MLB Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Game Two|
(Sunday, June 24th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 3
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Brooks Conrad hit a pair of doubles and
knocked in four runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Philadelphia
Phillies, 7-3, and sweep a day-night doubleheader.
Tampa Bay won the early contest, 3-2, behind Carlos Pena's three-run homer and
seven innings of one-run ball from starter David Price.
Ben Zobrist added two hits and three runs scored in the nightcap, while Sean
Rodriguez had an RBI and scored twice for the Rays, who snapped a three-game
slide earlier on Sunday.
Cesar Ramos made his first start since October 4, 2009 with San Diego and
tossed 2 2/3 innings, allowing three walks and no hits. Brandon Gomes (2-2)
received the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Cliff Lee (0-4) remained winless on the season by allowing five runs on six
hits and three walks over a seven-inning start for Philadelphia, which lost
for the third time in four games.
"A few crucial walks throughout the game ended up costing me," said Lee. "I
feel like I'm better than that. I made some mistakes and they made me pay for
After the Phillies left a man on second in the first inning, Tampa Bay broke
through in the second when Jeff Keppinger worked a leadoff walk, moved to
second on a Zobrist single and came home on Rodriguez's double over the head
of Shane Victorino in center field.
Conrad then pulled a double into the left-field corner to plate Zobrist and
Rodriguez for a 3-0 advantage.
"You really need to get on Cliff Lee early if you're gonna beat him normally,"
Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Because when he settles into a game, he's
Philadelphia cut into its deficit in the fourth inning off Wade Davis when
Hunter Pence walked and rounded the bases on Placido Polanco's double into the
left-center field gap.
John Mayberry followed with a base hit up the middle to score Polanco and make
it a 3-2 contest.
But Tampa Bay regained some cushion in the sixth following Zobrist's two-out
single. Rodriguez then walked before both came home on Conrad's double off the
wall in right-center field.
On the play, Rodriguez collided with catcher Brian Schneider at the plate as
he was awaiting the throw from the outfield and Schneider was forced to leave
the game with a right ankle sprain.
The Phillies answered with Polanco's RBI double in the bottom of the frame to
get within 5-3, but B.J. Rosenberg issued four walks in the eighth inning to
plate a run before new pitcher Jake Diekman walked in another run to stretch
the Rays' lead back up to 7-3.
Philadelphia would not advance a man past first base for the remainder of the
The last time the Phillies had an interleague doubleheader was on June 28,
2006 at Baltimore, with the Orioles winning both contests...Lee struck out
nine. He fell to 6-6 in 14 career starts against Tampa Bay...Ramos made just
the third start of his career through 88 games...The Phillies hit 1-for-8 with
runners in scoring position and left six men on base...The Rays went 3-for-10
with runners in scoring position and stranded six.
06/25 00:15:56 ET