Joe Maddon and Carlos Pena celebrate after Saturday's win. (Steve Nesius/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
The Rays made history with their win over the Twins, clinching Tampa Bay's first playoff berth in club history in front of fans at Tropicana Field. Carlos Pena, Fernando Perez and Cliff Floyd fueled the offense, and Scott Kazmir shut out Minnesota through six innings on five hits.
a-Walked for Gross in the 5th. b-Grounded into a double play for Hinske in the 5th.
BATTING 2B: Pena, C (23, Slowey), Navarro, D (25, Slowey), Bartlett (22, Slowey), Longoria (30, Slowey). HR: Perez, F (3, 6th inning off Reyes, De, 0 on, 0 out), Floyd, C (11, 7th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 2; Floyd, C 5; Pena, C 2; Navarro, D 4; Hinske; Perez, F 4; Iwamura. RBI: Pena, C 2 (98), Longoria (82), Navarro, D (50), Baldelli (10), Perez, F (6), Floyd, C (38). 2-out RBI: Pena, C 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Perez, F 2. GIDP: Upton, B. Team RISP: 3-for-9. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING CS: Iwamura (6, 2nd base by Slowey/Mauer).