Tampa Bay at Detroit

Final 12th
Tampa Bay
W: B. Meadows (2-1) L: T. Jones (1-5)
HR: TB - None   DET - None

Devil Rays 5, Tigers 1 (12 innings)

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

DETROIT -- Jorge Cantu took advantage of his second opportunity to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Cantu hit a three-run double in the 12th inning to lead Tampa Bay over the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Wednesday night.

Toby Hall and Travis Lee both singled off Todd Jones (1-5) with no outs in the 12th. Jones got Julio Lugo to bunt into a force at third and Carl Crawford to pop out but then hit Rocco Baldelli to load the bases.

Cantu, who flied out with the bases loaded to end the 10th, followed Baldelli with a bases-clearing liner into right-center field. Damon Hollins added an RBI double to give Tampa Bay a four-run lead.

"The second time was the charm," Cantu said. "I missed the opportunity the first time, but I finally got a good piece of one."

Mark Hendrickson took a one-hitter into the ninth before Detroit rallied to send it to extra innings. Ivan Rodriguez reached on an infield single and took second on third baseman Tomas Perez's one-out error. Hendrickson struck out Craig Monroe, but Marcus Thames singled into left-center to tie it.

"Mark wanted to finish things off, and I'm good with that," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "He wanted to go out there again for the next inning, and he could have, but I said no."

Tampa Bay blew a two-run lead in the ninth in Monday's series opener and eventually lost 4-3 in 13 innings.

Hendrickson allowed three hits and three walks in nine innings, and struck out seven to tie a career high.

"I was in the moment the entire time," the former NBA journeyman said. "Even in the ninth, when I gave up the hit and the run, it didn't faze me."

Tampa Bay left the bases loaded in a bizarre 10th inning that saw two Devil Rays reach base after striking out, one on a passed ball and one on a wild pitch.

"That was a great win," Maddon said. "That one showed grit on our part. We finally finished one off against a good ballclub."

Jones is 1-4 in his last seven outings with a 15.58 ERA and has blown two of his last three save opportunities.

"It's frustrating -- you always have tough times, but it seems like this is four or five of them all at once," he said. "Tonight, I made good pitches and then hung one to Cantu. That's why this is the major leagues. Guys hit those pitches."

Brian Meadows (2-1) threw two scoreless innings to get the win for Tampa Bay, which snapped Detroit's four-game winning streak.

Jeremy Bonderman struck out a season-high 12 in eight innings for Detroit, giving up one run and six hits with a walk. Tampa Bay struck out 17 times total in the game, tying a team record.

"Bonderman was fantastic," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Both starters had great pitching performances. The offenses just didn't do much for either of them."

The Devil Rays grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Jonny Gomes led off with a walk, moved to second on Lee's two-out single and scored on Lugo's base hit into right-center field.


The Devil Rays placed closer Tyler Walker on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and called up reliever Tim Corcoran from Triple-A Durham. Corcoran pitched a scoreless 12th inning. ... After the game, the Tigers designated reliever Bobby Seay for assignment and called up pitcher Wil Ledezma from Triple-A Toledo. ... Bonderman got the 500th strikeout of his career against Ty Wigginton in the seventh inning. He is just the third Tigers pitcher -- Denny McLain and Hal Newhouser -- to get 500 before his 24th birthday. ... Crawford went from first to third on a groundout in the eighth. He was running on the pitch, and kept going as Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge had to charge a slow grounder to retire Baldelli.

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Players of the Game
Tampa Bay

J. Cantu
AB 6
R 1
H 1
HR 0

M. Thames
AB 5
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Julio Lugo, SS5121122 .261
Carl Crawford, LF6010027 .302
Rocco Baldelli, CF5100020 .346
Jorge Cantu, 2B6113035 .300
Aubrey Huff, 3B4020000 .194
    Damon Hollins, PR-RF2011000 .234
Jonny Gomes, DH5100132 .252
Ty Wigginton, RF4010031 .269
    Tomas Perez, 3B1000000 .177
Toby Hall, C5010012 .247
    Josh Paul, PR-C0000000 .286
Travis Lee, 1B5120010 .212
2B - Jorge Cantu (8, T. Jones), Damon Hollins (10, T. Jones), Ty Wigginton (12, Bonderman)
RBI - Julio Lugo (13), Jorge Cantu 3 (17), Damon Hollins (14)
2-OUT RBI - Julio Lugo (6), Jorge Cantu 3 (10), Damon Hollins (5)
CS - Damon Hollins (2, 2nd base by Zumaya/Rodriguez)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Lugo-Cantu-Lee
E - Tomas Perez (5, Misplayed grounder)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mark Hendrickson 9310380 3.62
Brian Meadows (W,2-1) 2100010 4.88
Tim Corcoran 1100000 0.00
WP - Mark Hendrickson 2 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Hendrickson 123-72, Brian Meadows 29-21, Tim Corcoran 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Hendrickson 10-11, Brian Meadows 3-2, Tim Corcoran 1-1
Batters Faced - Mark Hendrickson 35, Brian Meadows 7, Tim Corcoran 3
Detroit Tigers
Curtis Granderson, CF5010010 .288
Placido Polanco, 2B4000100 .281
Ivan Rodriguez, C5110012 .306
Magglio Ordonez, RF5010002 .298
Carlos Guillen, SS4000112 .284
Craig Monroe, DH4000126 .228
Marcus Thames, LF5021021 .311
Chris Shelton, 1B5000013 .276
Brandon Inge, 3B5000011 .215
RBI - Marcus Thames (22)
2-OUT RBI - Marcus Thames (5)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Rodriguez-Polanco
PB - Ivan Rodriguez (2)
Detroit Tigers
Jeremy Bonderman 86111120 4.01
Jamie Walker0100000 0.93
Joel Zumaya 2000150 2.12
Todd Jones (L,1-5) 2444000 7.27
HBP - Baldelli (by Todd Jones)
WP - Joel Zumaya (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Bonderman 113-72, Jamie Walker 4-3, Joel Zumaya 40-26, Todd Jones 29-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Bonderman 8-4, Todd Jones 2-4
Batters Faced - Jeremy Bonderman 31, Jamie Walker 1, Joel Zumaya 8, Todd Jones 11
Game Information
Attendance - 25265
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Jim Wolf