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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Drew Smyly was well on the way to his first win since joining the Tampa Bay Rays in the trade that cost them David Price. Nike Roshe Clearance. The left-hander wanted to get it without allowing any runs, and he did thanks to a little help. Smyly allowed three hits and struck out the final batter he faced in his only shaky inning, Matt Joyce had a two-run single and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 7-0 on Monday night. Smyly struck out nine in a career-high 7 2-3 innings to beat the Rangers for the second time this season. The left-hander hasnt allowed Texas an earned run in three appearances, including a start and a relief outing when he was still with Detroit. Smyly (7-10), who lost at Oakland five days after the Price deal at the non-waiver trading deadline July 31, got Shin-Soo Choo swinging for the second out with runners at second and third in the eighth. "He was so good," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He was in command of everything. He was still throwing 92 when he punched out Choo at the end." Reliever Joel Peralta preserved the shutout by getting Jim Adduci on a bases-loaded grounder. Before Adrian Beltres line-drive single to left centre in the seventh inning, the only hit for the Rangers was a bunt by Daniel Robertson in the third. Rougned Odor had a bloop double off Smyly in the eighth. "It was the longest game of my career, so it might have been my best," Smyly said. "Some days youre really feeling it." Colby Lewis (8-9) couldnt build on the momentum of his second career shutout, giving up five runs in five innings. Just two of the runs were earned because Tampa Bays three-run second inning was sparked by the Texas right-handers throwing error trying to get Cole Figueroa at third on a sacrifice bunt attempt by Curt Casali. Lewis also had four walks and hit a batter. "Beat myself, thats all there is to it," Lewis said. "That can be your guys quote. I really dont have much more than that." Lewis had a chance to escape the second with a 1-0 deficit before Joyces two-out, bases-loaded hit for a 3-0 lead. The sharp single to right field came after Joyce ripped a line drive that was just foul and struck a security guard in the face. The man was bleeding as he was led off the field. "Colby threw some tough pitches," said Joyce, who walked twice and was hit by a pitch. "I fought off a tough one. Then I finally got one I could handle." SHARING THE WEALTH Figueroa, Desmond Jennings, Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria each had a run-scoring hit for Tampa Bay. Figueroa also had a double and scored twice. Zobrist was the other Tampa player with two hits and has reached base 16 times in 25 plate appearances over five games. TIMES HAVE CHANGED Tampa Bay played its first game at the Rangers since beating them 5-2 in a playoff for the second wild-card spot last season. That was after Texas beat the Rays in AL Division Series in 2010 and 2011 on the way to the first two World Series appearances for the franchise. Now the Rays are on the fringe of the wild-card race and the Rangers are 26 games under .500. TRAINERS ROOM Rays: RF Kevin Kiermaier left the game in the seventh inning with tightness in his lower back. The move was precautionary. Wil Myers, on the disabled list since June 1 because of a fractured right wrist, played right field Monday night on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham. Rangers: RF Alex Rios was out after aggravating his sprained right ankle with a slide into home Sunday against Houston. The MRI revealed no significant damage and he could return Tuesday night. Rios originally injured the ankle July 19 at Toronto. ON DECK Rays RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 2.61) makes his fourth start since returning from right elbow surgery. Tampas oldest starting pitcher at 27 years, 126 days, Hellickson is 0-3 with a 5.03 ERA against the Rangers. Texas RHP Nick Tepesch (4-7, 4.46) faces the Rays for the first time since beating them in his major league debut last season. Nike Roshe China Wholesale. -- Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call and claimed he didnt realize he had broken the rules. Cheap Nike Roshe Shoes. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season.HOUSTON -- A big night by Franklin Gutierrez had Seattle manager Eric Wedge wondering what might have been. "Its hard not to imagine how much better wed be as a ballclub if we had him all year or for the last three years for that matter," Wedge said. Gutierrez hit a two-run homer after Nick Franklin gave Seattle an early lead with a solo shot and the Mariners held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide. Gutierrez had three of Seattles six hits in his third game back from the disabled list. He has played just 20 games this season because of hamstring issues, and missed more than 50 games in each of the previous two seasons with a variety of injuries. "Im just happy to be here," he said. "I just came to try to help my team. Ive been missing a lot of games due to injuries. It feels good to come back, see the ball better, swing and help my team today." Franklin put the Mariners on top with his one-out homer off Jordan Lyles (6-7) in the first inning. Raul Ibanez reached on a leadoff single in the fourth and Gutierrez connected with one out, hitting a drive to left to push Seattles lead to 3-0. He has seven homers in just 73 at-bats this season. "Ive been working on my strength to use a little bit more of my legs," he said. "When you use your legs you can hit the ball better and with power. So as soon as you put a good swing on the ball anything can happen." It was Seattles first win since Wedge returned to the team on Friday after missing about a month following a mild stroke. "Its been about a month and a half," Wedge said of being part of a win. "I (said) when I was walking on the field that its been about a month and a half since I shook hands on the field for multiple reasons. It felt good to get out there and shake hands." Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez (5-1) tied a season high with seven strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings. He allowed two runs and five hits. Yoervis Medina struck out three in 1 1-3 perfect innings before Danny Farquhar threw a scoreless ninth for his 10th save. Jason Castro had an RBI double in the fourth and Brett Wallace homered in the fifth, but that was it for Houston, which has dropped three in a row. Lyles allowed four hits and three runs in six innings. Cheap Nike Roshe Online. Ramirez sailed through the first three innings, including striking out the side in the third. L.J. Hoes got Houstons first hit with a single to start the fourth before Castros one-out double sent him home. Wallace opened Houstons fifth with a drive to right-centre that cut Seattles lead to 3-2. Ramirez shaken up a bit with two outs in that inning when he took a comebacker to his foot on a single by Robbie Grossman. He was checked out by trainers and threw a few warmup pitches before retiring Hoes to end the inning. Jose Altuve doubled with no outs in the sixth inning and Ramirez left after he issued a walk to Chris Carter. Charlie Furbush then retired Wallace to end the inning. "We had a few opportunities to get some runs there," Wallace said. "In those situations, you have to do everything you can to try to get the guys in. They made some good pitches when they had to. A couple opportunities that we left out there and those are the ones that you cant give away." Lyles retired eight of the last nine batters he faced after the homer by Gutierrez, with the only baserunner coming when Justin Smoak reached on an error by right fielder Hoes with two outs in the sixth. Medina threw a perfect eighth inning, including striking out the last two batters. He ended the inning when he caught Castro looking with an 85 mph curveball. Castro threw his bat in disgust after the call. Lyles last started on Friday, but got the last out of Houstons win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday for his first career save. Kevin Chapman followed Lyles with 2 1-3 scoreless innings. He hasnt allowed an earned run in his first 12 major league appearances, which ties a franchise record. Grossman robbed Dustin Ackley of a hit with a nifty leaping catch to end the fourth inning. The left fielder was running and jumped high in the air to snag the hard-hit fly ball. NOTES: The series continues Friday when Seattles top prospect, Taijuan Walker, makes his major league debut against Brad Peacock. The 21-year-old Walker went 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last two starts in Triple-A. ... Houston manager Bo Porter said catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi, both on the seven-day concussion list, are making progress. ' ' '
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