W: James Shields (4-1)
L: Justin Masterson (5-1)
Reid Brignac, 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Evan Longoria, 1-for-3, BB, 2B, 2 RBI
Ben Zobrist, 2-for-4, BB, R
Elliot Johnson, 1-for-4, BB, RBI, R
Casey Kotchman, 2-for-4, BB, R
Matt Joyce, 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2-for-3, BB, HR, 3B, 2 R
Orlando Cabrera, 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
Shin-Soo Choo, 1-for-4, RBI, R
The Rays once again brought out the bats to take their second consecutive game from the Indians. Tampa compiled 11 hits and every Rays batter reached base safely in the game. Jame Shields helped their cause by pitching seven innings and surrendering only two runs while striking out seven. Justin Masterson got the nod for Cleveland but was ousted after five and two-thirds, allowing five runs, eight hits and four walks.
It's possible the only team in the league hotter than the Indians are the Rays. Ever since their dismal 1-8 start, the Rays have rattled off 21 wins in 28 games, including six of their last seven. The most important aspect of this has seemed to be their offense, as the Rays have averaged 5.4 runs per game over their last 15 outings.