As bad as the AL East may be, someone else is ruling it these days.
Leading Seattle was Kyle Seager, who hit two home runs and drove in six. He had a grand slam in the eighth against Jake McGee, last year’s best reliever for the Rays. He homered for the winner in the 10th off Brad Boxberger, this year’s best reliever for the Rays.
Lost in the defeat was a three-run rally in the ninth inning that included a two-run double by Evan Longoria and Jake Elmore’s fourth RBI of the night on a fielder’s choice. Joey Butler had a single, double and a triple for the Rays.
Tampa Bay concludes its series with Seattle in a 1:10 p.m. game today.