Milwaukee Brewers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

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Home Runs: MIL - Mark Reynolds (18)

James Lomey drove in two runs which was enough for the Rays to edge the Brewers.

1:00 | July 28, 2014 | Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

Game Information
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Attendance: 12,660

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jake Odorizzi helped the Tampa Bay Rays get a bounceback win.

Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and the Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night.

Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft.

The Rays had won nine in a row before a 3-2 loss Sunday to Boston. The winning streak was the second longest in team history.

"Our guys have a good vibe right now," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.

Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Loney drove in two with a two-out, bases-loaded single off Kyle Lohse (11-5), who gave up two runs and four hits over six innings.

"The right guy up at the right time," Odorizzi said.

Mark Reynolds put the Brewers ahead 1-0 with his 18th homer of the season in the third.

After Brad Boxberger struck out the side in the eighth, Jake McGee got the final three outs for his 12th save in 13 chances.

Lohse benefited from a key defensive play in the fifth when Reynolds, the first baseman, ran down Logan Forsythe's bloop hit that went into foul territory. Reynolds threw the ball to shortstop Jean Segura, who then made a relay throw to get Forsythe at third.

Lohse was coming off a pair of victories in which he had allowed two runs in 13 2/3 innings. The right-hander dropped to 5-4 in 12 games against the Rays.

"It was frustrating," Lohse said of the sixth inning that included two walks. "I thought I made some good pitches. It was a tough one. Leave it at that."

Tampa Bay right fielder Kevin Kiermaier made nice catches on balls by Khris Davis and Reynolds during the fifth. Ben Zobrist went 1 for 3 with a sixth-inning walk and has reached base in 11 of his last 16 plate appearances.

"The ball K.D. hit, the ball Reynolds hit, at our ballpark and a lot of other ballparks, those are home runs," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

This is just the third series between the teams and the first at Tampa Bay since June 2005. The Rays have won five of seven against the Brewers.

"It was an outstanding night made even better because we did win the game," Maddon said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Second baseman Scooter Gennett was back in the starting lineup for the first time since hurting his right quadriceps last Tuesday. He struck out in all three at-bats.

Rays: Catcher Ryan Hanigan, out with a strained left oblique, could return this weekend.

ON DECK

Brewers: Right-hander Matt Garza (7-7), the 2008 ALCS MVP with the Rays, will start Tuesday night's game. "He's not afraid, man," Maddon said.

Rays: Right-hander Alex Cobb (6-6) will oppose Garza.

SHARP-DRESSED MEN

The theme for the Rays' road trip to Oakland next week is formal wear. The clubhouse equipment room was used Monday as a tuxedo fitting room.

HIGH-FLYING PITCH

Figure skater Felicia Zhang threw the ceremonial first pitch after being lifted into the air by her skating partner Nathan Bartholomay.

FINAL WORD

Roenicke and Maddon were coaches together with the Angels. "Joe is out there, but he's got great common sense and you don't usually see that in a guy that's out there." Roenicke said "When he explains something to you, it makes total sense."

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Pitcher Matchup
Kyle Lohse
Innings Pitched:6 (Loss)
H 4, R 2, 3.07 ERA
Jake Odorizzi
(Win) Innings Pitched:7
H 3, R 1, 3.8 ERA

 
Jake McGee
(Save) Innings Pitched: 1
H 0, R 0, 1.5 ERA

Tampa Bay batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Desmond Jennings CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243
Ben Zobrist 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .269
Sean Rodriguez 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Matt Joyce LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 .279
Evan Longoria 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .256
James Loney 1B 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 .283
Logan Forsythe 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .243
Yunel Escobar SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .256
Jose Molina C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192
Kevin Kiermaier RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .311

Milwaukee batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Carlos Gomez CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300
Jonathan Lucroy C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .307
Ryan Braun RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .271
Rickie Weeks 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259
Khris Davis LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Scooter Gennett 2B 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .301
Mark Reynolds 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .210
Jean Segura SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .235

Tampa Bay pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Jake Odorizzi 7 3 1 1 0 5 91-65 3.80
Brad Boxberger 1 0 0 0 0 3 15-10 2.11
Jake McGee 1 0 0 0 0 2 11-7 1.50

Milwaukee pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Kyle Lohse 6 4 2 2 3 6 97-62 3.07
Zach Duke 1 0 0 0 1 1 21-11 1.05
Jeremy Jeffress 1 2 0 0 0 0 12-8 0.00