Rays Rally To Tie In Ninth, Lose To Marlins In Extras

Leadoff Walk Comes Around To Score Game Winner

The Miami Marlins gave up the lead in the ninth but came back to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in the 10th inning.

Yadier Rivera delivered the game winning single to Matt Duffy who was unable to accurately throw home to nab Brian Anderson who had walked to lead off the inning.

Ryne Stanek (1-2, 2.13 ERA) took the loss for the Rays who fall back to .500 at 42-42. Remarkably, it was the Rays 37th 1-run game this season (44-percent of games) and they are 16-21 in such contests. They are now tied with the Seattle Mariners for the most 1-run games and their 21 losses are the most such games in MLB.

Stanek failed to retire a batter in the 10th.  The game winning run allowed ends a streak of 12 straight scoreless appearances spanning 15.2-innings. During that span, the opposition hit just 0.098 (5-for-51) against him. He had been scoreless in 16 of his lasts 17 appearances dating back to May 22nd.

Nathan Eovaldi started for the Rays and allowed two runs over six innings and was on the hook for the loss until 2-outs in the ninth.

Kyle Barraclough was nearly untouchable in June earning reliever of the month honors. In 12 games during the month, he delivered 12 scoreless frames and was 7-for-7 in save opportunities. He also held the opposition to a .028 average (1-for-38).

He entered the game with the Marlins holding a 2-1 lead, but was unable to secure the win as C.J. Cron delivered a 2-out RBI double to score Jake Bauers to tie the game.

Drew Rucinski (3-1, 3.68 ERA) picks up the win for Miami who improve to 35-51 on the year.

Up Next For The Rays:

The Ray and Marlins will play the middle game of their three game Citrus Series on Tuesday night at 7:10 pm.  Ryan Yarbrough (7-4, 3.76 ERA) will take the mound for the Rays. The Marlins have not announced a starter as of yet.


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