Jose Siri’s walk-off single gives Rays win vs. Athletics

May 30, 2024, 7:01 AM | Updated: 1:44 pm

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Jose Siri ripped a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to send the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

After Siri made a leaping catch at the wall in left-center with two outs and a man on second in the top of the ninth, Amed Rosario opened the bottom of the frame with a double.

Alex Jackson moved Rosario over to third with a sacrifice bunt ahead of Siri’s game-winning single, which came off Michael Kelly (2-2). Siri went 2-for-3 with a walk in the victory.

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Brandon Lowe also had two hits — a double and a triple — for the Rays, who won for just the second time in their past nine games. Tampa Bay starter Ryan Pepiot fired 5 2/3 innings, yielding two runs on three hits. He fanned seven and walked one.

Pete Fairbanks (1-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win.

Oakland’s JJ Bleday went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run, while Miguel Andujar had two hits and two RBIs. A’s starter Joey Estes tossed five innings of one-run ball. Estes gave up two hits, walked two and struck out five.

Bleday led off the fourth with his triple. Two batters later, Andujar’s sacrifice fly made it 1-0 Oakland. Estes hit Isaac Paredes with a pitch to open the home half of the inning, and Lowe followed with his triple to make it 1-1.

In the sixth, Abraham Toro doubled off Pepiot and eventually scored on a soft single down the third base line by Andujar.

After Estes left with the lead, reliever Tyler Ferguson gave it up on Lowe’s double and pinch hitter Jonathan Aranda’s RBI single for a 2-2 tie. Randy Arozarena was caught trying to steal home to end the sixth.

Paredes doubled home Richie Palacios in the seventh to put Tampa Bay up 3-2, but the A’s answered in the eighth with an unearned run, as Bleday singled to drive in Max Schuemann, who had reached on an error.

–Field Level Media

Upcoming schedule for the Oakland Athletics

  • Tuesday, May 28th-Thursday, May 30th – @ Tampa Bay Rays
  • Friday, May 31st-Sunday, June 2nd – @ Atlanta Braves
  • Tuesday, June 4th-Thursday, June 6th – vs. Seattle Mariners
  • Friday, June 7th-Sunday, June 9th – vs. Toronto Blue Jays
  • Monday, June 10th-Wednesday, June 12th – @ San Diego Padres

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