Rays' Yarbrough "little angry" over hook after 8 2/3 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Rays left-hander Ryan Yarbrough had mixed emotions following the most impressive start of his young career.

The former Mariners minor leaguer came within an out of his first career shutout, and did it against his former team. Yet after 8 2/3 sparkling innings Sunday, he also felt miffed at manager Kevin Cash for pulling him from Tampa Bay's 1-0 victory over Seattle.

''Obviously I'm a little angry, but I would think he would want me to be,'' Yarbrough said.

Eric Sogard hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and Yarbrough (11-3) made it stand. He retired his final 14 batters and struck out eight in the longest outing of his career. He was replaced after 99 pitches by Emilio Pagan for the final out. Pagan retired pinch-hitter Omar Narvaez on a grounder for his third save of the series and 12th overall.

The Rays - well known for their creative and aggressive bullpen usage - hadn't had a pitcher throw a complete game since May 2016, and Yarbrough was just the second starter to work into the ninth in that span.

''That's really not the story,'' Cash said. ''The story is how dominating he is.''

Tampa Bay has won 10 of 12 and remains in position for the second AL wild card. The Rays have won seven straight road games, one shy of the team record set in July 2014, and swept the three-game set after losing their previous nine games in Seattle.

The Mariners failed to advance a runner past first base. In the game's most tense moment, Yarbrough struck out power-hitting pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach on a 3-2 count in the eighth - just his third three-ball count of the game. The left-handed swingman is 6-0 in his last 10 appearances and hasn't lost since June 13.

''I wasn't going to give into him or anything like that at 3-2,'' Yarbrough said. ''I have confidence in my breaking ball, and obviously it was right where I needed it to be.''

The Mariners also got strong pitching from opener Sam Tuivailala and bulk innings pitcher Wade LeBlanc (6-6). Tuivailala retired the side in the first inning with a strikeout and LeBlanc pitched six innings, striking out three.

His only mistake came in the fourth inning, when he allowed Sogard's 13th home run of the season.

''The whole game comes down to one pitch,'' LeBlanc said. ''I'd like to say that doesn't happen very often, but sometimes it does, and unfortunately we're on the wrong end.''

Great defense also helped send the Mariners to their third straight loss and eighth in their last nine. Former Mariner Mike Zunino threw out Dee Gordon attempting to steal second base in the second inning.

Then the Rays really amped it up with shortstop Willy Adames making a great throw across his body to catch speedster Mallex Smith at first in the sixth inning on a play that was revered by replay. And another former Mariner, Guillermo Heredia, tracked down Austin Nola's likely hit in the right-center gap, slamming into the wall to make the catch in the seventh.

EDGAR

Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez threw out the first pitch a day after Mariners CEO John Stanton announced the club will unveil a statue of the longtime designated hitter at T-Mobile Park.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: LHP Blake Snell will begin his rehabilitation from left elbow surgery when Tampa Bay arrives in San Diego on Monday by playing catch. The starter, who was 6-7 with a 4.28 ERA before the arthroscopic procedure to clean out ''loose bodies,'' could rejoin the rotation later this season, though manager Kevin Cash said it's too early to project his return. He went to the injured list July 22. ... OF Tommy Pham is playing with an injured right hand, though he will remain in the lineup, Cash said.

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez will make a start at Class A Everett later this week in his return from a strained right lat. After that, he'll need a start at Triple-A before he can make his return to the rotation, manager Scott Servais said. That likely means Hernandez won't be available next Saturday in Toronto when the Mariners next need a fifth starter. They've been using a four-man rotation since Mike Leake was traded to the Diamondbacks. Servais said the team could use the bullpen to fill in Saturday. ... OF Mitch Haniger (testicle surgery) will start a rehab assignment Tuesday in Modesto.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Diego Castillo (2-6, 3.50 ERA) will get the start Monday in San Diego.

Mariners: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (4-8, 5.34 ERA) will try to snap a three-game losing streak when Seattle visits Detroit on Tuesday after an off day Monday.

