Rays rally to beat Brewers, 2-1
Reynolds homers for only Milwaukee run
ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Jake Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night.
Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft.
Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Loney drove in two with a two-out, bases-loaded single off Kyle Lohse (11-5), who gave up two runs and four hits over six innings.
The Rays had won nine in a row before a 3-2 loss Sunday to Boston. The winning streak was the second longest in team history.
Mark Reynolds put the Brewers ahead 1-0 with his 18th homer of the season in the third.
Jake McGee got the final three outs for his 12th save in 13 chances.
This is just the third series between the teams and the first at Tampa Bay since June 2005. The Rays have won five of seven against the Brewers.
Brewers: Second baseman Scooter Gennett was back in the starting lineup for the first time since hurting his right quadriceps last Tuesday.
Brewers: Right-hander Matt Garza (7-7), the 2008 ALCS MVP with the Rays, will start Tuesday night’s game.