Rays blow late lead, lose 6-4 to Twins
The Rays blew another late lead Sunday and blew another game, losing 6-4 to the Twins.
Joel Peralta was again the problem, allowing four runs in the eighth on a pair of two-out home runs.
The Rays led 4-2, when Peralta allowed a solo homer to Ryan Doumit, then a single to Trevor Plouffe, a walk to Josh Willingham and a three-run homer to Josmil Pinto.
The Rays had won three straight, and felt they were gaining momentum as they head home for back-to-back four-game series with two of the teams they are competing with for the AL wild-card, the Rangers and then the Orioles.
The loss dropped the Rays to 81-67.
David Price gave the Rays a strong start, working into the seventh, leaving with the bases loaded and two runs scoring on a single allowed by Jake McGee.
The Rays led 3-0 on a pair of homers, a massive 440-foot shot by Wil Myers and a 415-footer by Sean Rodriguez, and tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on a James Loney single.