Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 17396

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 16-21 10-8 6-13 L3
Tampa Bay 19-18 13-6 6-12 W5

Recap


Rays 4, Padres 2: Yunel Escobar knocked in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and James Loney homered for the second straight day as host Tampa Bay finished a three-game sweep.

Loney had a pair of hits to raise his average to .376, including an eighth-inning solo blast as the Rays won their season-high fifth straight contest. Tampa Bay starter Roberto Hernandez (2-4) allowed two runs on five hits in six innings to earn the victory and Fernando Rodney worked around a two-out walk to earn his sixth save.

Yonder Alonso had two hits and an RBI while Alexi Amarista belted his second homer for the Padres, who came into the series with a four-game win streak. San Diego starter Eric Stults (3-3) gave up three runs on five hits and a season-high five walks over 5 1/3 innings.

The Rays loaded the bases in the second with a pair of walks and Loney's single before Jose Molina’s sacrifice fly made it 1-0. Chase Headley walked, moved to third on Carlos Quentin's base hit and scored on Alonso’s RBI single to right field as the Padres drew even at 1 in the fourth.

Amarista homered to right field in the fifth for a 2-1 advantage before the Rays countered with a pair of runs in the sixth. Sean Rodriguez singled home Evan Longoria, who had led off the inning with a double, and later scored on Escobar’s double to deep right field for a 3-2 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rays 3B Longoria reached base for the 36th time in 37 games this season, adding a walk and a run scored in the second inning. He has 11 RBIs during the first seven games of the homestand. … San Diego C Nick Hundley snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a single in the fifth inning. … It was the second sweep of the season for the Rays, who are over .500 for the first time (19-18) since April 6.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Tampa Bay
Eric Stults Player Roberto Hernandez
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 5
5.06 ERA 3.00
Hitting
San Diego   Tampa Bay
Yonder Alonso Player James Loney
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 6 1 9 .188 10 9 2 3 0 0
Tampa Bay 7 1 14 .250 16 5 4 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Padres have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .333 after a loss.