Scott Kazmir struck out eight over his five innings on Thursday. (Duane Burleson/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Ben Zobrist homered twice and drove in four runs, but Scott Kazmir allowed four solo blasts over five innings, as the Rays' magic number to clinch the AL East remained at one with a loss to the Tigers. Evan Longoria added his 27th long ball.
BATTING 2B: Thames, M (12, Hammel). HR: Santiago, R 2 (3, 1st inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Hessman (5, 4th inning
off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Ryan (2, 5th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Granderson (21, 7th inning off Bradford, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Hessman 4; Ryan 4; Santiago, R 9; Thames, M 3; Raburn; Granderson 4. RBI: Santiago, R 2 (16), Hessman (7), Ryan (7), Cabrera, M (126), Granderson (62). 2-out RBI: Granderson. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryan 2. SF: Cabrera, M. GIDP: Ordonez. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Inge (4, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro, D). CS: Joyce (2, 2nd base by Percival/Navarro, D).
FIELDING DP: 2 (Cabrera, M-Santiago, R, Raburn-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M).