Matt Garza allowed the first six runs of the 11-run fifth inning. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
The Rays got early runs courtesy of a Jason Bartlett double in the second followed by a Gregg Zaun solo home run in the fourth. Their offense, however, couldn't pull its way out of the crater-sized hole created by the pitching staff. Matt Garza allowed seven runs, six of which scored during the fifth frame.
BATTING 2B: Davis, C (14, Garza, M), Murphy, Dv (23, Bennett), Hamilton 2 (19, Bennett, Sonnanstine), Gentry (1, Shouse). HR: Byrd 2 (19, 4th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Garza, M, 3 on, 2 out), Kinsler (31, 6th inning
off Thayer, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Kinsler 4; Davis, C 5; Andrus; Hamilton 4; Richardson, K; Blalock; Borbon; Rodriguez, I 3; Gentry 2; Murphy, Dv
3; Byrd 8. RBI: Byrd 5 (88), Murphy, Dv 2 (54), Rodriguez, I (46), Borbon 2 (18), Hamilton 4 (54), Kinsler (84). 2-out RBI: Byrd 4; Murphy, Dv 2; Rodriguez, I; Borbon; Hamilton 4. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Blalock; Vizquel; German, E; Gentry 2. Team RISP:
7-for-18. Team LOB: 10.