. Wendelken 3-3
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 19, B. Schlitter 9, A. Brooks 8, J. Wendelken 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. d'Arnaud 1B52231001.206.263.364.62710.0
      T. Pham DH42100100.294.401.474.8754.0
      A. Meadows LF40230000.304.377.552.9307.0
      A. Garcia RF40310101.294.352.477.8296.0
      M. Brosseau 3B50100026.200.200.200.4000.0
      W. Adames SS50000007.247.314.376.6910.0
      J. Wendle 2B51300003.164.233.182.4154.0
      G. Heredia CF41110012.232.327.354.6813.5
      M. Zunino C32200101.193.240.338.5785.0
      R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      R. Yarbrough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Roe P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Poche P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Semien SS40110012.276.359.438.7972.5
        M. Olson 1B40000013.235.332.512.844-0.5
        M. Chapman 3B20000100.266.353.529.8821.0
        R. Grossman LF10000000.244.333.390.7240.0
        K. Davis DH40100010.248.310.463.7730.5
        R. Laureano CF40000022.266.311.448.758-1.0
        M. Canha RF31000100.227.365.508.8732.0
        J. Profar 2B40000011.219.280.383.663-0.5
        C. Pinder LF-3B41300010.259.304.429.7344.5
        J. Phegley C30100002.258.303.478.7811.0
        B. Anderson P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
        B. Schlitter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        A. Brooks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Wendelken P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total3326102710-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Meadows (13), A. Garcia (13), G. Heredia (6)
          • HR - T. d'Arnaud (4)
          • RBI - T. d'Arnaud 3 (18), A. Meadows 3 (41), A. Garcia (35), G. Heredia (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. d'Arnaud, M. Brosseau, W. Adames 2 (2), J. Wendle, M. Zunino
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien (18), C. Pinder (11)
          • RBI - M. Semien (39)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien (23)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson 3 (3), R. Laureano 2 (2), J. Phegley
          FIELDING
          • E - W. Adames (10)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Profar-Semien-Olson; Semien-Profar-Olson; Semien-Profar-Olson)
          • PB - J. Phegley (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek1.01102302.471.121.5
          R. Yarbrough (W, 6-3)6.05110304.871.0123.5
          C. Roe1.00000004.701.833.0
          C. Poche1.00000104.000.673.5
          Total9.0621270---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek1.0
          R. Yarbrough (W, 6-3)6.0
          C. Roe1.0
          C. Poche1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Anderson (L, 7-5)3.09772014.261.40-14.0
          B. Schlitter2.05110104.502.500.5
          A. Brooks2.01000205.241.296.0
          J. Wendelken2.00001005.091.175.0
          Total9.01588331---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Anderson (L, 7-5)3.0
          B. Schlitter2.0
          A. Brooks2.0
          J. Wendelken2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 30-18, R. Yarbrough 91-64, C. Roe 9-5, C. Poche 18-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 6-9, C. Roe 1-2
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, R. Yarbrough 23, C. Roe 3, C. Poche 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Wendelken (2)
          • HBP - A. Brooks (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 55-31, B. Schlitter 24-17, A. Brooks 26-18, J. Wendelken 29-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 6-2, B. Schlitter 2-1, J. Wendelken 3-3
          • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 19, B. Schlitter 9, A. Brooks 8, J. Wendelken 7
          • 7TH INNING
            Semien doubled to left center, Pinder scored82
          • 4TH INNING
            Meadows doubled to deep left, Zunino, d'Arnaud and Pham scored81
            d'Arnaud singled to left, Heredia scored, Zunino to second51
            Heredia doubled to deep center, Wendle scored41
          • 3RD INNING
            Garcia doubled to deep right, Pham scored, Meadows to third31
            d'Arnaud homered to center, Zunino scored21
          • 2ND INNING
            Phegley reached on an infield single to shortstop, Canha scored, Pinder to third, Phegley to second on shortstop Adames throwing error01
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Wendelken Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
            • M. Brosseau: Strike swinging, Brosseau fouled out to first
            • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Garcia to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Adames flied out to right
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Wendle grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Colin Poche relieved Chaz Roe
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Canha lined out to third
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar popped out to shortstop
            • C. Pinder: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J.B. Wendelken relieved Aaron Brooks
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pham flied out to center
            • A. Meadows: Meadows grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chaz Roe relieved Ryan Yarbrough
            • R. Grossman: Grossman grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis flied out to deep center
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Laureano lined out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Robbie Grossman in left field
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Adames flied out to deep center
            • J. Wendle: Foul, Strike looking, Wendle singled to left center
            • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Wendle to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zunino flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Profar struck out looking
            • C. Pinder: Pinder singled to right
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Foul, Phegley lined out to left
            • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Semien doubled to left center, Pinder scored
            • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson popped out to second
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Aaron Brooks relieved Brian Schlitter
            • T. Pham: Ball, Pham flied out to right
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Meadows hit by pitch
            • A. Garcia: Garcia flied out to deep left
            • M. Brosseau: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Brosseau struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Canha flied out to deep center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • B. Schlitter Pitching:
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wendle reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Foul, Heredia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Wendle out at second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Zunino singled to shallow left center
            • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud lined out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien flied out to deep left
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Olson flied out to deep left
            • M. Chapman: Chapman grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wendle singled to left
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia doubled to deep center, Wendle scored
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Zunino singled to left, Heredia to third
            • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud singled to left, Heredia scored, Zunino to second
            • Brian Schlitter relieved Brett Anderson
            • T. Pham: Pham singled to center, Zunino to third, d'Arnaud to second
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Meadows doubled to deep left, Zunino, d'Arnaud and Pham scored
            • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to left, Meadows to third
            • M. Brosseau: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Adames grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Garcia out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Canha popped out to shortstop
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Profar grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Pinder: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pinder doubled to deep center
            • J. Phegley: Phegley grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Heredia popped out to first
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked
            • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud homered to center, Zunino scored
            • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham walked
            • A. Meadows: Meadows singled to center, Pham to second
            • A. Garcia: Garcia doubled to deep right, Pham scored, Meadows to third
            • M. Brosseau: Ball, Brosseau reached on fielder's choice to third, Meadows out at home, Garcia to third
            • W. Adames: Adames grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman grounded out to third
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Foul, Laureano lined out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to left
            • M. Brosseau: Ball, Foul, Ball, Brosseau singled to right, Garcia to second
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adames reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Garcia to third, Brosseau out at second
            • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Ball, Wendle grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Adames out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked
            • Ryan Yarbrough relieved Ryne Stanek
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar lined out to left
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pinder singled to right, Canha to second
            • J. Phegley: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley reached on an infield single to shortstop, Canha scored, Pinder to third, Phegley to second on shortstop Adames throwing error
            • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien flied out to shallow right
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Olson grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Pham: Pham grounded out to third
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Meadows flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis singled to right, Chapman to second
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)