Pitching rebound lead Rays to 1-0 win.

by Gary Shelton on May 20, 2023

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Saturday, 4 a.m.

The Tampa Bay Ryas didn't just come home Friday night.

They came bouncing back.

The Rays slipped past Milwaukee, 1-0, after comeback pitching performances by Shane McClanahan, Jason Adam and Pete Fairbanks, who combined for the shutout.

McClanahan, who had been beaten beaten up in a no-decison by the Yankees in his last start, came back with seven strong innings of shutout baseball in the game.

Adam, who had given up a three-run homer to the Mets, came back to get the win. Fairbanks, who had also given up a three-run homer in the same game, got his fourth save.

The Rays' only run came in the eighth inning when Luke Raley was hit by a pitch, stole second on a hit-and-run, went to third on a throwing error and scored on Frankie Mejia's 0-2 sacrifice fly to left.

"He’s down 0-1 on the hit-and-run, then a quick 0-2," Rays' manager Kevin Cash said. "Frankie"s really good at putting balla in play. It’s really a pressure at bat."

The Rays got two of their five hits from Jose Siri, who was excellent in centerfield. Josh Lowe also threw a runner (Willie Adames) out at third.

The Rays play the Brewers again today at 4:10 p.m. Zach Eflin will start for the Rays. The Brewers have not announced their starter.

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