Tampa Bay 10, Cleveland 3

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Friday, July 6, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 28734

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 10 13 1
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 44-40 24-19 20-21 W1
Cleveland 43-40 23-20 20-20 L1


Rays 10, Indians 3: Ben Zobrist homered and drove in three runs while B.J. Upton collected three hits and an RBI as Tampa Bay ended its four-game road losing streak and evened the four-game series at one apiece.

Luke Scott ended a lengthy hitless streak with a two-run homer while Jose Lobaton and Elliot Johnson each drove in two runs for the Rays, who won for just the fourth time in 12 games overall.

Scott ignited a six-run fifth by following Upton's leadoff single with his 10th home run. The blast ended Scott's franchise-record stretch of 41 consecutive at-bats without a hit.

Zobrist gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead in the first inning with his 11th homer of the season. After Cleveland knotted the contest, Lobaton put the Rays ahead for good with a two-run single in the third.

Johnson delivered a two-run double in the fifth, Zobrist lifted a sacrifice fly and Upton capped the uprising with an RBI single.

Alex Cobb (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits over six innings en route to just his second win in seven starts. The right-hander walked two and struck out four.

Justin Masterson (5-8) was tagged for eight runs and nine hits in only 4 1/3 frames. He issued four walks and fanned seven while falling to 1-7 lifetime against the Rays.

Shin-Soo Choo had two hits and an RBI for the Indians, who had won six of seven at home.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Scott's homer was his first hit since June 1. He fell five at-bats shy of the major-league record held by St. Louis' Eugenio Velez, who set the mark from 2010-11. Velez currently is in the minors and could extend his dubious record should he be recalled. ... Choo extended his hitting streak to nine games with a leadoff single in the first inning. ... Indians 1B Shelley Duncan was activated from the paternity list and entered the game in the ninth as a defensive replacement. To make room on the roster, the club optioned INF Jason Donald to Triple-A Columbus.


Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Cleveland
Alex Cobb Player Justin Masterson
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.1
4 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 9
4.50 ERA 16.62
Tampa Bay   Cleveland
B.J. Upton Player Asdrubal Cabrera
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 13 2 21 .342 16 9 10 8 0 1
Cleveland 9 0 11 .265 19 6 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Indians have a W/L % of .488 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Rays have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .475 after a loss.
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