Rays make Wilson work in 2nd, lead 3-0

September, 30, 2011
9/30/11
4:45
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Johnny Damon took C.J. Wilson deep and nine-hole hitter Matt Joyce managed to squib a two-out grounder into right field as the Rays have jumped out to an early, 3-0 lead with Rangers coming to bat in the bottom of the second.

After a nine-pitch, 1-2-3 first inning, Wilson labored in the second, hitting Ben Zobrist to lead off what would become a 33-pitch inning. Damon, who had 16 homers in the regular season, deposited Wilson's fifth pitch, a 91 mph fastball, into the front rows of the right-field bleachers. Fort Worth's Kelly Shoppach sharply singled to left before Wilson got the next two outs.

Joyce then sent a roller between Michael Young at first and Ian Kinsler at second to score Shoppach.

The Rangers got a hit from Josh Hamilton in the first.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182