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Game Story

It wasn't always pretty, but considering the position they've put themselves in this year, the Tampa Bay Rays can't be too picky. James Loney had two hits and two RBIs and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Rays won their fifth straight with a 5-3 victory...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TB 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 11 2
Min 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1

Scoring Summary

Top 1st: Tampa Bay
James LoneyDFP
singled to shallow right,
Desmond JenningsDFP
and
Ben ZobristDFP
scored,
Matt JoyceDFP
to second,
Matt JoyceDFP
to third on right fielder
Oswaldo ArciaDFP
's fielding error
TB 2 - MIN 0
Top 2nd: Tampa Bay
Ben ZobristDFP
hit sacrifice fly to center,
Kevin KiermaierDFP
scored
TB 3 - MIN 0
Bottom 2nd: Minnesota
Josh WillinghamDFP
singled to shallow right center,
Oswaldo ArciaDFP
scored
TB 3 - MIN 1
Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
Yunel EscobarDFP
doubled to right,
Evan LongoriaDFP
scored,
James LoneyDFP
to third
TB 4 - MIN 1
Top 6th: Tampa Bay
Evan LongoriaDFP
doubled to left,
Matt JoyceDFP
scored
TB 5 - MIN 1
Bottom 6th: Minnesota
Trevor PlouffeDFP
scored,
Kendrys MoralesDFP
to third on wild pitch
TB 5 - MIN 2
Josh WillinghamDFP
grounded out to shortstop,
Kendrys MoralesDFP
scored
TB 5 - MIN 3

Batting

Tampa Bay

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Desmond JenningsDFP
CF
5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 .246
Ben ZobristDFP
2B-LF
3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .264
Matt JoyceDFP
LF
3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .271
Logan ForsytheDFP
PH-2B
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249
Evan LongoriaDFP
3B
5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 .262
James LoneyDFP
1B
4 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 .285
Brandon GuyerDFP
DH
4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 .274
Yunel EscobarDFP
SS
4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .253
Curt CasaliDFP
C
5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 .111
Kevin KiermaierDFP
RF
2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 .315
Totals 36 5 11 5 0 6 13 2 25
Batting
2B - D Jennings (24, K Correia); M Joyce (18, S Deduno); E Longoria 2 (16, K Correia, S Deduno); Y Escobar (12, K Correia)
S - Y Escobar
SF - B Zobrist
RBI - B Zobrist (27), E Longoria (48), J Loney 2 (46), Y Escobar (23)
2-out RBI - E Longoria
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Jennings 4, J Loney 1, Y Escobar 2, K Kiermaier 2
Team LOB - 12
Running
SB - J Loney (3, 3rd base off S Deduno/E Fryer), K Kiermaier (3, 2nd base off S Deduno/E Fryer)
Fielding
E - K Kiermaier (3, field); C Archer (2, throw)
DP - 1 (J Loney-Y Escobar)

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Brian DozierDFP
2B
5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .237
Eduardo NúñezDFP
3B
5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .266
Trevor PlouffeDFP
DH
3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .246
Kendrys MoralesDFP
1B
4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Oswaldo ArciaDFP
RF
3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .213
Chris ColabelloDFP
PH-RF
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Josh WillinghamDFP
LF
4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 .209
Eduardo EscobarDFP
SS
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Eric FryerDFP
C
1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .174
Kurt SuzukiDFP
PH
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .305
Sam FuldDFP
CF
2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .269
Totals 32 3 6 2 0 5 7 1 20
Batting
2B - K Morales (11, C Archer)
S - S Fuld
RBI - J Willingham 2 (27)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Nunez 4, J Willingham 1
Team LOB - 8
Running
SB - S Fuld (12, 2nd base off B Boxberger/C Casali)
Fielding
E - O Arcia (3, field)

Pitching

Tampa Bay

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris ArcherDFP
(W, 6-5)
6.1 6 3 1 2 4 0 1.31 3.31
Brad BoxbergerDFP
(HLD, 8)
0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.85 2.33
Jake McGeeDFP
(HLD, 12)
1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.86 1.43
Grant BalfourDFP
(HLD, 7)
0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.58 5.40
Kirby YatesDFP
(SV, 1)
0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.11 2.35

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Kevin CorreiaDFP
(L, 5-12)
4.0 7 4 4 3 4 0 1.46 4.76
Samuel DedunoDFP
3.0 3 1 1 3 5 0 1.44 4.32
Brian DuensingDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.28 2.45
Glen PerkinsDFP
1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.07 2.90
Pitching
WP - C Archer, S Deduno 2
IBB - K Kiermaier (by K Correia)
BALK - K Correia
Pitches-strikes - C Archer 99-62; B Boxberger 8-6; J McGee 29-20; G Balfour 15-5; K Yates 5-4; K Correia 91-54; S Deduno 59-36; B Duensing 13-9; G Perkins 14-13
Ground balls-fly balls - C Archer 11-3; B Boxberger 0-0; J McGee 0-2; G Balfour 0-1; K Yates 1-1; K Correia 2-6; S Deduno 2-1; B Duensing 1-0; G Perkins 0-1
Batters faced - C Archer 27; B Boxberger 2; J McGee 4; G Balfour 3; K Yates 2; K Correia 22; S Deduno 15; B Duensing 3; G Perkins 4
Game Details
Game Time: 3:40.
Umpires: HP--Gabe Morales. 1B--Mike Estabrook. 2B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B--Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 84 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 26,821.