Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 12, 2010 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Reilly, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 14658

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 86-56 43-26 43-30 L1
Toronto 73-70 39-33 34-37 W1

Recap

Adam Lind belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays salvaged the finale of their three-game series with Tampa Bay with a 5-4 win over the Rays on Sunday.

Facing American League saves leader Rafael Soriano, the Jays completed an unlikely rally to end a four-game losing skid. Aaron Hill opened the inning with a single to left field and Lind followed with a towering homer to right field, his 22nd of the season.

The late heroics made a winner out of Kevin Gregg (1-5), who surrendered the go-ahead run in the top of the inning. Soriano (2-2) took the loss.

The loss left Tampa one game back of the New York Yankees in the American League East race. The Yankees dropped a 4-1 decision to Texas later Sunday.

Upton put the Rays ahead in the top of the ninth with a sacrifice fly after Brad Hawpe drew a one-out walk and advanced to third on a single by Desmond Jennings.

Ben Zobrist drove in a pair of runs and Evan Longoria scored twice for the Rays, who won the season series 10-8.

Jays starter Shaun Marcum allowed three runs on six hits over six innings, walking two and striking out six. Tampa counterpart Jeff Niemann surrendered three runs on a pair of hits in his five innings of work, with four walks and five Ks.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Jeff Niemann Player Shaun Marcum
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 6
2 Hits 6
5.40 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Evan Longoria Player Adam Lind
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 8 0 11 .235 17 7 3 3 2 1
Toronto 5 1 9 .179 10 8 4 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .582 after a loss.
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