Some things about nothing - or at least 1-0

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April

Tuesday marked the third time in Rays history they won a 1-0 game when scoring in the ninth inning or later. The others? They beat the Yankees on Sep 13, 2010, when Reid Brignac homered in the 11th (and RHP Grant Balfour got the win) and they beat the Indians in Cleveland on Aug 14, 2005, when Travis Lee hit a pinch-hit homer in 9th.


Overall, the Rays improved to 19-19 all-time, winning their last three - beating Oakland on April 20, 2013 on a Matt Joyce homer, and beating the Yankees on July 27,
2013 on a Kelly Johnson single. They had lost their previous five 1-0 games.

Also, Tuesday was the first 1-0 AL game decided from the ninth on in nearly a year, since the Indians beat the White Sox on April 12, 2013. In the interim there were 14 National
League or interleague games decided like that.

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