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ST. PETERSBURG — Selecting a college pitcher is less risky than selecting a high school pitcher for the simple reason college pitchers have developed further.

That makes Justin Lewis all the more interesting. The Rays selected the 6-foot-6, 180-pound University of Kentucky right-hander with their 11th-round pick. He’s a redshirt sophomore, which gives him two more years of eligibility while also allowing him to be eligible for the Draft.

Custom Bengals Jersey Lewis has a high ceiling, and he also has the experience of pitching in the SEC, one of the toughest baseball conferences in the country. Included in his body of work this season were gems against UC Santa Barbara, when he was perfect through seven innings before picking up the win; and a complete-game win against LSU.

“If you would have told me at the start of the Draft that we would have had the opportunity to take Justin Lewis Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey in the 11th round, I probably would have said that the odds were small,” said Rob Metzler, the Rays’ director of amateur scouting. “But I never say anything’s too shocking when it comes to the Major League Baseball Draft.”

Lewis went 6-4 with a 3.56 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) with 72 strikeouts
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“I thought I was going to go sooner,” said Lewis, who indicated a few teams called him in the earlier rounds, but he wasn’t interested in what they had to offer, so those teams did not draft him. “But the Rays came up with a good offer that I don’t think I’ll be able to refuse.

“I think some teams were scared of the fact that I’m a sophomore with two years of eligibility left, so I guess they felt signability was an issue. But I think the Rays’ offer will be good.”

Lewis has two high-profile cousins, including former Kentucky basketball great and NBA veteran Chuck Hayes and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Lewis is studying communications with a minor in political science. Politics interest him enough that he’d like to one day be a mayor or a senator.

But that would be after his baseball career.

Lewis’ height and loose arm make him intriguing Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey. His repertoire of pitches includes a fastball (91-93 mph), a slider
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“My changeup is my money pitch,” Lewis said. “That’s my go-to pitch. I’ll throw a two-seam at times, but it’s mostly fastball, changeup, slider.”

Lewis said his changeup “just falls right off the table.”

“I get a lot Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey of respect for that pitch,” Lewis said. “People say it’s a tough pitch to learn. It’s my best pitch and I feel comfortable throwing it to any hitter in any count. I have the utmost confidence in that Custom Browns Jersey pitch.”

Lewis believes that once he adds weight to his lean frame his fastball will ramp up a tick or two, and when he refines either his curveball or slider, he will be
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Lewis sounded as though he’s ready to begin that journey.

“I’m ecstatic about getting drafted by the Rays,” Lewis said. “I feel like I have a really high ceiling and I’m ready to get started with the Rays.”

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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A little more than a year removed from being drafted sixth overall by the Oakland A’s, A.J. Puk already has firmly established himself as one of the top strikeout artists in the Minor Leagues.

Puk, the A’s No. 2 prospect and No. 59 on the Top 100, posted double-digit strikeouts for the second time in three starts on Wednesday as he struck out 11 batters over 6 2/3 innings for Class A Advanced Stockton. He allowed one earned run on five hits and a walk in the outing, with 67 of his 92 pitches going for strikes, though the performance wasn’t enough to keep the Ports from falling to Visalia, 3-0.Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey Puk’s 11 strikeouts left him one shy of his career high, which he set against a loaded Lancaster lineup on June 3. For the season, the 23- Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey year-old left-hander has piled up a California League-best 98 strikeouts in 61 innings (14.5 strikeouts-per-nine). That total ranks second among all Minor League hurlers and trails only Triple-A Oklahoma City’s Wilmer Font (102 strikeouts).

Beyond the strikeouts, Puk has pitched to a 3.69 ERA over 14 outings (11 starts) in his first full professional campaign.

