The Tampa Bay Rays (32-23) defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (32-24) 4-2 in ten innings on Tuesday night. Taylor Walls hit a three-run walkoff homer to propel the Rays to the come-from-behind win.
This game was a pitching duel for much of this game. Jeffrey Springs pitched six shutout innings, and was matched by the Cardinals Dakota Hudson. Hudson pitched six shutout innings before the Rays got to him for a single run in the seventh.
The Cardinals tied the game in the eighth with a RBI single from Harrison Bader, and the game would be tied 1-1 going into extra innings. The Cardinals got one run in the top of the tenth when Lars Nootbaar drove in a run on the sacrifice fly, and it appeared that could be enough to give St. Louis the win.
With Kevin Kiermaier as the runner starting on second base in the bottom of the tenth, Isaac Paredes walked to put runners on first and second. Brett Phillips then grounded into a fielder's choice that got Kiermaier out at third base. After Yandy Diaz poped out at shortstop, the Rays were down to their final out with Taylor Walls at the plate. Walls then hit a 2-2 pitch to right field for a walk-off, three run homer that propelled the Rays to the win.
Colin Poche (2-0, 1.47) picked up the win after working the top of the tenth inning.
The Rays will now look to make it two wins in a row against the Cardinals on Wednesday night. First pitch Wednesday is scheduled for 7:10 PM - Neil Solondz begins pregame coverage at 6:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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