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  • W: R. Yarbrough (11-3)L: W. LeBlanc (6-6)S: E. Pagan (12)
  • HR: TB - E. Sogard (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. d'Arnaud 1B40000010.247.319.458.777-0.5
T. Pham LF40000020.266.365.440.805-1.0
E. Sogard 2B41111000.307.371.503.8746.0
A. Garcia RF40200000.277.335.451.7861.0
J. Aguilar DH30200011.242.332.387.7191.5
a- A. Meadows PH-DH10000011.285.357.527.884-0.5
M. Brosseau 3B30100002.302.343.521.8641.0
G. Heredia CF30000003.231.311.344.6550.0
M. Zunino C30000002.174.239.338.5770.0
W. Adames SS30000000.239.302.404.7060.0
  • a-struck out for Aguilar in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith CF-RF40000010.230.299.348.647-0.5
J. Crawford SS40000000.241.325.392.7170.0
D. Santana DH20000000.262.335.459.7940.0
a- O. Narvaez PH-DH10000000.291.364.474.8370.0
K. Seager 3B30100011.224.297.418.7150.5
A. Nola 1B30000001.290.336.490.8260.0
T. Murphy C30100010.268.295.506.8010.5
D. Gordon 2B30100001.280.306.365.6710.0
T. Lopes LF30000021.214.333.429.762-1.0
D. Moore RF20000021.205.308.360.668-1.0
b- D. Vogelbach PH10000010.228.354.490.844-0.5
K. Broxton CF00000000.176.237.284.5210.0
  • a-grounded out for Santana in the 9th
  • b-struck out for D. Moore in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - E. Sogard (13)
  • RBI - E. Sogard (37)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Brosseau, G. Heredia, M. Zunino 2 (2)
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Seager, A. Nola, D. Moore
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Garcia (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Gordon (3)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Zunino (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Murphy-Seager)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Yarbrough (W, 11-3)8.23000803.560.9035.0
E. Pagan (S, 12)0.10000002.010.897.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Yarbrough (W, 11-3)8.2
E. Pagan (S, 12)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Tuivailala1.00000102.451.363.5
W. LeBlanc (L, 6-6)6.05110315.141.3711.5
B. Brennan1.00000005.501.333.0
A. Bass1.01000103.621.112.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Tuivailala1.0
W. LeBlanc (L, 6-6)6.0
B. Brennan1.0
A. Bass1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Yarbrough 99-73, E. Pagan 2-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 9-8, E. Pagan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Yarbrough 29, E. Pagan
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Tuivailala 15-9, W. LeBlanc 78-54, B. Brennan 12-7, A. Bass 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 3-12, B. Brennan 2-1, A. Bass 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Tuivailala 3, W. LeBlanc 23, B. Brennan 3, A. Bass 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. d'Arnaud 1B40000010.247.319.458.777-0.5
T. Pham LF40000020.266.365.440.805-1.0
E. Sogard 2B41111000.307.371.503.8746.0
A. Garcia RF40200000.277.335.451.7861.0
J. Aguilar DH30200011.242.332.387.7191.5
a- A. Meadows PH-DH10000011.285.357.527.884-0.5
M. Brosseau 3B30100002.302.343.521.8641.0
G. Heredia CF30000003.231.311.344.6550.0
M. Zunino C30000002.174.239.338.5770.0
W. Adames SS30000000.239.302.404.7060.0
Total321611059-----
  • a-struck out for Aguilar in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith CF-RF40000010.230.299.348.647-0.5
J. Crawford SS40000000.241.325.392.7170.0
D. Santana DH20000000.262.335.459.7940.0
a- O. Narvaez PH-DH10000000.291.364.474.8370.0
K. Seager 3B30100011.224.297.418.7150.5
A. Nola 1B30000001.290.336.490.8260.0
T. Murphy C30100010.268.295.506.8010.5
D. Gordon 2B30100001.280.306.365.6710.0
T. Lopes LF30000021.214.333.429.762-1.0
D. Moore RF20000021.205.308.360.668-1.0
b- D. Vogelbach PH10000010.228.354.490.844-0.5
K. Broxton CF00000000.176.237.284.5210.0
Total290300085-----
HITTERSAB
M. Smith CF-RF4
J. Crawford SS4
D. Santana DH2
a- O. Narvaez PH-DH1
K. Seager 3B3
A. Nola 1B3
T. Murphy C3
D. Gordon 2B3
T. Lopes LF3
D. Moore RF2
b- D. Vogelbach PH1
K. Broxton CF0
Total29
  • a-grounded out for Santana in the 9th
  • b-struck out for D. Moore in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - E. Sogard (13)
  • RBI - E. Sogard (37)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Brosseau, G. Heredia, M. Zunino 2 (2)
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Seager, A. Nola, D. Moore
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Garcia (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Gordon (3)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Zunino (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Murphy-Seager)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Yarbrough (W, 11-3)8.23000803.560.9035.0
E. Pagan (S, 12)0.10000002.010.897.0
Total9.0300080---
PITCHERSIP
R. Yarbrough (W, 11-3)8.2
E. Pagan (S, 12)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Tuivailala1.00000102.451.363.5
W. LeBlanc (L, 6-6)6.05110315.141.3711.5
B. Brennan1.00000005.501.333.0
A. Bass1.01000103.621.112.5
Total9.0611051---
PITCHERSIP
S. Tuivailala1.0
W. LeBlanc (L, 6-6)6.0
B. Brennan1.0
