ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kean Wong was churning hard to get to first base and keep the Tampa Bay Rays going in the 11th inning when his two-out slow roller was being bobbled by the pitcher.
Only when Wong was safe at first, after Texas Rangers rookie reliever Emmanuel Clase's desperate throw bounced away from the bag, did he realize the ball had then been thrown into left field, allowing the Rays to score the tiebreaking run.
After the errant throw by Clase (2-3), second baseman Rougned Odor picked the ball up and threw it high into left field as a runner was diving back into second base.
Choo came home an out later when Willie Calhoun lined a double into the left field corner, and Solak followed with his third homer in his 20 games since his big league debut Aug. 20.
Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier thought he would be back in the lineup, but Cash held him out after he left the previous game Sunday with a stiff neck.
... LHP Blake Snell, out since July 22 because of surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, is scheduled to go two innings or 30 pitches for Triple-A Durham in Game 3 of the International League championship series Thursday.
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