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Fossum awesome against O's
Baltimore short on hits
Erik Bedard gave up three runs and nine hits over six innings of work, striking out six along the way. Sammy Sosa and Sal Fasano both went deep.
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Devil Rays 6, Orioles 2
Casey Fossum helped sweep the Orioles on Sunday, throwing 6 1/3 solid innings. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays dust off their brooms
Casey Fossum fanned six Orioles over 6 1/3 innings, giving up just two runs on solo shots in the third and fourth innings. Carl Crawford went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the eighth.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 24, 2005
BAL
Baltimore (50-47)
Lost 5
Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2   TB
Tampa Bay (35-64)
Won 3
July 24, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 2
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 X   6 13 0
Standings through 7/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4000020.337
Mora, 3B4010010.294
Tejada, SS3010101.323
Palmeiro, 1B4000012.281
Sosa, DH3111010.236
Marrero, RF3000020.176
Matos, CF3000020.263
Bigbie, LF3000010.258
Fasano, C2111010.250
a-Surhoff, PH1000000.270
Whiteside, C0000000.375
Totals302421113 

a-Popped out for Fasano in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada (33, Harper).
HR: Fasano (9, 3rd inning off Fossum, 0 on, 1 out), Sosa (11, 4th inning off Fossum, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Mora; Tejada 2; Sosa 4; Fasano 4.
RBI: Fasano (14), Sosa (34).
2-out RBI: Sosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Palmeiro.
GIDP: Tejada.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Bedard (1, throw), Whiteside (2, throw).
DP: (Roberts-Tejada-Palmeiro).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5020014.290
Crawford, LF5222024.281
Cantu, 2B5031012.293
Gomes, RF3000014.286
a-Lee, PH-1B1000003.241
Huff, 1B-RF4000025.261
Gathright, CF0000000.279
Perez, DH2100101.252
b-LaForest, P, PH-DH0000100.000
Gonzalez, 3B4110013.265
Hall, C4021010.269
Hollins, CF-RF4230001.279
Totals3761342927 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Gomes in the 7th. b-Intentionally walked for Perez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Lugo (20, Bedard), Cantu (23, Bedard), Hollins (11, Bedard).
HR: Crawford (11, 8th inning off Grimsley, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo 3; Crawford 5; Cantu 4; Gonzalez; Hall 2; Hollins 4.
RBI: Cantu (63), Hall (25), Crawford 2 (53).
2-out RBI: Cantu; Crawford 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Gomes; Crawford; Gonzalez 2.
GIDP: Hollins.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hollins (7, 2nd base off Grimsley/Whiteside).

FIELDING
DP: (Fossum-Lugo-Huff).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (L, 5-2)6.09331602.11
Williams 0.12110003.32
Byrdak 0.10000103.00
Ray 0.10001100.60
Grimsley 1.022201113.50
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fossum (W, 5-8)6.13221623.94
Orvella (H, 3)0.20000204.10
Borowski (H, 6)1.00000104.32
Harper 1.01000207.24

WP: Byrdak.
IBB: LaForest, P (by Ray).
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 96-65, Williams 11-8, Byrdak 3-3, Ray 8-3, Grimsley 14-9, Fossum 93-61, Orvella 8-6, Borowski 15-9, Harper 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 7-5, Williams 1-0, Byrdak 0-0, Ray 0-0, Grimsley 1-1, Fossum 7-6, Orvella 0-0, Borowski 0-2, Harper 1-0.
Batters faced: Bedard 27, Williams 4, Byrdak 1, Ray 2, Grimsley 5, Fossum 22, Orvella 2, Borowski 3, Harper 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 3-1, Ray 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:48.
Att: 20,129.

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