Phillies beat Rays behind Arrieta for fifth straight

Philadelphia Phillies starter Jake Arrieta flips the ball to first baseman Carlos Santana after fielding a ground ball to the mound hit by Tampa Bay R

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Mallex Smith robs Philadelphia Phillies' J.P. Crawford of a base hit during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday,

Philadelphia Phillies greet starting pitcher Jake Arrieta at the dugout as he leaves the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh i

Tampa Bay Rays' Johnny Field, making his major league debut, jogs toward first base after walking against Philadelphia Phillies starter Jake Arrieta d

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. C Crawford, right, eyes Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier who steps on second base with a double off Phillies start

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Arrieta won his first game for the Philadelphia Phillies and rookies J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery drove in two runs each Saturday night in a 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

It was the fifth straight win for the Phillies.

Arrieta (1-0) gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings after being spotted a 6-0 lead in the second. The 32-year-old right-hander, who signed a three-year, $75 million contract on March 12 after winning 68 games and a Cy Young Award in five seasons with the Chicago Cubs, gave up seven hits and two walks in his second start for Philadelphia.

Crawford hit a double and his second home run off Rays starter Chris Archer. Kingery, who had scored the winning run Friday night after a ninth-inning double, hit two more doubles Saturday.

Doubles by Nick Williams, Kingery and Crawford were among six Phillies hits in a six-run second inning off Archer.

Odubel Herrera had three of the Phillies' 13 hits.

Archer (1-1) gave up seven runs on eight hits in four innings in the first start of his career against Philadelphia.

C.J. Cron drove in two runs for the Rays and Kevin Kiermaier scored twice in his first multi-hit game of the season.

Rays outfielder Johnny Field went 0 for 3 with a walk in his major league debut.


Phillies: RHP Tommy Hunter (strained right hamstring) said he felt good after pitching in an extended-spring game in Clearwater. Manager Gabe Kapler said the Phillies might want one more rehab outing before bringing Hunter off the disabled list. . . . C Andrew Knapp (stomach virus) will be ready to play Sunday.

Rays: OF Denard Span felt "a little achy," according to manager Kevin Cash and was out of the lineup.


RHP Ben Lively will pitch Sunday's series finale for the Phillies. The Rays planned to announce their starter after the game.