Blake Snell tosses 6 strong innings as Tampa Bay Rays top Colorado Rockies 10-1

Rays 10, Rockies 1
Posted at 2:14 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 02:14:04-04

Blake Snell held Colorado to one hit over six strong innings, Evan Longoria homered and drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Rockies 10-1 on Tuesday night to end an 11-game road losing streak.

Snell (2-4) struck out nine and Matt Andriese pitched the final three innings for his first save. Steve Pearce also homered in his return from the disabled list for the Rays, who ended the third longest road losing streak in club history.

Tampa Bay had dropped 25 of 29 games since June 15 to fall to 23 games under .500.

Heavy rain and lightning delayed the start of the game by 2 hours, 1 minute. The late start didn't bother the Rays, who ended the longest road losing streak in the majors this season. Their last road win was June 8 at Arizona.

They broke out against Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (8-6). Longoria's RBI single in the first got Tampa Bay on the board, and after consecutive doubles in the third, he launched a mammoth home run onto the concourse in left field.

The homer, his 22nd, went an estimated 462 feet and gave the Rays a 5-0 lead. They tacked on another run on Kevin Kiermaier's RBI double later in the third.

Pearce's two-run homer capped a three-run ninth off reliever Gonzalez Germen.

Snell didn't allow a run for the first time in his seven starts. The only hit he allowed was a leadoff single by Charlie Blackmon in the fourth, and he stranded him at third by fanning Nolan Arenado and getting Ryan Raburn to fly out.

Only four Rockies hitters reached base against Snell. Trevor Story spoiled the bid for a shutout with his 23rd homer in the ninth.


Rays: Pearce (strained right hamstring) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and OF Nick Franklin was optioned to Triple-A Durham. ... RHP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will make another rehab appearance Thursday.

Rockies: LHP Chris Rusin (left shoulder strain) allowed one run on four hits in four innings in his second rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque.


Chatwood has been masterful on the road but has struggled at home this season. The righty is 3-6 with a 6.14 ERA at Coors Field after allowing seven runs in four-plus innings Tuesday night. Conversely, he is 5-0 with a 1.30 ERA on the road.


Tampa Bay righty Chris Archer(4-13) has lost his last six decisions and is one shy of matching his career-high losing streak. Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (6-6) is 4-2 with a 2.68 in six starts since returning to the rotation on June 14.