Florida 5, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Sun Life Stadium
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - John Hirschbeck,
Attendance - 21814

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 25-21 11-13 14-8 L3
Florida 26-18 14-11 12-7 W2

Recap


Javier Vazquez turned in his best start of the season and Logan Morrison doubled in a pair of runs as the Florida Marlins defeated the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Saturday.

Hanley Ramirez continued his surge with a solo homer and Omar Infante hit a two-run shot for the Marlins, who will go for the series sweep Sunday.

Leo Nunez worked the ninth for his league-leading 17th save.

Vazquez (3-4) entered with the third-worst ERA of any starter in the National League (7.55) and was coming off two straight losses in which he allowed 12 runs - 11 earned - in 8 1/3 innings. But the veteran righthander turned back the clock Saturday when he yielded three hits and struck out a season-high seven in seven scoreless innings.

David Price (5-4) started for the Rays and was immediately in a hole after yielding Morrison’s two-run double in the first. It stayed 2-0 until the sixth, when Ramirez, who has multiple hits in three of the last four games, hit his fourth homer.

Infante's blast made it 5-0 in the seventh.

Tampa Bay has dropped three straight and six of eight.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Florida
David Price Player Javier Vazquez
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 3
6.75 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Florida
Johnny Damon Player Hanley Ramirez
1 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 5 0 7 .156 14 11 3 6 1 1
Florida 6 2 13 .200 9 5 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Marlins have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .737 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Rays have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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