Rays win another comeback on Lowe’s blast

by Gary Shelton on August 25, 2023

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Josh Lowe is all smiles./TIM WIRT

Friday, 4 a.m.

Same opponent. Same result.

Different Lowe.

The Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies Thursday, coming from behind once again. This time, it was a 5-3 final.

One night after Brandon Lowe walked off with a winning single, Josh Lowe (no relation, different pronunciation) hit a two-run homer for the winning runs. Lowe’s blast went 452 feet.

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It was a long-ball night for the Rays. Luke Raley hit a homer and a triple, and Isaac Paredes got his 26th home run. Rookie Olseivis Basabe had two hits.

It was a bullpen day for the Rays, and it worked well. Shawn Armstrong (two innings), Jake Diekman (1 1/3), Jason Adam (two) and Pete Fairbanks (one) all threw shutout baseball. Only Erasmo Ramirez gave up runs (three in 2 2/3 innings).

The Rays have now scored at least five runs  in seven straight games.

Tampa Bay is home at Tropicana Field against the New York Yankees. Zach Eflin will start for the Rays against Gerrit Cole.

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