Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Matt Joyce (20) is congratulated by right fielder Wil Myers (9) after he scored a run during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field.(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
James Loney had a one-out single off Bruce Rondon (0-1). Pinch-runner Sam Fuld went to second on Wil Myers' single, and after Luke Scott struck out, both runners advanced on a wild pitch.
Escobar won it for the Rays with a line drive that sailed over the head of center fielder Austin Jackson.
Scott tied it at 3 on a solo homer with one out in the eighth off Tigers starter Justin Verlander, who allowed three runs, nine hits and four walks over a season-high eight innings. Verlander is winless in his last four starts.