The Tampa Bay Rays went into Sunday’s series finale against the Cleveland Indians thinking about a possible sweep with reigning AL Cy Young winner David Price taking the mound. However, the Indians had other plans in mind spoiling the Rays day by taking the last game 13-0. Rays’ ace pitcher David Price gave up eight runs off 10 hits in just five innings pitched. Price said he’s got to let the game come to him and that Sunday he was his own worst enemy.
After the game Rays manager Joe Maddon talked about some turning points in the game, one of which was Indians out fielder Mark Reynold’s three run home run in the third inning.
The Miami Marlins failed to take the rubber game against the Mets in New York, losing by a score of 4-3 from a walk-off single by Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd. Byrd said the win should be credited to a team effort to stay in the game, not just his hit.
The other American League results: the Yankees beat the Tigers 7-0, Red Sox shut out the Blue Jays 13-0, the Twins squeaked by the Orioles 4-3, the White Sox hit a walk-off HR in extra innings to beat the Mariners 4-3, the Athletics defeated the Astros 9-3, and finally the Rangers took the series against the Angels winning the final game 7-3.
In the NL: The Braves swept the Cubs winning the last game 5-1, the Reds defeated the Nationals 6-3, the Diamondbacks beat the Brewers in extra innings 8-7, the Dodgers completed their sweep of the Pirates winning Sunday’s game 6-2, the Rockies routed the Padres 9-1, the Cardinals pummeled the Giants 14-3, and in interleague play, the Royals held off the Phillies by a score of 9-8.