Rookie with the walk-off to beat Giants

By Jeremy KahnAugust 3, 2013
wil-myersFans at Tropicana Field came to see a pitchers duel, and they were not disappointed; however it was a rookie who came up with the biggest hit.Wil Myers hit a bases loaded single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-1.Myers’ heroics was setup by a Desmond Jennings leadoff walk against eventual losing pitcher Jean Machi, then stole second, Ben Zobrist received an intentional walk and then Evan Longoria walked on four pitches and then Myers hit the second pitch he saw from Machi into left field for the game-winner.

Brandon Crawford could have been the hero in the top of the 10th inning, but he struck out with two runners on to end the threat against Fernando Rodney.

Crawford drove in the Giants lone run of the night in the top of the third inning with a run-scoring single.

Zobrist tied up the game in the bottom of the third inning, as he grounded out to score Jose Molina.

Rays pitcher David Price pitched a great game, as he gave up one run on five hits and struck out five in nine innings of work.

Since returning from a triceps injury, Price returned to his dominant self, as in 57.1 innings of work, the lefty issued one walk, striking out 40, giving up 10 runs on 38 hits.

Price’s opponent Tim Lincecum was not too shabby either, as he went seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, walking one and striking out five.