Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 4

Date - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 10273

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 6 13 0
Tampa Bay 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 13-21 7-12 6-9 W3
Tampa Bay 14-18 8-6 6-12 L2

Recap

Blue Jays 6, Rays 4: Maicer Izturis hit the tiebreaking solo home run in the ninth as visiting Toronto rallied for the second straight night in a game overshadowed by a grisly injury to Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.

The veteran left-hander was struck on the side of the head by a Desmond Jennings liner with one out in the second inning and the Rays ahead 1-0. The hit, which resulted in a two-run triple, dropped Happ instantly and sent a stunned gasp through the Tropicana Field crowd.

The Rays finished with four runs in the frame to take a 4-1 lead, but the Blue Jays drew to within one in the seventh on a Colby Rasmus two-run homer and tied it in the eighth on a Jose Bautista RBI double. Izturis completed the comeback, drilling a fastball from Joel Peralta (0-2) over the right-field fence as the Blue Jays won their season-high third straight game.

Steve Delabar (3-1) earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Casey Janssen worked a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save.

Jennings, Ryan Roberts and Sean Rodriguez each had two hits for the Rays, who squandered a 7-0 advantage in Monday's series-opening loss. Starter Roberto Hernandez limited Toronto to a run on five hits while fanning seven over six strong innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was halted for 11 minutes as Happ was attended to by medics and removed from the field on a stretcher to applause from the Tampa Bay fans. Happ, who was charged with four runs on five hits over his 1 1/3 innings, was conscious as he left the stadium and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition. ... Bautista finished 2-for-4, posting his second straight multi-hit game after failing to record one in his first 25 contests. ... Tampa Bay came into the series having won eight straight home games against Toronto.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Tampa Bay
J.A. Happ Player Roberto Hernandez
No Decision W/L No Decision
1.1 IP 6.0
0 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 5
27.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Toronto   Tampa Bay
Melky Cabrera Player Sean Rodriguez
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 13 3 28 .342 11 12 6 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 10 0 15 .286 14 3 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rays have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .476 after a loss.