For Visalia, left-hander Cody Reed (second round, 2014) picked up the win behind six scoreless innings of two-hit ball. The D-backs’ No. 19 prospect struck out eight and issued one walk in his best performance since being promoted to
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The rest of the best performances from top prospects Wednesday

• No. 12 overall prospect Rafael Devers (Red Sox’s No. 1) connected on his 11th home run for Double-A Portland, matching the career-high total he posted in each of the last two seasons, in 115 and 128 games. Overall, the 20-year-old third baseman is hitting .305/.366/.548 in his first taste of the Eastern League.

 

• No. 14 overall prospect Mickey Moniak (No. 1 overall, 2016) went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI to lead Class A Lakewood in a rout of Delmarva. It was the first career four-hit game for the Phillies’ No. 2 prospect, who’s hitting
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“The past week-and-a-half or couple weeks, by my standards, I’ve been struggling a little bit. I haven’t been sticking to my approach at the plate,” Moniak told MiLB.com. “Tonight, I wanted to just focus on getting a good pitch to hit, and when I got a pitch, doing some damage with it. For the most part, I was able to do that, and it was a good night for sure.”

• No. 24 overall prospect Brent Honeywell (No. 72 overall, 2014) scattered four hits over six scoreless innings en route to his third straight win for Triple-A Durham. The Rays’ No. 2 prospect threw 94 pitches, 70 for strikes, in the outing while recording seven strikeouts and seven groundouts. He owns a 4.22 ERA with a 71-to-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 11 Triple-A starts.

 

“He’s got an extra gear when he needs it and he’s got a high baseball IQ for a 22-year-old in Triple-A,” Durham pitching coach Kyle Snyder told MiLB.com. “Trusting those instincts and understanding how he’s arrived at certain counts within an at-bat, whether it’s reading swings or just knowing what the next pitch should consist of, he understands where the value lies and what the hitter is Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey suggesting to him and Custom Panthers Jersey how he can achieve the swing-and-miss in the two-strike counts.”

• No. 98 overall prospect Jack Flaherty (No. 34 overall, 2014) tossed six strong innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits, to record his first win with Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals’ No. 5 prospect struck out 10 — his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season — and issued one walk. In what has been a breakout season, the 21-year-old righty-hander owns a 1.66 ERA through 13 starts, during which he’s held opposing hitters Custom Bengals Jersey to a paltry .197 clip.

Astros’ No. 14 prospect Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-3 with his seventh home run and three RBIs to pace Class A Quad Cities in a win over Cedar Rapids. The
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Blue Jays’ No. 16 prospect Ryan Borucki (15th round, 2012) was a tough-luck loser for Class A Advanced Dunedin despite striking out 10 batters for the second time in four starts. The 23-year-old lefty worked a season-high seven innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits and one walk while tossing a season-high 98 pitches (67 strikes). He’s posted 76 strikeouts against 18 walks in 62 1/3 innings (13 starts) in 2017.

• Opposing Borucki for Palm Beach (and picking up the win) was Cardinals’ No. 30 prospect Ryan Helsley (fifth round, 2015), who yielded just two hits and one walk while striking out in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old righty, now 6-2 with a 3.20 ERA, has not allowed an earned run in four of his past five starts.

Cubs’ No. 11 prospect Thomas Hatch (third round, 2016) was at his best as he tossed a career-high eight scoreless innings to help Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach clinch the Carolina League Southern Division first half title. He surrendered six hits (five singles), walked one and struck out seven.

 

Royals’ No. 10 prospect A.J. Puckett (second round, 2016) set a career high with nine strikeouts as he worked 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, to pace Class A Advanced Wilmington in a shutout of Lynchburg. After struggling to throw strikes early in the season, the 22-year-old righty has issued five walks in his last 22 2/3 frames.

“When you try to do too much with your pitches and you try to be too fine, you start throwing balls,” Puckett told MiLB.com. “I think that’s something I was doing a lot at the beginning of the season. With my walks being up pretty high, which is not something I’m very proud of, it’s good to see in this outing that I know better of a mentality of attacking the strike zone.”

