The Tampa Bay Rays let another one get away Tuesday afternoon.
The Rays gave up four runs in the eighth inning and lost a 5-2 decision to Philadelphia Monday afternoon. It was the fourth loss in five games to a National League team.
Rays’ starter Drew Smyly, however, was effective in his 4.2 innings, allowing only three hits and one run. Kevin Kiermaier hit a home run.
“I’m feeling great right now,” Smyly said. “Confident, very comfortable. Just trying to get my work in and go out and have fun.”
But the Rays couldn’t hold the lead. Reliever Xavier Cedeno gave up four earned runs to take the loss.
The Rays are off today, but Jake Odorizzi will pitch in a Class A game.