The Tampa Bay Rays (68-46) defeated the Detroit Tigers (49-62) 10-6 on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park in Detroit. The win gives the Rays a 6-3 record - including winning all three series - of a nine-game, three-city road trip.
The win came in spite of the start that the Rays scratched their scheduled starter Tyler Glasnow due to back stiffness. While Rays manager Kevin Cash said that he is hopeful Glasnow will not miss more then this start, the Rays turned to a bullpen day to get through the final game of the road trip.
The offense stole the show, building a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Though the Tigers were able to pull within 8-6, Wander Franco's two-run homer in the eighth gave the Rays some breathing room en route to a 10-6 win.
In addition to Wander's fifteenth home run of the season, the Rays also got a two-run homer from Yandy Diaz (his sixteenth) in the second, and a solo shot from Brandon Lowe in the fourth for his fifteenth homer of the season.
The Rays now return home and will have Monday off. They begin a six-game homestand with a three-game series against the Cardinals on Tuesday night. First pitch from Tropicana Field is scheduled for 6:40 PM on Tuesday night - Ronnie & T-Kras begin pregame coverage with the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of Rays Baseball.
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