- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tampa Bay leadoff hitter Brandon Guyer knew the Rays had a good chance of getting the call against him overturned in the third inning at Texas.

They did, but Guyer was on the wrong side of another overturned call. The Rays then had another safe call that became an out after replay review in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Friday night that ended Tampa Bay’s four-game winning streak.

“On the first one, (Evan Longoria) got a double and I scored two batters later, so it definitely helps,” Guyer said. “In the other, where I was called out, if I am safe, I’m in scoring position with one out. It can change the game.”

Longoria’s two-run double in the third put the Rays up 3-2.

One of the runners to score was Guyer, who initially was called out on what appeared to be a double play. A 1-minute, 22-second review determined first baseman Mitch Moreland’s foot had just slipped off the base.

“I could see that his foot was off the bag a little, so I figured if we did challenge it, we’d probably win,” Guyer said.

Two innings later, Guyer was initially called safe trying to stretch a hit to right field into a double. After a review, he was accurately called out.

“I just was kind of out of control and did a weird slide,” he said.

In the bottom of the fifth, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier went back as far he could, leaped up and reached above the 8-foot wall to rob Prince Fielder of a home run to protect the Rays’ 3-2 lead.

But Texas tied the game at 3 on Delino DeShields’ first career homer in the seventh. The Rangers went ahead on a sac fly in the eighth by Josh Hamilton, who earlier had a 437-foot blast to right-center.

“It’s been a while since I hit one like that. That felt good,” said Hamilton, who started the day getting an MRI on the sore left knee that forced him to miss the previous two games.

The exam revealed no structural damage.

The final replay review in the seventh resulted in a 3-5 double play. Moreland fielded a hard chopper, stepped on first and threw across to Adrian Beltre. Curt Casali was tagged on the shoulder sliding into third.

When Casali overslid the base and reached back, Beltre tagged him again, only to have the ball pop out of his glove. Crew chief Mark Carlson initially called an out before signaling safe. That was overturned on replay.

“I think they got it right. Beltre initially got the tag on Casali and he was out.” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

It was the 13th time since MLB started replay last season that there have been three overturned calls in the same game. There have never been four.

Sam Dyson (1-1) worked two scoreless innings in relief of starter Martin Perez. Shawn Tolleson worked the ninth for his 22nd save in 23 chances - all since May 20.

NO HAPPY HOMECOMING

Tampa Bay rookie starter Nathan Karns, who went to high school on a few miles from the Rangers’ ballpark, allowed two runs and two hits in 4 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. But he walked five in his 81 pitches.

“I got off to a rough start … I just battled out there,” said Karns, who loaded the bases without an out in the first by hitting DeShields before walking the next two batters. “I’m very confident in myself and disappointed I couldn’t go deeper in the game.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays: LHP Drew Smyly is scheduled Sunday to make his first start since May 5 because of a torn left labrum. He threw a bullpen Friday with no problems. … LF Desmond Jennings was back in the lineup after being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. He missed 96 games because of left knee bursitis.

Rangers: RHP Nick Tepesch is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday to relieve Thoracic Outlet Symdrome. …

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Chris Archer (10-8, 2.62 ERA) had a career-high 12 strikeouts in his only previous start at Texas, and he struck out six consecutive batters last August.

Rangers: Colby Lewis (12-5, 4.61) is coming off his eighth career complete game, the third one he has lost.

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