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MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 1

Sept. 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Sean Rodriguez put Tampa Bay ahead with a two-run single in the eighth inning Sunday and the Rays increased their wild card lead with a 4-1 win over Seattle.

Rodriguez's pinch-hit blow off Oliver Perez snapped a 1-1 tie and helped the Rays notch only their third win in 10 games.

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The triumph moved them two games ahead of Cleveland and Baltimore in the race for the final American League wild card slot.

James Loney went 3-for-4 with an RBI double against Yoervis Medina (4-5) to start Tampa Bay's late three-run rally.

Jake McGee (4-3) earned the win after getting two outs in the seventh and Fernando Rodney wrapped up the triumph with his 33rd save.

Kendrys Morales homered for Seattle.

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