The Tampa Bay Rays fumbled away one of their more memorable comebacks Wednesday afternoon.
The Rays fell behind 5-0 in the first inning, then fought their way back to a tie to force extra innings against the Chicago White Sox. However, a walk by Brad Boxberger to Avisail Garcia brought the winning run home in the bottom of the 10th.
Adam Eaton had singled to start the inning, then stole second and took third when the throw bounced off shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. The Rays intentionally walked two batters to set up the force play. The strategy backfired, however, when Boxberger also walked Garcia. With a 1-1 count, he threw three consecutive balls.
Cabrera had four hits for the Rays.
Garcia had hit a three-run homer in the first to get the White Sox off to a quick start. Erasmo Ramirez of the Rays had allowed one earned run or less in his his previous eight starts.
The Rays had tied the game in the eighth when Brandon Guyer drove in Curt Casali.