A sixth straight victory for the Rays, 4-2 at the expense of the Twins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Harold Ramirez hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their sixth straight win on Thursday, beating the Minnesota Twins 4-2.

Ramirez broke the tie 1-1 in the fourth, hitting his ninth homer of the season.

Luke Raley had just created the deadlock with a triple following a walk allowed to Randy Arozarena, after two outs.

Raley’s triple was his second in the majors, two days after his first.

Wander Franco stole third base for the Rays, who lead major league baseball with 82 robberies.

Recalled from Durham (AAA), Yonny Chirinos (3-1) gave up one run and five hits in five and two-thirds innings.

Two relievers tied in for Jason Adam, who scored a 10th save.

The final out was a fly ball caught at the right-field warning lane by Josh Lowe, who scored two of his four base hits.

Carlos Correa and Michael A. Taylor have homered for the Twins, who have lost their last five games.

Bailey Ober (3-3) excelled early in the game, striking out everyone in the second and third innings.

He finally allowed four runs and three hits, in five and a third innings.

The Twins will be the next visitors to Toronto, from Friday to Sunday.

Starting pitchers Friday will be Sonny Gray (4-1) and Yusei Kikuchi (6-2).

The Rays have the best record in the big leagues (46-19).

In second place are the Texas Rangers (40-21), who will visit the Rays from Friday to Sunday.

“They’re definitely good,” Rays manager Kevin Cash told of the Rangers, who led major league baseball with 386 runs.

“They did some good things in the off season and they have a great manager in Bruce Bochy. They are dangerous.”

Also on, Raley added to keep a cool head.

“We see it as just another series, commented on the first goal. They play excellent baseball but no matter the opponent, we make our business.

2023-06-09 02:51:25
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