ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rookie Adam Conley is making a good impression during the final stretch of the season.
Conley gave up two runs and five hits over six innings in the Miami Marlins' 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
''Conley, another excellent start,'' Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. ''Gave us a shot.''
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The left-hander has a 2.75 ERA in his last seven starts.
''I'm happy about the way I threw with what I had today,'' Conley said. ''Just didn't feel like the ball had life on it today that I've had in the past.''
The Marlins had a five-game winning streak end. Miami dropped to 0-8 in road games against American League teams this season.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for the Rays. Matt Moore, coming back from elbow ligament replacement surgery last year, allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings.
''Their guy was good too,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said of Conley. ''There wasn't a lot of hitting going on either side.''
Moore has given up three runs in 20 2-3 innings over his last three starts.
Cabrera made it 4-2 with his one-out drive off Bryan Morris (5-4).
''The situation, 2-0 count, I tried to hit the ball hard,'' Cabrera said.
The Rays are 12-6 in interleague play this season.
Miami pulled even at 2 in the eighth on Martin Prado's run-scoring single off Alex Colome (7-5). Brad Boxberger pitched the ninth for his 39th save.
After rookie Mikie Mahtook hit a solo homer in the third inning, Kevin Kiermaier gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the fourth. Mahtook has four homers in 22 games, including 15 starts, since being recalled Sept. 1 from Triple-A Durham.
Christian Yelich put the Marlins up 1-0 with an RBI double in the first.
Prado, Miami's third baseman, made a nifty catch to end the seventh, lunging over the short wall down the left-field line to grab Mahtook's foul ball.
Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe left with a bruised right foot. He was hit by a pitch from Conley in the first inning.
X-rays were negative, and Forsythe is day to day.
Marlins: RF Giancarlo Stanton, sidelined since June 26 with a broken left wrist, has been shut down for the rest of the season. He is expected to be ready for spring training. ... SS Adeiny Hechavarria (left hamstring) might return this week.
Rays: It hasn't been announced if C Curt Casali (left hamstring) will play again this year.
Miami 1B Justin Bour went 0 for 4 and had his streak of homering in three consecutive games end. ... Rays 3B Evan Longoria was hitless in 14 at-bats before getting a fifth-inning single. ... Marlins CF Marcell Osuna singled in the fourth and has at least one hit in all 11 career games against Tampa Bay. ... Miami RF Ichiro Suzuki was hitless in four at-bats and remains one hit away from tying Barry Bonds (2,935) for 34th place on the MLB list.
Miami 2B Dee Gordon went 1 for 3 and is three hits away from joining Juan Pierre (2003-04) and Hanley Ramirez (2007) as the only Marlins' players to reach 200 hits in the one season.
Marlins: RHP Jarred Cosart (2-4), Wednesday night's starter, is 3-1 with a 1.24 ERA in four starts against Tampa Bay.
Rays: LHP Drew Smyly (4-2) will make his ninth start Wednesday night since returning from a torn left labrum. He has alternated between outings of allowing four runs or more and scoreless starts over that stretch.