- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - All Adam Rosales had to do was watch four pitches miss their mark.

Tampa Bay’s Cesar Ramos walked Rosales with two outs in the 14th inning to force in the winning run and the Texas Rangers beat the Rays 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Ramos (2-5), the Rays’ seventh pitcher, walked Rosales on four pitches, allowing pinch-running pitcher Nick Martinez to score.

“That’s just unacceptable on my part,” Ramos said.

Texas’ sixth pitcher, Scott Baker (1-3) earned the victory with two scoreless innings. The Rangers had lost all 20 games in which he appeared before Tuesday.

“Baker got the job done, and now he’s got a win,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

Geovany Soto reached on third baseman Evan Longoria’s error with one out in the 14th. Martinez entered and advanced on singles by Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo.

“I just kind of went off Elvis’ (Andrus) at-bat,” Rosales said. “He really didn’t give Elvis too many good pitches to hit, so I figured ‘You’ve got to be really patient with this guy.’”

Rays manager Joe Maddon said, “Just throw a strike there. Give us a chance.”

In contrast, Texas’ pitchers allowed no walks.

Rangers starter Nick Tepesch allowed no hits until Sean Rodriguez singled to lead off the fifth inning.

Texas tied the score 2-all in the seventh against reliever Joel Peralta. Odor’s sacrifice fly and a double by Choo drove in the runs.

Rays right fielder Kevin Kiermaier then threw out Choo trying to score on Andrus’ single.

Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce tripled and scored for the Rays’ two runs in the sixth.

Tampa Bay’s Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings, allowing six hits. He preserved the Rays’ 2-0 lead in the sixth after Texas put runners on second and third with one out.

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