Brian Roberts homered for the second consecutive game against the Rays. (Getty)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
Brian Roberts continued his hot hitting with a two-run homer in the second inning and Gregg Zaun belted a solo shot in the fifth. However, a strong beginning to Koji Uehara's start went south in the seventh as the Rays scored three runs to salvage a split in the series.
BATTING 2B: Jones, Ad (9, Garza, M). HR: Roberts, B (4, 3rd inning off Garza,
M, 1 on, 1 out), Zaun (1, 5th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Roberts, B 4; Zaun 4; Jones,
Ad 3. RBI: Roberts, B 2 (11), Zaun (2). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Mora. GIDP: Andino. Team RISP: 0-for-3. Team LOB: 2.
Jones, Ad (1, throw), Zaun (3, throw), Mora (2, fielding). Pickoffs: Uehara (Bartlett at 2nd base).
BATTING 2B: Navarro, D (4, Uehara), Longoria (13, Uehara), Upton, B (4, Uehara). TB:
Navarro, D 3; Bartlett; Longoria 3; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C; Iwamura. RBI: Crawford, C (12), Longoria
3 (34), Upton, B (3). 2-out RBI: Longoria 3; Upton, B. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out: Burrell; Pena, C. Team RISP: 3-for-8. Team LOB: 4.
Crawford, C (19, 2nd base off Uehara/Zaun). PO: Bartlett (2nd base by Uehara).