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Renfroe Has Big Night As Rays Spank Braves

ST. PETERSBURG (WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays, used an eight-run fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and pitchers struck out a franchise record 19 Atlanta hitters en route to a 14-5 victory over the Braves Monday at Tropicana Field.

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow struck out nine in four inning of work, allowing just a single hit, a solo homer by Dansby Swanson in the second.

Mike Zunino tied the game in the bottom of the second with his first home run of the season into the seats in right-center.

After getting the first out of the fourth inning, Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz and reliever Touki Toussaint allowed eight straight hitters to reach, including a three-run blast by Renfroe followed by a solo shot from Joey Wendle.

Renfroe added a solo homer off reliever Touki Toussaint an inning later.

The Braves would score four runs off reliever Jalen Beeks in three innings of work, including a three-run homer by Matt Adams.

Jose Martinez added a two-run single in the sixth, and finished the scoring with a deep home run to left in the eighth,

Tampa Bay will look for a fourth straight win Tuesday with Yonny Chirinos taking on Kyle Wright. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40, with coverage on WDAE beginning at 5:30 with The Inside Pitch.

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