Rays hit 5 homers, beat Athletics 13-4

Randall Padilla
June 11, 2017

He was supported by home runs from Josh Phegley, Ryon Healy and Chad Pinder.

Even better than the young man wearing an old-school retro jersey was that he made the one-handed snare with a toothpick in his mouth the entire time.

Jed Lowrie is not in the Athletics' lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

When asked what it was like watching the Rays' offensive onslaught, a joking Cobb said "Score em' a little quicker, so I can get back out there".

"It's cool to have seven hits in a day but now I've got to worry about Sunday", Alonso said. In 30 games for Triple-A Durham this season, he's hitting.311/.345/.477 with 16 stolen bases.

Just when things were beginning to turn around for Kevin Kiermaier, an awkward slide into first base against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night netted two results on one play. This will be Manaea's second career game against the Rays.

Austin Pruitt (5-1) won in relief and Liam Hendriks (2-1) took the loss in the opener. Last season, he hit.260 with eight homers in 82 games for the Cardinals.

The Athletics had runners on first and third with two outs, but Stephen Vogt grounded out to short.

"It's a long day", Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Manaea's first two batters reached on a walk and single, but Manaea then coaxed a 4-6-3 double play from Jesus Sucre and ended the inning by getting leadoff man Steven Souza on a groundout. His 76 Defensive Runs Saved figure since the start of the 2015 season is 23 runs higher than any other player in the majors, according to Fangraphs.

Gray struck out 10 but gave up five runs (two earned) and nine hits in six innings for the Athletics.

Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Bourjos (18) celebrates with Logan Morrison after scoring the game-wining run on a single by Evan Longoria off Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Liam Hendriks during the 10th inning of the first game of a scheduled baseball doubleheader Saturday, June 10, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Shortstop Matt Duffy, out following offseason Achilles tendon surgery, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. "We left a lot (13) on base".

Weeks' roster spot will be taken by infielder Taylor Featherston, who the Rays acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.

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