Rays end 31-inning scoring drought, beat Cards 6-3
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:29:37 GMT —
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings had a two-run single during a four-run fourth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays snapped a club-record 31-inning scoring drought en route to beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay won for just the second time in 16 games after having been shutout in its previous three contests. The Rays had scored 35 runs over the previous 15 games.
Yadier Molina had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who entered with three consecutive shutout pitching performances.
The Rays' big fourth inning came against Michael Wacha (4-5).
Juan Carlos Oviedo (2-2) went 1 1-3 inning for the win. Grant Balfour threw the final 2 1-3 innings for his 10th save.