Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 6

Date - Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 44551

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 91-71 51-30 40-41 W1
Toronto 74-88 40-41 34-47 L1

Recap


Rays 7, Blue Jays 6: Rookie Wil Myers had two doubles and an RBI and visiting Tampa Bay held on after a six-run first inning to clinch a spot in the playoff for an American League wild card berth.

Tampa Bay will visit Texas on Monday to determine who advances to play host Cleveland on Wednesday in the AL wild card game. Matt Moore (17-4) took a shutout into the sixth inning before allowing three runs in 5 1/3 frames for Tampa Bay (91-71), which led 7-0 entering the bottom of the sixth.

Jose Lobaton delivered the big blow in the first with a two-run double while Delmon Young and Yunel Escobar each had two hits and an RBI for Tampa Bay. Fernando Rodney allowed a pair of inherited runners to score to make it 7-6 in the eighth before striking out Moises Sierra with two on to end that rally and retiring the side in the ninth for his 37th save.

Toronto starter Todd Redmond (4-3) struck out David DeJesus to begin the game, but could not survive the first inning. Myers followed with a double and James Loney singled him in before Evan Longoria ripped an RBI double for a 2-0 lead.

Young later singled in Longoria and Lobaton greeted reliever Neil Wagner with his two-run double ahead of a run-scoring base hit for Escobar to cap the six-run burst. Myers doubled in Escobar in the fourth to make it 7-0, enough for the Rays to survive the late onslaught by the Blue Jays (74-88).

GAME NOTEBOOK: Redmond was charged with five runs on four hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. ... Moore is the second Rays pitcher to record 17 wins in a season, joining teammate David Price, who has done so twice. ... Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was ejected in the seventh.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Matt Moore Player Todd Redmond
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 0.2
4 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 4
5.06 ERA 67.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Toronto
Delmon Young Player Mark DeRosa
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 9 0 13 .257 5 10 7 2 0 0
Toronto 12 0 14 .333 18 7 6 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Rays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .521 after a loss.