Big inning lifts Rays

Big inning lifts Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays scored five times in the eighth inning and secured a 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay won this game as -175 favorites, while the eight runs fell UNDER the night’s posted over/under (9).

Pat Burrell led the way with a two-run homer and three RBIs for the Rays. Matt Garza tossed eight innings for the win, allowing three this and one run over eight innings on the mound.

Jayson Werth homered in a losing effort for the Phillies, while Joe Blanton gave up two runs over seven innings.