The Tampa Bay Rays (58-50) defeated the Detroit Tigers (43-67) 7-0 on Sunday afternoon. The win gives the Rays the series win in the four game series in Detroit, their first series win since the All-Star Break.
This game was a pitching duel going into the final inning. Drew Rasmussen pitched three no-hit innings to start the game, before a bullpen combination of Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Pete Fairbanks, Colin Poche and Shawn Armstrong kept the Tigers off balance for the next six innings. Poche (4-1, 2.92) picked up the win after working a perfect eighth inning.
All of the offense in this game came in the top of the ninth inning. With two out, Yu Chang and Yandy Diaz each took bases loaded walks to build a 2-0 lead. Brandon Lowe added a two-run single to make it 4-0, before Randy Arozarena hit hit a two-run double to make it 6-0. Roman Quinn added the final offense, driving in Arozarena to give the Rays seven runs, all with two out, in the ninth inning.
The Rays are now off on Monday before heading to Milwaukee on Tuesday to face the Brewers in a short two-game series. First pitch on Tuesday night is scheduled for 8:10 PM in Milwaukee - pregame coverage begins with Jay Recher hosting the Inside Pitch at 7:00 PM on Tuesday on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of Rays Baseball.
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