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Box > Florida 7, Tampa Bay 4
Pierre juices Rays in opener
The Marlins got the second installment of the Citrus Series started off right, squeezing their cross-state rival Devil Rays for three runs in the third inning and four in the eighth for the win. Luis Castillo went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Guillermo Mota picked up the victory.
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Marlins first baseman Carlos Delgado connects with a two-run double in the third inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Doug Waechter had good reason to believe he had earned his fourth win when he walked off the field with a 4-3 lead and two outs in the eighth, but his bullpen colleagues proceeded to allow four runs. Jorge Cantu hit his 12th home run in the losing effort.
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Florida (36-34)
Won 2
Florida 7, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (26-48)
Lost 1
June 24, 2005
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Florida
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 0   7 11 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0   4 5 0
Standings through 6/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5113004.245
Castillo, 2B4131100.322
Cabrera, LF5110022.338
Delgado, 1B4112110.322
Lowell, 3B5011012.219
Lo Duca, C3110001.297
Encarnacion, RF4010002.270
Conine, DH3110103.272
Gonzalez, SS3110103.280
Totals3671174417 

BATTING
2B: Castillo (6, Waechter), Cabrera (19, Waechter), Delgado (23, Waechter), Lowell (21, Waechter), Lo Duca (13, Waechter).
3B: Pierre (6, Carter).
TB: Pierre 3; Castillo 4; Cabrera 2; Delgado 2; Lowell 2; Lo Duca 2; Encarnacion; Conine; Gonzalez.
RBI: Delgado 2 (53), Lowell (28), Pierre 3 (19), Castillo (14).
2-out RBI: Pierre 3; Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Pierre; Conine.
GIDP: Pierre.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Castillo (4, 2nd base by Carter/Cash).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Gonzalez-Castillo-Delgado, Lowell-Castillo-Delgado 2).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF3100100.279
Lugo, SS3100100.290
Cantu, DH4113010.306
Perez, 1B1100210.259
Lee, 1B1010000.265
Gomes, RF3000002.310
Hollins, CF4000002.300
Gonzalez, 3B3031000.260
Cash, C3000023.214
Green, 2B3000002.269
Totals28454449 

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (6, Mota).
HR: Cantu (12, 4th inning off Leiter, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Cantu 4; Lee; Gonzalez 4.
RBI: Cantu 3 (44), Gonzalez (17).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cash.
S: Gomes.
GIDP: Gomes; Green 2.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo (20, 2nd base off Leiter/Lo Duca), Crawford (21, 3rd base off Leiter/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
DP: (Perez).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Leiter 6.13444316.33
Mota (W, 1-1)0.21000106.10
Mecir (H, 7)1.00000003.91
Jones (S, 13)1.01000001.45
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Waechter (L, 3-5)7.29553405.65
Nunez 0.001110010.80
Carter (BS, 2)1.12110004.50

Nunez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Delgado (by Waechter).
HBP: Lo Duca (by Waechter).
Pitches-strikes: Leiter 102-55, Mota 12-8, Mecir 10-6, Jones 12-8, Waechter 112-75, Nunez 8-4, Carter 20-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Leiter 12-4, Mota 0-1, Mecir 1-2, Jones 1-2, Waechter 9-10, Nunez 0-0, Carter 2-1.
Batters faced: Leiter 23, Mota 3, Mecir 3, Jones 4, Waechter 35, Nunez 1, Carter 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Mota 1-1, Nunez 2-0, Carter 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:43.
Att: 10,624.

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