(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Ji-Man Choi hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Rays past the Indians 6-5 in St. Pete. Jake Bauers also went deep for Tampa Bay and Jaime Schultz worked an inning of scoreless relief for the win. The Rays have won four straight and 17 of their last 20 overall.
Brandon Guyer hit a two-run double in the sixth to tie the game for Cleveland, which has now lost three-of-four.
The Tribe took a 5-4 lead on a Yonder Alonso RBI groundout in the seventh. Brad Hand blew the save and was charged with the loss.
The three-game series in St. Petersburg continues Tuesday night with Justin Bieber starting for the Indians, and Tyler Glasnow for the Rays. First pitch from Tropicana Field at 7:10 p.m. on WTAM 1100, FM 106.9, and 100.7 WMMS.
The Indians Magic Number to clinch the Central Division is down to 4, because the Minnesota Twins lost to the Yankees on Monday.
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