Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 24759

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 26-16 10-7 16-9 W1
Tampa Bay 25-17 15-6 10-11 L1

Recap


Braves 2, Rays 0
: Tim Hudson pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and catcher David Ross homered as visiting Atlanta took two of three in the series against Tampa Bay.
 
Hudson (3-1) allowed just four hits – two by B.J. Upton – and two walks. He threw 99 pitches, striking out three, to win his eighth game against the Rays in nine career decisions.
 
The Rays loaded the bases with two out in the eighth, but Luke Scott’s grounder between first and second hit runner Carlos Pena to end the inning. Craig Kimbrel pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 13th save as the Rays were shut out for the first time this season.
 
Tampa Bay starter David Price (6-3) gave up six hits and two runs - one earned - over seven innings, throwing a career-high 123 pitches.
 
Ross belted a 2-2 pitch from Price over the right field wall with one out in the third for a 1-0 lead. It was second blast of the season. The Braves extended their lead in the sixth on Jason Heyward’s broken-bat, RBI single.
 
The Rays loaded the bases in the sixth after there were two outs, but Pena flied out to center to end the threat.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: It was Hudson’s first appearance at Tropicana Field since May 2, 2004 while he was in his last season with the Oakland A’s. He suffered his only loss against the Rays that day. … Tampa Bay is 3-5 the last eight games at home after winning 12 of the first 13. … Atlanta’s Chipper Jones missed his second straight game with a bruised left calf. … Martin Prado had two hits for the Braves, raising his average to .323.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Tampa Bay
Tim Hudson Player David Price
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Atlanta   Tampa Bay
Martin Prado Player B.J. Upton
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 7 1 10 .212 14 8 2 3 0 0
Tampa Bay 5 0 6 .167 7 5 0 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rays have a W/L % of .654 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Braves have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .647 after a loss.