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Jays rally but fall
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Rays 8, Blue Jays 3
Scott Rolen slides headfirst for a triple in the fourth inning. (Aaron Harris/AP)
The Jays' offense didn't come alive until the ninth when Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer and Aaron Hill hit an RBI single off Rays closer Troy Percival. Jesse Litsch had his third straight quality start, going seven innings and allowing three runs.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (18-16)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 3   TOR
Toronto (17-19)
Lost 1
May 8, 2008
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Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5   8 13 0
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 13 0
Standings thru 5/8/08  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B6110021.226
Crawford, DH-LF5021010.284
Upton, CF5110111.291
Pena, 1B5211112.200
Hinske, 3B3000000.271
  Longoria, 3B3010003.225
Navarro, C6234001.368
Gross, RF6122021.197
Haynes, LF3000011.227
  a-Gomes, PH-LF2000001.219
  Howell, P0000000.000
Bartlett, SS5120000.243
Totals4981382811 

a-Flied out for Haynes in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro (3, Litsch).
HR: Gross (2, 5th inning off Litsch, 1 on, 2 out), Pena (8, 7th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 0 out), Navarro (1, 13th inning off Camp, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 2; Upton; Pena 4; Longoria; Navarro 7; Gross 5; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Gross 2 (7), Pena (18), Crawford (20), Navarro 4 (10).
2-out RBI: Gross 2; Navarro 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton; Haynes; Pena.
SF: Crawford.
GIDP: Navarro.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (9, 2nd base off Litsch/Zaun).
CS: Bartlett (2, 2nd base by Frasor/Zaun).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rios, RF6010024.281
Stewart, LF6000031.229
Rolen, 3B5130110.318
Stairs, DH6000025.277
Wells, V, CF5112101.279
Overbay, 1B3020100.279
  1-Inglett, PR0100000.303
  Barajas, 1B2010013.224
Hill, 2B6021002.261
Zaun, C5010104.270
Scutaro, SS6020024.234
Totals50313341124 


1-Ran for Overbay in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Overbay 2 (6, Jackson, Percival), Hill (11, Howell).
3B: Rolen (1, Jackson), Rios (2, Wheeler).
HR: Wells, V (5, 9th inning off Percival, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Rios 3; Rolen 5; Wells, V 4; Overbay 4; Barajas; Hill 3; Zaun; Scutaro 2.
RBI: Wells, V 2 (24), Hill (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill; Wells, V; Rios; Scutaro 3; Barajas 2.
GIDP: Rios; Stairs.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hill (3, 2nd base off Percival/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Barajas-Scutaro-Accardo).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson 8.06001304.04
Percival (BS, 1)1.04330212.25
Wheeler 1.01002301.42
Howell (W, 1-0)3.02001303.27
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch 7.05330224.24
Frasor 1.11000302.79
Carlson 0.20000001.17
Ryan 1.00000100.00
Downs 1.01001103.07
Accardo 1.02000006.17
Camp (L, 0-1)1.04551116.75

IBB: Rolen (by Wheeler), Pena (by Camp).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson 112-73, Percival 28-20, Wheeler 28-15, Howell 49-31, Litsch 95-60, Frasor 20-14, Carlson 2-2, Ryan 13-8, Downs 19-11, Accardo 13-9, Camp 31-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 9-12, Percival 0-1, Wheeler 0-0, Howell 2-4, Litsch 13-6, Frasor 0-0, Carlson 1-1, Ryan 0-2, Downs 2-0, Accardo 2-1, Camp 0-2.
Batters faced: Jackson 29, Percival 7, Wheeler 6, Howell 12, Litsch 26, Frasor 4, Carlson 2, Ryan 3, Downs 5, Accardo 4, Camp 8.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 4:04.
Att: 21,118.

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