The Tampa Bay Rays (90-55) defeated the Toronto Blue Jays (81-64) 2-0 on Tuesday night. With the win the Rays became the first team in the American League to 90 wins.
Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in the second inning, and that would be the only offense the game would see until late. In the eighth inning, Brandon Lowe hit a solo home run to give the Rays some insurance as the Rays went on to win 2-0.
Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 3.00) got the start and pitched five shutout innings on two hits while striking out three and walking one. The Rays got a tremendous bullpen performance from Pete Fairbanks, J.T. Chargois, David Robertson and Andrew Kittredge to close out the win. For Kittredge, who worked the ninth inning, it was his seventh save of the year.
The Rays and Blue Jays will now wrap up their three game series on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch Wednesday is scheduled for 3:07 PM - pregame coverage begins with the Inside Pitch hosted by Pat Donovan and Aaron Jacobson at 2 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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