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Morrison's Blast Gives Rays Rubber Game In Extras

Chris Archer allowed a single run in seven innings, but it was Logan Morrison's bat that twice gave the Tampa Bay Rays the lead, including a solo homer in the tenth for a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Both Archer and Cardinals starter Lance Lynn matched scoreless innings through the first three innings, but Morrison got Tampa Bay on top leading off the fourth with his 30th home run of the season for a 1-0 advantage.

Archer continued to keep St. Louis off the board, and appeared to get a little insurance, as Brad Miller's solo homer, his sixth of the year, off Lynn in the top of the seventh extended the lead to 2-0.

St. Louis would make sure Archer did not get a seventh shutout inning, as Kolten Wong led off the inning with his fourth homer of the year into the home bullpen, cutting the lead back to 2-1, and Matt Carpenter followed up in the eighth off Dan Jennings with a blast to nearly the same spot, his 17th of the season, to tie the game.

Steve Cishek would come and finish out the eighth, while Sergio Romo (3-1) worked around a single by Greg Garcia to put up a zero in the ninth.

Morrison broke the tie with one out in the tenth, taking advantage of a Sam Tuivailala offering and sending it to center for his 31st homer of the year.

Alex Colome worked a perfect bottom of the tenth for his Major League-leading 39th save.

The win gets Tampa Bay back to two games under .500 at 65-67.

The Rays next travel to Kansas City to begin a three-game series with the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.  Austin Pruitt (6-4, 5.76 ERA) will get the start, taking on Ian Kennedy (4-9, 5.09 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 8:15, with coverage on WDAE beginning at 7:00 with The Inside Pitch presented by Sykes Lakeland.

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