James Shields went 7 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and fanning six. (Mike Carlson/AP)
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
It was a milestone day for the Rays at Tropicana Field. Not only did they win their first series since their opening set, they did so in dazzling style. Tampa Bay set a franchise record with eight stolen bases, with left fielder Carl Crawford tying the American League record with six.
BATTING 2B: Pena, C (4, Penny), Iwamura (10, Penny), Bartlett (4, Penny). TB: Bartlett 4; Longoria; Crawford, C 4; Pena, C 2; Iwamura 2. RBI: Pena, C (28), Bartlett (8), Hernandez, M (4), Burrell (12), Crawford, C (11). 2-out RBI: Crawford, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist 2; Pena, C; Upton, B; Burrell; Hernandez, M; Iwamura 2; Longoria. SAC: Hernandez, M. Team RISP: 4-for-17. Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING SB: Crawford, C 6 (17, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 3rd base
off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Varitek, 2nd base off Ramirez, R/Varitek), Hernandez, M (1, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek),
Bartlett (6, 3rd base off Ramirez, R/Varitek).