Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Matt Joyce scores a run in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field.
DETROIT (AP) - Matt Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in another run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Longoria added an RBI single later in the ninth off Doug Fister (5-3), who pitched well again for the Tigers but got no offensive support. Jennings made it 3-0 with a run-scoring triple.
Alex Cobb allowed five hits in 7 2-3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay, and Joel Peralta (1-2) struck out Prince Fielder with two on to end the eighth.
Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 17 chances.
Fister allowed three runs and seven hits in 8 1-3 innings.
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