Originally written April 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
Tune into Sun Sports at 12:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Detroit Tigers. The Tampa Bay Rays are off to the best start in franchise history, thanks in part to a late rally that ended the Detroit Tigers' bid to remain the AL's last unbeaten team. The Rays will try to add another victory Thursday at Comerica Park while spoiling Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly's major league debut. Tampa Bay was stymied by Detroit ace Justin Verlander for much of Wednesday's game with one hit over eight innings. The Rays, though, scored four runs in the ninth - all charged to Verlander - to win 4-2 and hand the Tigers (4-1) their first loss. Ben Zobrist hit the go-ahead two-run single off closer Jose Valverde after Evan Longoria singled in the tying run, helping the Rays (4-1) post the best start in their 14 years of existence. "They are never going to give up," manager Joe Maddon said. "Say what you want about this team, but they play nine hard innin...
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