Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton (59) forces out Detroit Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks (12) at home plate during the seventh inning at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Detroit Tigers 3-1. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jeremy Hellickson earned his fifth June win and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 Sunday in a game that included an early warning by the umpires.
Hellickson (7-3) allowed one run over six-plus innings. He tied the team record for victories in one month held by Matt Moore, David Price and Scott Kazmir.
Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 17th save.
Miguel Cabrera hit his 25th homer this season for the Tigers.
Both benches were warned by plate umpire Vic Carapazza after Detroit's Rick Porcello (4-6) hit Ben Zobrist with a pitch in the first. Both dugouts stayed calm and nothing further developed.
A day earlier, Cabrera yelled at the Tampa Bay dugout after he struck out in the 10th inning. Rodney had thrown a high-and-tight fastball before fanning the Tigers star.