Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rays up 7-0 after seven

The Rays exploded for five runs in the seventh for a 7-0 lead. With the way Jackson is pitching -- two hits, six Ks through seven innings -- it appears the Rays have this game in hand, but they are the Rays, so you never know.

The Rays sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh and had four hits. It was the first time since the fifth inning Saturday at Yankee Stadium that the Rays had more than two hits in one inning.

A two-run single by B.J. Upton with the bases-loaded scored two runs. Another run came home when pinch-hitter Justin Ruggiano walked with the bases loaded.

Mike DiFelice scored two more runs with a bloop single to right-center field.

Jackson just set the Mariners down in order in the eighth. He's thrown just 101 pitches and receives a big hand as he heads to the dugout.

Not sure if Jackson will work the ninth. Trever Miller is throwing in the Rays bullpen.

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