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CLEVELAND, OH -- Austin Meadows led off the game with a homer to center field, and finished the game 4 for 4 with three RBI's, leading the red-hot Rays to a 6-3 win on Sunday afternoon. Tampa Bay moves to a season-high 12 games over .500 after taking three out of four from the Indians this weekend.
Tampa Bay has been led by the best starting staff in the MLB and they showed their greatness in this series. The Rays staff allowed 10 runs on 22 hits against the indians this weekend. Jordan Beeks, who took over for the Rays initial starter Ryne Stanek, completely shut down the tribe lineup. Beeks gave up just two hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings.
Trevor Bauer's woes continued this afternoon, allowing four runs in six total innings. The tribe righty has not recorded a win since April 30. The Indians offense made some noise in the ninth inning, driving in two runs but falling short. Tribe youngster Oscar Mercado recorded his first career home run as he planted the ball into left center field.
The Cleveland Indians will begin a 7-game road trip, starting off with a matchup against the Boston Red Sox on Memorial Day. Jefry Rodriguez will be matched up versus the 2016 A.L. Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. First pitch is set for 4:05 at the legendary Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.