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Bedard dazzles as Rays rout Indians

May 11, 2014 - 5:31 AM St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Erik Bedard worked six strong innings while James Loney and Matt Joyce each drove in a pair of runs to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in the second of a three- game set.

Bedard (2-1) gave up just one hit with three walks and four strikeouts for the Rays, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria each scored twice.

"I'm always a slow starter so the first couple were rough, but after that you just get in the groove of things and throw strikes," Bedard said.

Zach McAllister (3-3) dropped his third straight decision as he was beaten up for five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings for the Indians, who had a four- game winning streak stopped.

Tampa Bay went on top in the third inning after Desmond Jennings led off with a single, stole second after the next two batters recorded outs, and came home on a David DeJesus single.

In the fourth, the Rays added two more for a 3-0 lead. With one out, Loney singled and moved to third on a Wil Myers double before Joyce brought him home with a sacrifice fly. Two batter later, Yunel Escobar punched a single to right to score Jennings.

The Rays kept piling on the runs in the fifth as Zobrist singled with one out and raced home on a Longoria double. Loney then singled home Longoria for a 5-0 lead.

An RBI single from Loney and sacrifice fly by Joyce in the seventh pushed the lead to 7-0.

Ryan Raburn's double in the second was the only time Bedard allowed a runner reach second base, while Juan Carlos Oviedo worked two flawless innings in relief.

"(Raburn) hit the line drive double, but other than that, there was a lot of lazy flyballs. Kind of exactly what he wants you to do," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Bedard.

Grant Balfour allowed the first three batters to reach base in the ninth and Raburn kept the game from being a shutout with his sacrifice fly. Balfour, though, then got Asdrubal Cabrera to hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.

Game Notes

The Rays also snapped a six-game home losing streak ... Bedard has won back- to-back starts after going 0-9 in his previous 15 starts. He improved to 3-3 in 14 career starts against the Indians ... McAllister fell to 1-3 in five starts against Tampa Bay.








  • CLEVELAND: 1
    TAMPA BAY: 7
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    May 10 10:19 PM


  • Ryan Raburn sacrifice fly to center scored Lonnie Chisenhall. On the play, Michael Brantley advances to third. Runners on first and third and with one out and Asdrubal Cabrera due up.

    Indians 1, Rays 7  Top 9, 1 OutMay 10 10:10 PM


  • Ryan Raburn out on a sacrifice fly to center field to Desmond Jennings. Michael Brantley to third. Lonnie Chisenhall scores.

    Indians 1, Rays 7  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 10 10:09 PM


  • Matt Joyce sacrifice fly to center scored Evan Longoria. Runners on first and second and with two outs and Desmond Jennings due up.

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  • Matt Joyce out on a sacrifice fly to center field to Michael Brantley. Evan Longoria scores.

    Indians 0, Rays 7  Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 10 9:40 PM


  • James Loney singled to center scored Ben Zobrist. On the play, Evan Longoria advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Wil Myers due up.

    Indians 0, Rays 6  Bot 7, 1 OutMay 10 9:35 PM


  • James Loney singles to shallow center field. Evan Longoria to third. Ben Zobrist scores.

    Indians 0, Rays 6  Bot 7, 1 OutMay 10 9:35 PM


  • James Loney singled to right scored Evan Longoria. Runner on first with one out and Wil Myers due up.

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  • James Loney singles to right field. Evan Longoria scores.

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  • Evan Longoria doubled to center scored Ben Zobrist. Runner on second with one out and James Loney due up.

    Indians 0, Rays 4  Bot 5, 1 OutMay 10 8:50 PM


  • Evan Longoria doubles to deep right center field. Ben Zobrist scores.

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  • Yunel Escobar singled to right scored Desmond Jennings. Runners on first and third with two outs and Ryan Hanigan due up.

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  • Yunel Escobar singles to shallow right field. Desmond Jennings to third. Wil Myers scores.

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  • Matt Joyce sacrifice fly out to center scored Wil Myers. Runner on third with two outs and Desmond Jennings due up.

    Indians 0, Rays 2  Bot 4, 2 OutsMay 10 8:23 PM


  • Matt Joyce out on a sacrifice fly to center field to Michael Brantley. Wil Myers to third. James Loney scores.

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  • David DeJesus singled to right scored Desmond Jennings. Runner on first with two outs and Ben Zobrist due up.

    Indians 0, Rays 1  Bot 3, 2 OutsMay 10 7:57 PM


  • David DeJesus singles to shallow right field. Desmond Jennings scores.

    Indians 0, Rays 1  Bot 3, 2 OutsMay 10 7:56 PM




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