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Rays stop Twins’ winning streak at 6 with 3-2 victory, after Royce Lewis’ 10th-inning throwing error

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – In a thrilling extra-inning game on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays edged out the Minnesota Twins 3-2, snapping the Twins’ six-game winning streak. The game’s decisive moment came in the 10th inning when Randy Arozarena scored on a throwing error by Royce Lewis, giving the Rays the victory.

The Rays, known for their success in close games with a league-best record of 25-11 in games decided by one or two runs, struggled recently, winning only four of their last twelve games before this victory. Jason Adam pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the win (4-1), while Phil Maton closed out the game with a flawless 10th inning for his second save, as closer Pete Fairbanks was unavailable due to injury.

The game saw standout performances, including Isaac Paredes hitting his team-leading 11th home run for the Rays in the third inning off Twins starter Joe Ryan. Ryan, who pitched well through six innings, allowing only one run, was on track for a strong performance before the bullpen faltered.

Royce Lewis, despite his pivotal error in the 10th inning, had a notable game with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, including a tiebreaking home run earlier in the game. His homer in the fifth inning not only broke part of the videoboard at Target Field but also showcased his offensive prowess.

Overall, it was a dramatic game characterized by defensive plays, offensive highlights, and ultimately decided by a costly error in the extra innings, giving the Rays a much-needed win to halt their recent slide.