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Rays seize on error to beat Blue Jays

Rays seize on error to beat Blue Jays

Evan Longoria scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 after blowing a seven-run lead.
B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist hit solo homers for the Rays, who won for just the second time in six games.
Tampa Bay led 8-1 in the fourth before the Blue Jays rallied, tying it 8-8 in the seventh.
The Rays won it with an unearned run in the ninth _ a Yunel Escobar throwing error _ against Toronto closer Kevin Gregg (1-5).
Tampa Bay reliever Joaquin Benoit (1-2) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win and Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the ninth for his 42nd save in 44 chances.
Indians 2, Twins 0
In Cleveland, Fausto Carmona pitched his first shutout in more than two years, guiding Cleveland to victory and slowing Minnesota's September surge.
Carmona (12-14) had lost his last six decisions but dominated the Twins, who just completed an 8-1 homestand and lost for only the second time in nine games this month.
Minnesota starter Carl Pavano (16-11) allowed six hits and took the loss.
White Sox 4, Royals 3
In Chicago, A.J. Pierzynski hit a go-ahead, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to rally Chicago past Kansas City.
The White Sox stopped a three-game slide and pulled within five games of AL Central-leading Minnesota.
Chicago reliever J.J. Putz (7-5) pitched a scoreless eighth inning to get the win and rookie Chris Sale worked the ninth for his second save.
The White Sox rallied against Robinson Tejada (3-4).
Orioles 6, Tigers 3
In Detroit, Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, atoning for an earlier error, as Baltimore beat Detroit.
The game marked the reunion of Tigers starter Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce. It was the first time they had been involved in the same game since Joyce's missed call with two outs in the ninth cost Galarraga a perfect game on June 2.
Detroit's Phil Coke (7-5) took the loss.


Updated : 2021-08-04 19:34 GMT+08:00