Amed Rosario stands out in Tampa Bay's first home series win

Tampa Bay infielder Amed Rosario was a big-time player in the Tampa Bay Rays series win over the San Francisco Giants. Here is a look at how his performance helped the team get their first home series win of 2024.
Amed Rosario taking a cut at an offering during the recent three game series versus the San Francisco Giants.
Amed Rosario taking a cut at an offering during the recent three game series versus the San Francisco Giants. / Douglas P. DeFelice/GettyImages

The Tampa Bay Rays moved to 9-7 on the young season following a series win over the San Francisco Giants during this past weekend. The Rays took two out of three.

During the three games, Rays' infielder Amed Rosario swung a big bat for Tampa Bay and was a huge help in the Rays coming out with their series win at Tropicana Field this season.

On Friday, the Giants and Rays found themselves in the middle of a tight, low-scoring game with great pitching. The pitching staffs from both teams threw a combined 19 strikeouts and gave up no home runs and just two RBI.

One of those RBI came from Rosario who came up in a big spot in the bottom of the third inning. He hit a double that would score Tampa Bay designated hitter Harold Ramierz. Rosario would end up at third base due to an interference call on Giants' infielder Matt Chapman. The RBI would make it a 2-1 game as Tampa Bay directly responded to a San Francisco score on a Rays' error in the previous top half of the inning.

Tampa Bay would hold on to get the 2-1 win with Rosario finishing the day going 2-4, which included the aforementioned crucial RBI double.

Rosario did not play in the middle game of the series which the Giants took convincingly in a 11-2 loss for Tampa Bay. It was the worst run margin the Rays have found themselves on the wrong end of all season.

The rubber match between the two teams was an offensive battle with both teams recording 10 hits each. Rosario got in on the action with a busy day at the plate.

He began his day teeing off on former Tampa Bay pitcher Blake Snell for a two-run home run to make it a 3-1 game. It was his first home run in a Rays' uniform. He would go on to tack on two more base hits later in the game giving him a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Tampa Bay would go on to win the game 9-4 and won the series against the Giants.

Through the first sixteen games of the season, Rosario is beginning to make a name for himself in the Tampa Bay clubhouse. He is currently batting .318 with an OPS of .810. He has also knocked in six RBI this season. The middle infielder ranks second on the team in batting average and is in the top five on the Rays in the OPS department. He is also in the top five on the team in RBI as well.

The Rays play again on Monday Monday in Tropicana Field to kick off a four game home series against the Los Angeles Angels, who they recently beat in a series on the road in Anaheim. First pitch for Monday's matchup will be at 6:50 p.m. E.T. The pitching matchup features Tampa Bay's Zach Eflin going up against Los Angeles' Patrick Sandoval who are both looking to improve their ERAs of 6.00+ so far this season.