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MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4

Aug. 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Bourgeois drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning Wednesday, rallying Tampa Bay to a 5-4 win over Seattle.

The Rays overcame a 4-1 deficit to snap a six-game losing streak and move within three games of Boston for the lead in the American League East. The Red Sox fell to Toronto 4-3 in 10 innings.

Danny Farquhar came on in the ninth for Seattle to protect a 4-3 lead and immediately gave up a triple to Ben Zobrist.

A single to center by Matt Joyce drove in Zobrist to tie the game and Joyce went to third on a double by Evan Longoria.

Wil Myers was intentionally walked to load the bases and Bourgeois followed with his drive to deep right that was scored as a single.

Farquhar (0-1) suffered his first major league loss after having been successful in five straight save opportunities.

Myers had brought the Rays within one with a two-run homer in the sixth. The win went to Joel Peralta (2-5), who worked a perfect top of the ninth.

Seattle grabbed a 4-1 lead with a three-run fifth that included a two-run triple from Brad Miller.

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