More gory details from the Rays' Thursday night meltdown
Some more details from Thursday's game, when the Rays went into the ninth inning with a 7-2 lead and came out with a 10-7 loss:
• It matched the largest blown ninth inning lead in a defeat in franchise history; on June 5, 2007 at Toronto they led 11-6 in the ninth and lost 12-11.
• It was the largest ninth-inning lead they'd ever blown in a home game.
• It was largest overall lead they'd blown since Aug. 9, 2013 at the Dodgers, when they led 6-0 and lost 7-6.
• It was their largest overall blown lead at home since May 6, 2013 against the Blue Jays, when they led 7-0 and lost 8-7.
• They lost for only the second time in 30 games this season when leading after eight innings.
• The eight runs allowed were the second most in franchise history for a ninth inning; on June 2, 2006 against Toronto they allowed nine in a 13-4 loss.
• It was the most runs they allowed in any inning since June 13, 2013, against the Royals, when they allowed eigth in the sixth.
• The seven hits allowed were the most in any inning since Aug 23, 2015 at Oakland (eight in the seventh) and the most at home since June 13, 2013 against the Royals (eight in the sixth).