Kevin Millwood (center) leaves with a sore groin. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
By David Just / MLB.com
After starter Kevin Millwood left early with a sore groin, the bullpen was holding its own until the eighth inning, when Eddie Guardado and closer C.J. Wilson combined to allow five runs. Michael Young hit a solo homer and added an RBI single.
BATTING 2B: Kinsler (35, Richard), Davis, C (4, Richard), Bradley (23, Carrasco). HR: Young (8, 1st inning off Richard, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Kinsler 3; Young 5; Bradley 2; Byrd; Blalock; Saltalamacchia; Davis, C 3; Murphy. RBI: Young 2 (54), Kinsler (60), Murphy (61), Blalock (10), Saltalamacchia 2 (22). 2-out RBI: Kinsler; Murphy; Young; Saltalamacchia 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Young 2; Hamilton 2; Davis, C; Blalock. SF: Blalock. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Murphy (7, 2nd base off Richard/Hall), Young (7, 2nd base off Richard/Hall), Blalock (1, 2nd base off Richard/Hall), Kinsler (25, 3rd base off Richard/Hall). CS: Davis, C (1, 2nd base by Carrasco/Hall).