• Starting game one of a doubleheader for Class A Advanced Lakeland, Tigers’ No. 6 prospect Kyle Funkhouser (fourth round, 2016) tossed seven innings of four-hit ball to record his first career shutout. He issued one walk and struck out three while inducing another 11 outs via ground balls. The Louisville product has a 1.73 ERA with 34 strikeouts over 31 1/3 innings (five starts) in the Florida State League.

• Tigers No. 27 prospect Grayson Greiner (third round, 2014) went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a career-high six RBIs in Double-A Erie’s win over Binghamton. The 24-year-old backstop hit a pair of three-run shots in the contest, giving him home runs in three straight games and four total in that span.

 

“I felt good tonight. I’ve been working hard in the cage before games with hitting coach Phil Clark, just trying to make a couple minor adjustments to my swing, and it paid off tonight,” Greiner told MiLB.com. “I was able to get a couple pitches I could drive and was fortunate they were able to go over the fence. It’s always rewarding to have results when you work on something.”

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tampa Bay Rays pleased Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey with MLB Draft outcome

ST. PETERSBURG — Coming away with Brendan McKay in the first round of Major League Baseball’s 2017 June Draft set the tone for the Rays.

Two days of selecting players followed Custom Browns Jersey McKay’s selection on Monday, and everything seemed like icing on the cake after grabbing McKay.

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Even Rays manager Kevin Cash weighed in on McKay’s selection, and the
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“I think it’s an exciting pick,” Cash said. “I’ve got enough information from our entire scouting department. They’re very, very excited to get him and some of
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The Rays rounded out the first day with solid picks. With their compensation A pick (31st overall), the Rays selected Oregon State right-hander Drew Rasmussen, then followed that selection with Michael Mercado (40th overall), a 6-foot-4 right-hander from Westview (Calif.) High School.

The Rays then began Day 2 by selecting a player they didn’t think would be there, taking Florida State shortstop Taylor Walls with the 79th pick. And they had a nice surprise with Kentucky right-hander Justin Lewis still available when they made their 11th-round pick to begin Day 3.

“I think it was a really positive outcome overall,” said Rob Metzler,Custom Bengals Jersey Rays director of amateur scouting. “And I think we were able to add talent at the top. The board fell in a way that we were very comfortable with. We were very prepared for the options that were presented to us, and I think we made decisions that we’re excited about and really played out throughout the Draft.Mayo, O’Dowd on McKay Draft 2017: Mayo, O’Dowd discuss McKay’s upsideJonathan Mayo and Dan O’Dowd discuss first baseman/left-
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“Yesterday we were able to add two good infielders that we like quite a bit, and some arms we liked. And we followed that up today right out of the chute with Justin Lewis in the 11th round. That was an exciting pick.”

Third baseman Allen Smoot of the University of San Francisco became the Rays’ final selection when they picked him in the 40th round (1,189th overall).

Of the 41 players the Rays selected, 36 were college players. Twenty-four of those were pitchers, with 18 right-handers and six lefties.

“Yes, that probably is a little surprising,” Metzler said. “But it was just a function of the way our draft played out.”

Metzler said the Rays were optimistic about being able to sign their top-10 picks prior to the July 7 signing deadline.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Custom Panthers Jersey Baseball or its clubs.

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TORONTO — Kendrys Morales and Russell Martin had a flair for the dramatic Wednesday night as the Blue Jays beat the Rays, 7-6, to split their two-game series in Toronto.

With the game knotted at 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth, Martin took the second pitch he saw from Jose Alvarado, a 98.7 mph fastball, and drove it deep into the
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“He threw me a fastball in the middle of the plate, and I put a good swing on it,” Martin said. “After that first Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey pitch, I thought it was going to be a tough at-bat.”

Toronto’s lead had looked secure entering the top half of that inning, until Logan Morrison’s two-run shot brought them back within one. A Steven Souza Jr. walk and a Colby Rasmus single off Toronto reliever Joe Smith put runners on first and third, and Derek Norris followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to tie the game.

Francisco Liriano turned in his deepest start of the season for Toronto, throwing seven innings and allowing three runs, two earned. The left-hander struck out nine, just one shy of his season high, and managed to limit the damage while pitching in a handful of higher-leverage situations.

