Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 12, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 11924

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 11 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 82-64 42-33 40-31 W5
Baltimore 58-88 33-40 25-48 L3

Recap


Ben Zobrist had three hits and three RBIs to back 7 2/3 strong innings from Jeff Niemann as the surging Tampa Bay Rays extended their winning streak to five with a 5-2 win over the host Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

Niemann (10-7) snapped a two-game losing streak and notched double-digit victories for the third straight season to help the Rays close within three games of idle Boston in the AL wild-card race.

Zobrist had a two-run double in the first and a run-scoring single in the seventh, giving him eight RBIs in his current six-game hitting streak. It was Zobrist's 45th double, tying Kansas City's Alex Gordon for the major-league lead.

B.J. Upton had a pair of doubles and scored twice to help Tampa Bay to its eighth victory in nine games. He had reached base in nine straight at-bats before striking out in the eighth. Joel Peralta struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Orioles rookie lefthander Zach Britton (9-10) had his three-game winning streak snapped, allowing four runs in five innings.

Baltimore’s Matt Wieters ended a 1-for-18 skid with a solo homer, his 18th of the season and seventh in his last 18 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Jeff Niemann Player Zachary Britton
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 5
2.35 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Ben Zobrist Player J.J. Hardy
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 11 0 15 .289 24 5 5 5 1 0
Baltimore 6 1 10 .188 9 8 2 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .341 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .549 after a win and .578 after a loss.
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