Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:35 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Toby Basner, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 44088

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 40-32 21-15 19-17 W2
Philadelphia 34-40 15-22 19-18 L2

Recap


Rays 7, Phillies 3: Brooks Conrad ripped a pair of two-run doubles and Ben Zobrist scored three times as visiting Tampa Bay completed a doubleheader sweep and kept Cliff Lee winless on the season.

After Sean Rodriguez opened the scoring with an RBI double in the second inning, Conrad gave Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead after depositing an offering from Lee (0-4) into left field. Zobrist and Rodriguez came around to score for the Rays, who posted a 3-2 triumph in the opener of the doubleheader.

Placido Polanco had an RBI double and John Mayberry Jr. added a run-scoring single in the fourth to trim the deficit to one, but Conrad answered in the sixth. Conrad, who entered the game with seven RBIs, plated Zobrist and Rodriguez again with a double off the right-center field wall to give Tampa Bay a 5-3 advantage.

Catcher Brian Schneider left the contest after he suffered a right ankle sprain while colliding with Rodriguez on the play. Carlos Ruiz replaced him to finish the game.

Brandon Gomes (2-2) allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Polanco added another RBI double and Hunter Pence scored twice for the Phillies, who have lost nine of Lee's 12 starts this season. Philadelphia dropped to 6-15 in June and fell back into the basement in the National League East.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lee posted a 2-0 mark with 21 strikeouts in 16 innings to help Texas top Tampa Bay in the 2010 American League Division Series. This was his first contest versus the Rays since that series. ... Philadelphia will visit Keystone State rival Pittsburgh for a four-game series beginning on Monday. ... Tampa Bay will travel to Kansas City for a three-game set versus the Royals.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Cesar Ramos Player Cliff Lee
No Decision W/L Loss
2.2 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 9
0 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 6.43
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Brooks ConradPlayer Placido Polanco
2 Hits 2
4 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 0 9 .188 12 12 7 8 2 0
Philadelphia 4 0 6 .133 12 6 3 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Phillies have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .436 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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