The valuable bat of the Venezuelan David Peralta begins to gain prominence in Tampa Bay. This Wednesday defined the victory of the Rays 3-2 over the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
Teoscar Hernández -with a long double- had advanced the Canadians with a hairline in the first inning. But Isaac Paredes called in the third on a sacrifice fly.
Hernández reappeared in the fourth inning to regain Toronto's lead with a solo home run. And then Taylor Walls insisted on a tie with a ground ball to second base.
It seemed that the game was going to be a give and take, but no. There was only room for a timely hit and that was for David Peralta.
The Venezuelan found José Siri at first and took him home with a line drive down the center of the field.
Ryan Thompson, Pete Fairbanks and Jason Adam combined to paint the Blue Jays white in the following innings and preserve the victory.
Thompson (3-2), who completed a 2.0-inning relief, got the win and Adam had his fifth save. Adam Cimber, meanwhile, charged with the backhand.
David Peralta, who only has three commitments with the Rays, went 4-2 to continue the good times he's been experiencing lately.
In the last seven games, the Valencian bats .455.