Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 3, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 11575

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 11-16 3-6 8-10 L6
Tampa Bay 18-8 12-1 6-7 W5

Recap


Rays 4, Mariners 3:
Jeff Keppinger and Desmond Jennings each drove in a pair of runs as host Tampa Bay held on to cap a four-game sweep.

The Rays took a 4-2 lead after scoring four runs in the second against Kevin Millwood (0-3). Keppinger tied the game with a two-run homer, and Jennings put Tampa Bay on top later in the frame with a two-run triple to right-center field.

Jeff Niemann (2-3) got the win, allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Jake McGee pitched 2 1/3 innings of perfect relief to hold the lead for Fernando Rodney, who earned his ninth save despite an error that put the tying run on base with nobody out.

Seattle, which had drawn first blood with a pair of runs in the top of the second, got an RBI double from Ichiro Suzuki in the fifth inning to make it a one-run game.

Justin Smoak had an RBI single for the Mariners.

Millwood gave up four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Seattle lost the final six games of its 10-game road trip after winning the first four ... Tampa Bay improved to 12-1 at Tropicana Field, the best home mark in the major leagues.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Kevin Millwood Player Jeff Niemann
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 5.2
4 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 7
5.68 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Seattle   Tampa Bay
John Jaso Player Jeff Keppinger
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 7 0 11 .212 13 8 3 2 1 0
Tampa Bay 7 1 12 .226 9 6 4 3 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rays have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Mariners have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.