Joe Nelson loaded the bases before escaping trouble and closing out the 12th inning. (AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Jason Bartlett came through in the clutch, doubling home Ben Zobrist for the game-winner in the 12th. Down 9-1 after six, the Rays' hitters awoke with a vengeance. Carlos Pena and Pat Burrell had big hits to pull Tampa Bay within two, and then Pena and Willy Aybar each belted solo blasts in the ninth to tie it.
BATTING 2B: Lind (32, Price), Wells, V (25, Price), Scutaro (30, Balfour). HR: Bautista (3, 2nd inning off Price, 0 on, 0 out), Hill, A 2 (24, 2nd inning off Price, 0 on, 2 out; 4th inning off
Cormier, 1 on, 0 out), Rios, A (12, 3rd inning off Price, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Lind 2; Scutaro 4; Chavez, R; Bautista 6; Wells, V 3; Rios, A 5; Rolen; Hill, A 9. RBI: Lind 2 (64), Millar (25), Bautista (14), Hill, A 3 (67), Rios, A 2 (51). 2-out RBI: Hill, A; Rios, A 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios, A; Millar; Rolen; Lind 3. SAC: Chavez, R; Bautista. Team RISP: 2-for-14. Team LOB: 12.
FIELDING PB: Chavez, R (4). Outfield assists: Bautista 2 (Upton, B at 2nd base, Burrell at 2nd base). DP: (Scutaro-Hill, A-Millar).