“He was dynamite,” said manager John Gibbons after the game. “That was big for him. Of course, he was out with the injury, and now he’s come back. Tonight was
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Tampa Bay starter Jake Custom Browns Jersey Odorizzi has typically enjoyed success against Toronto in his career, but the right-hander allowed five runs, three earned, over 4 1/3 innings, with three walks and four strikeouts, before being lifted. Those walks ran up his pitch count, and Morales’ go-ahead home run came on his 99th and final pitch.

“It was just one of those games where I didn’t have anything,” Odorizzi said. “They happen from time to time throughout the year. There’s really no explanation for why.”

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Kendrys cranks it: Morales gave the Blue Jays the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a huge three-run home run, his 13th of the season. After a Jose Bautista RBI single brought Toronto within one, Morales turned on Odorizzi’s pitch and sent it 465 feet into the second deck of Rogers Centre at a 109.1 mph exit velocity.

Morrison feeling right at home in Toronto: Morrison launched his 19th home run of the season, his second in two nights, to bring the Rays back within one run in the top of the eighth. After Smith entered and allowed a single to Evan Longoria to open the inning, Morrison sent his two-run shot to the opposite field.
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He now has homered four times against the Blue Jays this season, including April 28 and May 6, also in Toronto.

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“When you give up a lead, and it’s one of our pitchers who’s been throwing the ball extremely well all year, Smitty, I felt like I picked him up right there. I felt like the team, at that moment, needed that.”
— Martin, on his home run after Smith had allowed three runs

“There’s definitely a way better me than what I’m [showing] right now. I will be better, and I’ll be better hopefully soon.” — Odorizzi

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According to Statcast™, only 10 home runs in Major League Baseball have traveled farther than Morales’ 465-footer this season. It was the farthest by a Toronto batter in 2017, surpassing Martin’s 449-footer, and the fourth-farthest at Rogers Center in the Statcast™ era.

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Ryan Goins attempted to move Dwight Smith Jr. and Martin over with a bunt in the bottom of the sixth, but almost beat out a single when Rays catcher Norris bobbled the ball near home. Toronto challenged the play, looking at whether second baseman Taylor Featherston kept his foot on the bag, but the call was upheld and Goins was ruled out.

WHAT’S NEXT
Rays: Tampa Bay opens a four-game series against the Tigers at Comerica Park on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Alex Cobb (5-5, 4.29 ERA) gets the start for the Rays against Justin Verlander (4-4, 4.68 ERA), who will be looking for his first win since May 20 against Texas.

Blue Jays: Right-hander Joe Biagini (1-5, 3.38 ERA) will open the Blue Jays’ three-game series against the White Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey Sox at home on Friday night. Biagini has held opposing hitters to a .554 OPS as a starter in 2017, and his ability to limit hard contact and force ground balls has allowed him to work seven innings in back-to-back starts.

Watch every out-of-market regular-season game live on MLB.TV.

Keegan Matheson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Toronto.

Nick Patch is a contributor to MLB.com based in Toronto who covered the Rays on Wednesday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Brad Miller on DL; Rays Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Elite Team Color Black Super Bowl 50 Bound Jersey keep Michael Martinez

ST. PETERSBURG — Michael Martinez will remain with the Rays, and Brad Miller is going on the 10-day disabled list.

The Rays announced the change in their course of action Wednesday.
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Following Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey Tuesday night’s 4-2 loss to the White Sox at Tropicana Field, the Rays told reporters they Custom Bengals Jersey were designating Martinez for assignment to make room on the roster for right-hander Jacob Faria, who is scheduled to start Wednesday night’s game.

According Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey to the Rays, that plan changed when they discovered Miller — the team’s starting second baseman — had a hip strain. So Miller will be on the DL, while Martinez will remain with the
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“Unique situation yesterday,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Obviously, we announced the Michael Martinez move. Fortunate for us, we didn’t put it in, because Brad came in pretty late after the game and said that Custom Browns Jersey his hip was really bothering him.

