Gabe Kapler (right) is congratulated on his two-run homer by Gabe Gross. (Brian Blanco/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Though they fell behind early, the Rays battled back, and Gabe Kapler's sixth-inning homer tied it. Willy Aybar hit a grounder in the eighth that hit the third-base bag and bounced away, allowing the go-ahead run to score, giving the Rays a sweep of the Nationals.
a-Doubled for Gross in the 8th. 1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Pena, C (12, Villone), Aybar, W (7, Villone). HR: Kapler (3, 6th inning off Detwiler, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Longoria; Kapler 5; Upton, B 2; Pena, C 3; Aybar, W 2. RBI: Kapler 3 (11), Navarro, D (19), Aybar, W (20). 2-out RBI: Kapler 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Brignac; Navarro, D. SAC: Navarro, D. GIDP: Navarro, D, Longoria, Burrell. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Upton, B 2 (24, 2nd base off Detwiler/Bard, 3rd base off Detwiler/Bard). CS: Kapler (2, 2nd base by Beimel/Bard).
FIELDING PB: Navarro, D (3). Outfield assists: Gross (Gonzalez, Al at 3rd base).