ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Cameron Maybin capped a dramatic eight-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking three-run double, and the Detroit Tigers overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7 on Thursday night.
Detroit trailed 7-2 entering the ninth and opened the inning with four consecutive hits off Ryan Garton, including Victor Martinez’s RBI single.
Erasmo Ramirez (7-7) replaced Garton and allowed Justin Upton’s run-scoring single, Steven Moya’s sacrifice fly and an RBI single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia that made it 7-6.
Jose Iglesias drew a walk to load the bases, and Ian Kinsler got another free pass on a 3-2 pitch to tie it 7-7.
Maybin’s drive to left-center cleared the bases to put Detroit up 10-7.
Winner Anibal Sanchez (5-8) gave up two runs in two innings. Francisco Rodriguez got the final three outs for his 22nd save.