Rays Keep Pace With NY, Increase Lead Over The Sox

Garza wins 14th as Rays defeat Orioles 4-1

By DAVID GINSBURG

AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) – Matt Garza pitched into the sixth inning to

earn his 14th win, Carl Crawford had three hits and an RBI, and the

Tampa Bay Rays cruised to a 4-1 victory over Baltimore Orioles on

Friday night.

The Rays stayed 1½ games behind the first-place New York Yankees

in the AL East and extended their wild-card lead over Boston to

seven games. Tampa Bay has won five of six and nine of 12.

Garza (14-7) gave up one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. It

was an extension of an outstanding August in which he had a 1.27

ERA over five starts.

Rafael Soriano worked the ninth for his major-league leading

41st save.

Kevin Millwood (3-15) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2-3

innings.

 

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