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Zack Wheeler, John Buck lead Mets over slumping Giants

Starter Zach Wheeler showed his former team what it was missing, helping the Mets dominate the Giants.
Starter Zach Wheeler showed his former team what it was missing, helping the Mets dominate the Giants.ERIC RISBERG/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Ben Zobrist hit an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their season-best seventh straight, beating the Minnesota Twins, 4-3, Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Zobrist lined a 1-2 pitch from Ryan Pressly into the gap in right-center field, ending a 4-hour, 47-minute game that featured 35 strikeouts — 19 for Rays pitchers.

Tampa Bay climbed to a season-best 12 games over .500. The Rays also improved to 9-1 during a stretch of 14 consecutive games against the Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros — teams with the three worst records in the American League.

Minnesota has lost 10 of 11, including four straight.

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