Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 15612

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 23-14 13-3 10-11 W3
Toronto 19-18 8-9 11-9 L3

Recap


Rays 4, Blue Jays 3: David Price improved to 11-2 against Toronto and Ben Zobrist had three hits as visiting Tampa Bay rallied for the victory.

The Rays took advantage of two Toronto errors to push across three seventh-inning runs as they overcame an early 3-0 deficit to complete a two-game sweep.

Price (6-2) gave up three runs and six hits in seven innings while beating the Blue Jays for the second time this season. He struck out six and walked none.

Joel Peralta pitched the eighth and Fernando Rodney struck out two in the ninth for his 11th consecutive save this season.

Toronto fell for the seventh time in 10 games, and may lose third baseman Brett Lawrie to a suspension. Lawrie was ejected following an animated tantrum on a called third strike - a tirade that culminated with him bouncing his helmet off the ground, hitting home plate umpire Bill Miller in the hip.

Lawrie had to be restrained by manager John Farrell, who was ejected as well.

Tampa Bay trailed by two runs before Sean Rodriguez led off the seventh with a home run off Henderson Alvarez (3-3) to pull within 3-2.

Will Rhymes singled and Jose Molina reached when Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar fumbled a potential double-play ball. Elliot Johnson followed with a single to left and Rajai Davis bobbled the ball, which allowed Rhymes to score the tying run. The go-ahead run scored when B.J. Upton bounced into a double play.

Toronto had taken a 3-0 lead in the third when Jose Bautista delivered a two-out, run-scoring single and Edwin Encarnacion followed with a two-run homer to center.

Tampa Bay pushed across a run in the fifth when Rhymes led off with a single and scored from third on a two-out double by Zobrist.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Zobrist is 7-for-13 over the last three games. … Toronto committed a season-worst four errors. … Johnson is batting .500 (11-for-22) during a seven-game hitting streak. … Encarnacion has 12 homers after hitting 17 last season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Toronto
David Price Player Henderson Alvarez
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.2
6 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 10
3.86 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Ben Zobrist Player Rajai Davis
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 12 1 17 .324 14 3 2 0 0 2
Toronto 6 1 10 .182 11 8 3 0 2 4

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .696 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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