Rays set team mark, hit 4 HR for second straight game
The Rays set a franchise mark by hitting four home runs for the second straight game on Tuesday.
By ANDREW ASTLEFORD FS Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox brought the American League East’s best record to Tropicana Field. But the past two days, the
Tampa Bay Rays have brought the power.
On Tuesday night, the Rays marked a franchise first: Hitting four home runs in consecutive games. On Monday, they smacked four in a 10-8 loss in 14 innings. On Tuesday, they added another four in an 8-3 victory.
“I think we’ve been working good at-bats,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “When you work good at-bats, and you’re not trying to do too much, the home runs just happen, because you’re strong, and the ball comes off your bat hot.”
Here is a summary of the Rays’ hot run.
— Matt Joyce (first inning, right field, 365 feet)