Tigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays

Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis lines an RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis lines an RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.

Ian Kinsler opened the 11th with a triple off Grant Balfour (1-5), a flare to right that got past a diving Kevin Kiermaier. Torii Hunter walked and Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked before Martinez got his free pass.

Hunter scored on Jeff Beliveau’s wild pitch and Bryan Holaday added a sacrifice fly that gave Detroit an 8-5 lead.

Jim Johnson (5-2) worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the 10th. Joe Nathan gave up Evan Longoria’s RBI single in the 11th before getting his 26th save.

The Tigers, the AL second wild-card leader, won for the fifth time in 13 games.

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