Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

(96-66)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 6 11 0
Texas 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 0
WP: J. Benoit (1-0)
LP: D. Oliver (0-1)
(90-72)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: Texas
- E. Andrus grounded out to shortstop, M. Moreland scored
Top 6th: Tampa Bay
- B.J. Upton doubled to shallow left, D. Johnson scored, C. Pena to third
Bot 7th: Texas
- I. Kinsler homered to deep left
Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena singled to shallow right, D. Jennings scored
- J. Jaso singled to shallow center, C. Pena scored, J. Bartlett to third, J. Jaso to second advancing on throw
Top 9th: Tampa Bay
- C. Crawford homered to deep right center
- C. Pena homered to deep center, S. Rodriguez scored
Bot 9th: Texas
- N. Cruz homered to deep center
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Series Avg 
J. Jaso c 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 .400
B. Zobrist 2b-rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .273
C. Crawford lf 5 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 .231
E. Longoria 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .083
M. Joyce rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
    S. Rodriguez ph-2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143
D. Johnson dh 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667
    D. Jennings pr-dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    W. Aybar phdh-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
C. Pena 1b 3 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 .333
B.J. Upton cf 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .077
J. Bartlett ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .222
 Totals 37 6 11 6 2 7 9 0 15  
 Batting
2B - B Zobrist (2, D Oliver); D Johnson (1, D Oliver); B Upton (1, A Ogando).
HR - C Crawford (1, 9th inning off N Feliz 0 on, 0 Out), C Pena (1, 9th inning off D Nippert 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - J Jaso (1), C Crawford (1), C Pena 3 (3), B Upton (1).
2-out RBI - J Jaso, C Pena 2, B Upton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Zobrist 2, C Crawford 1, E Longoria 1, C Pena 1, J Bartlett 2.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
PB - J Jaso.
DP - 1 (J Bartlett-B Zobrist-C Pena).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Series Avg 
E. Andrus ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .286
M. Young 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .167
J. Hamilton cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .167
V. Guerrero dh 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .273
N. Cruz rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 .333
I. Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .364
D. Murphy lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
    J. Borbon lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Molina c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .429
M. Moreland 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
 Totals 32 3 6 3 2 2 6 1 7  
 Batting
2B - M Moreland (1, M Garza).
HR - N Cruz (2, 9th inning off R Soriano 0 on, 1 Out), I Kinsler (2, 7th inning off M Garza 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - E Andrus (1), N Cruz (2), I Kinsler (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Cruz 1, B Molina 1.
GIDP - N Cruz.
Team LOB - 4.
 Base Running
SB - E Andrus (2, 2nd base off M Garza/J Jaso).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - N Cruz.
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Series ERA 
M. Garza 6.0 5 2 1 2 4 1 1.17 1.50  
R. Choate 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00  
J. Benoit (W, 1-0) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00  
R. Soriano 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 9.00  
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Series ERA 
C. Lewis 5.0 2 0 0 5 5 0 1.40 0.00  
D. Holland (H, 1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.00 13.50  
A. Ogando (BS, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 0.00  
D. Oliver (L, 0-1) 1.1 3 2 2 0 3 0 0.92 4.15  
D. O'Day 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00  
N. Feliz 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 1 3.75 6.75  
D. Nippert 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 2.00 18.00  
Pitches-strikes - M Garza 91-55; R Choate 1-1; J Benoit 16-12; R Soriano 16-12; C Lewis 85-48; D Holland 14-5; A Ogando 7-4; D Oliver 27-18; D O'Day 6-4; N Feliz 19-12; D Nippert 15-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Garza 12-4; R Choate 0-0; J Benoit 1-2; R Soriano 0-2; C Lewis 5-5; D Holland 2-0; A Ogando 0-1; D Oliver 1-1; D O'Day 0-0; N Feliz 0-2; D Nippert 0-3.
Batters faced - M Garza 24; R Choate 1; J Benoit 5; R Soriano 4; C Lewis 22; D Holland 3; A Ogando 2; D Oliver 7; D O'Day 1; N Feliz 4; D Nippert 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jerry Meals. 1B--Bill Miller. 2B--Jeff Kellogg. 3B--Mike DiMuro. LF--Tim Welke. RF--Jim Wolf.

Updated on Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 9:25 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
C. Pena Carlos Pena
2-3, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Texas
I. Kinsler Ian Kinsler
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Sat Oct 9, 2010
Tampa Bay 6
Texas 3
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