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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The AL West-leading Texas Rangers stumbled again on the road against Tampa Bay.Logan Forsythe homered after missing four games due to back spasms, and the Rays took two of three from the Rangers with an 8-4 victory on Sunday.Forsythe hit an opposite-field, three-run shot off Martin Perez (8-9) during a five-run fourth that made it 6-2. He has six homers in his last 10 games.Its a challenge to recover from a five-run inning, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. Martin today, kind of the old nemesis, that one inning is a big inning.Drew Smyly (6-11) allowed four runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings to go 4-0 in his last six starts.Texas has been in first place all year, Smyly said. Theyve got a very good lineup, great pitching and we beat them two out of three.Tampa Bay, last in the AL East, has won six of seven while outscoring opponents 55-18 during the stretch.I think were getting big hits, having more quality at bats with guys in scoring position, Forsythe said.Delino DeShields hit a two-run homer in the third inning and Drew Stubbs had a solo drive in the fifth for the Rangers, who have lost nine (1-9-2) of their last 12 regular-season road series against the Rays. Texas beat Tampa Bay in the 2010 and 2011 ALDS, going a combined 5-0 at Tropicana Field.Perez, 1-8 on the road this season, gave up six runs, five hits and three walks over six innings.They scored some runs but I feel (physically) good, Perez said. Thats part of the game. Just trying to do my best.Steven Souza Jr. put the Rays up 8-4 on a two-run homer in the eighth.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RHP Tanner Scheppers (left knee) threw an inning Saturday night for Double-A Frisco.Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (left hip tightness) didnt start for the second straight game but entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth. ... RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery), nearing the end of a rehab assignment, starts for Triple-A Durham on Monday night.GOMEZ GOING FORWARDBanister said Carlos Gomez, signed to a minor league contract Saturday, will primarily start in left field. This guy can take over a game, Banister said. The move allows Jurickson Profar to move into a utility role. It has not been determined if the Gomez will join the team from Triple-A Round Rock during a series at Cincinnati that starts Tuesday night.NUMBER GAMERays OF Mikie Mahtook is hitless in 29 at-bats after going 0 for 3. . Souza has homered twice in nine at-bats after hitting one in 158 at-bats. . 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Chad Brown was planning to be at Del Mar -- home of the 2017 Breeders Cup -- this weekend when half a dozen of his runners will populate the $300,000 Hollywood Derby and the $300,000 Matriarch. Really, he was.Ive never been to Del Mar, never won a race there, Brown said Thursday from New York. And I wanted to come out. But ?Here it comes. East Coast excuse No. 487 for a trainer blowing off a stakes date in California. Okay, go ahead.I only have one brother, Todd, and he has one child, my nephew, Brown said. Hes being christened on Sunday, the day of the Matriarch.Well, thats very nice. Family comes first, and all that jazz.Hes 6 months old, his name is Evan, Brown added, and Im the godfather.The man gets a pass.Brown did his time in California a decade ago as part of the Bobby Frankel crew. He answered most often to top assistant Humberto Ascanio during the Hollywood Park spring meet, then he would bounce east to be with the boss during Saratoga.Brown left the Frankel nest in late 2007, won a Breeders Cup race the following year in his first try, and now has nailed down his first national championship on the strength of more than $22 million in stable earnings, while relegating Todd Pletcher to second place for the first time since 2009, no mean feat. Pletcher was 37 when he won his first earnings title in 2004. Brown turns 38 on Dec. 18.Sometimes people say to me, a jocks agent, even a journalist, Todd -- oh, Im sorry, I mean Chad, Brown said with a laugh. I tell them not to worry about it. My mom always calls me Todd.In approaching Saturdays Hollywood Derby, at a mile and one-eighth on firm turf, Todd Browns brother did not exactly overthink the challenge. He simply turned to his 1-2-3 finishers in the Oct. 8 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park -- at a mile and one-eighth on firm turf -- and sent them packing to Del Mar.Camelot Kitten, already a multiple stakes winner, finished first in the Hill Prince, a head in front of Secretariat Stakes winner Beach Patrol. Annals of Time, making his stakes debut, was a length back in third. They have nine opponents in the Hollywood Derby, topped by Del Mar Derby winner Free Rose and Twilight Derby winner Frank Conversation.Its been a long year for Camelot Kitten and Beach Patrol, while Annals of Time is more lightly raced than the other two, Brown said. But I took the same approach to the Hollywood Derby and the Matriarch that Ive taken since Ive been in business -- I train them all individually,, and if an individual earns the right to run in a certain race, I run em.ddddddddddddBrown is channeling other top-flight trainers who had the numbers to flood stakes races in an attempt to take as much off the table as possible. Charlie Whittingham, who once ran 1-2-3 in the Hollywood Gold Cup, would say, We got em surrounded. And he was right.Still, there is a delicate political minefield to negotiate when a patron looks up to see another horse from the same barn beat his pride and joy on the money. Then again, most trainers would envy such a problem.My clients will tell you Im brutally honest with myself and tell it how it is and what I see, Brown said. I have no problem running multiple horses in a race. If a horse belongs in a race, they run. I dont come up with a reason not to run just to keep horses separated. Thankfully, I have many veteran owners who are appreciative just to make it to big stakes races with a chance to win, regardless of who else is running.Browns championship season has been highlighted by the campaign of likely Eclipse Award champion Flintshire in the male turf category and the comeback story of Lady Eli, who made a miraculous recovery from founder. They were also part of the stables most frustrating afternoon on Nov. 5, the second day of the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita.With different race scenarios, we could have had an historic Breeders Cup for us, Brown noted. Flintshire gets caught in a paceless race with a class horse, Highland Reel, running off on an easy lead. Lady Eli gets caught right on the wire in the Filly-Mare Turf, and Wavell Avenue races six wide the whole way in the Filly-Mare Sprint.All three finished second, earning about $1.2 million in the process, while New Money Honey bagged the Juvenile Fillies Turf the day before to salvage the barns lone Breeders Cup win, Browns eighth in nine years. Never mind what might have been.I understand the breaks go both ways, Brown said. Look how long it took Bobby Frankel to win his first Breeders Cup race, with Squirtle Squirt in 2001. And just last Saturday, Connect gave us a good bob at the wire in the Cigar Mile.You cant pick and choose what photos youre going to win, Brown added. But we were lucky to have enough of them go our way to have an outstanding year. And next year, if the horses take me there, I will be at Del Mar. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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