Ryan Sweeney (right) smiles after his game-changing grab Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
Ryan Sweeney committed highway robbery on a long drive by Ian Kinsler in the eighth, taking away what would have been a go-ahead three-run homer and preserving Dallas Braden's stellar start to the afternoon. A pair of sac flies by Landon Powell and Kurt Suzuki, and a very patient Jack Cust, completed the victory.
BATTING 2B: Byrd (7, Braden), Young, M (8, Wuertz). HR: Blalock (6, 8th inning off Springer,
0 on, 0 out), Jones, An (3, 9th inning off Wuertz, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler; Byrd 3; Young, M 3; Jones, An 4;
Blalock 4; Cruz, N; Davis, C. RBI: Blalock (14), Jones, An (6). 2-out RBI: Jones, An. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus 2; Cruz, N 2; Kinsler. Team RISP: 0-for-6. Team LOB: 12.
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