Snell, d'Arnaud help Rays beat White Sox to end 5-game skid

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Blake Snell and Travis d'Arnaud are making good things happen for the Tampa Bay Rays when they're on the field together.

Snell struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, d'Arnaud hit his first grand slam and the Rays stopped their longest losing streak of the year at five games by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Sunday.

''Got us back in the win column,'' Snell said. ''All in all, it was good.''

Last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, Snell (6-7) allowed three hits and two walks while throwing a season-high 109 pitches.

D'Arnaud had been hitless in 11 at-bats since a three-homer game Monday night in a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees that preceded his team's recent skid.

''It's a pretty good one, top 10 I would say,'' d'Arnaud said about his homer. ''More importantly we won today.''

Snell started Monday's game and gave up one run in five innings.

''When I'm pitching, he's catching, he hits home runs,'' Snell said.

Tampa Bay is 16-21 since June 11 and nine games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees. The Rays are also in back of Cleveland and Oakland in the AL wild-card race after once having an eight-game advantage in terms of reaching the postseason.

Yolmer Sanchez got his 21st triple since 2017 for the White Sox, who won the first two games of the series and were seeking their first sweep since May 27-29 against Kansas City.

Yandy Diaz walked, Avisail Garcia singled and Joey Wendle also walked before d'Arnaud sent a 1-1 pitch from Dylan Cease (1-2) into the left field seats for a 4-0 lead.

Over the past seven games, d'Arnaud has nine of Tampa Bay's 18 RBIs.

The Rays got all three of their hits in the second, when Cease threw 44 pitches. He gave up four runs, three hits and four walks over five innings in his third career start.

''I'm sure everyone in the world thought he was done after the second,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''He ended up giving us five. They got three hits and four runs and that was it. Then he kept them in check and the rest of the guys did a nice job.''

Sanchez had an RBI triple and scored on Adam Engel's infield single off Andrew Kittredge to make it 4-2 in the seventh.

Emilio Pagan struck out the side in the eighth and Adam Kolarek got his first save since Sept. 1 last year with a 1-2-3 ninth to complete a five-hitter.

Snell worked out of a second-and-third, none-out jam in the first. After Jose Abreu struck out and with James McCann batting, Leury Garcia was tagged out while trying to score from third on a pitch in the dirt that eluded d'Arnaud. Snell covered the plate and took the throw from d'Arnaud.

''The ball gets away, Travis then makes a great play,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''Blake is there on time and kind of almost blocked the plate like he had done it before.''

Snell ended the inning by striking out McCann.

NUMBERS

The White Sox stole three bases, including a double steal, in the first off Snell, who had two wild pitches during the third. ... Rays RF Austin Meadows doubled in the second and has a career-best 12-game hitting streak. ... Engel is 6 for 11 since being recalled Friday from Triple-A Charlotte. ... Snell is 4-0 with a 0.86 ERA in six starts against the White Sox.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (sprained left thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list. ... INF Matt Duffy (left hamstring strain) will be reinstated from the 60-day IL within the next couple of days. ... INF Daniel Robertson (right knee) could start a rehab assignment Monday with Class A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Ivan Nova (4-9, 5.86 ERA) will face Miami RHP Trevor Richards (3-11, 4.24) on Monday night to begin a 10-game homestand. Nova is 4-0 with a 0.98 ERA in four starts against the Marlins.

Rays: LHP Jalen Beeks (5-0) will make his first start of the season against Boston LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (11-4, 4.34 ERA).

