Well tonight was a great example of how the Rays should play ball every night. The Rays' bats came alive in a big way Wednesday night in Toronto, winning 12-2. The Rays' took game two of this series, evening it up at one a piece. They hit the ball hard all night and it showed in the runs column. The Rays started off by scoring first in the first inning with a two-run home run by Ben Zobrist. They kept it up in the second inning when Matt Joyce was driven home on a sac fly by Sean Rodriguez. Jose Molina had a RBI single in the fourth, driving in Joyce.
Joyce continued his big night with a solo home run in sixth inning. Sean Rodriguez would also homer later in the inning. The Rays finished their scoring in the 9th with a six run inning lead by a Luke Scott grand slam.
David Price would let up a few runs early, but after that he settled in beautifully. Jose Bautista had a RBI single in the first inning off Price. Jeff Mathis hit a solo homer in the second inning in what turned out to be the last run of the game for Toronto. Price finished with his second win of the season going 5.2 innings while allowing 8 hits, 2 runs, and 3 strikeouts. Brandon Morrow, as you saw with all the scoring, was lit up by Tampa, getting the loss and going 6 innings, 8 hits, 6 runs, and 2 strikeouts. Here are the rest of the standouts:
- David Price W(2-1) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 3 K
- Brandon Morrow L(0-1) 6 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 K
- Wade Davis 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 K
- J.P. Howell 1 IP 0 Hits, 2 strikeouts
- Matt Joyce 3-5 2 doubles, Home run, RBI
- Luke Scott 2-5 Grand Slam, 4 RBI
- Sean Rodriguez 1-2. 2 RBI
- Ben Zobrist 1-4. Home run , 2 RBI
- Colby Rasmus 2-4.
- Y. Escobar 4-5
- The Red Sox and Yankees both lost Wednesday night and the Rays improved to 6-6.
- The Rays stay in town tomorrow night for the rubber match of the series with the Blue Jays. Jeremy Hellickson will face Herderson Alvarez. First pitch is at 7:07pm.