08/17 21:29 CDT Brosseau's RBI single in 13th lifts Rays past Tigers 1-0
Brosseau's RBI single in 13th lifts Rays past Tigers 1-0
By DICK SCANLON
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --- Mike Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th
inning drove in Eric Sogard to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 1-0 win over the
Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Sogard doubled off Matt Hall (0-1) with two outs and Tommy Pham was
intentionally walked. Brosseau, batting for pitcher Colin Poche, singled to
right-center field for the Rays' first run since Wednesday, ending a streak of
29 scoreless innings.
Rays pitchers struck out a franchise-record 24 batters, including 13 in 20
hitless at bats against relievers. Six Tigers hitters struck out at least three
Poche (3-4) got the win after striking out two of the three Tigers he faced in
The win kept the Rays one-half game ahead of Oakland for the American League's
second wild-card spot.
Detroit's final hit was Niko Goodrum's one-out double in the seventh off Rays
starter Ryan Yarbrough. The next eight Tigers struck out against three
Yarbrough, who came one out short of pitching the Rays' first complete game in
three years on Sunday, is 6-0 with a 1.43 ERA over 56 2/3 innings in his last
11 appearances. He gave up three hits while striking out 10 in 6 1/3 innings.
Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann allowed only one baserunner --- on Pham's
double --- in five innings, throwing 63 pitches and striking out five.
In nine at bats in the first two games of the series, Miguel Cabrera has struck
out seven times and grounded into a double play.
Since allowing a double to Boston's Andrew Benintendi, the first batter he
faced as a Ray, Nick Anderson has retired 21 straight, 17 by strikeout. He
struck out the side in the eighth inning Saturday. Anderson was acquired in a
trade from Miami on July 31.
Tigers: C Grayson Greiner (lower back strain) moved from Class A Lakeland to
Triple-A Toledo for the final step of his rehab process.
Rays: 2B Brandon Lowe, out since July 3 with a bruised right shin bone, will
play with Class A Charlotte through Sunday at which time it will be determined
if he will join Triple-A Durham. "It will be depended on if everybody feels
he's moving well," manager Kevin Cash said. "If not we'll just keep him at
Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (6-9) will pitch Sunday's series finale. He has given
up 11 earned runs over eight innings in his last two starts.
Rays: RHP Trevor Richards was added to the taxi squad from Triple-A Durham and
is lined up to start or follow an opener Sunday. Acquired from Miami on July
31, Richards went 3-12 in 23 games, including 20 starts, for the Marlins.
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