Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(72-61)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 8 0
Toronto 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 0
WP: W. Davis (2-0) S: F. Rodney (40)
LP: H. Alvarez (7-12)
(60-72)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
- R. Roberts homered to deep left center
- B. Zobrist doubled to shallow right, J. Lobaton scored, B.J. Upton to third
- M. Joyce doubled to left center, B.J. Upton and B. Zobrist scored, E. Longoria to third
Bot 4th: Toronto
- E. Encarnacion homered to deep left center, C. Rasmus scored
Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- M. Joyce homered to deep right
Bot 8th: Toronto
- A. Lind singled to center, A. Hechavarria and R. Davis scored, E. Encarnacion to third
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
D. Jennings lf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249
B.J. Upton cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .249
B. Zobrist ss 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .266
E. Longoria dh 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .281
M. Joyce rf 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 .256
J. Keppinger 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .331
C. Pena 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .188
R. Roberts 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .221
J. Lobaton c 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .227
    B. Francisco ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
    J. Molina c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
 Totals 33 5 8 5 2 4 7 1 10  
 Batting
2B - B Upton (23, H Alvarez); B Zobrist (34, H Alvarez); M Joyce (15, H Alvarez).
HR - M Joyce (15, 8th inning off B Lincoln 0 on, 1 Out), R Roberts (3, 3rd inning off H Alvarez 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - B Zobrist (54), M Joyce 3 (51), R Roberts (13).
2-out RBI - B Zobrist, M Joyce 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Zobrist 1, J Keppinger 2.
GIDP - E Longoria, J Keppinger.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - B Upton (26, 2nd base off B Lincoln/Y Torrealba).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - B Upton.
DP - 1 (J Niemann-B Zobrist-C Pena).
 Toronto
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
R. Davis lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .246
C. Rasmus cf 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 .228
E. Encarnacion 1b 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 .288
A. Lind dh 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .234
    M. McCoy pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
Y. Torrealba c 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .244
K. Johnson 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 .225
M. Sierra rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 .272
O. Vizquel 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .223
A. Hechavarria ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
 Totals 30 4 7 4 1 7 9 1 12  
 Batting
2B - A Hechavarria (3, J Peralta).
HR - E Encarnacion (36, 4th inning off J Howell 1 on, 1 Out).
S - A Hechavarria.
RBI - E Encarnacion 2 (92), A Lind 2 (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Sierra 3.
GIDP - A Hechavarria.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - R Davis (40, 2nd base off W Davis/J Lobaton).
CS - C Rasmus (3, 2nd base by W Davis/J Lobaton).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (A Hechavarria-K Johnson-E Encarnacion, O Vizquel-K Johnson-E Encarnacion).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
J. Niemann 3.1 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.11 3.08  
J.P. Howell 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 1 1.16 2.89  
W. Davis (W, 2-0) 2.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.14 2.33  
J. McGee (H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.89 2.06  
J. Peralta (H, 32) 0.1 3 2 2 1 1 0 0.93 3.76  
F. Rodney (S, 40) 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.82 0.73  
 Toronto
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
H. Alvarez (L, 7-12) 5.0 5 4 4 4 2 1 1.50 5.04  
A. Loup 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.71 1.99  
B. Lincoln 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 1 1.38 4.86  
B. Lyon 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.67 2.20  
Pitches-strikes - J Niemann 45-29; J Howell 22-8; W Davis 33-19; J McGee 12-10; J Peralta 23-17; F Rodney 28-12; H Alvarez 86-48; A Loup 25-16; B Lincoln 19-13; B Lyon 9-6.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Niemann 4-2; J Howell 1-1; W Davis 3-3; J McGee 1-0; J Peralta 2-1; F Rodney 0-1; H Alvarez 11-2; A Loup 2-0; B Lincoln 1-3; B Lyon 0-3.
Batters faced - J Niemann 10; J Howell 5; W Davis 8; J McGee 3; J Peralta 5; F Rodney 7; H Alvarez 22; A Loup 6; B Lincoln 6; B Lyon 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jordan Baker. 1B--Jim Joyce. 2B--Jim Reynolds. 3B--Lance Barrett.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, right to left.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 2:59 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
M. Joyce Matt Joyce
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Toronto
E. Encarnacion Edwin Encarnacion
1-3, 1 HR
2 RBI