“Talking to him this morning, we probably felt it was best to put him back on the disabled list. Let it cool down. We don’t really have a time frame.”

Cash noted that if Miller said he was hurting, he’s going to take his claim
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“Knowing Brad for the last two years, he hasn’t spent hardly any time on the DL up until this last time,” Cash said. “He’s not one who’s not capable of playing through some injuries, so this must be something that’s grabbing Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey him pretty good.”

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Derek Norris denies Custom Bengals Jersey abuse allegations

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays Custom Browns Jersey catcher Derek Norris issued a statement on Wednesday denying an allegation that he mentally and physically abused his former fiancee.

Norris statement reads:

“First, I want to be absolutely clear that abuse of any form is completely unacceptable. Allegations regarding this issue are a very serious matter and
Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Elite Team Color Black Super Bowl 50 Bound Jersey should not be taken lightly under any circumstances. That being said, in this circumstance, the comments made by my ex-fiancee could not be further from the truth. I have NEVER been physically or emotionally abusive towards her, or anyone else in my life. I plan to go above and beyond to assist MLB with their investigation into this matter.”

A Major League Baseball spokesman confirmed to MLB.com that the league is investigating.

The Rays issued a statement as well:

“The Rays wholly support MLB’s Domestic Violence policy. We take these
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The woman made her allegation via an Instagram post in which she did not name Norris. He has been identified Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey as her former fiance in the past Custom Panthers Jersey.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that the club is deferring to MLB on the matter.

“No, we’re basically out of it,” Cash said. “We’re going to let Major League
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Bill Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey clubs.

Jacob Faria allows one run, Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey earns win in debut

ST. PETERSBURG — Poise and talent trumped any jitters Jacob Faria encountered Wednesday night while making his Major League debut.

The right-hander pitched like a seasoned veteran in the Rays’ 3-1 win over the White Sox at Tropicana Field, picking up the win while notching a quality start.
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“Right after the last warmup pitch, I just took a look from foul pole to foul pole and I’m like, ‘This is a big league stadium and I’m on the mound right now,'” Faria said. “It was great.”

In front of nine expected guests plus surprise visits from cousins who live in Tallahassee, Fla., Faria allowed a run in the first then put up nothing but zeroes.
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“In the middle of the first inning, I got those first couple of hitters out of the way, and I was able to get my blood pressure down,” Faria said. “It was right in the middle of the first inning, I was able to settle down.”

Faria threw 23 pitches in the first, then became a model of efficiency, needing just seven pitches in the second and sixth Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey innings, 10 in the fourth, and 20 each in the third and fifth.

At one point Faria looked up into the stands to see fiancee Jessica Soto offering high-fives. Those were well deserved, as was the praise offered by Rays manager Kevin Cash.

“The way he just threw strikes overall, that was the biggest thing,” Cash said. “He showed zero fear of attacking and getting outs in the zone. And that’s a big ask for a young guy to come in and come get some of these hitters out. But you gotta prove and establish that you’re willing to get them out in the zone, not looking
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“I was just really impressed with the fastball command and not altering his approach, because he’s at a different level now. That’s kind of what he’s been all year in Durham.”

Added White Sox manager Custom Saints Jersey Rick Renteria: “Their guy did a nice job Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey keeping us off balance with that little changeup or split.”

At Custom Chargers Jersey 23 years, 312 days old, Faria ranked as the youngest right-handed pitcher to make his Major League debut for the Rays as a starter since Chris Archer on June 20, 2013.

The Rays’ No. 9-ranked prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, came into the game on a roll from Triple-A Durham, where he was Custom Jets Jersey 6-1 with a 3.07 ERA and leading the International League with 84 strikeouts. He received an ample amount of advice ahead of time to stay who he was on the mound, and he managed to pull it off.

