Tampa Bay 13, Miami 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 9, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 30963

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 3 1 13 14 0
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 34-25 19-11 15-14 W3
Miami 31-28 16-15 15-13 L5

Recap


Rays 13, Marlins 4: Ben Zobrist belted a pair of two-run homers and Elliot Johnson and Jose Molina drove in three runs apiece as visiting Tampa Bay cruised to its sixth consecutive victory over its Sunshine State rival.

Johnson had a two-run single and scored on pitcher Matt Moore's sacrifice during a five-run second inning for the Rays, who have won three straight.

Zobrist put the game out of reach in the third inning with a two-run homer off the upper deck in right field. He added another two-run shot in the fifth for good measure. Prior to the two blasts, Zobrist hadn't homered since May 14.

Staked to an offensive explosion, Moore (3-5) breezed into the sixth inning before Giancarlo Stanton ended an 0-for-27 streak with runners in scoring position by plating Jose Reyes with an RBI infield single.

Justin Ruggiano followed with a three-run homer for the Marlins, who have dropped five in a row.

Carlos Zambrano (4-4) matched a season high by yielding seven runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings before exiting with lower back stiffness.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The scoreboard temporarily experienced technical difficulties, preventing those in attendance from watching highlights from Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics and advanced to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. ... Tampa Bay defeated the then-Florida Marlins in five straight games during the 2008-09 seasons.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Miami
Matt Moore Player Carlos Zambrano
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 2.1
9 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 5
6.00 ERA 27.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Miami
Elliot Johnson Player Justin Ruggiano
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 3
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.800 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 14 2 22 .368 11 3 12 6 0 0
Miami 8 1 13 .229 18 11 4 2 0 0

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 .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Rays have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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