Rasmus, Beckman big swings for Rays in 10-8 win over Rangers
Dickerson went 2-for-5 in Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers, giving him an MLB-best 72 hits on the season. The nightly accomplishment is that: "the ingredients of playing good baseball, defense, offense, starting pitching, bullpen". Logan Morrison (0-for-10, one walk) has struggled against Martinez, who is 0-0 with a 5.25 ERA in three career appearances versus the Rays.
The Texas bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings, starting with 2 2/3 by Dillon Gee in his Rangers debut and followed by Keone Kela (2-1) in the eighth and closer Matt Bush with a flawless ninth in a non-save situation. Hu said he got to the ballpark less than an hour before the game. Over this span, he would give up two runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts and two walks before his promotion to Triple-A Durham. We've got a couple days off before my next start, so we'll go from there.
"We've been doing it all year", Longoria said of the offense.
Tim Beckham's three-run homer capped a five-run seventh inning as the Rays rallied for a 10-8 victory over the Texas Rangers.
NOTES: The Rays recalled RHP Hunter Wood from Double-A Montgomery and RHP Chih-Wei Hu from Triple-A Durham for bullpen depth. I have to side with the Rays in this game. The 27-year-old Californian has limited six of his last nine opponents to two or fewer runs and has not permitted more than six hits since his season debut. Ramirez last started against Texas on August 27, 2014, when the Rangers tagged him for 10 runs in three innings.
"He should be fine", manager Kevin Cash said of Ramirez starting Monday.
Left-hander Martin Perez (2-5, 3.77 ERA) will look to continue his decent performance in May for Texas. Then he allowed a sizzling single off the rightfield wall, a sac fly on a laced liner, and a two-run single to Andrus, who already ranks high on the Rays villain list. Andrus now has a six-game hitting streak and is 8-for-15 in his past three games.
Before overcoming a 5-2 deficit Tuesday, Texas hadn't won a game in which it trailed by more than two runs.