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Homers back starter
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Marlins 9, Rays 3
Ricky Nolasco racked up a career-high 12 strikeouts Sunday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Starter Ricky Nolasco picked up his seventh win of the season, his fifth in his last six outings, striking out a career-high 12 batters in 8 2/3 innings of work. And after scoring just four runs in the previous three games, the Marlins offense produced a pair of three-run homers courtesy of Wes Helms in the second inning and Mike Jacobs in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
FLA
Florida (37-32)
Won 1
Florida 9, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (40-29)
Lost 1
June 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
0 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 1   9 10 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   3 7 1
Standings thru 6/15/08  |  Recap: FLA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Marlins stats  |  Rays stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS5100010.288
Hermida, RF3120200.266
Cantu, 1B5121001.288
Jacobs, DH5123002.241
Uggla, 2B4100103.285
Gonzalez, LF2110210.274
  1-Amezaga, PR-CF1100002.240
Helms, 3B3223010.250
Ross, CF-LF4012012.222
Rabelo, C4000021.206
Totals3691095611 


1-Ran for Gonzalez in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Ross (1, Glover).
HR: Helms (4, 2nd inning off Jackson, 2 on, 1 out), Jacobs (16, 5th inning off Jackson, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Hermida 2; Cantu 2; Jacobs 5; Gonzalez; Helms 5; Ross 3.
RBI: Helms 3 (20), Jacobs 3 (42), Ross 2 (27), Cantu (40).
2-out RBI: Jacobs 3; Ross 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ross; Rabelo; Amezaga 2.
GIDP: Uggla.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Uggla (4, 2nd base off Jackson/Navarro).
PO: Hermida (1st base by Jackson).

FIELDING
E: Ramirez (11, fielding).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4010001.273
Aybar, 1B4000001.262
Upton, CF4000031.293
Hinske, LF4111021.250
Longoria, 3B3100120.249
Floyd, DH4020010.268
Navarro, C4110011.327
Gross, RF4011022.233
Bartlett, SS4011013.249
Totals3537311210 

BATTING
2B: Floyd (3, Nolasco), Navarro (11, Nolasco).
HR: Hinske (12, 6th inning off Nolasco, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura; Hinske 4; Floyd 3; Navarro 2; Gross; Bartlett.
RBI: Bartlett (17), Hinske (34), Gross (17).
2-out RBI: Bartlett; Hinske; Gross.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske; Gross; Bartlett 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (4, 2nd base off Nolasco/Rabelo).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (8, throw).
DP: (Miller-Iwamura-Aybar).
Pickoffs: Jackson (Hermida at 1st base).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nolasco (W, 7-4)8.263211214.35
Nelson 0.11000001.69
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 4-6)5.05663124.46
Balfour 2.00001402.45
Miller 0.21111004.26
Glover 0.12110104.09
Hammel 1.02100004.87

WP: Jackson, Hammel.
HBP: Helms (by Jackson).
Pitches-strikes: Nolasco 132-86, Nelson 8-5, Jackson 101-61, Balfour 29-18, Miller 13-7, Glover 9-7, Hammel 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Nolasco 3-11, Nelson 0-1, Jackson 6-7, Balfour 2-0, Miller 2-0, Glover 0-0, Hammel 2-1.
Batters faced: Nolasco 33, Nelson 3, Jackson 23, Balfour 7, Miller 3, Glover 3, Hammel 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Nelson 2-1, Glover 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:55.
Att: 28,886.

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