Carlos Pena rounds the bases after his three-run shot Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Backed by a three-run shot from Carlos Pena and a two-run blast off the bat of B.J. Upton, the Rays put up seven runs over the third and fourth innings en route to an easy win in the finale. Scott Kazmir twirled a two-run outing while mowing down seven and stifling the Rangers' offense.
BATTING 2B: Gross (11, Nippert), Upton, B (28, Nippert), Hinske (19, Nippert), Aybar, W (12, Loe). HR: Pena, C (25, 3rd inning off Nippert, 2 on, 1 out), Upton, B (8, 4th inning off Nippert, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Bartlett; Gross 2; Upton, B 7; Pena, C 4; Zobrist; Aybar, W 3; Hinske 2. RBI: Upton, B 3 (57), Pena, C 3 (71), Bartlett (21). 2-out RBI: Bartlett; Upton, B 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske. GIDP: Gross. Team RISP: 5-for-9. Team LOB: 3.