Bullpen holds on: Twins hang on to defeat Rays and win series
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After a 12-inning game that lasted nearly five hours Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins knew they would need as many innings as possible out of their starting pitchers Thursday afternoon.
But left-hander Erik Bedard could only give the Rays four innings, and their worn-down bullpen couldn’t stop the Twins lineup as Minnesota captured a 9-7 win over Tampa Bay.
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