Matt Garza struck out three and walked three in seven-plus innings. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
By Erika Gilbert / MLB.com
What started with the very first pitch soon become a trend, as B.J. Upton, who led off with a home run, was followed by Carl Crawford and Willy Aybar with solo blasts of their own to account for all the runs the Rays would need. Matt Garza fired seven-plus innings of one-run ball.
BATTING 2B: Bartlett (16, Richmond), Pena, C (17, Carlson). HR: Upton, B (7, 1st inning off Richmond, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford, C (8, 3rd inning off Richmond, 0 on, 1 out), Aybar,
W (7, 6th inning off Richmond, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bartlett 2; Upton, B 4; Crawford, C 5; Pena, C 2; Zobrist; Aybar, W 6. RBI: Upton, B (31), Crawford, C (38), Aybar, W (25), Zobrist (46). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2; Bartlett 3; Pena, C. SF: Zobrist. GIDP: Crawford, C. Team RISP: 0-for-6. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING CS: Crawford, C (7, 2nd base by Richmond/Chavez, R). PO: Zobrist (2nd base by Richmond).
a-Walked for Adams, R in the 9th. b-Flied out for Chavez, R in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Hill, A (13, Garza, M). TB: Lind 2; Chavez, R; Wells, V; Rios, A; Rolen; Hill, A 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Wells, V 2; Overbay. GIDP: Overbay. Team RISP: 0-for-7. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING DP: (Overbay-Scutaro). Pickoffs: Richmond (Zobrist at 2nd base).