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Associated Press, Published March 23 2013

Escobar’s go-ahead single lifts Twins past Price, Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Rays ace David Price gave nine hits in five innings and the Minnesota Twins beat Tampa Bay 6-4 Saturday.

Price allowed three runs, two of them earned, while striking out seven and walking two.

Eduardo Escobar had two hits for the Twins, including a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh.

Jose Lobaton homered and had three hits for the Rays. Yunel Escobar got two hits and drove in a run.

Twins starter Kevin Correia allowed five hits and three earned runs in 4 Xc innings.

Minnesota Tampa Bay

ab r h bi ab r h bi

A.Hicks cf 3 0 1 1 Jenngs cf 3 0 0 0

Boggs cf 1 0 0 0 Rdrigez rf 1 0 0 0

Dozier 2b 3 0 1 0 Zobrist rf 3 0 0 0

N.Hanson 3b 1 0 0 0 L.Andrsn lf 1 0 0 0

Wllnghm dh 4 0 0 0 Joyce lf 3 0 0 0

Clmnt ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Burgeis cf 1 0 0 0

Doumit c 4 0 1 0 Lngria 3b 2 1 1 0

Butera pr-c 1 2 1 0 Duncan 1b 1 0 0 0

W.Rmirz lf 3 1 2 0 Scott dh 2 0 0 0

C.Clbllo 1b 1 1 1 1 Rbrts ph-dh 1 0 0 0

Mstrinni rf 4 0 0 0 Escbar ss 3 1 2 1

Rhlfng 1b-lf 5 1 2 1 Fontenot 3b 1 0 0 0

Escbr 3b-2b 5 1 2 2 Loney 1b 3 1 1 1

Florimon ss 2 0 1 0 Figuera ss 1 0 0 0

J.Chrstn ss 2 0 0 0 Lobaton c 3 1 3 1

Rickard pr 0 0 0 0

Gimenez c 0 0 0 0

Johnsn 2b 2 0 0 0

Redmn 2b 0 0 0 0

Totals 40 6 12 5 Totals 31 4 7 3

Minnesota 010 200 210— 6

Tampa Bay 001 300 000— 4

E—A.Hicks (2), Longoria (1). DP—Minnesota 1, Tampa Bay 3. LOB—Minnesota 13, Tampa Bay 3. 2B—Butera (2), W.Ramirez (7), Longoria (8), Y.Escobar (3), Loney (2). HR—Lobaton (1). SB—Dozier (2), W.Ramirez (2), E.Escobar (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Correia 4Xc 5 4 3 3 2

Ti.Wood W,2-1 1Zc 1 0 0 0 1

Perkins 1 1 0 0 0 1

Al.Burnett 1 0 0 0 0 0

Fien S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 2

Tampa Bay

Price 5 9 3 2 2 7

J.Paduch L,1-1 BS,1-1 2 1 2 2 3 4

Farnsworth Zc 2 1 1 0 0

C.Ramos Xc 0 0 0 0 1

M.Kelly 1 0 0 0 0 2

HBP—by J.Paduch (Mastroianni). WP—J.Paduch.

T—2:57. A—5,073 (6,823).