Tigers rally twice but fall to Rays in wild game

The Tigers fell into a steep hole early, fought back to tie the score, fell behind again, fought back again, then finally lost in the 10th inning to the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night.BOX SCORE: Rays 10, Tigers 9, 10 inningsDaniel Robertson hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Rays won for the 12th time in their last 13 home games, 10-9.”We battled our way back a couple of times and it came down to bullpens,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It was a wild ballgame and they got us at the end.”iko Goodrum had two doubles and three RBIs for the Tigers, who have lost 16 of 20.”An odd win,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Nice to see our offense come to life. We didn’t do our best on the mound but saying that we’ve been on a pretty impressive run. So I think the guys are allowed a little bit of a hiccup.””I’m not exactly sure what took place, but whatever the food we ate before the game today we’ll not be eating tomorrow,” a smiling Cash added.Tampa Bay, coming off consecutive road shutout wins over the New York Mets, entered with a 1.82 ERA over the previous 15 games.”The pitching staff has been carrying us,” Robertson said.Kevin Kiermaier had a one-out triple off Blaine Hardy (3-2) in the 10th. After Matt Duffy walked, Robertson won it on his hit to center.Matt Andriese (2-3), the eighth Tampa Bay reliever, worked a scoreless 10th.Carlos Gomez put the Rays up 8-7 with his third RBI, coming on a bunt single in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Joey Wendle made it 9-7 on a run-scoring double later in the inning.The Tigers tied it at 9-all during the eighth when Victor Martinez had an RBI single and pinch-runner JaCoby Jones scored when first baseman Jake Bauers flipped a toss past reliever Sergio Romo for an error on Mikie Mahtook’s infield single.