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Blue Jays 6, Rays 2
Shaun Marcum fell one out short of a complete game. (Aaron Harris/AP)
Shaun Marcum struck out nine and allowed just four hits as the Jays defeated the Rays on Wednesday night for their sixth win in seven games. A five-run eighth was highlighted by a Scott Rolen two-run homer to supply the offense for the Jays.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (17-16)
Lost 1
Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2   TOR
Toronto (17-18)
Won 1
May 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 4 0
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 X   6 11 0
Standings thru 5/7/08  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .229
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .280
Upton, B, CF 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 .295
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .200
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .221
Hinske, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .280
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .353
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .186
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Totals 30 2 4 2 1 10 2  

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (7, Marcum).
TB: Upton, B 2; Crawford, C; Navarro, D; Iwamura.
RBI: Upton, B 2 (24).
2-out RBI: Upton, B 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (6, 2nd base off Marcum/Barajas).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crawford, C (Barajas at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C 2).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rios, A, RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .287
Stewart, LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .247
Rolen, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 .282
Stairs, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .295
Wells, V, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .282
Overbay, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .269
Hill, A, 2B 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 .258
Barajas, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .213
Scutaro, SS 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 .225
Totals 32 6 11 6 5 4 16  

BATTING
2B: Rolen (5, Garza, M), Overbay (4, Miller, T).
HR: Rolen (2, 8th inning off Dohmann, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Barajas 2; Wells, V; Scutaro 3; Rios, A; Rolen 6; Hill, A; Overbay 2.
RBI: Scutaro 2 (10), Rolen 2 (8), Hill, A (14), Barajas (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V; Stairs 2; Rios, A.
GIDP: Stewart, Rios, A.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Rios, A (Navarro, D at 2nd base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 1-1) 6.2 6 1 1 3 2 0 4.91
Dohmann 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 1 6.14
Miller, T 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 5.79
Hammel 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.04
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marcum (W, 4-2) 8.2 4 2 2 1 9 0 2.59
Downs, S 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.29

Dohmann pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 106-59, Dohmann 12-5, Miller, T 19-9, Hammel 24-15, Marcum 110-70, Downs, S 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 7-6, Dohmann 0-0, Miller, T 0-0, Hammel 1-0, Marcum 12-2, Downs, S 0-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 27, Dohmann 3, Miller, T 3, Hammel 4, Marcum 30, Downs, S 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 1-0, Hammel 2-2, Downs, S 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Kevin Causey. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:47.
Att: 19,276.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
May 7, 2008
May 7, 2008

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