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Sonnanstine dominant
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Rays 3, Cardinals 1
Akinori Iwamura returns to the dugout after scoring in the third. (AP)
Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena and Akinori Iwamura each delivered RBI singles, and they were plenty for Rays starter Andy Sonnanstine, who limited the Cards to eight hits while tossing eight innings of one-run ball for his fifth straight win.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (25-17)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 1   STL
St. Louis (24-20)
Lost 2
May 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 12 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 1
Standings thru 5/16/08  |  Recap: TB | STL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Cardinals stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5131001.275
Crawford, LF5011003.274
Upton, CF4010103.272
Pena, 1B5011014.212
Longoria, 3B4020012.220
Hinske, RF4000013.252
  Gross, RF0000000.218
Navarro, C3100111.372
Bartlett, SS4020002.245
Sonnanstine, P3120011.667
  Percival, P0000000.000
Totals3731232520 

BATTING
2B: Upton (9, Looper), Longoria (5, Looper), Iwamura (6, Parisi).
TB: Iwamura 4; Crawford; Upton 2; Pena; Longoria 3; Bartlett 2; Sonnanstine 2.
RBI: Crawford (25), Pena (20), Iwamura (14).
2-out RBI: Pena; Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena 2; Bartlett; Crawford; Iwamura; Longoria.
S: Sonnanstine.
GIDP: Upton; Hinske.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, RF4000003.278
Duncan, LF4121011.268
Pujols, 1B4000011.347
Ankiel, CF4000011.285
Glaus, 3B4020010.271
Molina, C4010003.300
Kennedy, 2B4000001.273
Looper, P2020000.438
  Perez, C, P0000000.000
  a-Miles, PH-SS1000000.280
Izturis, SS3010001.252
  Parisi, P0000000.000
Totals341810411 

a-Bunted out for Perez, C in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Glaus (1, Sonnanstine).
HR: Duncan (4, 8th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Duncan 5; Glaus 4; Molina; Looper 2; Izturis.
RBI: Duncan (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duncan; Molina 2.
GIDP: Schumaker.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Pujols (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kennedy-Pujols, Kennedy-Izturis-Pujols).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (W, 6-1)8.08110414.53
Percival (S, 11)1.00000002.12
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper (L, 5-3)6.010332104.25
Perez, C 1.00000100.00
Parisi 2.02000303.00

WP: Looper.
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 98-76, Percival 11-7, Looper 117-72, Perez, C 17-11, Parisi 30-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sonnanstine 12-8, Percival 0-3, Looper 11-6, Perez, C 1-1, Parisi 2-1.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 31, Percival 3, Looper 28, Perez, C 4, Parisi 8.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 43,136.

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