Andy Sonnanstine allowed five runs -- three earned -- in four-plus innings. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
With the calendar rolling over into September, the Rays cannot afford to give games away, but they did just that, making three errors that led to three unearned runs. In his first start since June 27, Andy Sonnanstine struggled, allowing eight hits while walking four.
a-Singled for Iwamura in the 8th. 1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th. 2-Ran for Navarro, D in the 8th.
BATTING HR: Pena, C (39, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bartlett; Longoria 2; Crawford, C; Pena, C 5; Burrell; Zobrist; Navarro, D 2; Aybar, W. RBI: Pena, C 2 (98), Burrell (53), Navarro, D (30). 2-out RBI: Pena, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Pena, C; Crawford, C 2. Team RISP: 4-for-10. Team
FIELDING E: Iwamura (6, fielding), Pena, C (10, fielding), Crawford, C (4, fielding). DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C).