SAN DIEGO (AP) — Falling behind 4-1 in the first inning didn’t matter to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ji-Man Choi hit a go-ahead, two-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning and rookie Austin Meadows also connected for the Rays, who beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
The Rays, who hold the AL’s second wild-card spot, have won nine straight on the road and 12 of 14 overall. They’ve also won nine straight against the Padres and all four they’ve played in San Diego.
“The offense really kept their heads about themselves,” manager Kevin Cash said. “We certainly have shown here as of late we’re