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Craig remains back in St. Louis recovering from a severe foot sprain. He is not expected to join the team on this trip, Matheny said, and his availability for the remainder of the regular season is uncertain.
But Nathan couldn't hold the lead, even after getting the first two outs in the 11th. The Rays tied it on David DeJesus' RBI single after Nathan walked Matt Joyce. Pinch-runner Freddy Guzman stole second and scored on DeJesus' ground ball up the middle.
"He didn't hit it great, but he hit it enough to get it through the infield, in the right spot. A lot of times that's what this game is about -- hit it where they ain't," Nathan said. "He was able to do that and tie the game up. I tip my cap to those guys for battling with two outs."
It was Nathan's third blown save in 42 attempts.
"If it was the last game and we weren't in (the playoffs) because of it, that would be the toughest loss," he said. "But we're still in the postseason, aren't we? I can't see how this can be the toughest loss. We get another opportunity tomorrow."