St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Hone runs by Yunel Escobar and Ben
Zobrist in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-4
win over the Minnesota Twins, in the opener of a four-game series at Tropicana
With Minnesota starter Samuel Deduno (4-4) pitching, Escobar clubbed a 1-0
changeup to left to give the Rays a 4-3 edge. Following a triple by Desmond
Jennings, Caleb Thielbar came in relief. He struck out Luke Scott, but gave up
a two-run shot to Zobrist.
Alex Torres (3-0) was perfect in the seventh to pick up the win and Fernando
Rodney got the final two outs of the ninth to notch his 20th save.
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