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Niemann impressive
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Rays 6, Orioles 2
Jeff Niemann struck out five and walked one on Sunday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Jeff Niemann was impressive in his Major League debut, striking out five against one walk in six solid innings. B.J. Upton led the Rays' offense, smacking a three-run homer during the team's six-run fifth inning. Carl Crawford also drove in two runs.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (7-5)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2   TB
Tampa Bay (6-6)
Won 1
April 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 8 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 X   6 6 1
Standings thru 4/13/08  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5020001.311
Mora, 3B4010104.227
Markakis, RF3112112.333
Millar, 1B4010013.227
Huff, DH4000027.244
Scott, LF4010004.361
Jones, CF4000042.211
Quiroz, C3110110.250
Fahey, SS3010000.091
Totals342823923 

BATTING
2B: Scott (6, Niemann).
HR: Markakis (1, 6th inning off Niemann, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Mora; Markakis 4; Millar; Scott 2; Quiroz; Fahey.
RBI: Markakis 2 (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott 2; Mora; Jones; Huff 2.
S: Fahey.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (5, 2nd base off Niemann/DiFelice).
CS: Mora (1, 2nd base by Niemann/DiFelice).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3111110.255
Crawford, LF4112001.208
Pena, 1B3000122.209
Upton, CF3113112.302
Gomes, DH2000103.261
  a-Johnson, E, PH-DH1000000.182
Longoria, 3B3110110.333
Ruggiano, RF4110012.286
DiFelice, C3110000.400
Bartlett, SS3000003.158
Totals296665613 

a-Grounded out for Gomes in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Upton (1, 5th inning off Burres, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford; Upton 4; Longoria; Ruggiano; DiFelice.
RBI: Iwamura (2), Crawford 2 (4), Upton 3 (11).
2-out RBI: Upton 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes; Ruggiano.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (4, 3rd base off Burres/Quiroz).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (2, throw).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burres (L, 1-1)4.25664415.40
Bierd 2.11001200.00
Johnson 1.00000000.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Niemann (W, 1-0)6.06111511.50
Howell 0.02111004.76
Wheeler (H, 3)0.20001101.42
Miller (H, 1)0.10000103.86
Reyes 1.00000208.31
Percival 1.00000000.00

Howell pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Burres 86-55, Bierd 37-21, Johnson 6-4, Niemann 93-58, Howell 13-8, Wheeler 18-10, Miller 3-3, Reyes 16-12, Percival 7-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Burres 2-7, Bierd 2-3, Johnson 2-1, Niemann 1-11, Howell 0-0, Wheeler 0-1, Miller 0-0, Reyes 1-0, Percival 0-3.
Batters faced: Burres 22, Bierd 9, Johnson 3, Niemann 25, Howell 3, Wheeler 3, Miller 1, Reyes 3, Percival 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler 3-1, Miller 3-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:50.
Att: 16,748.

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