Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer during the third inning. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
Led by Carl Crawford's two homers and five RBIs, the Rays offense amassed 15 hits and a season-high 15 runs to back starter James Shields. Shields wasn't too shabby himself, going seven innings while allowing one run on four hits to pick up his fifth win of the season, his first since May 9.
Tucker pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. De La Cruz, F pitched to 6 batters in the 5th.
Scores: Shields 70, Tucker 19. WP: Hammel, Kensing. HBP: Floyd, C (by Miller, Ju), Ross, C (by Shields). Pitches-strikes:
Shields 101-70, Hammel 19-12, Glover 24-16, Tucker 83-46, De La Cruz, F 28-14, Kensing 35-18, Pinto 28-14, Miller, Ju 20-9,
Gregg 20-10. Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 10-7, Hammel 0-1, Glover 2-1, Tucker 3-3, De La Cruz, F 1-0, Kensing 1-1,
Pinto 0-0, Miller, Ju 2-1, Gregg 1-0. Batters faced: Shields 28, Hammel 5, Glover 6, Tucker 22, De La Cruz, F 6,
Kensing 9, Pinto 5, Miller, Ju 6, Gregg 5. Inherited runners-scored: De La Cruz, F 1-1, Kensing 2-2. Umpires:
HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Mike Estabrook. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Paul Emmel. Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy. Wind:
13 mph, In from CF. T: 3:02. Att: 13,165. Venue: Sun Life Stadium. June 25, 2008 June 25, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner