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Stairs' bat not enough
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Rays 5, Blue Jays 3
Joe Inglett stole second and third on Wednesday, but was stranded on base. (John Raoux/AP)
Jays ace Roy Halladay endured one rough inning, but that was enough to sink Toronto in a loss to the Rays, with Alex Rios and Lyle Overbay out of the lineup. Matt Stairs notched his second and third homers of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (10-12)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 3   TB
Tampa Bay (10-11)
Won 2
April 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   3 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 4/23/08  |  Recap: TOR | TB  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rays stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS2010111.263
Stewart, LF3000103.205
Hill, 2B4000004.294
Wells, V, CF4120013.302
Stairs, RF4223001.333
Barajas, 1B4000001.207
Zaun, C3000100.250
Diaz, R, DH4000011.000
Inglett, 3B3010100.323
Totals313634314 

BATTING
HR: Stairs 2 (3, 2nd inning off Hammel, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Hammel, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein; Wells, V 2; Stairs 8; Inglett.
RBI: Stairs 3 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V 2; Hill.
S: Eckstein.
GIDP: Stewart.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inglett 2 (2, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro, 3rd base off Hammel/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Eckstein-Barajas, Inglett-Hill-Barajas).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4010012.220
Crawford, LF4221001.286
Upton, CF2101111.312
Pena, 1B4010024.197
Longoria, 3B4012001.243
Hinske, RF3011000.327
  Haynes, RF0000000.257
Gomes, DH3010002.283
Navarro, C3110001.438
Bartlett, SS3110000.217
Totals305951412 

BATTING
2B: Navarro (2, Halladay).
3B: Crawford (1, Halladay).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 4; Pena; Longoria; Hinske; Gomes; Navarro 2; Bartlett.
RBI: Crawford (10), Longoria 2 (7), Hinske (11), Upton (17).
2-out RBI: Longoria 2; Hinske.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Gomes.
SF: Upton.
GIDP: Longoria; Navarro.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay (L, 2-3)8.09551403.73
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel (W, 2-1)6.04334224.32
Wheeler (H, 5)2.02000001.50
Percival (S, 3)1.00000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Halladay 107-67, Hammel 93-53, Wheeler 23-14, Percival 21-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halladay 14-6, Hammel 10-6, Wheeler 4-2, Percival 0-2.
Batters faced: Halladay 32, Hammel 26, Wheeler 7, Percival 3.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:26.
Att: 8,989.

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