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MIAMI (AP) — José Siri homered, doubled and drove in two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Tuesday night after All-Star pitcher Shane McClanahan was called off due to a ‘a wound.

The Rays, who lead the AL wildcard race, replaced McClanahan just before his scheduled departure with a left shoulder impact. The AL Cy Young Award nominee left-hander is 11-5 with a 2.20 ERA. He started the American League All-Star Game last month at Dodger Stadium.

“Coming into the game, something was wrong,” McClanahan said. “I just couldn’t pull myself away. Impossible to put your finger on it. »

McClanahan will undergo further testing, but is optimistic he won’t be out for long.

“I didn’t want to risk jeopardizing the big picture for one or two starts,” McClanahan said. “We’re actually quite optimistic about it. Don’t think it’s anything major.

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Acquired from Houston in a trade on August 1, Siri also scored a single, scored three runs and made a bounding catch against the center field wall to deny Jon Berti an extra hit in the sixth inning.

“It was an awesome day,” Siri said. “Thank goodness we made good contact and played good defense as well.”

Randy Arozarena had three hits, including his 18th homer, and Yandy Díaz doubled twice for the Rays, who won 13 of 17 games.

Tampa Bay is 18-2 against Miami since July 22, 2018.

Shawn Armstrong replaced McClanahan and pitched three scoreless three-hit innings. JT Chargois (2-0) pitched the fourth, and five relievers called in the unscheduled game from the bullpen.

“It’s just another thing about this team,” Armstrong said. “We stepped up as a whole, like a bullpen today. We got the W and that’s what matters.

Plate umpire Jim Reynolds left after being hit near his chin by a foul ball from the bat of Miami’s Miguel Rojas in the eighth. Although alert, Reynolds collapsed to the ground and was immediately treated by athletic trainers. He will be evaluated under Major League Baseball concussion protocols.

The rest of the match was played with three referees. Second base umpire Shane Livensparger replaced Reynolds behind the plate.

Back-to-back RBI doubles from Siri and Díaz against Marlins starter Jesús Luzardo in the third put the Rays ahead 2-0.

Tampa Bay extended their lead with a three-run fifth. Manuel Margot hit an RBI groundout. Arozarena reached and advanced two bases on Luzardo’s throwing error that tagged Díaz. Arozarena then ran home to the Harold Ramirez single.

Siri hit his fifth homer off reliever Cole Sulser topping the seventh.

“We have a lot of confidence in our bullpen whether the score opens or not,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “But our offense did some pretty special things. It was good to see him continue, especially after a day off.

The Marlins cut the deficit on Jerar Encarnación’s two-run brace in the seventh before Arozarena’s solo homer in the ninth.

“It’s a little bit different,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of Tampa Bay’s late change in starters. “We prepared for one, then your guys prepare. They threw a lot of lefties at us all day anyway, but that’s definitely a first for me.

Luzardo (3-6) was lifted after six innings. The southpaw allowed five runs – three earned – and six hits. He walked two and took out four.

Siri admitted to thinking about her first career cycle before embarking on the eighth. He was also on deck in the ninth before Taylor Walls struck to end the inning.

“I could say no, but why would I lie? Siri said. “It happened to me twice, it took three times. There’s nothing you can do.

The Rays recalled RHP Ryan Yarbrough from Triple-A Durham. This is Yarbrough’s fourth spell with the club this season. Yarbrough was selected for Durham after allowing five runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings at Boston on Friday.

Rays: RHP Ryan Thompson (inflamed right triceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27. … INF Brandon Lowe (right elbow inflammation) missed his third straight game.

Marlins: RHP Anthony Bender (strained right elbow) had surgery in Los Angeles. … Braxton Garrett (right oblique strain) threw on flat ground Monday and Tuesday and has a bullpen session scheduled for later this week.

Rays RHP Drew Rasmussen (9-4, 2.77 ERA) starts the two-game series finale on Wednesday. Miami had not announced a starter.

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