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This time, Rays’ Kevin Cash goes to Alex Colome for the win

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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.

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

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