The Tampa Bay Rays (12-12) defeated the Oakland As (15-9) 4-3 on Tuesday night. The win evens the four game series between the two clubs 1-1.
Trailing 2-1 in the sixth inning, Brett Phillips hit a two-run homer to give the Rays a 3-2 lead. Joey Wendle added an RBI single in the seventh which would prove to be the difference in the game.
Michael Wacha allowed just one earned run in five innings of work, while Jeffrey Springs (1-0, 5.19) got the win out of the bullpen with a scoreless inning of work.
The Rays and As meet in game three of the four game series on Wednesday night - first pitch is scheduled for 7:10, while pregame coverage begins with Jay Recher and the Inside Pitch at 6 on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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