Tampa Bay 5, San Diego 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Ed Hickox,
Attendance - 21877

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Tampa Bay 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 42-30 23-16 19-14 L1
Tampa Bay 43-29 19-17 24-12 W1

Recap

B.J. Upton, Kelly Shoppach and Carlos Pena homered as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a home sweep Thursday afternoon with a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Upton led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot before the Padres answered with three runs in the second. Willy Aybar's two-run single in the fifth tied the game at 3-3 and Shoppach launched a homer to left field, his first of the season, to put Tampa back in front in the sixth.

Pena added a solo homer in the seventh, his 16th of the campaign, to make a winner out of Matt Garza (8-5). The right-hander tossed eight innings, surrendering three runs on six hits en route to his third win in the past four decisions.

Rafael Soriano pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 17th save.

It was just the fourth victory in the last 13 games for Tampa, which improved to 19-17 at Tropicana Field. The Rays host the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend, then play their next six games on the road, where they're a major league-best 24-12.

Oscar Salazar had a two-run homer and Jerry Hairston Jr. added a run-scoring single in defeat for San Diego, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
 
Wade LeBlanc (4-5) absorbed the loss, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Tampa Bay
Wade LeBlanc Player Matt Garza
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 5
11 Hits 6
6.75 ERA 3.38
Hitting
San Diego   Tampa Bay
Jerry Hairston Jr.Player Kelly Shoppach
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 6 1 9 .188 5 6 3 0 2 0
Tampa Bay 12 3 23 .353 18 10 5 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Rays have a W/L % of .628 after a win and .552 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Padres have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .679 after a loss.
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