Relief corps in good shape after 13-inning game

Relief corps in good shape after 13-inning game

ARLINGTON -- The Blue Jays had to make two roster moves after Saturday's 13-inning game to reinforce their bullpen. They called up right-handed relievers Jesse Chavez and Chad Beck from Triple-A while infielder Yan Gomes was sent down and reliever Ryota Igarashi was designated for assignment.

The Rangers went into Sunday's game with their bullpen intact although they are hoping to stay away from Robbie Ross and Koji Uehara. Ross threw 40 pitches on Saturday while Uehara pitched two innings. He threw only 22 pitches.

"I think we're still good, other than maybe Koji or Robbie," reliever Mike Adams said. "They're the only ones that pitched multiple innings. Everybody's still good to go today and we still have a deep bullpen."

Rangers relievers went into Sunday's game with a combined 2.03 ERA while holding opponents to a .195 batting average.

"The depth of our bullpen is unbelievable," Adams said. "Guys are throwing in situations where if they were on other ballclubs, they'd be setting up or closing. If you look at our bullpen, we legitimately have four or five guys that could be late-inning guys on other teams. That just adds to what this bullpen can do."