Late heroics from Pena trump Hamels and Phils

PBR - Carlos Pena clubbed a three-run home run in the eighth inning off reliever Antonio Bastardo to lift the Rays past the Phillies in the first game of  Sunday's day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, 3-2.
Carlos Pena

Bastardo replaced Cole Hamels to open the eighth and walked both Elliot Johnson and B.J. Upton to set the table for Pena's blast to right field.   

Hamels tossed seven strong innings and finished with 111 pitches, scattering three hits while striking out seven.

Jimmy Rollins opened the scoring with a solo home run to left in the sixth, marking the third time in his career he's hit a homer in three consecutive games.

The Phillies challenged in the eighth with Hunter Pence hitting a one-out double and eventually scoring on a Ty Wigginton single to center, cutting the Rays lead to 3-2. Later in the frame, with the bases loaded, reliever Jake McGee induced a Michael Martinez pop-up to end the threat. 

David Price hurled seven innings, allowing four hits and walking three. He notched eight strikeouts in the winning effort.

Fernando Rodney picked up the save, his 21st of the season.

NOTES: Cliff Lee, who originally was scheduled to pitch Friday's contest that was rained-out, will pitch the nightcap for the Phils. Still searching for his first win of the season, Lee has struggled in his last three starts, posting a 4.79 ERA.

Meanwhile, manager Joe Maddon will use a committee of relievers for the Rays.

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