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Rays Vs. Tigers Final Score: Tampa Bay Plates 4 Runs In 9th Inning To Win

The Detroit Tigers jumped on the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning, playing a run to take an early 1-0 lead. Thanks to some great pitching by starter Justin Verlander, who scattered seven hits through 8.1 innings, but in the top of the ninth inning, the Rays were finally able to crack Verlander and get some runs.

The Rays picked up a run early in the top of the ninth inning, then played another on an Evan Longoria single. Verlander was quickly relieved by Daniel Schlereth who walked the second batter he faced, loading the bases. Jose Valverde relieved Schlereth after he face just two batters, but Ben Zobrist singled to right field and plated two more runs giving the Rays the 4-2.

Fernando Rodney came out in the bottom of the ninth for the Rays and retired the side in order to pick up the save and secure the Rays victory.

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