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Key numbers from Rays loss to White Sox Friday night

About Friday night

Friday's game was full of frustration for the Rays, from the repeated chances they wasted throughout, until the staggering end when, after Evan Longoria's two-run homer in the ninth put them up 6-4, closer Grant Balfour walked three, then gave up a walkoff grand slam to Jose Abreu in a 9-6 loss to the White Sox. Some key numbers:

6 Previous walkoff grand slams allowed by Rays — Roberto Hernandez, at CLE, Sandy Alomar (5-3-98); Billy Taylor, at BOS, Rico Brogna (8-4-00); Esteban Yan, at KC, Joe Randa (5-16-01); Seth McClung, at SEA, Richie Sexson (8-8-06); Troy Percival, at TOR, Gregg Zaun (9-6-08); Brandon Gomes, at BAL, Matt Wieters (4-18-13).

11 Rays batters who walked, tying team record for nine-inning game, though only two scored as they left 10 on, went 3-for-13 with RISP and hit into three double plays. First loss in six games with 11 walks.

5 Walks by Matt Joyce, most in team history, one off MLB record for nine-inning game. First AL player to do so in five plate appearances (with none intentional) since Rickey Henderson in 2000.

196 Pitches seen by Rays hitters, second-most in team history in a nine-inning game.

8 Career go-ahead homers by Evan Longoria in ninth inning or later; second most in MLB since his 2008 debut.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Key numbers from Rays loss to White Sox Friday night 04/26/14 [Last modified: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:58pm]
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