The Tampa Bay Rays (55-49) defeated the Toronto Blue Jays (58-46) 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field. The Rays now go on the road for a six-game road trip which begins in Detroit on Thursday night.
After Teoscar Hernandez hit a RBI double in the first to give Toronto a 1-0 lead, Isaac Paredes tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the third. Hernandez gave the Blue Jays the lead again when he hit a solo homer in the fourth to make it 2-1, before Taylor Walls tied the game with a groundout that drove in the run that made it 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth.
With the score tied 2-2 in the sixth, it would be the newest Rays coming through. After Jose Siri, acquired from the Houston Astros on Monday, singled and stole second, Randy Arozarena grounded out to move him to third base. Then David Peralta, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, came through with a RBI single that gave the Rays the lead for good.
After Jalen Beeks allowed one run in the first inning as the opener, he gave way to Ryan Yarbrough who pitched four innings of one run ball. Ryan Thompson (3-2, 3.58) got the win after pitching two shutout innings, and Jason Adam worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his fifth save of the season.
The Rays now begin a four-game series against the Tigers on Thursday night. First pitch from Detroit is scheduled for 7:10 PM on Thursday - Neil Solondz begins pregame coverage at 6:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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