Rays rally for 9-6 win over Braves

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Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Curt Casali capped a six-run seventh inning with a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 9-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

Casali had just one hit in 26 at-bats since consecutive two-homer games against Detroit on July 27-28.

Tampa Bay has won four in a row, including three when trailing 3-0. The Rays also had comeback wins Saturday and Sunday over the New York Mets.

Pedro Ciriaco homered for the first time in more than two years and tied a career high with four RBIs for the Braves, who have lost 14 of 20.

The Rays scored five times off reliever Matt Marksberry (0-1) in the decisive seventh.

James Loney hit an RBI double and Logan Forsythe had a sacrifice fly, then a run scored on a Marksberry wild pitch. The left-hander then missed touching the base on a throw from first baseman Joey Terdoslavich on Kevin Kiermaier’s two-out grounder that allowed Brandon Guyer to score.

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