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Box Score: Rays 10, Indians 3

Justin Masterson has been really strong the past month, but tonight, he was unable to keep that streak going. Masterson failed to keep his team in the game and did not escape the fifth inning as he allowed eight runs with the Tribe falling 10-3 to Tampa Bay at Progressive Field. The Rays struck for two in the first on a Ben Zobrist homer, though Cleveland answered back with two of their own on a ground out double play and balk. After that, it was Masterson allowing two more in the third on a Jose Lobaton two-run single, two in the fifth prior to exiting on a Luke Scott homer, and having two more charged to him thanks to Nick Hagadone after leaving the game. The Indians fell to three games behind the White Sox with the loss. They send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound tomorrow night against Matt Moore for the Rays.

Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Tampa Bay
– B. Zobrist homered to deep right, D. Jennings scored
Bot 1st: Cleveland
– T. Hafner grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, S. Choo scored, A. Cabrera to third, J. Kipnis out at second
– A. Cabrera scored on balk
Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
– J. Lobaton singled to shallow center, B. Zobrist and B.J. Upton scored, B. Conrad to second
Top 5th: Tampa Bay
– L. Scott homered to deep right center, B.J. Upton scored
– E. Johnson doubled to deep right center, J. Lobaton and W. Rhymes scored
– B. Zobrist hit sacrifice fly to deep left center, E. Johnson scored
– B.J. Upton singled to shallow center, D. Jennings scored, C. Pena to second
Bot 5th: Cleveland
– S. Choo singled to shallow center, J. Damon scored
 Tampa Bay
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
D. Jennings lf522001202.235
C. Pena 1b502001202.200
B. Zobrist rf321311002.248
B.J. Upton cf423101000.249
L. Scott dh511210206.194
B. Conrad 3b400001200.211
J. Lobaton c412201000.230
W. Rhymes 2b210002003.234
    S. Rodriguez ph-2b100000100.218
E. Johnson ss512200001.277
 Totals38101310289016
 Batting
2B – C Pena (11, J Masterson); E Johnson (7, N Hagadone).
HR – B Zobrist (11, 1st inning off J Masterson 1 on, 1 Out), L Scott (10, 5th inning off J Masterson 1 on, 0 Out).
SF – B Zobrist.
RBI – B Zobrist 3 (36), B Upton (28), L Scott 2 (38), J Lobaton 2 (6), E Johnson 2 (22).
2-out RBI – B Upton, J Lobaton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Jennings 1, B Zobrist 1, L Scott 2, W Rhymes 1.
GIDP – C Pena.
Team LOB – 10.
 Fielding
E – W Rhymes (8, field).
DP – 2 (W Rhymes-E Johnson-C Pena, W Rhymes-E Johnson-C Pena).
 Cleveland
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
S. Choo rf412100102.298
A. Cabrera ss312000000.294
    J. Lopez 3b101000000.273
J. Kipnis 2b201002000.274
T. Hafner dh400000204.238
C. Santana c401000203.219
M. Brantley cf301000001.283
    A. Cunningham cf100000102.188
C. Kotchman 1b301000001.234
    S. Duncan 1b100000000.219
J. Damon lf410000002.206
J. Hannahan 3b-ss400000000.247
 Totals34391026015
 Batting
2B – J Lopez (12, W Davis); C Santana (12, A Cobb).
RBI – S Choo (33).
2-out RBI – S Choo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, C Santana 1, M Brantley 1, A Cunningham 1.
GIDP – T Hafner 2.
Team LOB – 6.
 Base Running
CS – S Choo (3, 2nd base by A Cobb/J Lobaton).
 Fielding
DP – 1 (J Hannahan-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
 Tampa Bay
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
A. Cobb (W, 4-5)6.06332401.324.89
K. Farnsworth1.01000003.0011.57
W. Davis1.02000201.222.75
B. Badenhop1.00000001.373.60
 Cleveland
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
J. Masterson (L, 5-8)4.19884721.354.40
N. Hagadone0.22222001.626.39
J. Accardo2.02002001.413.47
T. Sipp1.00000101.285.93
E. Rogers1.00000100.571.46
WP – J Masterson 2.
BALK – A Cobb.
Pitches-strikes – A Cobb 95-55; K Farnsworth 11-7; W Davis 26-16; B Badenhop 15-9; J Masterson 102-57; N Hagadone 27-12; J Accardo 39-22; T Sipp 16-11; E Rogers 10-7.
Ground balls-fly balls – A Cobb 12-1; K Farnsworth 1-4; W Davis 0-2; B Badenhop 1-2; J Masterson 8-2; N Hagadone 1-2; J Accardo 2-3; T Sipp 2-0; E Rogers 1-1.
Batters faced – A Cobb 23; K Farnsworth 5; W Davis 5; B Badenhop 3; J Masterson 26; N Hagadone 6; J Accardo 9; T Sipp 3; E Rogers 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Paul Emmel. 1B–Scott Barry. 2B–Jerry Meals. 3B–Gary Darling.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, in from center.