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Rays ace Chris Archer was perfect into the seventh inning Wednesday, but a mistake by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera led to a frustrating 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
Archer flirted with a perfect game by retiring the first 19 Tigers, but after he allowed an infield single with one out in the seventh an error by Cabrera on what should have been an inning-ending double play changed the narrative dramatically as a 1-0 Rays lead became a 2-1 deficit.
The loss, before a camp day-boosted crowd of 28,057 at the Trop, kept the Rays from a three-game sweep of the Tigers and dropped then back under .500 at 51-52.
Jose Iglesias was the first Tiger to reach against Archer one out into the seventh, hitting a slow bouncer to the left side and beating the throw from Cabrera. Official scorer Bill Mathews didn't hesitate in calling it a hit.
The Rays should have been out of the inning when Yoenis Cespedes hit a grounder up the middle, but Cabrera booted it and couldn't even get the lead out. That put two runners on and though Archer retired always dangerous Victor Martinez on a fly to left, he gave up a ground ball single to J.D. Martinez that scored the tying run, and then another single to Nick Castellanos on a liner off Cabrera's glove that scored Cespedes and put the Tigers up 2-1.
By retiring the first 19 Tigers, Archer made the longest perfect game bid in Rays franchise history. Matt Garza retired the first 18 Red Sox in an April 30, 2009 game. (Garza has also thrown the only no-hitter in Rays history, on July 26, 2010, vs. Detroit.)
Archer, riding an especially nasty hard slider, did his part in striking out 10 of those 19, including five in row.
But centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier lend a hand with a spectacular catch, running with his back to the field, then leaping and reaching across his body to corral James McCann's fly ball just before hitting the wall.
Still Archer went from near perfection to a frustrating loss, allowing two unearned runs on the three hits while striking out 11 over seven innings, having thrown 101 pitches.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander was equally impressive early on, retiring the first 14 Rays he faced, until Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth. Verlander, with his girlfriend model/actor Kate Upton in the stands, worked eight innings, allowing just four hits and striking out 10 for his fur
The Rays had a final shot to tie in the ninth when Evan Longoria was hit by a Joakim Soria pitch with two outs, but Tim Beckham struck out....