Mark Teixeira replayed the ground ball in his mind, then reviewed it on video. And the slick-fielding first baseman still wasn’t sure what happened on his rare error that cost the New York Yankees a game.
‘‘I really don’t know. I tried to look, but it was one of those after it goes by you, you go what just happened? I didn’t even get leather on it,’’ Teixeira said after his first error of the season allowed the winning run to score in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.
B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena homered and the Rays scored twice in the seventh inning to rally past the AL East leaders and halt a two-game slide that dropped them a season-high 7½ games behind the Yankees in the division.
Pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad delivered a tying RBI double with two outs in the seventh inning against David Robertson (0-3).
Teixeira then misplayed Elliot Johnson’s sharp grounder over first base for his first error in 671 chances this year, enabling Conrad to score the go-ahead run. Teixeira shook his head after the ball scooted under his glove, allowing Johnson to reach third.
‘‘Usually you can knock it down. I tried to look at video, but I couldn’t really even tell what happened,’’ he said. ‘‘I just missed it. I don’t know if it hit the back of the base or the chalk or what. I still have to knock it down. That’s the disappointing thing.’’
Matt Moore (5-5) gave up three runs while scattering nine hits over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision for the Rays, who have defeated the Yankees eight consecutive times at Tropicana Field dating to July 2011.
Upton and Pena hit solo homers off righthander Freddy Garcia, filling in for the injured Andy Pettitte in a New York rotation also missing CC Sabathia.
Angels 3, Indians 0 — Jered Weaver carried a shutout into the eighth inning, squirming out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, to lead visiting Los Angeles. Weaver (9-1) gave up five singles, struck out two, and remained unbeaten in Cleveland. He’s 5-0 with 1.52 ERA in eight career starts at Progressive Field. Scott Downs worked out of a mess in the eighth and pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
The Indians loaded the bases in the seventh off Weaver, who got a force at the plate, foul pop, and strikeout to end Cleveland’s best threat.
‘‘What he did was awesome.’’ said second baseman Howie Kendrick. ‘‘That’s why he’s our ace.’’
Royals 11, Blue Jays 3 — Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam and Everett Teaford pitched seven innings for his first win of the season to lift visiting Kansas City.
Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 27th home run and Colby Rasmus clubbed a solo shot off the facing of the fifth deck but it wasn’t enough for the Blue Jays, who lost for the fifth time in seven games.
Mariners 6, Orioles 3 — Casper Wells hit a go-ahead, three-run double with two out in the seventh inning to lift host Seattle.
Cardinals 9, Rockies 3 — Allen Craig hit a pair home runs, Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league-high nine games, and Kyle Lohse worked into the eighth inning as host St. Louis took advantage of a Colorado pitching staff that totaled four wild pitches, eight walks, and an error that allowed a run.
Reds 8, Dodgers 2 — Rookies Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier each drove in three runs to help lift shorthanded Cincinnati to a road win.
The Reds scored all of their runs after rookie shortstop Zack Cozart was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Chad Billingsley in the fifth inning. Cozart held his head with both hands while lying on his stomach for several anxious moments before walking off under his own power.
Cincinnati also was without first baseman Joey Votto (knee) and third baseman Scott Rolen (back spasms).
Cubs 4, Braves 1 — Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts and Luis Valbuena hit a three-run double in the seventh to lead visiting Chicago. Anthony Rizzo connected for Chicago, which has won four straight and six of seven.
Pirates 11, Astros 2 — Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back homers off the right-field foul pole to ignite Pittsburgh’s home rout of Houston. James McDonald pitched seven effective innings for the Pirates, who won for the fifth time in six games.
Twins 6, Tigers 4 — Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run single during a four-run fourth inning that sparked visiting Minnesota. The Twins had six singles in all during the rally as they earned their fourth consecutive win to lift Ron Gardenhire to 900 career victories.
Brewers 6, Marlins 5 — Pinch hitter Norichika Aoki drove in the go-ahead run with a safety squeeze in the eighth inning to lift host Milwaukee.
Padres 6, Diamondbacks 2 — Clayton Richard came within one out of a complete game, Alexi Amarista hit one of three San Diego home runs, and the visiting Padres handed Arizona its third straight loss.