After the Royals padded their 4-3 lead by scoring three more in the top of the ninth, the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to score five in the bottom of the ninth and shock the Royals in an 8-7 Rays win.
Earlier in the game, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs with sacrifice flies, then delivered what should have been the final blow, a three run homer that traveled 419 feet to left center field. That put the Royals up 7-3 and in the driver’s seat.
However, things got crazy in the bottom of the ninth. Aaron Crow gave up back to back singles and was lifted for Joakim Soria who gave up a run scoring double to Evan Longoria and a ground out scored the second run with Longoria moving to third. He scored Casey Kotchman’s infield single to make it a 7-6 game. Soria got BJ Upton to strike out, but Sam Fuld tripled to center field, then scored himself after a throwing error by second baseman Johnny Giovatella.
It was Soria’s seventh blown save of the season.