Rays rally in ninth to beat A's
Rays rally in ninth to beat A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Tampa Bay Rays trailed by a run and were down to their last out with nobody on base against Oakland Athletics closer Santiago Casilla in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night.
"I think the team has spoken loud and clear about how they feel about one another and how capable we are of winning games," said Rays manager Kevin Cash, who watched the final 4 1/3 innings from his office after being ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing a called third strike on Steven Souza Jr. "But to do it in that situation, a pretty special win."
Souza hit his 20th home run for Tampa Bay, a leadoff blast in the third inning.
Khris Davis hit his 27th home run of the season for the A's, a two-run shot in the first inning.
Tampa Bay cut the Athletics' lead to 2-1 in the second inning with an unearned run and pulled even in the third when Souza lined a leadoff homer into the left field seats.