McClanahan runs record to 7-0 in victory

by Gary Shelton on May 9, 2023

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Tuesday, 4 a.m.

The Bomb Brothers were at it again Monday evening. As a matter of coincidence, the Tampa Bay Rays won another game.

The Bomb Brothers, Josh Lowe and Luke Raley, have a few things in common. Both are left-handers. Neither were very good a year ago. And both have grabbed their careers by the horns this year.

Both Lowe and Raley homered again Monday in a 3-0 victory over Baltimore. It was Lowe's seventh homer and Raley's eighth.

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It's a dramatic improvement in both players. Last year, Lowe hit two home runs for the entire season, with just 13 RBI. He hit .221. Raley scuffled even more, hitting .197 with one homer and four RBI.

This year? Lowe is hitting .312 with 20 RBI. Raley is hitting .258 with 17 RBI.

The Rays won their 29th game (against seven losses) in the victory over the Orioles, who have the second-best record in the league.

Shane McClanahan ran his record to 7-0 in the victory. He wasn't quite as sharp as he has been, walking four and giving up four hits in seven innings, but he kept the Orioles off the board.

“He did a nice job," Rays' manager Kevin Cash said. ".Kind of taking a deep breath when the command left went away for onee inning with back to back walks . It was a little uncharacteristic. When he needed to make pitches, he did."

The Rays' other run came on a sacrfice fly by Wander Franco, who also had two hits.

The Rays play the Orioles again tonight at Camden Yards at 6:40 p.m. Zach Eflin will start for the Rays against Grayson Rodriguez 

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