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Rays 5, Tigers 2
Akinori Iwamura had an RBI and a run scored in the third inning on Friday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
The Rays moved to 41-16 at the Trop after Carlos Pena hit a tie-breaking homer in the sixth inning, his 19th of the year, to put the Rays on top for good. Evan Longoria followed with his team-leading 20th homer in the seventh to secure the win.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (55-54)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2   TB
Tampa Bay (64-44)
Won 3
August 1, 2008
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Detroit
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 8/1/08  |  Recap: DET | TB  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Rays stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4110102.308
Polanco, 2B3100202.306
Guillen, 3B4000123.283
Ordonez, RF3010112.319
Cabrera, 1B3011214.294
Sheffield, DH3001116.226
Thames, LF4000033.247
Renteria, SS4000020.256
Inge, C3010110.228
Totals3124291122 

BATTING
2B: Inge (10, Kazmir), Granderson (18, Howell).
3B: Cabrera (2, Kazmir).
TB: Granderson 2; Ordonez; Cabrera 3; Inge 2.
RBI: Sheffield (30), Cabrera (80).
2-out RBI: Sheffield; Cabrera.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames 2; Sheffield 4; Granderson; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
PB: Inge (4).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4121013.276
Upton, CF4010012.267
Crawford, LF3010101.272
Longoria, 3B4111023.275
Pena, 1B4111021.237
Floyd, DH2120100.250
  a-Aybar, PH-DH1000000.226
Navarro, C4000013.309
Hinske, RF1000201.255
  Gross, RF1000000.214
Bartlett, SS3110003.252
Totals315934717 

a-Popped out for Floyd in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (21, Miner), Floyd (5, Miner).
3B: Crawford (10, Miner), Bartlett (2, Miner).
HR: Pena (19, 6th inning off Miner, 0 on, 0 out), Longoria (20, 7th inning off Zumaya, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 3; Upton; Crawford 3; Longoria 4; Pena 4; Floyd 3; Bartlett 3.
RBI: Iwamura (30), Pena (56), Longoria (64).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Pena; Iwamura 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (33, 2nd base off Miner/Inge), Crawford (24, 2nd base off Miner/Inge), Hinske (8, 3rd base off Zumaya/Inge).
CS: Iwamura (4, 2nd base by Miner/Inge), Upton (14, 3rd base by Miner/Inge).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miner (L, 5-4)5.18433313.77
Zumaya 1.11111212.61
Seay 1.10000202.48
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 4.23226502.89
Balfour (W, 3-1)1.10000301.20
Howell (H, 11)0.21001002.47
Wheeler (H, 24)1.10001102.08
Percival (S, 24)1.00001203.48

WP: Zumaya.
HBP: Ordonez (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Miner 95-56, Zumaya 32-18, Seay 24-15, Kazmir 110-61, Balfour 19-11, Howell 19-7, Wheeler 31-19, Percival 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Miner 4-7, Zumaya 2-0, Seay 1-1, Kazmir 1-8, Balfour 0-1, Howell 1-1, Wheeler 1-2, Percival 0-1.
Batters faced: Miner 25, Zumaya 6, Seay 4, Kazmir 23, Balfour 4, Howell 5, Wheeler 5, Percival 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Zumaya 1-1, Balfour 2-0, Wheeler 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:29.
Att: 26,403.
August 1, 2008

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