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MLB playoffs: Tampa Bay stays alive with walk-off win

Rays stay alive with walk-off

By The Associated Press

Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays staved off elimination once again, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Rays cut Boston’s lead in the best-of-five AL division series to 2-1. Game 4 is tonight, with Jake Peavy starting for the Red Sox against Jeremy Hellickson.

Tampa Bay took a win-or-go-home game for the fourth time in 9 days. The Rays did it with an unlikely stroke as Lobaton, who came off the bench late in the game, connected against Red Sox closer Koji Uehara.

Lobaton’s shot wound up in the giant fish tank beyond the wall at Tropicana Field.

Athletics 6, Tigers 3: Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Oakland Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning and beat the Tigers in Detroit for a 2-1 lead in their AL division series.

Moss broke a 3-all tie in the fifth with a solo shot, and Smith’s two-run drive later in the inning ended Sanchez’s day. It was an impressive offensive show after the teams split two tense, low-scoring games in Oakland. The A’s can close out the series today.

Sanchez, the American League’s ERA leader, allowed six runs – five earned – and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Jarrod Parker gave up three runs in five innings for Oakland, and the Tigers couldn’t rally against the bullpen.

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