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Rays falter in clutch
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Cardinals 9, Rays 8
Starter Matt Garza gave up six earned runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Tampa Bay rallied back from a four-run deficit on Carlos Pena's three-run homer and tied the game on a sacrifice fly by Evan Longoria, but the Rays couldn't hold the Cards back in extras as reliever Dan Wheeler gave up the game-winning homer in the 10th.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (25-18)
Lost 1
St. Louis 9, Tampa Bay 8   STL
St. Louis (25-20)
Won 1
May 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0   8 18 1
St. Louis
2 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 1   9 13 1
Standings thru 5/17/08  |  Recap: TB | STL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Cardinals stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B6010002.271
Crawford, LF5232101.283
Upton, CF5230111.283
Pena, 1B3113201.214
Longoria, 3B4022020.230
Navarro, C5020000.373
Gross, RF4110113.220
Bartlett, SS5240011.264
Garza, P1000012.000
  Glover, P0000000.000
  a-Floyd, PH1011000.387
  Howell, P0000000.000
  b-Gomes, PH1000002.222
  Reyes, P0000000.000
  Miller, P0000000.000
  c-Hinske, PH1000000.250
  Wheeler, P0000000.000
Totals4181885613 

a-Doubled for Glover in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Howell in the 7th. c-Flied out for Miller in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Upton (10, Wainwright), Floyd (2, Wainwright).
HR: Pena (9, 7th inning off Flores, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 3; Upton 4; Pena 4; Longoria 2; Navarro 2; Gross; Bartlett 4; Floyd 2.
RBI: Longoria 2 (17), Crawford 2 (27), Floyd (8), Pena 3 (23).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Crawford 2; Floyd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Crawford; Iwamura; Gomes.
S: Garza.
SF: Longoria.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (8, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina).
CS: Gross (1, 2nd base by Franklin/Molina), Crawford (3, 2nd base by Wainwright/Molina), Upton (5, 3rd base by Wainwright/Molina).
PO: Longoria (1st base by Molina).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (5, throw).
DP: (Navarro-Pena-Iwamura-Navarro).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, CF5220001.282
Miles, 2B5240010.310
Pujols, 1B5222014.349
Duncan, LF5000015.255
Glaus, 3B4112111.270
Ludwick, RF4223101.336
Molina, C4011000.299
Wainwright, P3000012.214
  Flores, P0000000.000
  Springer, P0000000.000
  McClellan, P0000000.000
  a-Kennedy, PH1000010.270
  Franklin, P0000000.000
Ryan, SS4010012.298
Totals4091382716 

a-Struck out for McClellan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Miles (3, Garza).
HR: Ludwick 2 (10, 4th inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out; 10th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 1 out), Pujols (9, 6th inning off Howell, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Schumaker 2; Miles 5; Pujols 5; Glaus; Ludwick 8; Molina; Ryan.
RBI: Glaus 2 (28), Ludwick 3 (28), Pujols 2 (29), Molina (15).
2-out RBI: Glaus 2; Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus; Ryan 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Miles (2, 2nd base by Miller/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Molina (4, throw).
PB: Molina (2).
Outfield assists: Schumaker (Upton at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Schumaker-Pujols-Glaus-Miles, Molina-Miles).
Pickoffs: Molina (Longoria at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza 4.110762114.86
Glover 0.20000203.46
Howell 1.01110112.89
Reyes 2.00000106.14
Miller 1.01000103.86
Wheeler (L, 0-3)0.11110111.61
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wainwright 5.212441203.25
Flores (H, 8)0.13330013.97
Springer (H, 3)1.02000204.82
McClellan (BS, 1)1.01112002.91
Franklin (W, 2-1)2.00002201.64

Flores pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Garza 85-50, Glover 13-8, Howell 18-10, Reyes 21-17, Miller 13-9, Wheeler 5-4, Wainwright 101-65, Flores 17-11, Springer 19-12, McClellan 16-6, Franklin 30-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garza 6-6, Glover 0-0, Howell 2-0, Reyes 3-2, Miller 0-1, Wheeler 0-0, Wainwright 4-8, Flores 0-1, Springer 1-0, McClellan 1-1, Franklin 2-1.
Batters faced: Garza 25, Glover 2, Howell 4, Reyes 6, Miller 3, Wheeler 2, Wainwright 27, Flores 4, Springer 5, McClellan 5, Franklin 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Glover 2-0, Flores 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:43.
Att: 43,907.

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