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Rays 8, Orioles 1
Matt Albers picked up the loss in his second start of the season. (Rob Carr/AP)
Starter Matt Albers went six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks, but Orioles relievers, rookie Bob McCrory and Dennis Sarfate, gave up five runs in the seventh inning. Brian Roberts was 2-for-3 and drove in the Orioles' only run in the third inning.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (15-12)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 1   BAL
Baltimore (15-12)
Lost 1
April 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 2 0 0 5 0 0   8 9 0
Baltimore
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 1
Standings thru 4/30/08  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3100202.210
Crawford, LF4100101.286
Upton, CF5121000.293
Pena, 1B5112002.200
Longoria, 3B4210022.273
Hinske, DH2112300.292
Navarro, C5022001.400
Gross, RF3111112.183
Bartlett, SS3010015.213
Totals348987415 

BATTING
HR: Hinske (6, 4th inning off Albers, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Upton 2; Pena; Longoria; Hinske 4; Navarro 2; Gross; Bartlett.
RBI: Gross (3), Hinske 2 (15), Upton (21), Pena 2 (15), Navarro 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Navarro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 3; Iwamura 2; Gross.
S: Bartlett.
SF: Gross.
GIDP: Pena.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Upton (Millar at 2nd base).
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3021100.280
Mora, 3B4000013.239
Scott, LF4000022.284
Millar, 1B4010020.223
Huff, DH4020000.258
Payton, RF4000002.245
Jones, CF2110100.263
Hernandez, R, C3000003.200
Hernandez, L, SS3010010.250
  Torres, SS0000000.333
Totals311712610 

BATTING
TB: Roberts 2; Millar; Huff 2; Jones; Hernandez, L.
RBI: Roberts (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott; Hernandez, R.
GIDP: Mora.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Roberts (3, 2nd base by Sonnanstine/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Roberts (3, fielding).
DP: (Roberts-Hernandez, L-Millar).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (W, 4-1)8.06112504.42
Birkins 1.01000101.50
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Albers (L, 2-1)6.04331212.42
McCrory 0.1244200108.00
Sarfate 1.23113204.61
Johnson 1.00001000.00

HBP: Longoria (by Albers).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 102-66, Birkins 12-9, Albers 94-57, McCrory 22-9, Sarfate 49-26, Johnson 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sonnanstine 5-12, Birkins 2-0, Albers 8-8, McCrory 1-0, Sarfate 2-1, Johnson 1-2.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 29, Birkins 4, Albers 25, McCrory 5, Sarfate 10, Johnson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Sarfate 3-3.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 11,944.

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