Tampa Bay Rays Power Past New York Yankees 5-4

Zobrist, Jennings, & Joyce Power Rays To Victory

The Tampa Bay Rays won their fourth straight Grapefruit League contest by defeating the New York Yankees by a final score of 5-4.

Cesar Ramos who is vying for a spot in the Rays starting rotation started and gave up a pair of runs in the first inning before settling down. He ended his day delivering 2.2 innings of work giving up the two earned runs on four base hits. Juan Sandoval came in to retire the only batter he faced to end the third inning. Grant Balfour gave up a two run single to Brett Gardner in his only inning of work and at the end of four innings the Rays were down 4-1.

The Rays offense got on the board thanks to a leadoff homer by Ben Zobrist in the bottom of the first and stormed back to take the the lead in the fifth inning on a pair of homers. Desmond Jennings blasted a three run homer to tie the game at four and Matt Joyce delivered a solo shot to put the Rays up 5-4.

Erik Bedard entered the game in the fifth inning and delivered three scoreless innings of work allowing three hits striking out two and walking one. Joel Peralat worked a scoreless eighth inning and Jake Odorizzi came in to finish the game and preserve the victory for the Rays.

Game Highlights:


Box Score:


Tampa Bay Rays (4-1) 5, New York Yankees (4-4) 4

March 5, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
Tampa Bay 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 x 5 9 1

 

NY Yankees AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A
Gardner, B, LF .400 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
  Richardson, LF .333 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunez, 2B .364 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Wheeler, 3B .167 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suzuki, I, CF .200 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  O’Brien, C .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Canzler, 1B .273 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0
  Gil, 1B .200 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Johnson, K, 3B .222 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
  Anna, SS .273 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Solarte, SS .667 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Williams, M, CF .222 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Romine, A, C .182 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
  Garcia, A, RF .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Almonte, Z, RF .300 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
  Joseph, C, 2B .182 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murphy, DH .200 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  a-Pirela, PH-DH .300 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Warren, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Betances, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Coello, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Daley, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Tateyama, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Miller, Ji, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals .271 36 4 11 2 0 0 4 2 8 24 5
a-Singled for Murphy in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Nunez (1, Ramos, C), Wheeler (2, Bedard).
RBI: Canzler (1), Johnson, K (3), Gardner, B 2 (2).
GIDP: Murphy.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.
Tampa Bay AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A
Zobrist, 2B .400 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
  Sands, 1B .273 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Jennings, D, CF .222 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0
  Christian, CF .300 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Longoria, 3B .375 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
  Olmedo, 2B .200 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Joyce, DH .231 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
  a-Acosta, M, PH-DH .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Hanigan, C .167 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
  Solis, C .250 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Belnome, 1B .214 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
  Shaffer, 3B .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nix, J, SS .375 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
  Motter, SS .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guyer, LF .222 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Argo, LF .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mahtook, RF .091 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Moore, RF .364 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
  Ramos, C, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sandoval, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Balfour, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Bedard, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Peralta, Jo, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Odorizzi, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals .270 33 5 9 0 0 3 5 2 9 27 14
a-Walked for Joyce in the 7th.
BATTING
HR: Zobrist (1, 1st inning off Warren, 0 on, 0 out), Jennings, D (1, 5th inning off Coello, 2 on, 0 out), Joyce (1, 5th inning off Coello, 0 on, 1 out).
RBI: Zobrist (1), Jennings, D 3 (3), Joyce (2).
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.FIELDING
E: Shaffer (1).
Outfield assists: Guyer (Gardner, B at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Belnome, Shaffer-Olmedo-Sands).
NY Yankees ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
Warren 2.08 2.1 4 1 1 0 2 1 11
Betances 0.00 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6
Coello (BS, 1)(L, 0-2) 48.60 0.1 3 4 4 0 0 2 5
Daley 0.00 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4
Tateyama 0.00 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 7
Miller, Ji 2.45 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Totals 3.86 8.0 9 5 5 2 9 3 36
Tampa Bay ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
Ramos, C 4.91 2.2 4 2 2 0 2 0 12
Sandoval 0.00 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Balfour 9.00 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 6
Bedard (W, 1-1) 6.75 3.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 12
Peralta, Jo 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Odorizzi (S, 1) 0.00 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
Totals 2.29 9.0 11 4 4 2 8 0 39
Team ER: off NY Yankees 5, off Tampa Bay 4.
BB: off Betances (Hanigan), Tateyama (Acosta, M), off Balfour (Almonte, Z), Bedard (Canzler).
SO: by Warren 2 (Jennings, D, Nix, J), Betances 2 (Longoria, Belnome), Daley (Hanigan), Tateyama 2 (Sands, Solis), Miller, Ji 2 (Argo, Moore), by Ramos, C 2 (Gardner, B, Murphy), Bedard 2 (Romine, A, O’Brien), Peralta, Jo 3 (Anna, Williams, M, Garcia, A), Odorizzi (O’Brien).
WP: Daley.
HB: Johnson, K (by Balfour), Mahtook (by Coello).
Umpires: HP: Will Little. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Clint Fagan.
Official Scorer: Carli Todd.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 6,469.
Venue: Charlotte Sports Park.
March 5, 2014

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