Kevin Slowey picked up his 11th loss of the season on Saturday. (Steve Nesius/AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
A rough road trip became a little bit rougher on Saturday when the Twins fell at Tropicana Field to the Rays, who clinched their first playoff berth in club history. Minnesota starter Kevin Slowey exited after giving up five earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.
a-Walked for Gross in the 5th. b-Grounded into a double play for Hinske in the 5th.
BATTING 2B: Pena, C (23, Slowey), Navarro, D (25, Slowey), Bartlett (22, Slowey), Longoria (30, Slowey). HR: Perez, F (3, 6th inning off Reyes, De, 0 on, 0 out), Floyd, C (11, 7th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 2; Floyd, C 5; Pena, C 2; Navarro, D 4; Hinske; Perez, F 4; Iwamura. RBI: Pena, C 2 (98), Longoria (82), Navarro, D (50), Baldelli (10), Perez, F (6), Floyd, C (38). 2-out RBI: Pena, C 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Perez, F 2. GIDP: Upton, B. Team RISP: 3-for-9. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING CS: Iwamura (6, 2nd base by Slowey/Mauer).