User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools
 
Recap: Rays 3, Tigers 0
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: June 05, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - Matt Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in another run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Longoria added an RBI single later in the ninth off Doug Fister (5-3), who pitched well again for the Tigers but got no offensive support. Jennings made it 3-0 with a run-scoring triple.

Advertisement

Alex Cobb allowed five hits in 7 2-3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay, and Joel Peralta (1-2) struck out Prince Fielder with two on to end the eighth.

Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 17 chances.

Fister allowed three runs and seven hits in 8 1-3 innings.

In both the sixth and the eighth innings, the Rays intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera with a runner on second and two out. Fielder struck out to end the inning both times.

Sam Fuld started the ninth with a bunt single, eluding Fielder's tag and diving into first base. Fuld went to third on Ben Zobrist's single, and Joyce was able to drive in the game's first run, with Zobrist advancing to second on the throw to the plate.

Longoria's single made it 2-0 and chased Fister, and Jennings added another insurance run with his drive to right-center field off Drew Smyly.

Fister pitched seven scoreless innings in his previous start against Pittsburgh, but the Tigers were shut out in that game, too. This time it was Cobb who matched zeros with the Detroit right-hander for most of the night.

Hitting rallies were few and far between, especially after both teams wasted good chances to score in the third.

The Rays had men on first and third with one out when Fielder made a diving stop on Fuld's grounder. Fielder threw home to Alex Avila, catching Jose Lobaton in a rundown. Avila ran Lobaton back to third before tagging him and Yunel Escobar, who was trying to come all the way around from first.

Both runners were called out, and the unusual double play ended that threat. But the Tigers couldn't capitalize on their own first-and-third, one-out situation in the bottom of the inning. Avisail Garcia was caught trying to steal second, and Andy Dirks grounded out.

Cobb was terrific for Tampa Bay, and the Rays avoided pitching to Cabrera in crucial spots. Coming into the game, Fielder was 8 of 9 with a walk and 10 RBIs in his previous 10 plate appearances following walks by Cabrera - but he didn't deliver on this night.

Fielder did extend his hitting streak to 10 games with a fourth-inning single, and he ended the Tampa Bay seventh with an unassisted double play when he caught James Loney's line drive and doubled Longoria off first.

The Tigers could barely hit the ball out of the infield early on against Cobb, who has allowed more than three earned runs only once in 11 starts this year.

Cobb was pitching for the first time since May 26. The right-hander missed a start because of a cut finger on his throwing hand.

Rays left fielder Kelly Johnson was a late scratch because of back tightness.

NOTES: Rays manager Joe Maddon said ace David Price (strained left triceps) might be ready to throw off a mound around the time the team returns home for a series with Baltimore that starts Friday. ... Detroit RHP Max Scherzer (7-0) will take the mound Thursday against Tampa Bay RHP Roberto Hernandez (3-5) in the finale of this three-game series.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rays at Tigers
Tue, Jun 4 Final 1 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Rays at Tigers
Wed, Jun 5 Final 3 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Rays at Tigers
Thu, Jun 6 Final 2 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  +135   -175   8 
 DET  -145   +155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  +132   -170   8 
 DET  -142   +150   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  21%   4%   45% 
 DET  79%   96%   55% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 1 Over: 11 
 DET 10 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 3 Under: 6 
 TAM 3 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 3 Over: 11 
 DET 8 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 11 Cover: +110 
 DET 5 Over: 16 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 11 Cover: +105 
 TAM 2 Over: 13 
 Tools:   Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Jun 5
 
    Pirates at Braves
12:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Phillies
1:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Mariners
3:40 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Rays at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Angels
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Orioles at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Padres at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!