Tampa Bay 7, Colorado 4

Date - Friday, May 3, 2013 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Clint Fagan, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 30255

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 11 0
Colorado 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 13-15 8-4 5-11 W1
Colorado 17-12 9-4 8-8 L1


Rays 7, Rockies 4 (10):
Evan Longoria delivered an RBI single and Kelly Johnson added a two-run homer in the 10th inning as visiting Tampa Bay survived a rare off night from Matt Moore.

Ben Zobrist led off the 10th inning with a double and Longoria drove him in with a single to center. Two batters later, Johnson launched a 1-2 offering from Matt Belisle (1-2) into the Rockies bullpen in right-center. Desmond Jennings also hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay.

Moore, who won his first five starts and limited opponents to three hits or fewer in four outings, allowed four runs, seven hits and walked four in five innings.
Kyle Farnsworth (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth while Fernando Rodney allowed two hits in the 10th before earning his fourth save in five opportunities.

Michael Cuddyer and Josh Rutledge homered while rookie Nolan Arenado had three hits and an RBI double for Colorado, which could not score with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning en route to its eighth loss in the last 12 games. Rockies starter Jeff Francis yielded four runs and five hits in five innings.

Colorado raced to a 3-0 lead on Cuddyer's sixth homer - a two-run shot over the center-field wall - in the first inning and Rutledge's solo blast in the second. Ryan Roberts and Zobrist delivered back-to-back RBI doubles with two outs in the third to make it 3-2 and Jennings put the Rays ahead in the fifth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki did not start because of soreness in his legs. Tulowitzki, who has a team-leading 24 RBIs, was intentionally walked with runners on first and third and one out in the eighth inning and was lifted for a pinch runner. ... Rockies CF Dexter Fowler left the game with soreness in his right hip flexor after landing awkwardly on first base while colliding with 1B Sean Rodriguez after a sacrifice bunt in the fourth inning. He stretched his hitting streak to 11 games, though, and is 16-for-40 during that span. ... Tampa Bay added to its team record with a home run in its 17th straight game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Colorado
Matt Moore Player Jeff Francis
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 7.20
Tampa Bay   Colorado
Jose Lobaton Player Nolan Arenado
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.600 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 11 2 21 .268 14 6 7 3 0 0
Colorado 11 2 20 .275 25 12 4 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Rockies have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Rays have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .533 after a loss.
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