Dodgers rally in 9th to slip by RaysAug 10, 2013 - 10:50 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to edge the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-6, in the opener of a three-game set at Chavez Ravine.
Skip Schumaker singled then scored on Mark Ellis' triple past a diving Ben Zobrist in left field. Nick Punto followed with a double to left to score Ellis and Adrian Gonzalez ripped a double into the right-field corner to tie the game.
"I didn't like our chances, but we kept creeping and our bullpen kept us there. It was unbelievable because it happened so fast," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
After Fernando Rodney (4-3) intentionally walked Yasiel Puig, Jerry Hairston ripped a chopper up the middle. Rodney snared the bouncer, turned and fired to second base, but his throw sailed high and to the right allowing Gonzalez to come around and score the game-winning run.
"We kept plugging away and it gave us a chance at the end. Rodney is a great closer, but we kept our composure and the hits fell in," said Gonzalez.
Puig went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and Schumaker doubled and drove in a run for the Dodgers, who have won eight of their last nine games.
Ronald Bellisario (5-6) stranded a pair of runners in the ninth to earn the win. Starter Chris Capuano was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.
James Loney went 3-for-4 with two RBI against his former club and Yunel Escobar had two hits and three RBI for the Rays, who have dropped three straight games.
Rays starter David Price allowed just one unearned run on seven hits while striking out four. It was just the third time in his last seven starts that the hard-throwing southpaw failed to go nine innings.
"They had good at-bats, give them credit. We did everything we could to win the game, but they beat us tonight," said Rays manager Joe Maddon.
Tampa Bay scored three runs in both the second and fifth innings.
In the second, Escobar laced a single to center field to score Wil Myers. Loney followed with a two-run single up the middle to score Ben Zobrist and Escobar.
With the bases-loaded in the fifth, Zobrist ripped a single to center to score Sean Rodriguez and Escobar followed with a base hit up the middle to play Evan Longoria and Myers.
The Dodgers finally got on the board in the seventh. Hairston walked then moved to second on Longoria's throwing error. Tim Federowicz grounded into a double play, but it moved Hairston to third for Schumaker, who laced a double to left field.
In the eighth, Puig plated Ellis with a ground-rule double before coming around on Juan Uribe's base hit to right field later in the frame to make it 6-3.
Puig extended his hitting streak to eight games ... The Dodgers were 5-for-10 with RISP ... Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez made his first appearance since injuring his shoulder on Aug. 4. He went 0-for-1 in his only at-bat.Tampa Bay was 5-for-18 with runners in scoring position ... Longoria's error in the seventh innings was the Rays' first error in 10 games ... Earlier on Friday, the Rays recalled pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham and designated pitcher Kyle Farnsworth for assignment ... It was the Rays' first game in Dodger Stadium ... Tampa Bay is 29-8 this season then its starting pitcher lasts at least seven innings ... Game time: 3:55.
- TAMPA BAY: 6
LOS ANGELES: 7
Aug 10 2:14 AM
- Fernando Rodney throwing error scored Adrian Gonzalez with one out to win the game.
Rays 6, Dodgers 7 Bot 9, 1 OutAug 10 2:09 AM
- Adrian Gonzalez double to right scored Nick Punto with one out. Runner on second with one out and Yasiel Puig due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 6 Bot 9, 1 OutAug 10 2:05 AM
- Nick Punto double to left scored Mark Ellis with one out. Runner on second with one out and Adrian Gonzalez due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 5 Bot 9, 1 OutAug 10 2:02 AM
- Mark Ellis triple to left scored Skip Schumaker with one out. Runner on third with one out and Nick Punto due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 4 Bot 9, 1 OutAug 10 2:01 AM
- Juan Uribe single to right scored Yasiel Puig with two out. On the play, Jerry Hairston advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Tim Federowicz due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 3 Bot 8, 2 OutsAug 10 1:35 AM
- Yasiel Puig ground-rule double to right scored Mark Ellis with two out. Runner on second with two outs and Jerry Hairston due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 2 Bot 8, 2 OutsAug 10 1:24 AM
- Skip Schumaker double to left scored Jerry Hairston with two out. Runner on second with two outs and Brandon League due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 1 Bot 7, 2 OutsAug 10 12:51 AM
- Yunel Escobar single to center scored Evan Longoria and Wil Myers with one out. On the play, Ben Zobrist advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and James Loney due up.
Rays 6, Dodgers 0 Top 5, 1 OutAug 9 11:51 PM
- Ben Zobrist single to center scored Sean Rodriguez with one out. On the play, Wil Myers advances to second and Evan Longoria advances to third. Bases loaded with one out and Yunel Escobar due up.
Rays 4, Dodgers 0 Top 5, 1 OutAug 9 11:48 PM
- James Loney single to center scored Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar with none o ut. Runner on second with none out and Jose Molina due up.
Rays 3, Dodgers 0 Top 2, 0 OutsAug 9 10:38 PM
- Yunel Escobar single to center scored Wil Myers with none out. On the play, Ben Zobrist advances to third. Runners on second and third with none out and James Loney due up.
Rays 1, Dodgers 0 Top 2, 0 OutsAug 9 10:37 PM
- TAMPA BAY: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Aug 9 10:12 PM
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