One day earlier, Tampa Bay Rays’ manager Kevin Cash refused to try Alex Colome for two innings.
Tuesday, he thought it was a pretty good idea.
Colome closed out the Florida Marlins in a 4-3 victory as the Rays finished their road trip with a 5-3 record. Colome allowed only one hit over his two innings to earn his 12th save. The previous day, however, Cash had chosen to stick with Erasmo Ramirez for his third straight inning, and it cost the Rays.
Tampa Bay got a two-hit, five-inning stint from Jake Odorizzi, who left the game after throwing 107 pitches.
Logan Morrison went three-for-three for the Rays and lifted his average above .200 for the first time all season. Brad Miller added two hits.
“I was pressing early,” Morrison said. “Now I’m just staying within myself — consistent swing, consistent approach, good pitches to hit.”
Giancarlo Stanton homered in the eighth to make it a one-run game.
The Rays are home against the Marlins on Wednesday night as Mike Andriese pitches.