Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 16, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 16428

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 4-10 2-3 2-7 L4
Tampa Bay 6-8 3-5 3-3 W5

Recap


Johnny Damon singled home B.J. Upton to cap a two-run, ninth-inning rally as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the visiting Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Saturday.
 
It was Damon’s second walk-off hit in three days, this time off lefthander Jose Mijares with two outs and the bases loaded, as the Rays (6-8) won their fifth straight game.
 
Matt Joyce's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth off Matt Capps brought Tampa Bay to within 3-2, and Ben Zobrist led off the ninth with a solo home run off Twins closer Joe Nathan (0-1) to tie the game. It was the second blown save in three nights for Nathan, who also walked two.

Juan Cruz (1-0) got the win in the relief with a scoreless inning.
 
Denard Span had three hits and an RBI for the Twins (4-10), who have lost four straight. Alexi Casilla and Jason Kubel, including his first home run, had two hits each for Minnesota.

Twins starter Scott Baker allowed four hits and one run in seven innings, while striking out six.
 
Tampa Bay starter Jeff Niemann gave up three runs and eight hits over seven innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Tampa Bay
Scott Baker Player Jeff Niemann
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 8
1.29 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Minnesota   Tampa Bay
Denard Span Player John Jaso
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 1 13 .235 12 8 2 3 3 0
Tampa Bay 8 1 12 .242 19 8 4 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Rays have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Twins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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