Jose De Leon: Jose De Leon gets win in shaky relief outing

Olive Rios
May 30, 2017

They weren't all that impressive, though, as he allowed four hits, including a Shin-Soo Choo homer, and three walks.

Tim Beckham hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh when the Rays scored five runs in a span of three pitches for a 10-8 win at Texas that took almost four hours Monday, a night after needing 15 innings and almost 6 1/2 hours to win in Minnesota. They led 4-1 in the second after Gallo pulled a pitch 430 feet down the right-field line.

Adrian Beltre was finally in the lineup for the Texas Rangers on Monday night, making the debut in his 20th major league season and resuming his pursuit of 3,000 hits. His single in the first was his 2,943rd career hit, tying him with Frank Robinson for 34th all-time.

Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the 15th inning, Steven Souza Jr. drove in the tying run with a single with two outs in the ninth, and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday in a game that took nearly 6 ½ hours. The teams split the first two games, then on Sunday the Rays won 8-6 in a 15-inning marathon battle.

Evan Longoria, who had RBI grounders in the first and third innings, tied the game at 5 with a two-run homer to center off Texas starter Martin Perez in the fifth inning. "You saw it immediately just with all of our guys inside the dugout and on the field". Gallo was batting seventh against the Rays and playing first base for Mike Napoli, who had some tightness in his back. Tampa Bay is also 4-0 in Ramirez's last four starts, and 9-4 in Ramirez's last 13 road starts.

Having pitched 2.3 innings of scoreless ball for Puerto Rico in the WBC with five strikeouts and a walk, De Leon would return to spring training where he struggled in his two appearances, (0-1, 17.18) covering 3.2 innings.

Rangers: RHP Nick Martinez is 1-3 in five May starts, but the Rangers have scored only four runs total in his three losses.

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