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Tampa holds off Sarasota

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 3, 2000


TAMPA -- Closer Jeremy Blevins held off a late rally as the Yankees edged the Sarasota Red Sox 5-4 Saturday at Legends Field.

Sarasota scored its runs in the seventh and eighth innings, but Blevins held the Red Sox scoreless in the ninth for his 20th save. Scott Kidd led the Yankees with two hits.

Alex Ahumada had four hits for the Red Sox.

DUNEDIN 13, ST. PETERSBURG 0: The host Blue Jays scored five times in the second inning and never looked back. Designated hitter Tyler Thompson went 3-for-6 with four RBI and a run scored, and Chris Weekly was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Yan Lachapelle earned the win, pitching five shutout innings. Tampa Bay's Julio Villalon allowed 11 earned runs in the loss.

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