ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wil Myers drove a 0-1 pitch from San Francisco reliever Jean Machi into left field to score Desmond Jennings with the winning run in the 10th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Giants 2-1 on Saturday night.
Jennings had walked, stolen second base and advanced to third as Machi intentionally walked Ben Zobrist and walked Evan Longoria to load the bases.
Fernando Rodney (4-2) pitched the 10th for the win. Machi (2-1) took the loss.
The Giants scored first when Brandon Crawford drove in Jeff Francoeur with a single in the third inning.
The Rays answered in the bottom of the inning when Jose Molina walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, reached third on Kelly Johnson's infield hit and scored when Zobrist bounced into a fielder's choice.
NOTES: The Rays have not lost a series since June 18-19 in Boston. They are 10-0-2 in 12 series since then. ... Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon praised Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Fame inductee Warren Sapp, calling Sapp a "Friend O' Rays" and said that if Sapp had played baseball he would have been a catcher. "In a race with catcher Jose Molina, I got Warren," Maddon said. "I got Sapp in that foot race." ... The Giants have struggled on the road this season, going 21-32 (.396). However, they had won six of their last eight road games. ... During the Giants' three-game winning streak, their starting pitchers had yielded just three earned runs in 22 innings (1.23 ERA). ... Attendance was 31,969, which was the third-largest crowd of the season for the Rays and their largest since the fifth game of the season.