Rays' Dickerson hits bouncing pitch for double

Laura Christensen
June 1, 2017

Hoying's liner off the top of the wall in right came with one out in a four-run eighth against Chase Whitley (1-1), breaking a 5-5 tie.

The rally made a victor of Keone Kela (2-1), who pitched a scoreless eighth inning. He threw just five pitches and recorded one out, the Rays' last out of the game, but this goes down as Major League Baseball experience.

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo gets ready to connect for a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, May 29, 2017.

Nick Martinez was lit up for five runs over 4 1/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Rays.

Dickerson, who is tied with Colorado's Charlie Blackmon for the major league-lead with 72 hits, added a single in the seventh for his majors-leading 24th multihit game. Elvis hit that big three-run home run. Nomar Mazara was the third straight batter to reach starting the game for Texas with an RBI single before Andriese retired the next five. The right-hander, who was 4-0 in May, left with the injured groin after striking out Ryan Rua.

Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has homered in back-to-back games for the first time this season.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tampa Bay right-hander Erasmo Ramirez became the first pitcher since 1984 to start a major league game the day after recording a save, then didn't make it out of the third inning Monday night. To make room for the duo, the Rays put OF Peter Bourjos on the disabled list with tennis elbow and optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Triple-A Durham. Beltre has 2,944 career hits. Beltre has 2,944 hits.

Rangers: RHP Tyson Ross will make at least one more rehab start, likely Saturday, in his recovery from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Napoli is experiencing a bit of tightness in his back Tuesday. A flexor injury has limited De Leon to just 8 1/3 innings in 2017, but he turned in a brilliant 2.61 ERA with 11.6 K/9 with 2.1 BB/9 in 86 Triple-A innings past year. Austin Bibens-Dirkx gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.97 ERA and nine strikeouts this season.

In 11 career appearances, including four starts, against the Rangers, he is 0-1 with a 5.72 ERA.

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his third homer since moving into the No. 2 spot in the batting order, a change that has revived the Miami Marlins, who won their third game in a row by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Tuesday night.

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