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Rays waste pitching gem by Alex Colome in loss to Indians

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There are days when a pitcher deserves better luck.

Alex Colome knows all about that.

Colome threw a perfect game into the sixth inning, but the Tampa Bay Rays lost a 1-0 decision to the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon in Cleveland.

Colome gave up only an infield single to Michael Bourn in his seven innings. Kevin Jepson took the loss for Tampa Bay, giving up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to David Murphy. Roberto Perez scored the winning run, sliding in just ahead of a strong throw by Kevin Kiermaier.

Cody Anderson pitched a strong game for Cleveland after being called up.

The Rays return home tonight to face Toronto with Mike Andriese pitching.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit garysheltonsports@gmail.com.

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