Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/19)

Game 1: Tuesday, June 18
Tampa Bay 8Final
San Francisco 3
Game 2: Wednesday, June 19
Tampa Bay 0Final
San Francisco 8
Game 3: Thursday, June 20
Tampa Bay 2Final
San Francisco 10

Devil Rays 0

(24-45, 11-24 away)

Giants 8

(39-30, 20-14 home)

    10:15 PM ET, June 19, 2002

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    SF 40120010 - 8 - -

    W: J. Schmidt (3-2)

    L: R. Rupe (5-9)

    Schmidt records first career shutout

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jason Schmidt struck out 11 batters in his first career shutout as the San Francisco Giants beat Tampa Bay 8-0 Wednesday night without retaliating for the pitch thrown behind Barry Bonds a night earlier.

    Jeff Kent hit a two-run homer and scored three times as San Francisco recovered from an embarrassing 8-3 loss Tuesday night to baseball's worst team.

    In his 164th career start, Schmidt (3-2) allowed five hits for his first shutout and his seventh career complete game. Among active pitchers, only Jason Bere (185 starts) has been waiting longer for his first shutout.

    It was Schmidt's fifth straight outstanding outing since an injury-plagued start to his season. The Devil Rays got just two runners to second base against Schmidt, who struck out at least one batter in every inning except the fifth and the ninth.

    Schmidt is 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his last five starts.

    A day after Bonds nearly charged the mound in response to a pitch behind his knees by Tampa Bay rookie Travis Harper, the Devil Rays again threw inside to the Giants. But Bonds and his teammates weren't angry about it, since it was obvious that Ryan Rupe (5-9) had no idea where the ball was going.

    Rupe, grimacing with each errant toss, hit Reggie Sanders to open the game, then hit Kent three batters later. He then plunked Damon Minor with a runner on base in the third inning, setting up Brent Abernathy's throwing error that led to San Francisco's fifth run.

    Bonds, 1-for-3 with a single and a walk, said he would be willing to retaliate for inside pitches against him if the Giants' pitchers wouldn't do it. He probably wasn't talking about the lowly Devil Rays -- and Bonds even admitted that Harper hadn't tried to hit him.

    Instead, the Giants took care of it by battering Rupe. Benito Santiago's two-run double capped San Francisco's four-run first inning, which included RBI singles by Minor and David Bell.

    After allowing just 10 runs while winning three of the first four games of their nine-game interleague road trip, the Devil Rays were blown out early. Rupe allowed 10 hits and seven runs in four innings for the Devil Rays, whose two-game winning streak was snapped. It was Rupe's fourth straight loss and his second-shortest start of the season.

    Game notes


    Randy Winn, a San Francisco Bay area native, singled for Tampa Bay in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games. ... Schmidt retired 10 straight batters before Aubrey Huff walked in the seventh. ... Bonds, Sanders and Rich Aurilia left the game in the eighth to rest. ... NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett, in town for the Sears Point race this weekend, took batting practice at Pacific Bell Park. Jarrett later chatted with Willie Mays in the Giants' clubhouse. ... In the sixth inning, Jeff Kent flied out to right against Devil Rays left-hander Steven Kent. They're not related.

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