Posted September 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Matt Moore and five relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays held their wild-card lead, defeating the Minnesota Twins 7-0 on a rainy Saturday night. The Rays teamed to blank the Twins for the second straight day, and threw their 15th shutout of the season. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota for the 11th time in a row. Desmond Jennings hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Rays stayed 1 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild-card spot. Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar each added two hits and an RBI. After first pitch was delayed by 7 minutes, Tampa Bay took a 4-0 lead before the game was delayed 2 hours, 4 minutes in the middle of the fourth inning. Moore struck out five over three innings and didn't return after the delay. He has only allowed one earned run in 14 2-3 innings since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. Brandon Gomes (1-1) pitched the fourth inning and got the win. The few fans remaining in Target Field cheered as the tarp was pulled o...
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