Leadoff hitter Luis Castillo recorded three hits in his first game since April 19. (AP)
By Dawn Klemish / MLB.com
If only Sidney Ponson could face the Devil Rays each start. The embattled veteran pitcher now has two victories this season, both coming against Tampa Bay. With his roster spot perhaps in jeopardy, Ponson responded with his best performance of the season by allowing just one run over seven innings.
BATTING HR: Young (4, 2nd inning off Ponson, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Baldelli; Young 4; Upton 2; Harris. RBI: Young (14). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton 2; Navarro; Harris 2. GIDP: Pena. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING CS: Dukes (3, 2nd base by Ponson/Mauer).
FIELDING E: Jackson (1, throw), Upton (7, fielding). Outfield assists: Baldelli (Cuddyer at 3rd base). DP: (Harris-Upton-Pena).