Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Ed Rapuano,
Attendance - 21008

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 80-79 42-39 38-40 L2
Tampa Bay 88-71 44-34 44-37 W2

Recap


Wade Davis allowed just three hits over eight strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays belted four home runs to beat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday.

The Rays pulled within a game of the Boston Red Sox in the American League wild-card race with the victory. The Red Sox fell 6-2 in the opener of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, but bounced back to win the nightcap, 7-4, in 14 innings Sunday.

Davis (11-10) struck out six and retired the last nine batters he faced. Joel Peralta pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save.

B.J. Upton lined a solo home run and Ben Zobrist hit the 10th inside-the-park homer in Rays’ history in the first for a 2-0 lead. Major league home-run leader Jose Bautista ran into the right-field wall with his left knee on the play and left the game in the sixth.

Evan Longoria delivered a two-run blast that made it 4-1 in the third and Kelly Shoppach hammered a solo homer in the sixth – both off the catwalk  for the Rays. Shoppach had his first three-hit game of the season.

Toronto starter Brett Cecil (4-11) allowed five hits and four runs in 3 1/3 innings, losing his seventh straight decision.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Tampa Bay
Brett Cecil Player Wade Davis
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 8.0
1 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 3
10.80 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Toronto   Tampa Bay
Dewayne Wise Player Kelly Shoppach
1 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
4 TB 6
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 3 1 9 .100 7 6 2 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 8 4 20 .250 11 9 5 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .534 after a win and .577 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .544 after a loss.
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