Tampa Bay 5, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 8, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 29628

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 10 1
Miami 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 33-25 19-11 14-14 W2
Miami 31-27 16-14 15-13 L4

Recap


Rays 5, Marlins 1
: Matt Joyce doubled, homered and scored three runs as visiting Tampa Bay overcame Jeremy Hellickson's control problems to take the opener of the three-game interleague series.

Joyce hit a two-out double and scored on B.J. Upton's single in the third before belting a leadoff homer in the fifth that gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. He also walked and scored on a single by Carlos Pena during the Rays' two-run seventh.

Jose Lobaton went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Will Rhymes had an RBI infield single for Tampa Bay, which had lost six of nine.

Hellickson allowed just one run but lasted only 4 1/3 innings after issuing a career-high seven walks. The right-hander, who threw 59 of 108 pitches for strikes, walked a total of seven batters over his previous five starts.

Burke Badenhop (1-1) picked up the win after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Four Rays relievers combined to hold Miami to two hits over the final 4 2/3 frames.

Ricky Nolasco (6-4) yielded three runs and six hits over six innings with four walks and six strikeouts.

Omar Infante collected three of the seven hits by the Marlins, who have been outscored 26-4 while going 0-4 on their nine-game homestand.

GAME NOTEBOOK: RH Sandy Rosario made his season debut for the Marlins, retiring all five batters he faced. Rosario, who was just recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, posted a 13.50 ERA (seven runs in 4 2/3 innings) in six relief appearances over the previous two campaigns. ... Marlins OF Austin Kearns went 0-for-4 in his first game back from the disabled list. Kearns had been sidelined with a strained hamstring. ... Florida sent OF Bryan Petersen and LH Dan Jennings to New Orleans to make room on the roster. ... Hellickson is winless in his last four starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Miami
Jeremy Hellickson Player Ricky Nolasco
No Decision W/L Loss
4.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 6
2.08 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Miami
Matt Joyce Player Omar Infante
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 1 17 .278 17 9 5 5 1 1
Miami 7 0 10 .226 22 7 1 8 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Marlins have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .519 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Rays have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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