A. Bass1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Yarbrough 99-73, E. Pagan 2-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 9-8, E. Pagan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Yarbrough 29, E. Pagan
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Tuivailala 15-9, W. LeBlanc 78-54, B. Brennan 12-7, A. Bass 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 3-12, B. Brennan 2-1, A. Bass 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Tuivailala 3, W. LeBlanc 23, B. Brennan 3, A. Bass 3
  • 4TH INNING
    Sogard homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Anthony Bass relieved Brandon Brennan
    • Keon Broxton in center field
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sogard grounded out to first
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to shallow left
    • Austin Meadows hit for Jesus Aguilar
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging, Garcia caught stealing second, catcher to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • Emilio Pagan relieved Ryan Yarbrough
    • Omar Narvaez hit for Domingo Santana
    • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez lined out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brandon Brennan relieved Wade LeBlanc
    • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Adames grounded out to shortstop
    • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, d'Arnaud lined out to center
    • T. Pham: Pham grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first
    • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Lopes grounded out to shortstop
    • Daniel Vogelbach hit for Dylan Moore
    • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Vogelbach struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia singled to left center
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • M. Brosseau: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brosseau singled to right, Garcia to second
    • G. Heredia: Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia flied out to deep left
    • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino popped out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Seager fouled out to catcher
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Nola flied out to deep center
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
    • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud popped out to first
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sogard lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford lined out to left
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
    • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Ball, Heredia lined out to left
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino popped out to second
    • W. Adames: Strike looking, Adames flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Murphy singled to left
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon fouled out to third
    • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Lopes struck out on foul tip
    • D. Moore: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Ball, Pham grounded out to second
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sogard homered to right center
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Garcia lined out to left
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar singled to deep left
    • M. Brosseau: Strike swinging, Brosseau reached on fielder's choice to third, Aguilar out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana lined out to right
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Seager singled to left center
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Nola grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino lined out to left
    • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Adames grounded out to shortstop
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, d'Arnaud struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lopes struck out swinging
    • D. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
    • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Wade LeBlanc relieved Sam Tuivailala
    • A. Garcia: Garcia lined out to first
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Aguilar singled to deep right
    • M. Brosseau: Strike swinging, Foul, Brosseau flied out to center
    • G. Heredia: Heredia flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • A. Nola: Ball, Nola flied out to right
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy flied out to left
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • T. Lopes: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gordon caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Tuivailala Pitching:
    • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud flied out to deep right
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sogard fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
    • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • D. Santana: Santana reached on catcher's interference
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)