Rays hot streak ends in loss to Cleveland

by Gary Shelton on September 2, 2023

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Glasnow seemed to tire in the 7th./TIM WIRT

Saturday, 4 a.m.

Is this any way to catch the Baltimore Orioles.

The Tampa Bay Rays’ hot streak thudded to a halt Friday night when the Rays lost a listless 3-2 game to the Cleveland Guardians. This time, it was the Guardians who came from behind, and it was the Guardians who scored twice in the seventh inning.

This time, the Rays’ arms tired and the bats disappeared.

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The Rays jumped to a 2-0 lead, but in their final six team at-bats, they had just three hits. Cal Quantrill, who gave up two runs in the first two innings on doubles (to Randy Arozarena and Rene Pinto), didn’t give up another hit in his six innings of work.

The Rays got a good start from Tyler Glasnow, but he seemed to tire in the seventh. He gave up three hits and two runs in the inning. The Guardians used three relievers, who gave up just three hits.

The Rays had chances in the seventh and eighth. In the seventh, the Rays had two runners on, but Pinto was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double to end the inning. In the eighth the Rays had another two runners on but Josh Lowe struck out and Isaac Paredes flew out to center field.

, but The Rays and Guardians play again today at 6:10 p.m. Zack Littell will start for Tampa Bay against Logan Allen.

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