Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 12307

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 7 0
Tampa Bay 0 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 8 14 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 24-20 12-10 12-10 L1
Tampa Bay 26-18 16-7 10-11 W1

Recap


Rays 8, Blue Jays 5
: Carlos Pena highlighted a five-run fourth inning with a three-run homer as Tampa Bay evened the three-game series.

Luke Scott and B.J. Upton also went deep while Elliot Johnson collected three hits for the Rays, who are 3-4 on their eight-game homestand.

After opening the scoring with a leadoff blast in the second, Scott began the fourth with a double and scored on newcomer Drew Sutton's two-base hit. Three batters later, Pena deposited a 2-0 offering from Toronto starter Drew Hutchison (3-2) over the wall in center field for his sixth homer of the year and a 6-0 lead.

Chris Gimenez drove in his second run of the game with a two-out single in the fifth and Upton launched a solo shot in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Wade Davis (1-0) notched the win in relief of starter Matt Moore, who yielded four runs - two earned - in 4 2/3 innings.

Davis surrendered a run and three hits in two frames and Fernando Rodney struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 14th save.

Hutchison allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings.

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Yan Gomes homered for the Blue Jays, who fell to 2-5 against the Rays this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: First base umpire Andy Fletcher left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the left arm by Brett Lawrie's line drive but returned for duty in the fifth. ... Sutton, who was acquired by the Rays from Pittsburgh on Monday, started at second base and went 2-for-4. ... Johnson's three-hit performance was the third of his career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Tampa Bay
Drew Hutchison Player Matt Moore
Loss W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 4.2
3 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 3
13.50 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Toronto   Tampa Bay
Jose Bautista Player Elliot Johnson
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 7 1 10 .206 10 10 3 4 2 0
Tampa Bay 14 3 27 .378 12 3 8 0 1 2

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.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .474 after a loss.
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