Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 2, 2010 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 32484

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 95-66 49-32 46-34 W1
Kansas City 67-94 38-42 29-52 L1

Recap

Eight Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a shutout and Carl Crawford homered to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Tampa Bay (95-66) trails New York by a half-game in the American League East. The Yankees defeated Boston in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday afternoon. The second game was scheduled for Saturday night.

Tampa Bay would win the tiebreaker if the teams finish tied for first place, as the Rays took the season series 10-8.

Chad Qualls (2-0), who retired Josh Fields on a double-play grounder to end the third, was given credit for the win by the official scorer.

Spot-starter Andy Sonnanstine allowed five hits in 2 1/3 innings, while 19-game winner David Price struck out one in a perfect fifth.

Kyle Davies (8-12) allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss for Kansas City.

Matt Joyce's two-run triple in the first got the Rays on the scoreboard. Crawford followed with a two-out, solo homer in the third.

B.J. Upton hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to complete the scoring.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Andy Sonnanstine Player Kyle Davies
No Decision W/L Loss
2.1 IP 5.2
1 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 6.35
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Carl Crawford Player Billy Butler
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 1 13 .194 9 8 4 4 1 0
Kansas City 8 0 10 .250 16 7 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .338 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .576 after a loss.
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