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Rays homer twice in seventh, down Twins

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Home runs by Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a four-game series at Tropicana Field.

With Minnesota starter Samuel Deduno (4-4) pitching, Escobar clubbed a 1-0 changeup to left to give the Rays a 4-3 edge. Following a triple by Desmond Jennings, Caleb Thielbar came in relief. He struck out Luke Scott, but gave up a two-run shot to Zobrist.

Alex Torres (3-0) was perfect in the seventh to pick up the win and Fernando Rodney got the final two outs of the ninth to notch his 20th save.

07/08 22:26:52 ET