Phils crush Rays 10-1 in opener of Series rematch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Eight months haven't changed the Tampa Bay Rays' fortunes against the Philadelphia Phillies.

They lost the World Series in five games in October and began a three-game rematch with a lopsided 10-1 defeat on Tuesday night.

"It's the kind of game you put in the trash compactor and move on," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

The Phillies, coming off a 1-8 interleague homestand, hope to build on it.

"Tonight is great and we've got a little room to celebrate, but when we leave here we should be thinking about tomorrow's game. This one's gone," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said.

"That's how we play out there. That's what works for us, and we want to stay with what works."

Chase Utley and John Mayberry homered and combined to drive in seven runs in support of Jamie Moyer (5-6), who got his 251st career win.

Although the Phillies are nine games below .500 (13-22) at Citizens Bank Park, they remain in first place because they're a baseball-best 24-9 on the road.

Manuel said six runs in the first inning — not a change of scenery — was most responsible for his team getting back on track.

"We scored some runs early, and scored enough where our pitchers could settle in and pitch," the Philadelphia manager said.

Utley had a two-run double in the first inning. He added his 16th homer, a two-run shot in the fourth, off David Price (1-2) for a 10-0 lead against the Rays' highly-regarded rookie left-hander.

Tampa Bay, which managed five hits off Moyer in six innings, scored on Jason Bartlett's fourth-inning single that extended the shortstop's career-best hitting streak to 17 games — one shy of the franchise record.

"They're a good offensive ballclub. They can beat you in a lot of ways," said Moyer, who walked three and struck out four. "All of baseball saw it last year."

The 46-year-old Moyer, who made his pro debut 15 months before the 23-year-old Price was born, moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for 43rd on the career wins list.

"He knows what he's doing. ... He was on top of his game tonight," Maddon said. "He got the big lead and ran with it."

Braves 4, Yankees 0

At Atlanta, Rookie Tommy Hanson won his third straight start, and the Braves threw consecutive shutouts for the first time in four years.

In the Yankees' first visit to Turner Field since 2000, Atlanta's pitching staff combined for its first consecutive shutouts since June 21-22, 2005, when it beat Florida by a combined 13-0 score.

Hanson (3-0) allowed four hits and five walks with four strikeouts in 5 1-3 innings.

Red Sox 11, Nationals 3

At Washington, Jason Bay had four hits, including his 19th homer and a two-run single that helped break open the game in the eighth inning, and Jacoby Ellsbury's had the first two-triple game of his career and two singles.

Manny Delcarmen (2-1) got the win in relief for the Red Sox, who have won 14 of 19 in June.

Tigers 5, Cubs 4

At Detroit, pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to help the Tigers win their fifth straight.

Brandon Inge's two-run homer in the seventh put the Tigers ahead 3-2 and they were a strike away from taking the lead into the ninth, but Chicago's Micah Hoffpauir hit a go-ahead, two-run shot in the eighth off Joel Zumaya.

Brandon Lyon (3-3) got the victory after retiring one batter in the ninth.

Indians 5, Pirates 4

At Pittsburgh, Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs to support rookie David Huff's eight shutout innings and Cleveland ended a six-game losing streak.

The Indians led 5-0 going into the ninth before the Pirates scored four runs and had the bases loaded, but Adam LaRoche, who homered to start the inning, flew out to right field on a 3-2 pitch from Kerry Wood to end the game.

Blue Jays 7, Reds 5

At Toronto, Marco Scutaro hit a two-run homer and Scott Rolen and Rod Barajas added solo shots for the Blue Jays.

Brian Tallet (5-4) matched a season-high with seven strikeouts in six shutout innings. He allowed three hits and walked one. Jason Frasor closed it for his second save in four chances.

Marlins 7, Orioles 6, 12 innings

At Miami, Jorge Cantu singled home Emilio Bonifacio with no outs in the 12th inning and Florida snapped Baltimore's five-game winning streak.

Hanley Ramirez hit his second career grand slam and Dan Uggla homered for Florida.

Burke Badenhop (5-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Dodgers 5, White Sox 2

At Chicago, Hiroki Kuroda allowed four hits in 8 2-3 innings and James Loney hit a two-run homer for Los Angeles.

Kuroda (2-3) allowed only Paul Konerko's second-inning homer and Jermaine Dye's single until there were two outs in the ninth. Kuroda gave up two more hits, including Dye's RBI single, before Jonathan Broxton earned his 18th save by striking out Jim Thome.

Royals 2, Astros 1

At Houston, Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in almost a month and Billy Butler homered for Kansas City.

The victory breaks a five-game losing streak for the Royals, who have won just seven of their last 23.

Greinke (9-3) allowed a run in the first before pitching seven shutout innings for his first win since throwing a complete game against Detroit on May 26. He had two losses and two no-decisions in that span.

Twins 7, Brewers 3

At Milwaukee, Joe Crede, Carlos Gomez and Brendan Harris combined to drive in six runs, all with two outs, and Minnesota beat the Brewers in water damaged Miller Park.

It was the Brewers' fourth straight loss overall and fifth in a row to the Twins.

While the Brewers were being swept in Detroit over the weekend, Miller Park fared worse with heavy rains on Friday that caused severe flash flooding and inundated the lower levels of the stadium, which opened in 2001, with several feet of water.

Minnesota scored in each of the first three innings off Jeff Suppan (5-5).

Diamondbacks 8, Rangers 2

At Phoenix, Justin Upton homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Max Scherzer won his third straight start as Arizona sent Texas to its fifth straight loss.

Felipe Lopez had three hits and drove in three runs, and Stephen Drew added three singles for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a three-game skid.

Scherzer (5-4) allowed two runs, seven hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out seven.

Angels 4, Rockies 3

At Anaheim, Calif., Bobby Abreu drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning after Colorado third baseman Ian Stewart messed up two bunt plays, and the Rockies lost for only the second time in 19 games.

Colorado had won six straight overall and a club-record nine in a row on the road.

Juan Rivera homered for the Angels and Kevin Jepsen (2-2) pitched a perfect eighth for the victory. Former Rockies closer Brian Fuentes got three outs for his 20th save.

Giants 4, Athletics 1

At Oakland, Calif., Tim Lincecum pitched a seven-hitter in another complete game against Oakland and Pablo Sandoval and Edgar Renteria both hit RBI doubles.

Lincecum (7-2) struck out 12 in his fourth career complete game and second this year. The other also came against the A's on June 12.

Bengie Molina and Matt Downs had sacrifice flies as the Giants bounced back after the A's snapped their five-game winning streak in the series Monday night.

Padres 9, Mariners 7

At Seattle, Chad Gaudin tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts and allowed only two runs over seven innings for the Padres.

Gaudin (3-6) retired 12 consecutive hitters after the second inning. Ken Griffey Jr. broke the streak with his 619th career homer in the sixth.

Mariners starter Garrett Olson (2-2) allowed six runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings.

National League

Cardinals 3, Mets 0

At New York, Joel Pineiro pitched a career-best two-hitter to end a five-start losing streak for St. Louis.

Albert Pujols smacked a two-run single and Pineiro matched the Mets at the plate by himself. He doubled and scored in the third inning, then singled in the fourth.

Pineiro (6-8) got an astounding 22 outs on the ground in his fifth career shutout and 11th complete game.
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