July 19, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) walks back to the dugout after he pitched the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Rays Vs. Indians: Tampa Bay Splits Series With A Shutout

David Price shut out the Cleveland Indians as the Tampa Bay Rays went on to split the series.

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Indians Vs. Rays Recap: David Price Shuts Out Tribe To Split Series

The Tampa Bay Rays came back on Thursday afternoon to take the finale against the Cleveland Indians and get a series split. David Price was fantastic on the mound, shutting out the Tribe in a 6-0 victory. Price gave up just two hits in seven innings of work, striking out seven and issuing three walks. Price was fantastic, working quickly to get the series split as the Rays head into the weekend.

Luke Scott continued his assault on the Indians, breaking the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third with a solo homer to to right field. Scott is hitting .424 in 33 at-bats against the Indians this season, while scuffling at .192 against the rest of the league. Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez got a little wild in the sixth and the Rays pounced. With two outs, Jimenez hit Desmond Jennings on the wrist. Jose Molina then singled up the middle and Sean Rodriguez walked to load the bases. B.J. Upton came through with the big hit to bust things open, lacing one inside the bag at third and clearing the bases for a three-run double that pushed the lead to 4-0.

The Rays will now stay home and host the Seattle Mariners for a weekend set. James Shields will take the mound in Game 1 on Friday night.

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Indians Vs. Rays Preview: David Price Can Be First To Reach 13 Wins

Following a 10-6 loss on Wednesday, the Rays will play the finale of the four-game series against the Indians on Thursday and look to even the series at two games each. However, with just two wins in the six games since the All-Star Break ended, the Rays deficit in the AL East has swelled to over 10 games with the Yankees continuing to dominate as the MLB's best team.

To catch up, or at the very least get into wild card contention, the Rays will need to start picking up games and can do so against Ubaldo Jimenez. The Indians pitcher struggled mightily in his last start on Saturday allowing eight runs before being yanked with one out in the third inning.

Taking the mound for the Rays will be David Price, who has the chance to become the first pitcher in the MLB to reach 13 wins. He became the first AL pitcher to reach 12 wins on Saturday when he held the Red Sox to just three runs (two earned) in just under eight innings pitched.

The first pitch on Thursday is scheduled for 12:10 at Tropicana Field and will be televised on Sun Sports and STO Network.

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Rays Vs. Indians Recap: Cleveland Rallies Past Tampa Bay, 10-6

The Indians scored five runs in the seventh inning in a 10-6 victory over the Rays, a stretch which was led by Carlos Santana's three-run bomb to give Cleveland its definitive lead. Luke Scott led the Rays at the plate with a flawless 4-4 performance with an RBI to go with it.

But the Indians had big time hits from the likes of Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley, as well as Santana. Cleveland starter Justin Masterson was even left trailing 4-3 with the bases loaded in the fifth, but was bailed out when Esmil Rogers (1-0) entered and got two quick outs. The were never able to capitalize.

With the victory, Cleveland takes control of the four-game series, which resumes on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. ET.

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Indians Vs. Rays Preview: Can Tampa Make It Two In A Row?

The Tampa Bay Rays will try and make it two in a row on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians. Tampa has had a rough start to the second half of the season, losing three of five games since the break. Another win would help them in the AL Wild Card standings where they sit in a three-way tie with Detroit and Los Angeles.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Rays. The right-hander has come out on the wrong side of his last six decisions, thanks in part to poor run support. He has a 3.48 ERA to go with a 4-6 record.

Opposing Hellickson is Justin Masterson, fresh off a seven-inning shutout win over Toronto in his last start. In the game before that, prior to the break, Masterson gave up eight earned runs and failed to make it through the fifth inning against these very Rays.

The game starts at 7:10 p.m. Eastern from the Trop. Fans can watch the game on Sun Sports.

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Indians Vs. Rays Recap: Tampa Evens Series With 4-2 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays came back on Tuesday night to even their series with the Cleveland Indians. The Rays clinched a 4-2 victory with Matt Moore and the bullpen combining to keep the Tribe at bay. Moore issued five walks innings of work but allowed just three hits. The bullpen was fantastic in relief, with both Wade Davis and Joel Peralta pitching 1.1 innings of perfect baseball. Fernando Rodney then came on in the top of the ninth to convert his 27th save. Rodney gave up a single to Casey Kotchman and then towering drive to Travis Hafner that landed short of the wall to end the game.

