Tampa Bay 4, Miami 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 10, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 31111

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 35-25 19-11 16-14 W4
Miami 31-29 16-16 15-13 L6

Recap


Rays 4, Marlins 2: Elliot Johnson belted a two-run homer and James Shields tossed 6 1/3 solid innings as visiting Tampa Bay cruised to its seventh consecutive victory over its Sunshine State rival.

After going 4-for-5 in Saturday's 13-4 triumph, Johnson deposited a curveball from Anibal Sanchez (3-5) into the bullpen in right-center field during the fourth inning.

Matt Joyce also went deep in the fourth and B.J. Upton had an RBI double for the AL East-leading Rays, who have won four straight.

Shields (7-4) snapped a three-game losing skid by allowing just one run on four hits with five strikeouts. Two relievers bridged the gap to Fernando Rodney, who retired the side in the ninth for his 18th save.

Entering the contest on an 0-for-18 slide, Logan Morrison went 3-for-4 with an RBI single. Gaby Sanchez, recalled from Triple-A New Orleans prior to the game, plated Morrison with an RBI double as the Marlins matched a season-high with their sixth straight setback.

Anibal Sanchez suffered his fifth loss in six starts after permitting four runs on seven hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami's Emilio Bonifacio will have stitches removed from his injured left thumb on Tuesday. He has been sidelined since May 18. ... The Rays will continue their tour of the National League East when they begin a three-game series versus the New York Mets on Tuesday. ... Miami will cap its nine-game homestand when it begins a three-game set versus Boston on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Miami
James Shields Player Anibal Sanchez
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 7
1.42 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Miami
B.J. Upton Player Logan Morrison
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 8 2 15 .250 10 3 4 3 1 0
Miami 7 0 11 .206 15 7 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Marlins have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .483 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Rays have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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