Indians can’t bring down Rays


Tampa Bay’s Brad Miller throws on to first after forcing Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion out at second base during Thursday night’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carlos Santana was out at first.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Corey Dickerson’s three-run homer in the eighth inning carried the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

Dickerson’s two-out blast off Nick Goody (1-2), his 22nd, came after Adeiny Hechavarria singled and Jesus Sucre was hit by a pitch.

Tommy Hunter (2-2) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Blake Snell to get the win. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 34th save in 39 opportunities.

Francisco Lindor opened the game with a double and scored on Jose Ramirez’s single. It was the only run for the AL Central-leading Indians off Snell, who gave up four hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.

Snell (0-6, 4.69 ERA) made his 15th start, the most of any winless pitcher in the majors this season.

Logan Morrison drove in Tampa Bay’s first run with a single in the fifth.

Cleveland starter Danny Salazar pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up one run on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight.

Bruce’s debut

Newly acquired Jay Bruce popped up on the first pitch he saw as a pinch hitter for the Indians in the seventh. Acquired in a trade with the New York Mets on Wednesday night, Bruce did not make it to the stadium until just before game time.

Trainer’s room

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis left the game with a tight right hamstring after leading off the second with a double. OF Lonnie Chisenhall (right calf strain) will run Saturday and might be taken off the disabled list as early as Sunday.

Rays: Manager Kevin Cash said RHP Jake Odorizzi should be fine for his next start after taking a line drive off his right foot Wednesday against the Red Sox. Odorizzi left the game with a bruise. … 1B Lucas Duda (bruised thumb) was back in the lineup at DH after being scratched Wednesday.

Up next

RHP Carlos Carrasco (10-5) will attempt to get his first win since July 7 for the Indians against rookie RHP Jake Faria (5-2), who has nine quality starts among his 11 starts for the Rays.

Tampa Bay’s Brad Miller throws on to first after forcing Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion out at second base during Thursday night’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carlos Santana was out at first.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_08.11.17.indians-1.jpgTampa Bay’s Brad Miller throws on to first after forcing Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion out at second base during Thursday night’s game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carlos Santana was out at first.

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