Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0

Date - Friday, April 5, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 16019

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 2-2 0-0 2-2 L2
Tampa Bay 2-2 2-2 0-0 W1

Recap


Rays 4, Indians 0: Ben Zobrist doubled twice and drove in three runs and four pitchers combined on a two-hitter for the host Rays.

Rays starter Matt Moore (1-0) allowed two hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking two. The left-hander retired the last eight batters he faced before giving way to reliever Jake McGee in the seventh.

The Rays took a 1-0 lead after Sam Fuld led off the fourth with a single off Cleveland starter Zach McAllister (0-1) and scored on Zobrist’s double to deep right field. Zobrist later came home on a groundout by Yunel Escobar.

Fuld and Zobrist teamed up again in the fifth. After Desmond Jennings reached on a two-out error by Indians third baseman Mike Aviles, Fuld singled and he and Jennings came home on another double to deep right by Zobrist.

Michael Bourn collected the only two hits for Cleveland. He led off the first with a single but was stranded at third and later doubled to deep right in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Indians play 13 consecutive games before their first day off. … The Rays placed RHP Jeff Niemann on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game with a sore right shoulder. Niemann was beaten out for the No. 5 starter spot by Roberto Hernandez, despite posting a 2.92 ERA in the preseason. … The Rays traded C Stephen Vogt to the Athletics on Friday for cash or a player to be named later. Vogt had been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. He went 0-for-25 with the Rays last season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Zach McAllister Player Matt Moore
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 2
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Michael Bourn Player Jose Lobaton
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 2 0 3 .071 9 11 0 2 0 1
Tampa Bay 7 0 10 .226 7 6 4 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Rays have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Indians have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.