Late burst leads Rays to victory

by Gary Shelton on September 9, 2023

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Pinto's homer lifted Rays./TIM WIRT

Saturday, 4 a.m.

They were dead in the water. It wasn’t their night. Once again, the Seattle Mariners had shut them down with good pitching and hard-hit balls.

And then the Rays came to life…again.

For the 32nd time this season, the Rays came from behind to win on Friday night. This time, it was 7-4 over Seattle,

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a victory that is impressive when you consider how far the Rays seemed away from it for most of the game. They gave up three homers and four doubles, and after a slow start, Seattle pitcher George Kirby seemed to hav the handled.

Kirby allowed just three hits over the first six innigs.

In the seventh, however, the Rays came to life. Rene Pinto hit a two-run homer. Harold Ramirez hit a two-run homer. In the eighth, Isaac Paredes hit a solo homer

Ir was the 29thhomer of the year for Parades. He also had three hits on the night.

The Rays have now hit 204 homers on the season.

Rays’ rookie Taj Bradley scuffled through 6 1/3 innings and got a no-decision. In relief, Chris Devenski got the win.

The Rays and Mariners play again today at 4:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field 

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