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Box > Pittsburgh 18, Tampa Bay 2
By nature, Bucs down with O.P.
Despite settling down after allowing three first-inning runs, Scott Kazmir suffered from a lack of run support, taking his fifth loss of the season. The Rays have now lost seven straight.
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Oliver Perez struck out 10 and walked just one batter. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Oliver Perez continued his return to prominence, earning his fifth win of the season after allowing just one run on five hits over seven innings.
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Tampa Bay (20-42)
Lost 7
Pittsburgh 18, Tampa Bay 2   PIT
Pittsburgh (30-30)
Won 4
June 11, 2005
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Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 7 3
Pittsburgh
3 0 0 0 6 3 1 5 X   18 20 0
Standings through 6/11/05  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4021020.284
Lugo, SS4120001.283
Perez, 1B3000122.254
Huff, RF4000014.251
Hollins, CF4011010.314
Cantu, 3B3010012.292
Gardner, P0000000.000
Hall, C2000001.301
Orvella, P0000000.000
Gonzalez, 3B1000000.244
Green, 2B3110020.284
Kazmir, P1000000.000
Johnson, C2000011.196
Totals3127211011 

BATTING
2B: Green (7, Meadows).
TB: Crawford 2; Lugo 2; Hollins; Cantu; Green 2.
RBI: Hollins (19), Crawford (39).
2-out RBI: Crawford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo.
GIDP: Huff; Hall.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Perez (1, fielding), Huff (1, fielding), Gonzalez (5, fielding).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sanchez, 3B2211200.284
a-Hill, PH-3B2100014.246
Mackowiak, CF6331023.358
Bay, LF3321100.295
Restovich, LF2111001.254
Doumit, RF5333001.364
Ward, 1B5124014.287
Castillo, 2B5235101.290
Cota, C6121024.252
Wilson, J, SS5121004.236
Perez, P4010023.167
Meadows, P0000000.000
b-Redman, T, PH1000001.272
Torres, P0000000.000
Totals461820184826 

a-Struck out for Sanchez in the 6th. b-Reached on error for Meadows in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (2, Kazmir), Bay (16, Orvella), Mackowiak (10, Gardner).
3B: Doumit (1, Gardner).
HR: Castillo (3, 5th inning off Kazmir, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez; Mackowiak 4; Bay 3; Restovich; Doumit 6; Ward 2; Castillo 6; Cota 2; Wilson, J 2; Perez.
RBI: Bay (31), Ward 4 (38), Castillo 5 (20), Doumit 3 (3), Sanchez (10), Cota (16), Wilson, J (12), Mackowiak (33), Restovich (5).
2-out RBI: Sanchez; Mackowiak; Restovich; Doumit 2; Ward.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, J; Mackowiak; Hill; Cota.
SF: Ward.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Wilson, J-Castillo-Ward, Castillo-Wilson, J-Ward, Hill-Castillo).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 2-5)4.28993714.70
Orvella 1.15320106.00
Gardner 2.07611005.68
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 5-4)7.051111005.88
Meadows 1.02110005.70
Torres 1.00000002.73

HBP: Doumit (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 99-65, Orvella 40-26, Gardner 42-27, Perez 94-63, Meadows 14-10, Torres 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 2-5, Orvella 1-2, Gardner 3-3, Perez 6-5, Meadows 1-2, Torres 0-3.
Batters faced: Kazmir 27, Orvella 10, Gardner 15, Perez 24, Meadows 5, Torres 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Orvella 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 75 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 31,113.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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