Ben Zobrist gets into second base with a fifth-inning double. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Left-hander Scott Kazmir went five innings and allowed just two hits, but one went for a two-run homer. The only Rays run came on an Akinori Iwamura sac fly in the third inning. The Rays ran themselves out of a big inning with two gaffes in the fifth.
BATTING 2B: Thomas (6, Kazmir). HR: Crosby (7, 2nd inning off Kazmir, 1 on, 0 out). TB:
Ellis; Thomas 2; Crosby 4; Suzuki, K. RBI: Crosby 2 (51). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby;
Brown, E. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Ellis (13, 2nd
base off Balfour/Navarro).
FIELDING E: Barton (9, fielding). Outfield assists: Brown,
E (Aybar, W at 1st base). DP: (Brown, E-Crosby-Ellis). Pickoffs: Gonzalez, G (Bartlett at 2nd base).
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