On offense, it was Carlos Pena who got things started with a two-run blast off notorious fly-ball pitcher Josh Tomlin. Pena ripped one over the right field wall in the top of the first, and then a Luke Scott triple scored Ben Zobrist for a quick three-run lead. That's all the Rays would need but a Jose Lobaton single added some insurance in the sixth inning to seal the 4-2 win.

Jeremy Hellickson will face Josh Masterson in the third game of the series on Wednesday.

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Rays Vs. Indians: Tuesday Starting Lineups

After dropping the series opener, 3-2, the Tampa Bay Rays look to bounce back Tuesday, as they send Matt Moore to the mound against the Cleveland Indians. Though he's gone just 5-6 with a 4.42 ERA this season, the left-hander will look to help the Rays win just their second game since the All-Star break after dropping three of their first four games of the second half. He'll be opposite Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST and will be televised by SUN Sports.

Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Indians (46-43)

Shin-Soo Choo RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Michael Brantley CF
Jose Lopez 3B
Carlos Santana DH
Shelley Duncan LF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Lou Marson C

Rays (46-44)

B.J. Upton CF
Carlos Pena 1B
Ben Zobrist 2B
Matt Joyce RF
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Luke Scott DH
Desmond Jennings LF
Jose Lobaton C
Elliot Johnson SS

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Indians Vs. Rays Preview: Tampa Bay Looking To Bounce Back From Monday Loss

Still struggling to stay within reach of the Yankees, the Rays have done themselves no favors in the few games since the All-Star Break. After losing a three-game series to the Red Sox, the Rays dropped the first of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Taking the mound for the Rays on Tuesday will be the resurgent Matt Moore. After an undefeated June and a win over the Yankees in his first start in July, Moore clawed back to an even 5-5 record after a rough start to the season. However, that four game winning streak was snapped in his last start when he allowed five runs in just under five innings.

For the Indians, Josh Tomlin will be taking the mound, looking for his third consecutive start. Considering his 5.45 ERA, Tomlin is fortunate for his 5-5 record after earning a win with an excellent two hit outing through seven innings against the Rays.

The first pitch of Tuesday's game is scheduled to be thrown at 7:10 p.m. and will be televised on Sun Sports and STO.

For more on the Rays, visit DRays Bay. Get the Cleveland perspective at Let's Go Tribe. Stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay throughout the series for news, updates and more. Visit Baseball Nation for trade talk and analysis from around the majors.

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Indians Vs. Rays Recap: Cleveland Holds On To Take Opener, 3-2

The Tampa Bay Rays could not come through against the Indians' bullpen on Monday night, losing the series opener 3-2 at Tropicana Field. The Indians jumped on starter Alex Cobb early on to put three on the board, and those early rallies would be enough against the Rays' lineup. It appeared Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a homer, but replay review clearly showed the ball hitting just below the line at the top of the wall in center field. Choo would come around to score, however, on a passed ball later in the top of the first.

The early run of extra base hits against Cobb would continue in the top of the third. Johnny Damon led off the inning with a double and was promptly brought home on another Choo double to make it 2-0. Two batters later, Jason Kipnis would knock in what wound up as the winning run with a double to deep center that scored Choo for the second time.

The Rays would end the Zach McAllister shutout one inning later, as Jeff Keppinger put the ball in play in the infield to score B.J. Upton. McAllister would bear down against the Rays and not allow another run. Esmil Rogers was the first reliever out of the pen for Cleveland and it didn't take long for Tampa to strike. Desmond Jennings led off the seventh with a shot to left that cut the lead to just one run.

But that's all the Rays would manage against the Tribe bullpen, with the dynamic duo of Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez closing it down in the eighth and ninth innings. Pestano got into a jam in the eighth, but with the tying run on third, he threw a back door curveball that came over the outside corner to strike out Brooks Conrad and end the inning.

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Rays Vs. Indians Preview: Alex Cobb Facing Familiar Foe On Monday

The Tampa Bay Rays start a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

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