“I think it was just take a deep breath, realize it’s still baseball, just do what I can do to throw strikes,” Faria said. “…Let them do with it what they’re going to do. … When it comes down to it, it’s the same game. You have to execute. You have to
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And the now 1-0 Faria indeed found success Wednesday night.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays entered Wednesday’s game against the White Sox on a four-game skid, with their pitchers showing signs of fatigue on the heels of a long road trip. But Tampa Bay got just the jolt it needed from a Triple-A callup.

Right-hander Jacob Faria dazzled in his Major League debut, pitching 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball in the Rays’ 3-1 win over Chicago in St. Petersburg Wednesday.

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“We needed a win,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Generally you don’t ask for a guy to come up and make his debut to provide that, but it worked out. He was outstanding for us.”

The White Sox dropped their sixth of seven games, mustering just three hits off the Rays rookie and four total.

“You look at that ballgame, it wasn’t an ugly ballgame. We just weren’t able to score enough runs to stay ahead,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.

The Tampa Bay offense came through for Faria in the third inning, pushing a trio of runs across against White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey. Tim Beckham lined an RBI single to right field, where Avisail Garcia mishandled the ball. Garcia’s error gave Logan Morrison time to score from second and put the Rays on top 2-1.

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One pitch later, third baseman Todd Frazier’s throw home on Daniel Robertson’s grounder wasn’t quick enough to nab Colby Rasmus. The Rays’ left fielder elusively adjusted his feet-first slide away from Kevan Smith’s tag.

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Chicago’s first batter came around to score against Faria on Jose Abreu’s RBI single, but the rookie settled in and held the White Custom Jets Jersey Sox off the board the rest of the way.

Faria’s emotional adjustment after allowing a pair of hits within the first three batters impressed Cash the most.

“You could tell he was amped, and probably throwing some balls up in the zone,” Cash said. “His energy, anxiety, whatever you want to call it, was not helping. But he was able to correct a lot of those issues Custom Saints Jersey really quickly for a young Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey pitcher in that type of
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Bash it like Beckham: Beckham stepped up in the bottom of the third with the bases loaded. With the Rays down 1-0, the shortstop lined an opposite-field single to drive in Evan Longoria. Morrison followed Longoria home when the ball squirted behind Leury Garcia after bouncing off his glove, giving Tampa Bay a lead it would not relinquish.

White Sox start strong: The first White Sox batter came around to score for the second night in a row, when Abreu grounded an 0-2 pitch through the right side to bring home Garcia. Catcher Derek Norris aimed his Custom Chargers Jersey glove inside but Faria’s offering leaked out over toward the far side of the plate.

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Faria is the third pitcher in Rays franchise history making his Major League debut to go six or more innings while allowing a run or fewer. He follows Wade Davis in 2009 and Jeff Niemann in 2008.

WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: Chicago will wrap up its three-game set at the Trop by sending veteran lefty Derek Holland to the mound for the 6:10 p.m. CT start. Holland is coming off his worst start of the season after allowing eight earned runs on eight hits — including three home runs — against Detroit .

Rays: Tampa Bay righty Jake Odorizzi toes the rubber with an extra day of rest before the 7:10 ET game. Odorizzi made six starts in a busy month of May, but
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ST. PETERSBURG — Colby Rasmus’ solo home run in the eighth inning provided Alex Colome with a little wiggle room as the closer held on for Tampa Bay’s 7-5 series-clinching win over Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey Chicago at Tropicana Field on Thursday.

Colome struck out two in the ninth to collect his 17th save of the year, and fourth
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“The guy’s amazing and he Custom Saints Jersey shouldn’t be flying under anybody’s radar for the performances that he’s put in over the last year and  New Men’s Nike Customized San Diego Chargers Elite Alternate Powder Blue Football Jersey half now,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Derek Norris capitalized on a pair of Derek Holland offspeed pitches left over the middle of the plate, sending both into the left-field bleachers. It was the first multi-homer game from a Rays catcher since Curt Casali achieved the feat on consecutive days in 2015.

