July 19, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) tags out Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) as he attempted to score in the fourth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Indians Vs. Rays: Ubaldo Jimenez Roughed Up As Tampa Splits Series

The Indians split their four game series with the Rays on Thursday afternoon as Ubaldo Jimenez gave up a big four-run inning that blew it open. The Tribe bats also went silent against David Price.

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Indians Vs. Rays Final Score: Cleveland Uses 7th Inning Rally To Drop Tampa Bay, 10-6

With the American League Central race continuing to heat up, the Cleveland Indians rallied to negate a poor start by pitcher Justin Masterson on Wednesday night in a clutch 10-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Masterson walked a season-high seven batters over just 4.1 innings, and served up four Tampa Bay runs before exiting the game much earlier than he initially hoped. After four consecutive two-out singles by Indians hitters in the seventh inning that saw them jump out to a 5-4 advantage, Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana promptly smashed his first home run in more than two months to break the game open and take Masterson off the hook.

Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera also continued to reverse his latest trend after suffering through a 1-for-25 slump earlier in the month, and posted a 3-for-5 night to record his fourth hit of the series. Along with connecting on 14 base knocks as a team, Indians batters No. 1-6 in the lineup combined to go 13-for-29 against Rays pitchers, and managed to score a run against three different Tampa relievers.

Now with a 2-1 lead in the series, the Indians can try to keep things going on Thursday as Ubaldo Jimenez will take the mound to close out the four-game set.

For more on the Indians, be sure to visit Let's Go Tribe. For more on the Rays, check out DRays Bay. And of course for the best MLB analysis on the web, head on over to Baseball Nation.


Indians Vs. Rays Final Score: Cleveland Kicks Off Series With 3-2 Win

Cleveland pitcher Zach McAllister picked up his third victory in four appearances on Monday evening down in Florida, as the Indians slid past Tampa Bay 3-2 to open up their four-game set.

The 24-year-old McAllister yielded just three hits through six innings of one-run ball to move to 4-1 on the season, lowering his overall ERA to 3.17 in the process. Although he was drilled on the arm in the fourth inning by a line drive from the bat of Jeff Keppinger, which ironically would end up being the only run he allowed, McAllister remained in the game to retire eight of his final nine batters faced.

Offensively, things were once again powered by leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two of his team's three runs. The red-hot outifielder raised his on-base percentage to an impressive .382 for the year, and even snagged his 10th stolen base and 35th RBI.

The Indians will try to keep things rolling down in Tampa on Tuesday for game two with Josh Tomlin scheduled to take the mound. Be sure to stay with SB Nation Cleveland for full coverage throughout the series.

For more on the Indians, check out Let's Go Tribe. For more on the Rays, visit DRays Bay. And for more MLB news and analysis, head over to Baseball Nation.

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