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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 Loney singled to shallow right, Desmond Jennings and Ben Zobrist scored, Matt Joyce to second, Matt Joyce to third on right fielder Oswaldo Arcia's fielding error
TB 2 - MIN 0
Top 2nd: Tampa Bay
Ben Zobrist hit sacrifice fly to center, Kevin Kiermaier scored
TB 3 - MIN 0
Bottom 2nd: Minnesota
Josh Willingham singled to shallow right center, Oswaldo Arcia scored
TB 3 - MIN 1
Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
Yunel Escobar doubled to right, Evan Longoria scored, James Loney to third
TB 4 - MIN 1
Top 6th: Tampa Bay
Evan Longoria doubled to left, Matt Joyce scored
TB 5 - MIN 1
Bottom 6th: Minnesota
Trevor Plouffe scored, Kendrys Morales to third on wild pitch
TB 5 - MIN 2
Josh Willingham grounded out to shortstop, Kendrys Morales scored
TB 5 - MIN 3

Pitching Details

Batting

Tampa Bay

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Desmond JenningsCF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 .246
Ben Zobrist2B-LF 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .264
Matt JoyceLF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .271
Logan ForsythePH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249
Evan Longoria3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 .262
James Loney1B 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 .285
Brandon GuyerDH 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 .274
Yunel EscobarSS 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .253
Curt CasaliC 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 .111
Kevin KiermaierRF 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 Dozier2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .237
Eduardo Núñez3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .266
Trevor PlouffeDH 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .246
Kendrys Morales1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Oswaldo ArciaRF 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .213
Chris ColabelloPH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Josh WillinghamLF 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 .209
Eduardo EscobarSS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Eric FryerC 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .174
Kurt SuzukiPH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .305
Sam FuldCF 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 Archer(W, 6-5) 6.1 6 3 1 2 4 0 1.31 3.31
Brad Boxberger(HLD, 8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.85 2.33
Jake McGee(HLD, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.86 1.43
Grant Balfour(HLD, 7) 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.58 5.40
Kirby Yates(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 Correia(L, 5-12) 4.0 7 4 4 3 4 0 1.46 4.76
Samuel Deduno 3.0 3 1 1 3 5 0 1.44 4.32
Brian Duensing 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.28 2.45
Glen Perkins 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.