Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3

Date - Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:05 PM
Location - Globe Life Park in Arlington
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gabe Morales, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 28904

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
Texas 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 60-61 27-32 33-29 W2
Texas 47-74 22-36 25-38 L2


Rays 6, Rangers 3: Evan Longoria belted a two-run homer and added an RBI single as visiting Tampa Bay defeated Texas to take three of four in the series.

Logan Forsythe went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs as Tampa Bay remained within six games of the second American League wild-card spot. Jake Odorizzi (9-9) allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings while striking out seven and walking one to win for the sixth time in his last eight starts.

Geovany Soto belted a two-run homer and Rougned Odor added a solo shot for the Rangers, who lost five of seven to the Rays this season. Texas starter Robbie Ross (2-5) yielded six runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings after being recalled Thursday to take the spot of injured All-Star Yu Darvish (elbow) in the rotation.

Yunel Escobar reached on an infield hit with two outs in the second inning and trotted home when Forsythe launched a 0-2 pitch from Ross into the left-field seats to open the scoring. The Rays doubled the lead in the third when Longoria and James Loney (two hits) delivered two-out RBI singles.

Soto cut the lead in half in the fourth with his first blast of the season, but Longoria answered in the fifth by lining his two-run shot into the left-field seats. Odor homered off Jeff Beliveau in the eighth before Brad Boxberger got the final two outs of the frame and Jake McGee worked a perfect ninth for his 13th save. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Rays have allowed three runs or fewer in 18 straight road games, the second-longest streak in major league history behind the 1908 Chicago Cubs (21). … Ross was the first LHP to start for the Rangers in 39 games. … Tampa Bay CF Desmond Jennings (shoulder) missed his second straight game after running into the wall to make a catch Tuesday, but could play Friday in the opener of a three-game series with the visiting New York Yankees.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Texas
Jake Odorizzi Player Robbie Ross
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 4.1
7 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 8
2.57 ERA 12.46
Tampa Bay   Texas
Logan Forsythe Player Leonys Martin
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 2 16 .270 11 10 6 2 1 0
Texas 5 2 12 .156 6 9 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .362 after a win and .405 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .452 after a loss.
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