ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – Rookie Shane Baz made 5 2/3 innings to win his second straight start, and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 in the 14th round of the series, a team record .
Paz (2-0), a 22-year-old right-winger who was on the United States Olympic team, allowed three hits, hit nine, and walked. He allowed two runs and two hits – both on his home side – in five innings to defeat Toronto in his major league debut on September 20, after being called up by the Triple A branch in Durham.
Nelson Cruz produced two rounds of Rai, who on Saturday night snatched his second consecutive title in the First Division and fourth since 2008. The defending champion, 97-59, is close to setting the best record.
Rising Wanderer Franco doubled first-half Peruvian starter Jesus Luzardo to expand his hitting streak to 41 games, two from Frank Robinson’s tie, who in 1956 had the longest streak in a game.
Losardo (5-9) won by conceding two runs, two hits and two walks, hitting five in four innings.
For the Rays, Dominican Wander Franco scored 4-2 with two runs, Cruz 3-1 with a pair of RBIs, Francisco Mejia 3-0, and Manuel Margot 3-0 and scored one. Cuban Yandy Diaz 3-0 with production, Randy Arosarina 2-1.
For the Marlins, Dominican Lowen Diaz scored 4-1 in one inning and RBI, Jesús Sánchez 3-0 and Bryan de la Cruz won 4-0.