Peter Bourjos turned on an 0-2 pitch following Norris’ second round-tripper and barreled a ball 435 feet onto the tarp in left field. Activated from an elbow injury earlier Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey in the day, Bourjos Custom Jets Jersey scored multiple runs for the first time this season.

“If you make a mistake, these guys are going to capitalize on it,” Holland said. “Obviously, these are big league hitters. Hats off to those guys hitting home runs.”

The damage done by Norris and Bourjos from the bottom two spots of the order came on a night in which the Rays’ first-through-fourth hitters batted a collective New Men’s Nike Customized San Diego Chargers Elite Alternate Powder Blue Football Jersey 2-for-14.

Down 6-0 in the sixth, the White Sox rallied as Avisail Garcia’s first-pitch cut turned into a three-run homer. Todd Frazier went deep in the eighth, a two-run round-tripper that brought Chicago to within one run, but Rasmus took the wind from the White Sox sails in the bottom of the same frame with his home run.

With 12 hits in the game, the White Sox equaled their combined total from the first two games of the series.

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi bounced back from a short outing in Seattle, lasting 6 2/3 innings against the White Sox, striking out eight and allowing three earned runs on eight hits. He picked up his fourth win in the process.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Glove save by Robertson: In the eighth inning, the Rays pulled the infield in, in an effort to keep the tying run at third base. Yolmer Sanchez laced a sharp grounder with visions of evening the score, but slick glove work by second baseman Daniel Robertson kept the ball in the infield and the runner at third. Colome entered the game and left the runner stranded before Rasmus added to the Rays’ lead with a solo shot in the bottom half of the inning.

Garcia’s shot cuts the lead in half: Garcia got the White Sox back within striking distance by barrelling a ball 446 feet, his third-longest of 10 homers this season, according to Statcast™. The ball left the bat at 105.6 mph and cut the score to 6-3.

Rays’ Kiermaier exits game with hip injury

QUOTABLE
“The fact of the matter is, no matter what the starting pitchers are doing, we still keep grinding and trying to make it a game. We keep grinding, keep going and I think whatever the opposition does we have to counter it. It’s hard to do that in the big leagues every single day.”
— White Sox manager Rick Renteria on fighting back

WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: Chicago will conclude its three-city, nine-game road trip when it travels to Cleveland for a three-game set starting Friday at 6:10 p.m. CT. The White Sox will send Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.83 ERA) to the hill to start the series. The veteran righty is 4-1 with a 4.12 ERA in seven career starts against the Tribe.

Rays: The Rays begin a four-game series at home with Oakland on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Alex Cobb (4-5, 4.52) takes the mound looking to rectify his last start against Seattle, in which he gave up a career-high nine runs.

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Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg.

J. Scott Butherus is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Petersburg who covered the White Sox on Thursday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays’ Peter Bourjos Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey returns from DL

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays activated outfielder Peter Bourjos from the disabled list prior to Thursday’s series finale against the White Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey Sox. He appeared in the line Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey up, batting ninth and playing left field.

In a corresponding move, Custom Chargers Jersey the team sent pitcher Jacob Faria back to Triple-A Durham a night after winning his Major League debut.
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Bourjos went on the DL on May 29 with a right elbow injury described by the team as tennis elbow. He played in three rehab games with Class A Advanced
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“He hit a home run the other night [and] had a day off yesterday,” manager Kevin Cash said. “We’re excited to have him back against Custom Jets Jersey a lefty in [Derek] Holland tonight.”

Faria pitched 6 1/3 innings, and allowed one run while striking out five to get the win Wednesday.

Worth noting
• Brad Miller had an MRI Thursday after going on the DL a day earlier. Cash said most of the MRI came back negative, but “they saw a little strain in the hip area
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• Matt Duffy’s slow progress toward a return from heel surgery is a point of concern for the team. “His only setback was when he fouled the ball off his toe,” Cash said. “He’s just not feeling right for whatever reason, I don’t think anybody can Customized New York Jets Jersey pinpoint it.”

Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.