The Rays were three outs away from history Sunday.
Tampa Bay was close to pitching the first combined perfect game in MLB history.
The Rays used an opener against the Orioles, which was first made popular by the team. It would have been the first time multiple pitchers pulled off the feat as all 23 previous perfect games have been thrown by a single pitcher.
Ryne Stanek started the game for the Rays and pitched two innings. Ryan Yarbrough took over and threw the next six innings without allowing a baserunner. He stayed on to start the ninth, but it was there Tampa Bay’s impressive outing was sullied.
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