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Homers lift Rays
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Rays 3, Cubs 2
Evan Longoria is greeted by Cliff Floyd after his seventh-inning homer. (AP)
Cliff Floyd and Evan Longoria each launched solo home runs to support starter Scott Kazmir, who struggled with his control, walking three but striking out seven in 4 2/3 innings at Tropicana Field. Eric Hinske drove in a run in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (45-26)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 3, Chi Cubs 2   TB
Tampa Bay (41-29)
Won 1
June 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 6 1
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 X   3 10 0
Standings thru 6/17/08  |  Recap: CHC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Rays stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, CF5020002.271
Theriot, SS3011110.310
Lee, 1B2000201.287
Ramirez, 3B4000035.296
Soto, DH4000011.283
DeRosa, RF3110101.300
Murton, LF3000021.176
  a-Fukudome, PH1010000.296
Blanco, C3110011.300
  b-Hoffpauir, PH1000011.370
Cedeno, 2B3000031.279
  c-Edmonds, PH0000100.234
Totals3226151214 

a-Doubled for Murton in the 9th. b-Struck out for Blanco in the 9th. c-Walked for Cedeno in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (12, Howell), Fukudome (14, Percival).
TB: Johnson 3; Theriot; DeRosa; Fukudome 2; Blanco.
RBI: Theriot (19).
2-out RBI: Theriot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 2; Johnson.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Johnson (4, 3rd base by Howell/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Cotts (1, throw).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4110123.273
Aybar, 1B4010112.261
Upton, CF3010205.294
Hinske, LF4011025.250
  Ruggiano, LF0000000.259
Longoria, 3B4111002.249
Floyd, DH2111100.274
  a-Gomes, PH-DH0000000.223
Navarro, C4010014.326
Gross, RF4010012.233
Bartlett, SS4020001.253
Totals3331035724 

a-Hit by pitch for Floyd in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (5, Howry).
HR: Floyd (6, 2nd inning off Dempster, 0 on, 2 out), Longoria (11, 6th inning off Cotts, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura; Aybar; Upton; Hinske; Longoria 4; Floyd 4; Navarro; Gross; Bartlett 3.
RBI: Floyd (15), Longoria (33), Hinske (35).
2-out RBI: Floyd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske 3; Navarro 2; Upton.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (15, 3rd base off Howry/Blanco).
CS: Upton (9, 2nd base by Dempster/Blanco).

FIELDING
PB: Navarro (2).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster 5.06112612.76
Cotts (L, 0-1)1.02221014.91
Wuertz 0.21001002.67
Eyre 0.20000000.87
Howry 0.21001104.98
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 4.23114701.76
Balfour (W, 1-0)1.10000102.08
Howell (H, 4)1.01000203.30
Wheeler (H, 16)1.00000101.99
Percival (S, 16)1.02101102.59

Cotts pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Gomes (by Eyre).
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 107-64, Cotts 23-12, Wuertz 20-10, Eyre 10-5, Howry 20-11, Kazmir 110-65, Balfour 21-11, Howell 17-11, Wheeler 12-9, Percival 23-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dempster 2-6, Cotts 1-2, Wuertz 1-1, Eyre 0-2, Howry 0-1, Kazmir 1-6, Balfour 1-2, Howell 0-0, Wheeler 0-2, Percival 1-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 22, Cotts 6, Wuertz 4, Eyre 3, Howry 4, Kazmir 21, Balfour 4, Howell 3, Wheeler 3, Percival 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 1-1, Eyre 2-0, Balfour 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:30.
Att: 31,607.

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