Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 21693

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 12 3
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 8 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 30-24 14-13 16-11 L1
Tampa Bay 31-23 19-11 12-12 W1

Recap

Rays 8, Orioles 4: B.J. Upton doubled in a pair of runs and Matt Moore snapped a five-start winless streak with six strong innings as host Tampa Bay took the rubber game.

Matt Joyce and Carlos Peña each added a sacrifice fly for the Rays, who jumped back into sole possession of first place in the American League East.

Tampa Bay broke through in the fifth inning, taking the lead for good as Baltimore starter Jake Arrieta (2-7) lost the strike zone. The right-hander walked the bases loaded with two outs in front of Upton, who laced a 3-1 pitch down the third-base line. The ball glanced off Steve Tolleson’s glove and into left for a two-run double and a 4-2 lead.

Moore (2-5) allowed two runs — one earned — and seven hits while striking out four and walking three.

The Rays took advantage of the Orioles’ AL-worst team defense in the sixth inning for four more runs. Ben Zobrist scored on Matt Wieters’ throwing error and Sean Rodriguez added another run later in the frame on Tolleson’s throwing error.

Baltimore was charged with three miscues in the contest, bumping their league-leading total to 50.

Wieters and Mark Reynolds each hit solo homers and each recorded an RBI  single for the Orioles, who have dropped seven of eight.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Arrieta allowed four runs on only two hits but walked four and threw a wild pitch. He has been charged with at least four earned runs in seven of his last nine outings … Rays LH Jake McGee threw a scoreless inning, running his streak to 11 straight scoreless appearances. He pitched in all three games of the series, allowing one hit … Steve Pearce, who was acquired on Saturday, made his debut for Baltimore on Sunday, going 1-for-4.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Jake Arrieta Player Matt Moore
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 4
2 Hits 7
7.71 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Matt Wieters Player B.J. Upton
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 12 2 19 .308 22 8 4 3 0 3
Tampa Bay 6 0 8 .207 7 7 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Orioles have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .542 after a loss.
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