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MLB: Tampa Bay 4, San Francisco 3

Aug. 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Sam Fuld's run-scoring single in the sixth inning put Tampa Bay ahead Sunday and the Rays hung on for a 4-3 interleague win over San Francisco.

The Rays had tied the game 3-3 on an Evan Longoria RBI in the fifth, then forged ahead in the next inning.

Yunel Escobar drew a lead-off walk from Jose Mijares (0-3) and one out later advanced to second on a Jose Molina groundout.

That brought up Fuld, who lined an 0-1 pitch to right field for a solid hit, sending home Escobar with the game's key run.

Wil Myers pounded a two-run homer for the second-place Rays, who took the rubber match of a three-game interleague series to remain one game behind American League East-leading Boston.

Alex Torres (4-0) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings to gain the decision and Fernando Rodney secured the win with his 27th save.

Brandon Crawford drove in a pair of runs for the Giants.

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