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HOUSTON -- Tampa Bays All-Star closer Alex Colome hadnt allowed a run in more than a month.That changed with his first pitch Friday night, and soon he gave up a second run that allowed the Houston Astros to rally for a 5-4 victory.Mikie Mahtooks first homer this season, a towering shot with two outs in the ninth inning, had put the Rays on top in the top of the ninth.Carlos Correa connected on the first pitch in the ninth inning from Colome (1-4) with a home run to the seats in right field to tie it 4-4.Evan Gattis then fought through eight pitches before sending the ninth to right field for his 21st homer that gave Houston the win.It was too high, Colome said. I tried to be down, but I lost my location today.His tough night ended a stretch of 11 straight scoreless appearances. It was just his second blown save of the season and the first time he had given up a run since his other blown save on July 23 against Oakland.It was just one of those nights. All the great closers have them, manager Kevin Cash said. Hopefully, he gets an opportunity to go back out there tomorrow. When he gets the ball and we have a lead, we couldnt feel any more confident that were going to have success.Corey Dickerson hit a career-high three doubles, drove in a run and scored twice on wild pitches to help Tampa Bay come back from an early 3-0 deficit.Corey had a tremendous day, Cash said. We did a lot of things right today, but weve got to correct some of our base running.The game was tied 3-3 with two outs in the ninth when Mahtook sent a pitch from reliever Ken Giles (2-3) onto the train tracks atop left field.Jake Marisnick homered in the second inning to help Houston build an early lead.Rays starter Drew Smyly allowed three hits and three runs -- two earned -- while striking out eight in six innings.Houstons Mike Fiers yielded six hits and three runs in 6 1/3 innings.Jose Altuve drove in a run on a force out in the first. He then went from first to third on an error by first baseman Brad Miller when he missed the throw on a pickoff attempt. The Astros took a 2-0 lead when Altuve scored on a single by Gattis with one out.Marisnicks homer with one out in the second extended Houstons lead to 3-0.Smyly settled in after that, retiring the next 14 batters. The Astros didnt have another baserunner until Yulieski Gurriel singled off Kevin Jepsen with no outs in the seventh.Dickerson doubled in the third inning and took third on a wild pitch with two outs. The Rays cut the lead to 3-1 when Dickerson scored on another wild pitch.Dickerson opened the fifth inning with another double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Bobby Wilson. After that, another pitch got away from Fiers and Dickerson scored for the second time on a wild pitch to get Tampa Bay within 3-2.Dickersons third double of the night came with one out in the seventh to drive in a run and tie it 3-3.TRAINERS ROOMRays: 2B Nick Franklin played in a rehab game at Class-A Charlotte on Friday night and was activated from the seven-day concussion list after the game.Astros: OF Colby Rasmus worked out on the field on Friday for the first time since having surgery to remove a cyst in his ear on Aug. 10. Rasmus said hes finally starting to feel normal again, but isnt sure when hell come off the DL.JENNINGS TO BE RELEASEDThe Rays will release OF Desmond Jennings on Saturday. The team announced the impending move before Fridays game.It was time, Cash said. Best for him. Best for us going forward ... unfortunately it just didnt work out. Couldnt quite get him on the field as much as we would have liked. We had to make a decision.Jennings has been on the DL with hamstring and knee injuries for all but five days since July 4. He is currently on the 15-day DL with a bruised left knee.UP NEXTRays: Blake Snell (4-6, 3.17) is scheduled to start for Tampa Bay on Saturday. Snell has struggled with control in his last three starts, walking 13 batters in that span, including a career-high five in his last outing.Astros: Dallas Keuchel (8-12, 4.64) will start for Houston on Saturday. Last years AL Cy Young Award winner allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings of a 5-3 win over Baltimore in his last start. Cheap Jerseys From China . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. Wholesale Football Jerseys China . 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is proud to have a stat line like he had Wednesday night in any arena.Twenty-five points, 7 for 10 from 3-point range and 9 of 12 from the field.But a trip home where his high school jersey was retired Tuesday night was made even more special with an outstanding performance that helped push the Clippers to a 113-108 victory over the Orlando Magic.Rivers estimated he had about 15 to 20 family members and friends in attendance at Amway Center.Its great to have a good game anywhere but Id be lying to you if I said that its a little bit more fun to do it here, said Rivers, who starred at Winter Park High School before going on to Duke. Thats for sure.Rivers, coming off missing a game due to the NBA concussion protocol, made his biggest long-range shot with 2:18 left to give the Clippers a nine-point lead that proved too much for Orlando to overcome.We needed every basket, said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Austins father. We were laughing and saying he needs to get hit in the head more. He was terrific.With forward Luc Mbah a Moute out with a shoulder injury, Doc Rivers went with a three-guard lineup that included Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Austin. The Clippers gave up more than usual on defense with the smaller lineup, but they made up for it with explosiveness.The trio combined for 51 points while also keeping the Magic on their heels all night. All five Clippers starters scored in double figures.It just allows us to play at a different pace, said Paul, who finished with 16 points and four assists. We played a little faster but it just means we have to scrap. We may give up a little bit but when we are all small like that we have a lot of guys who can score.The Magic at times were able to overpower the Clippers smaller lineup. It ccertainly worked for Aaron Gordon, who had one of his better all-around games with a game-high 33 points and seven rebounds.dddddddddddd But defensively, Orlando couldnt keep up and as result fell to 4-9 at home this season.Were doing the best we can to manage the slippage without practice time and its not good enough, said Magic coach Frank Vogel. The smaller lineups are hurting us with our ability to contest and use our size.HACK-A-JORDANIn effort to slow the Clippers offense down, the Magic turned to an often used strategy in the third quarter. They intentionally fouled Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan, who has been a poor free throw shooter.It allowed the Magic to outscore the Clippers by nine points in the period but it didnt produce the desire results because Jordan converted 11 of 16 free throw attempts during that two-minute stretch late in the third quarter, which included six straight at one point.Jordan finished the night with 22 points, which included 12 of 18 from the free throw line.Hes over 50 percent so we dont mind it anymore, Doc Rivers said.TIPS-INSClippers: Small forward Luc Mbah a Moute was held out with a right shoulder injury.Magic: Center Nikola Vucevic missed his third straight game with a sore back. ... Serge Ibaka struggled during the first half, picking up three fouls while scoring just three points in 10:17. He finished with just eight points. ... While the Magic attempted to take advantage of Jordans poor free throw shooting, Bismack Biyombo was the one who was exposed at the line. 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