08/18 15:48 CDT Choi's has 2-run single in 9th, Rays beat Tigers 5-4
Choi's has 2-run single in 9th, Rays beat Tigers 5-4
By MARK DIDTLER
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) --- Ji-Man Choi's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth
completed a rally from a late three-run deficit and gave the Tampa Bay Rays a
5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
The Rays trailed 4-1 after seven before coming back with two in the eighth and
then the winning hit in the ninth.
Travis d'Arnaud reached to open the ninth against Joe Jimenez (3-7) on
shortstop Gordon Beckham's throwing error and went to second when Willy Adames
The Rays loaded the bases on Mike Brosseau's one-out infield single before Choi
singled to center.
Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Buck Farmer that pulled the
Rays within 4-3.
Tampa Bay pitchers set a three-game series team record by recording 49
strikeouts, including 12 on Sunday.
Houston holds the major league record of 52, coming against Baltimore May
Matthew Boyd struck out nine over seven strong innings and Harold Castro
homered and had three RBIs for the Tigers, who have a major league-worst 37-84
Boyd allowed one run, two hits and two walks. The lefty has 201 strikeouts in
Castro hit a two-run shot during the first and had a sacrifice fly during a
Victor Reyes got the Tigers' first walk of the series leading off the first
against Trevor Richards and scored on Castro's homer.
Detroit finished with three walks, with two coming in the ninth off Jose
After Reyes had an RBI double, Castro's sac fly in the seventh put the Tigers
Richards allowed two runs, eight hits and struck out six over 3 1/3 innings in
his Tampa Bay debut. The right-hander, acquired from Miami on July 31, went
3-12 for the Marlins in 23 games, including 20 starts.
GETTING A BREAK
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, hitless in nine at-bats with seven strikeouts in
the first two games of the series, got the day off.
MOVING AROUND THE DIAMOND
d'Arnaud made his 15th start at first base and also took grounders at third
base before the game. He has started 39 times behind the plate.
Tigers: OF Christin Stewart (concussion), C Grayson Greiner (lower back strain)
and 1B Jeimer Candelario (sprained left thumb) were all in the Triple-A Toledo
lineup for the second consecutive day.
Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow, who went 6-1 before being sidelined by a right forearm
strain in mid-May, will have his first bullpen session Monday. ... OF Avisail
Garcia (right oblique strain) could be back in the next seven to 10 days.
Tigers: RHP Edwin Jackson (3-5), a 17-year veteran, looks to win his third
consecutive start since joining Detroit on Monday night at Houston. The AL
West-leading Astros will counter with LHP Wade Miley (11-4).
Rays: LHP Brendan McKay (2-2) will go against Seattle LHP Marco Gonzalez
(12-10) on Monday night.
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