The San Diego Padres (35-36) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays (51-24) 5-4 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego. The Rays finish the California road trip with a record of 3-4 after dropping two of three to the Padres.
Josh Lowe gave the Rays an early lead with a RBI single in the top of the second inning. San Diego took advantage of some defensive mistakes by the Rays to put up three in the bottom of the third, and built on the lead from their.
After Manuel Margot got a sacrifice fly to cut San Diego's lead to 3-2, the Padres got single runs in the fourth and fifth to build a 5-2 lead. The Rays got RBIs from Manuel Margot and Harold Ramirez in the eighth inning to pull within 5-4, but Josh Hader slammed the door with a perfect ninth inning for his eighteenth save of the season.
Yonny Chirinos (3-2, 2.72) allowed five runs - three of them earned - on six hits in four and two-thirds inning of work in the start. He struck out three and walked two.
The Rays are off Monday before returning home for a two-team, six game homestand beginning on Tuesday night. The homestand begins with the Baltimore Orioles - first pitch on Tuesday night is scheduled for 6:40 PM. Ronnie & T-Kras begin pregame coverage with the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of the Rays.
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