Rays lose their fourth straight game, AL East lead

by Gary Shelton on May 27, 2015 · 0 comments

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Rays' utilityman Jake Elmore has been hot since being called up../JEFFREY S. KING

Rays' utilityman Jake Elmore has been hot since being called up/JEFFREY S. KING

Wednesday, 2:25 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Rays not only lost a game Tuesday night. They also lost their grip on

Ray's first baseman Logan Forsythe slides home in the Rays' 706 loss./JEFFREY S. KING

Ray's first baseman Logan Forsythe slides home in the Rays' 7-6 loss/JEFFREY S. KING

first place in the AL West.

The Rays dipped to a half-game behind the Yankees after their 10-inning, 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners. That, coupled with the Yankees' 5-1 victory over Kansas City, cost the Rays their lead in the East. The Rays and Yankees continue to the only two teams in the division with winning records.

Tampa Bay, however, has now lost four straight games. This time, the Mariners were able to get to the usually reliable arms of the Rays' bullpen.

Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the eighth inning against Rays' Jake McGee, the team's best reliever last year. Then he hit a solo homer in the 10th against Brad Boxberger, the Rays' best reliever this year.

The Rays had rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game when they loaded the bases against former teammate Fernando Rodney. Evan Longoria had a two-run double and Jake Elmore forced in a run with a fielder's choice to tie things.

For the Rays, new call-up Jake Elmore had four RBI.

The teams finish their series in an afternoon game today at Tropicana Field.

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