Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 29, 2011 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 19725

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Toronto 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 7 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 73-60 35-31 38-29 L1
Toronto 67-67 33-34 34-33 W1

Recap


Catcher J.P. Arencibia had a single, double, triple and two RBIs to go with his first career stolen base as the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a four-game sweep with a 7-3 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Adam Lind belted a two-run homer to give the Blue Jays the lead for good 3-2 in the bottom of the third. Jose Bautista (two RBIs) added a solo blast in the sixth, tying Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees for the major league lead with 38.

Ricky Romero (13-9) was in a 2-0 hole after facing two batters, when Johnny Damon hit the first of two homers, but settled down to win his sixth straight decision. He gave up three runs in six innings.

It was Damon’s first multi-homer game since Sept. 9, 2008. Damon had three RBIs to reach 60 for the 10th time in 12 seasons.

Kelly Johnson, who came into the game 1-for-11 in the series, had three hits and scored twice for Toronto.

Tampa Bay starter Wade Davis (8-8) gave up nine hits and six runs over 4 1/3 innings, losing a decision for the first time since July 22.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Wade Davis Player Ricky Romero
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 6
12.46 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Johnny Damon Player J.P. Arencibia
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
2 HR 0
8 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 7 2 16 .219 16 3 3 5 0 0
Toronto 14 2 26 .378 21 8 7 5 4 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .470 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Rays have a W/L % of .527 after a win and .576 after a loss.
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