Tigers beat Rays 2-0
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, September 20, 2021

Wily Peralta in action against Tampa Bay (photo courtesy of MLB)

(ST. PETERSBURG) – Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, while Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homers for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. ...... {LISTEN}. Peralta (4-3) and three relievers limited the Rays to five singles as Detroit, third in the AL Central at 72-78, won for the seventh time in 10 games. Tampa Bay has 12 games to play, leads the AL East by 6 1/2 games and is headed to its second straight division title. Peralta walked three and threw a season-high 100 pitches. Kyle Funkhouser pitched the ninth for his first save since April 30, 2013, for Louisville against Western Kentucky in college. Detroit won the season series 4-3. Shane McClanahan (9-6) gave up one run, two hits and two walks in five innings, striking out seven. He threw 64 pitches after skipping a turn due to lower back tightness. Haase hit his 22nd home run in the fourth, and Garneau hit his sixth off Nick Anderson in the seventh. Mike Zunino had three of Tampa Bay's hits and was one of only two Rays to reach third base, advancing on two wild pitches by Jason Foley in the eighth. Garneau threw out two of three Tampa Bay runners trying to steal, and Detroit turned two double plays. Miguel Cabrera's single in the sixth was the 2,979th hit. He is six shy of Sam Rice for 33rd.

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