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Old fashioned rally
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Rays 4, Astros 3
Eric Hinske comes home for the winning run on Saturday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
On 80's night in St. Petersburg, Justin Ruggiano took advantage of the festivities to hit his first Major League homer. Edwin Jackson had a solid outing, but the Rays trailed until the ninth, when Gabe Gross hit a walk-off double to seal victory.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (34-41)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 4, Houston 3   TB
Tampa Bay (44-30)
Won 1
June 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0   3 5 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2   4 9 1
Standings thru 6/21/08  |  Recap: HOU | TB  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Rays stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5000013.237
Matsui, 2B4000023.266
Tejada, SS4010000.296
Berkman, 1B3100120.360
Lee, DH3221102.276
Blum, 3B4021001.234
Pence, RF4000004.274
Erstad, LF3000100.295
Quintero, C2000000.211
  a-Loretta, PH0001100.258
  Ausmus, C1000000.221
Totals333534513 

a-Walked for Quintero in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Blum (4, Jackson).
HR: Lee (16, 4th inning off Jackson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Tejada; Lee 5; Blum 3.
RBI: Lee (56), Loretta (16), Blum (16).
2-out RBI: Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Matsui 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berkman (12, 3rd base off Howell/Riggans).

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez-Tejada-Berkman).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3000110.268
Aybar, 1B4120002.262
Crawford, LF4021000.278
Upton, CF3000112.288
Longoria, 3B3000112.248
Gomes, DH2000020.219
  a-Floyd, PH-DH2110003.258
Ruggiano, RF3121000.300
  b-Hinske, PH1110000.260
Riggans, C2000010.242
  c-Navarro, PH0000000.324
Bartlett, SS3000011.247
  d-Gross, PH1012000.234
Totals314943710 

a-Grounded out for Gomes in the 6th. b-Singled for Ruggiano in the 9th. c-Hit by pitch for Riggans in the 9th. d-Doubled for Bartlett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Aybar (7, Rodriguez), Gross (9, Brocail).
3B: Crawford (5, Rodriguez).
HR: Ruggiano (1, 5th inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Aybar 3; Crawford 4; Floyd; Ruggiano 5; Hinske; Gross 2.
RBI: Crawford (38), Ruggiano (2), Gross 2 (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd 2; Aybar.
S: Riggans.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Riggans (4, throw).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez 5.25222612.81
Geary 2.11001102.28
Brocail (BS, 1)(L, 2-3)0.03220003.38
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson 6.15223314.35
Howell 2.00101203.02
Wheeler (W, 2-3)0.20000001.89

Brocail pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

IBB: Erstad (by Jackson), Lee (by Howell).
HBP: Navarro (by Brocail).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 100-60, Geary 35-20, Brocail 10-7, Jackson 94-52, Howell 30-22, Wheeler 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 6-5, Geary 4-2, Brocail 0-0, Jackson 8-8, Howell 3-2, Wheeler 1-1.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 23, Geary 9, Brocail 4, Jackson 27, Howell 8, Wheeler 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Geary 3-0, Howell 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:45.
Att: 29,953.

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