Devil Rays 8W: McClung (3-7)
L: Elarton (7-6)Indians 2
Jorge Cantu hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five homers, and Seth McClung overcame a long rain delay to pitch shutout ball into the sixth inning as the Devil Rays won in Cleveland.
The Devil Rays' second straight win gave them their first series victory in Cleveland. They had gone 0-8-1 in nine previous trips to Jacobs Field, winning only seven of 28 games before this year.
Cleveland RF Casey Blake left in the fifth with a bruised right shoulder after being hit by a pitch from McClung.
Tampa BayABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals38814824 -- Lugo ss511101.298Crawford lf511000.289Cantu 2b533300.292Huff rf513101.267Gomes dh221220.284TLee 1b501001.271ASGonzalez 3b301000.260LaForest c400001.200Gathright cf403100.300ClevelandABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals36210239 -- Sizemore cf411111.291Crisp lf411010.294JhPeralta ss501002.304THafner dh501102.312VMartinez c303010.286Belliard 2b402000.290Liefer 1b-rf400002.224Boone 3b401002.234Blake rf000000.242Broussard 1b300000.257Tampa Bay
202100201 -- 8140Cleveland
000001001 -- 2100 LOB: Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 11. 2B: Crawford (22), Cantu (29), Gathright (4), Crisp (29), THafner (28), Belliard (26). HR: Sizemore (14), off TreMiller; Gomes (15), off JGuthrie; Cantu 2 (18), off JGuthrie, Elarton; Huff (17), off Elarton; Lugo (4), off Elarton. RBI: Lugo (45), Cantu 3 (77), Huff (74), Gomes 2 (30), Gathright (9), Sizemore (62), THafner (67). SB: Sizemore (15). S: ASGonzalez. SF: Gomes. GIDP: LaForest, Liefer.
DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Cantu, Lugo and TLee); Cleveland 2 (Belliard, JhPeralta and Liefer), (JGuthrie and Broussard).
Tampa BayIP HRERBBSONPERAMcClung, W5B411341027.17Orvella2C40005453.96TreMiller1 21100124.06ClevelandIP HRERBBSONPERAElarton, L3 54401414.58JGuthrie6 94423826.00 Inherited runners-scored: Orvella 2-0.
HBP: by McClung (Blake).
T: 2:45. A: 34,765 (43,405).