Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 7/8/12
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- All-Star Chris Perez blew his first save since opening day and the Tampa Bay Rays scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 Sunday. Will Rhymes hit a solo homer and Elliot Johnson an RBI triple to tie it at 6 off Perez (0-2), who had converted 25 straight saves since giving up a lead April 5. Carlos Pena then singled home Johnson with the go-ahead run. Fellow All-Star Fernando Rodney worked the bottom half for his 25th save in 26 chances. Joel Peralta (1-3) gave up a solo homer to Shin-Soo Choo in the eighth. The Rays earned a four-game series split with their fourth win in 14 games. It was the fourth loss in 11 games for Cleveland, which got three hits apiece from Casey Kotchman and Michael Brantley. Cleveland put runners on first and third in the ninth against Rodney, who got Kotchman to ground into a game-ending forceout. Kotchman had three RBIs against his former team as Cleveland took a 5-0 lead against starter James Shields...
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