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, M; Suzuki, K; Thomas 2; Crosby 4. RBI: Crosby 2 (51). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Brown, E. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING SB: Ellis, M (13, 2nd base off Balfour/Navarro, D).
FIELDING E: Barton (9, fielding). Outfield assists: Brown, E (Aybar, W at 1st base). DP: (Brown, E-Crosby-Ellis, M). Pickoffs: Gonzalez, Gi (Bartlett at 2nd base).