ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. It was one of those games that could easily have tipped the other way for the Tampa Bay Rays, making you wonder if the amazing run of late was just a mirage.
After all, theyd already watched their bats go silent the night before in a 10-inning shutout loss to the Kansas City Royals inside equally silent Tropicana Field.
But Wednesday afternoon, the Rays let the good times roll once again.
They shook off the disappointment of their Tuesday night setback, brushed aside any lingering fatigue from their recent 10-day road trip and scored a solid 5-3 decision over the Royals before a crowd of 11,892.
That gave the Rays the series win and their 13th victory in the last 16 games, rekindling the momentum from their impressive 8-2 cross-country swing. More important, it kept them at the top of the wild card ladder with a record of 69-55. And it sets them up in good shape for second half of the six-game home stand, which begins Thursday night at 7:10 against the Oak...