A throwing error by Jose Iglesias allowed the winning run to cross the plate in the bottom of the ninth as the Rays topped the Tigers, 8-7, at the Trop.
Logan Morrison grounded to second base with the bases loaded and Iglesias stumbled while trying to turn what would have been a game-clinching double play. Kevin Kiermaier and Peter Bourjos scored on the play.
Evan Longoria drove in three runs and Austin Pruitt earned his first big league win in relief.
The Rays go for a three-game sweep of the Tigers on Thursday.
In other state sports news...
- Kyle Seager doubled in the go-ahead run in the third inning and the Mariners went on to beat the Marlins 10-5 at Safeco Field. He added a two-run single in a four-run fourth that helped Seattle pull away and take the rubber match of the three-game series. Seager had four RBI in all and Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 with four RBI for the M's. Felix Hernandez got the win. Edinson Volquez took the loss. Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Ichiro Suzuki hit solo homers for Miami. Suzuki homered in the ninth for what might have been his final at bat at Safeco Field. Suzuki spent 11 seasons with the Mariners.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season. It will be the first appearance for the Bucs on the series, which will be airing for the 12th time. The series goes behind the scenes at training camp. The first of five episodes will air August 8th.
- Red-hot Dylan Busby clouted a pair of homers and drove in three runs as the FSU Seminoles beat Stetson 7-3 Wednesday night. It was the fourth consecutive game that Busby has driven in three runs.