Andy Sonnanstine struck out seven and walked three in 5 2/3 innings on Friday. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Righty Andy Sonnanstine allowed five runs in the first two innings, and the Rays were unable to recover in a loss to the Tigers on Friday night. But after the Red Sox lost, it was time for Tampa Bay to celebrate its first AL East title.
a-Walked for Hinske in the 6th. b-Struck out for Floyd, C in the 7th. c-Flied out for Gross in the 8th. d-Struck out
for Perez, F in the 8th. 1-Ran for Navarro, D in the 9th. 2-Ran for Aybar, W in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Navarro, D (27, Verlander), Upton, B (37, Verlander). HR: Upton,
B (9, 7th inning off Seay, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Bartlett; Longoria 2; Upton, B 7; Pena, C 2; Navarro,
D 3; Iwamura 2. RBI: Upton, B 2 (67), Pena, C (102), Aybar, W (33). 2-out RBI:
Pena, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Hinske; Floyd, C; Navarro, D; Pena, C
2; Bartlett 2. Team RISP: 3-for-14. Team LOB: 14.
Upton, B (44, 2nd base off Verlander/Sardinha).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Upton,
B (Ordonez at 2nd base). DP: (Upton, B-Iwamura).