Santana sends Indians past Rays 10-6

9:54 PM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, FL -- Carlos Santana's three-run home run capped a five-run seventh inning and paved the way to a 10-6 Indians win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the third game of a four-game series.

Santana finished the night with a pair of hits and knocked in four runs for the Indians, who have won two of their last three.

Justin Masterson had another rough outing in Tampa Bay, giving up four runs on seven hits and a career-high seven walks in 4 1/3 innings before being let off the hook with a no decision. In six career appearances at Tropicana Field, including five starts, Masterson is 0-4 with a 8.59 earned run average (25 earned runs in 26 2/3 innings).

Esmil Rogers (1-0) picked up the win after tossing 1 2/3 frames of scoreless relief.

Luke Scott and Desmond Jennings combined for seven of the Tampa Bay's 10 hits, as the Rays lost for the fourth time in six games since the All-Star break.

Kyle Farnsworth (0-2) took the loss after being charged with two runs in two- thirds of an inning.

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson, who lost six straight decisions coming into Wednesday, received a no decision after allowing three runs on five hits and a walk in six innings.


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