Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3

Date - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt,
Attendance - 12757

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 1
Tampa Bay 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 37-51 21-23 16-28 L4
Tampa Bay 52-40 31-18 21-22 W7

Recap


Rays 4, Twins 3 (13): Ben Zobrist singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning as host Tampa Bay extended its winning streak to a season-high seven games.

Yunel Escobar singled with one out and moved to second on an errant pick-off attempt by Ryan Pressly before scoring on Zobrist’s line drive to right-center field. Kelly Johnson recorded two hits, including a two-run homer, and Cesar Ramos (2-2) retired two batters in the 13th to earn the victory.

Ryan Doumit and Joe Mauer registered three hits apiece while Pedro Florimon slammed a two-run homer for the Twins, who lost for the 10th time in 11 games. Pressly (2-1), the seventh Minnesota pitcher, gave up a run on two hits in one inning of work.

Escobar’s sacrifice fly in the second inning gave the Rays the lead before Florimon belted an 0-1 pitch into the right-center field seats in the third to put the Twins in front 2-1. Aaron Hicks led off the fifth with a double and scored on Clete Thomas’ two-out single to extend Minnesota’s lead.

The Rays tied it in the sixth, as James Loney singled before Johnson drilled a 3-1 offering over the right-field wall for his fifth career homer off Minnesota starter Kevin Correia. Wil Myers singled with two outs in the 10th for the Rays, but Hicks made a leaping catch against the wall in center on Johnson’s drive that could have ended the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Correia allowed three runs on five hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings,while Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson yielded three runs on six hits over six frames with eight strikeouts. … Minnesota 1B Justin Morneau singled in the ninth for his 1,276th career hit, tying him with Gary Gaetti for seventh on the club’s all-time list. … Tampa Bay struck out a season-high 19 batters and Minnesota whiffed a season-best 16 as both teams used seven pitchers. It’s also the most strikeouts for the Rays at home in franchise history.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Tampa Bay
Kevin Correia Player Jeremy Hellickson
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 6
5.06 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Minnesota   Tampa Bay
Joe Mauer Player Luke Scott
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 12 1 17 .240 21 19 3 1 0 1
Tampa Bay 12 1 15 .255 21 16 4 8 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Rays have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Twins have a W/L % of .459 after a win and .392 after a loss.