7.28.15: Tigers lost to Tampa Bay 5-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Curt Casali homered twice, Nathan Karns took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Monday night.
Casali’s first homer came on the first pitch of the third inning by Anibal Sanchez, who lost for the first time in nine starts since June 3. Casali added a towering two-run homer off Bruce Rondon in the eighth.
Detroit lost for the seventh time in 10 games.
Consecutive doubles by Steven Souza Jr. and Kevin Kiermaier made it 2-0 in the fourth, and Logan Forsythe had a two-out RBI single off Sanchez (10-8) in the fifth.
Karns (6-5) gave up three hits and no walks in six-plus innings,
Yoenis Cespedes led off the seventh with his 16th home run to pull the Tigers to 3-1. Victor Martinez followed with a single to chase Karns.
Brad Boxberger pitched the ninth for his 25th save.