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 in the 9th. 2-Ran for Aybar, W in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Navarro (27, Verlander), Upton, B (37, Verlander). HR: Upton, B (9, 7th inning off
Seay, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Iwamura 2; Upton, B 7; Pena, C 2; Longoria 2; Navarro 3; Bartlett. 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; Pena, C 2; Bartlett 2. Team RISP: 3-for-14. Team LOB: 14.
BASERUNNING SB: Upton, B (44, 2nd base off Verlander/Sardinha).
assists: Upton, B (Ordonez at 2nd base). DP: (Upton, B-Iwamura).
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