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  • W: B. Snell (6-7)L: D. Cease (1-2)S: A. Kolarek (1)
  • HR: TB - T. d'Arnaud (10)
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    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Sanchez (12)
    • 3B - Y. Sanchez (3)
    • RBI - Y. Sanchez (24), A. Engel (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, Y. Moncada, J. McCann 2 (2), R. Cordell
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Meadows (16)
    • HR - T. d'Arnaud (10)
    • RBI - T. d'Arnaud 4 (32)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, N. Lowe
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - L. Garcia 2 (10), Y. Moncada (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu; Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Cease (L, 1-2)5.03444416.191.501.0
    J. Osich2.20001305.451.166.5
    J. Cordero0.10000005.401.200.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Cease (L, 1-2)5.0
    J. Osich2.2
    J. Cordero0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Snell (W, 6-7)6.030021004.281.2528.0
    A. Kittredge1.02221102.701.32-1.5
    E. Pagan (H, 7)1.00000302.010.844.5
    A. Kolarek (S, 1)1.00000003.921.2610.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Snell (W, 6-7)6.0
    A. Kittredge1.0
    E. Pagan (H, 7)1.0
    A. Kolarek (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Cease 99-61, J. Osich 31-20, J. Cordero 7-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Cease 7-3, J. Osich 3-1, J. Cordero 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Cease 21, J. Osich 8, J. Cordero
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Snell 2 (9)
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 109-70, A. Kittredge 28-18, E. Pagan 15-11, A. Kolarek 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 4-3, A. Kittredge 2-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Snell 22, A. Kittredge 6, E. Pagan 3, A. Kolarek 3
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    Y. Moncada 3B30000121.301.361.522.8822.0
    J. Abreu 1B30000122.271.307.487.7940.0
    J. McCann C40000032.293.347.479.826-1.5
    W. Castillo DH40000000.186.266.341.6070.0
    J. Rondon SS20000010.190.260.277.537-0.5
    a- R. Goins PH-SS11000100.444.545.7781.3232.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B41210010.254.314.339.6536.5
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    • a-walked for Rondon in the 7th
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    A. Meadows RF30100121.293.366.526.8922.0
    T. Pham LF40000013.269.369.448.817-0.5
    N. Lowe 1B20000101.277.358.518.8761.0
    Y. Diaz 3B21000101.270.342.483.8262.0
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    J. Wendle 2B21000100.202.279.266.5452.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Sanchez (12)
      • 3B - Y. Sanchez (3)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez (24), A. Engel (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, Y. Moncada, J. McCann 2 (2), R. Cordell
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Meadows (16)
      • HR - T. d'Arnaud (10)
      • RBI - T. d'Arnaud 4 (32)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, N. Lowe
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Garcia 2 (10), Y. Moncada (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu; Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Cease (L, 1-2)5.03444416.191.501.0
      J. Osich2.20001305.451.166.5
      J. Cordero0.10000005.401.200.0
      Total8.0344571---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Cease (L, 1-2)5.0
      J. Osich2.2
      J. Cordero0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell (W, 6-7)6.030021004.281.2528.0
      A. Kittredge1.02221102.701.32-1.5
      E. Pagan (H, 7)1.00000302.010.844.5
      A. Kolarek (S, 1)1.00000003.921.2610.0
      Total9.05223140---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell (W, 6-7)6.0
      A. Kittredge1.0
      E. Pagan (H, 7)1.0
      A. Kolarek (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Cease 99-61, J. Osich 31-20, J. Cordero 7-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Cease 7-3, J. Osich 3-1, J. Cordero 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Cease 21, J. Osich 8, J. Cordero
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Snell 2 (9)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 109-70, A. Kittredge 28-18, E. Pagan 15-11, A. Kolarek 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 4-3, A. Kittredge 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 22, A. Kittredge 6, E. Pagan 3, A. Kolarek 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop, Sanchez scored24
        Sanchez tripled to center, Goins scored14
      • 2ND INNING
        d'Arnaud homered to left, Diaz, Garcia and Wendle scored04
      • 9TH INNING
        • Adam Kolarek relieved Emilio Pagan
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo flied out to deep right
        • R. Goins: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Goins lined out to left
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez fouled out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Andrew Kittredge
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Osich Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
        • Jimmy Cordero relieved Josh Osich
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pham grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Andrew Kittredge relieved Blake Snell
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • Ryan Goins hit for Jose Rondon
        • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goins walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sanchez tripled to center, Goins scored
        • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop, Sanchez scored
        • R. Cordell: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cordell struck out looking
        • L. Garcia: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Engel out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Osich Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wendle grounded out to second
        • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Ball, Foul, d'Arnaud lined out to center
        • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu walked
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, McCann flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Josh Osich relieved Dylan Cease
        • N. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lowe walked
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz grounded into double play third to second to first, Lowe out at second
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep left
        • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Engel popped out to first
        • R. Cordell: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Meadows walked
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pham grounded into double play third to second to first, Meadows out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Abreu grounded out to pitcher
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wendle grounded out to third
        • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud grounded out to third
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adames flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Engel singled to left
        • R. Cordell: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging, Engel to second on wild pitch
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Engel to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • N. Lowe: Ball, Lowe grounded out to second
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to catcher
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Castillo popped out to shortstop
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rondon grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to left, Diaz to second
        • J. Wendle: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wendle walked, Diaz to third, Garcia to second
        • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud homered to left, Diaz, Garcia and Wendle scored
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choi flied out to left
        • A. Meadows: Strike swinging, Meadows doubled to deep center
        • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pham grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to left center
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia stole second, Ball, Moncada walked
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Garcia stole third, Moncada to second, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia out at home, Moncada to third, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Choi walked
        • A. Meadows: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • N. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lowe grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)