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Perez sharp but one mistake sinks Braves against Rays

?ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez and Braves counterpart Williams Perez are not power pitchers. They are young right-handers who get outs with changing speeds, precise location and sharp movement. Both pitchers were sharp Tuesday at Tropicana Field. Soon it became clear there wouldn't be many runs scored and the margin for error was small. And then Perez flinched first. Kevin Kiermaier's two-out, two run homer against Perez in the seventh inning lifted the Rays to a 2-0 interleague victory on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. It was only the fourth hit allowed by Perez, who lost his third consecutive decision since returning from the disabled list. It appeared Perez...

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