Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Dickerson, Cobb power Rays to 7-4 win over Indians

Dickerson, Cobb power Rays to 7-4 win over Indians

Encarnacion went 0-for-5 Monday and is now hitting.198 with five home runs and 12 RBIs.

Tomlin (2-5, 6.86) went from good to bad in an instant. The team had five home runs in the win.

Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer - his third homer in two days - and Alex Cobb controlled Cleveland over seven inning as Tampa Bay busted out the bats in a 7-4 win over the Indians on Wednesday to complete the Rays' most successful trip since last May.

The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians meet up tonight as they'll kick off a three game set. There were signs that something was off with him as his fastball velocity was down. "Then he took a called third strike that was off the plate".

The third-inning whiff was on a 91.7 miles per hour four-seam fastball.

Freeman matched Washington's Ryan Zimmerman and Milwaukee's Eric Thames atop the NL home run leaderboard with a three-run shot off Leonel Campos. "He knows what's going on and what he's supposed to do and all that". He's OK and he's going to be OK.

The Indians, who have lost six of their last 11, finished this homestand at 2-4. Tomlin retired two in a row, but gave up hits to the next two hitters, including Morrison's home run, and was removed from the game. He has now allowed homers in 12 of his last 13 starts dating back to August 30, 2016 at Boston.

Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2) allowed five runs in five innings. Wednesday there was no splitting hairs about Tomlin's performance.

"We're coming out of here on a huge high", said Cobb, who threw 115 pitches - his most since Tommy John surgery in 2014 - on an unseasonably warm day.

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The Rays sent a franchise record by hitting 10 home runs in the three-game series, including eight in the last two games, both wins.

"When the mistakes started happening or they strung together one or two hits that kind of fell in, they were like a shark smelling blood", Tomlin said. "I don't know that just by showing up and saying, 'Well, it's a new day.' That's a good way to start, but we need to do some things better". The Rays were third and ninth in strikeouts in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Then a double by Steven Souza Jr. and a single by Tim Beckham plated another.

Brian Goodwin had an RBI double for the Nationals. Closer Alex Colome worked the ninth, allowing a one-out homer to rookie Bradley Zimmer before Kevin Kiermaier made a leaping catch at the wall for the final out.

Brantley cut Tampa's lead to 6-3 with a double in the fifth.

Jose Altuve hit his first two triples of the year, doubled twice and had an RBI. Cobb ended the inning by striking out Santana and Encarnacion.

Kershaw (7-2) struck out five in seven shutout innings and retired the first 10 batters he faced before Justin Ruggiano's fourth-inning single.

Carrasco struggled for the first time this season, allowing runs in each of the first four innings. In his past four starts, he is 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA while holding opposing teams to a.154 batting average. They open a three-game series Friday night at Minute Maid Park with Trevor Bauer (3-4, 6.92) facing Charlie Morton at 8:10 p.m. SportsTime Ohio and WMMS/FM 100.7 will carry the game.

Starting pitching was expected to be a strength for the Indians this year. The Indians took two out of three from the Astros in April. They'll face Mike Fiers and Joe Musgrove.

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