Uh-oh: Bad A.J.'s back in town

A.J. Burnett was cruising along through five innings, having held the Tampa Bay Rays having allowed just three hits and one run (a solo homer by Johnny Damon) and enjoying a 5-1 lead thanks to Curtis Granderson's three-run bomb in the fifth.

Then came the sixth, and cruise turned to crach. First. Sam Fuld hit a two-run homer with none out to cut the lead to 5-3. But Burnett came back to get two quick outs, including a strikeout of Damon. But he couldn;t hold off Bad A.J. for long. Evan Longoria singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Then Matt Joyce singled Longoria home to make it a 5-4 game. Next, Burnett was about two feet wide of Russell Martin's glove with a fastball, sending Joyce to second. Finally, B.J. Upton crushed one into the left-field seats and the implosion was complete. Rays went up 6-5, and both A.J.s, the Good and the Bad, headed for the showers. Rays still up 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh, Boone Logan now pitching.

To add insult, this is the first time all season the Rays have scored more than five runs at home, a stretch of 22 games exceeded only by the 26-game five-runs-or-less treak posted by the Brooklyn Superbas (later Dodgers) in 1908.