|a - K. MoralesPH-DH||0-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.255||.283||.471|
a-lined out to third for J Rivera in the 8th
- 2B:M Teixeira (12, R Corcoran); R Willits (4, J Putz)
- HR:V Guerrero (25, 4th inning off R Rowland-Smith 0 on, 1 Out)
- RBI:V Guerrero (86)
- GIDP:H Kendrick
- Team LOB:9
- SB:R Willits (2, 3rd base off J Putz/R Johnson)
- RBI:R Ibanez (107)
- Team LOB:3
- Picked Off:M Tuiasosopo (1st base by E Santana)
- E:R Ibanez (5, bobble)
- DP:1 (Y Betancourt-L Valbuena-J Lopez)
|3rd||R Ibanez grounded out to first, L Valbuena scored, R Johnson to third, I Suzuki to second.||0||1|
|4th||V Guerrero homered to left center.||1||1|
|7th||R Willits singled to left center, J Mathis to second, J Mathis scored, R Willits to second on error by left fielder R Ibanez.||2||1|
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