Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 15712

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 46-44 24-21 22-23 L1
Tampa Bay 47-44 26-22 21-22 W1

Recap


Rays 4, Indians 2:
Carlos Pena drilled a two-run homer to highlight a three-run first inning and rookie left-hander Matt Moore won his fourth straight home start for Tampa Bay.

Luke Scott added an RBI triple in the opening frame and Jose Lobaton had a run-scoring single for the Rays.

Jason Kipnis delivered an RBI single and Jose Lopez had a sacrifice fly for the Indians.

Moore (6-6) allowed two runs and three hits and left after issuing his fifth walk – to Carlos Santana leading off the sixth inning. He has won five of his last six starts – the only loss in his last outing at Cleveland on July 7 – and has a 2.16 ERA during his home winning streak.

Three relievers bridged the gap to Fernando Rodney, who completed the four-hitter by working around a hit batsman and a single in the ninth inning to earn his major league-leading 27th save in 28 chances.

Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (5-6) had a two-start winning streak snapped. He allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, one start after defeating Tampa Bay on July 5.

The Indians loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning but scored only once on Lopez’s sacrifice fly. Cleveland made it 3-2 when Kipnis ripped a two-out single past diving second baseman Ben Zobrist in the fifth.

The Rays restored their two-run lead in the sixth inning when Lobaton rolled a two-out grounder through the right side to score Desmond Jennings, who stole second base on a close play one pitch earlier.

B.J. Upton and Jeff Keppinger had two hits apiece for Tampa Bay.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay OF Matt Joyce returned after missing 23 games with an oblique strain and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. … The Rays are 7-12 in their last 19 games. ... Tampa Bay won for the first time in Moore’s five starts against the American League Central. … The Indians fell to 10-18 against left-handed starters this season. ... Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel also has 27 saves.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Josh Tomlin Player Matt Moore
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 5.0
1 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 3
6.35 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Jason Kipnis Player Jeff Keppinger
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 4 0 4 .143 14 7 2 5 0 1
Tampa Bay 7 1 12 .226 13 3 4 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Rays have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Indians have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .568 after a loss.