Hernandez Dominates, Lifts Rays Over D’backs 5-2

DICK SCANLON, Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Hernandez came within one out of a complete-game shutout, and Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs each as the Tampa Bay Rays opened a five-game homestand with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

The Rays won for the 21st time in 25 games this month and maintained their half-game lead over Boston in the AL East.

Hernandez (6-11) opened the game by hitting Gerardo Parra with a pitch and giving up a single to Aaron Hill. He then retired 22 of the next 25 batters before Parra singled leading off the ninth. Eric Chavez ended Hernandez’s shutout bid with a two-out home run.

Ian Kennedy (3-8) gave up six hits and three runs while striking out seven in five innings for Arizona.

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