St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Back-to-back home runs by Luke Scott and
Evan Longoria in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to
a 4-3 win and a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field.
With one out and the game tied at 1-1, Scott clubbed an 0-2 sinker to right to
give the Rays the lead. Longoria followed that by hammering a 1-0 pitch into
the stands in left.
Matt Moore (13-3) had 10 strikeouts and allowed three runs on three hits and
two walks over 7 1/3 innings to earn his fifth consecutive win. He has not
lost a decision since June 14 against the Royals. Jake McGee pitched a
flawless ninth to notch his first save.
The Rays have won eight straight, tied for second-longest in club history.
Joe Mauer had two RBI while Jamey Carroll drove in the other run for the
Twins, who have lost 11 of their last 12. Starter Mike Pelfrey (4-7)
allowed three runs on eight hits in six frames.
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