Rays overcome early deficit for 5-4 win

Sat Aug 8, 2015 11:00pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Grady Sizemore hit another home run for the Tampa Bay Rays while the New York Mets were left swinging at air on Saturday.

Sizemore hit a two-run homer, his second home run in two games, while the Tampa Bay pitching staff combined for 15 strikeouts in a 5-4 win over the Mets.

Rays starter right-hander Austin Karns recovered from a slow start to post his seventh win of the season before Xavier Cedeno, Steve Geltz, Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger did not give up a hit in four innings of relief.

Boxberger picked up his 28th save of the season.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard (6-6) gave up four runs and threw 38 pitches in the first inning after being handed a three-run lead. The loss snapped New York's seven-game win streak.

"Great win, unbelievable comeback for our guys after the 3-0 deficit early on," Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

"Karns was able to settle down to his credit and the guys bounced back from a tough loss (Friday). It was good to see."

The Mets took a 3-0 lead, which included lead-off home run from Curtis Granderson, in the top of the first against Karns.

"We had chances to win this one, but we couldn't pull it out in the end," Granderson said.   Continued...

Aug 7, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Grady Sizemore (24) is congratulated by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) after he hit a home run during the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports