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Blue Jays 6, Rays 2
James Shields had trouble early, as he gave up three runs in the first three innings. (AP)
The Rays got off to a slow start on offense, as their first runs came on a two-run single by Eric Hinske in the sixth inning. That was too little, too late, as the Rays fell to the Jays and stranded 11 baserunners. James Shields allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings of work.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (68-63)
Won 1
Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (79-51)
Lost 2
August 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1   6 12 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 8/26/08  |  Recap: TOR | TB  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rays stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300
Scutaro, 3B-2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .267
Rios, A, RF 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .293
Wells, V, CF 5 1 3 3 0 0 2 .297
Lind, LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 .293
  Bautista, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Overbay, 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .274
Stairs, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .249
Barajas, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .256
McDonald, Jo, SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .227
Totals 37 6 12 6 3 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Rios, A (39, Shields), Overbay (28, Shields).
HR: Barajas (11, 8th inning off Howell, 0 on, 2 out), Wells, V (14, 9th inning off Hammel, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Scutaro; Barajas 5; Wells, V 6; Rios, A 3; McDonald, Jo; Stairs; Overbay 3.
RBI: Wells, V 3 (60), Overbay 2 (57), Barajas (44).
2-out RBI: Wells, V 3; Overbay 2; Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inglett; Stairs; Scutaro; Lind.
SAC: Inglett.
GIDP: Wells, V.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Scutaro (7, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .275
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .266
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .243
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .257
  b-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Aybar, W, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237
Hinske, LF 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .258
  c-Zobrist, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Navarro, D, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .290
  a-Riggans, PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .225
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .232
  d-Ruggiano, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .270
Totals 34 2 7 2 0 11 13  

a-Struck out for Navarro, D in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Floyd, C in the 8th. c-Struck out for Hinske in the 9th. d-Struck out for Gross in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Bartlett; Gross; Floyd, C; Pena, C; Hinske 2; Iwamura.
RBI: Hinske 2 (56).
2-out RBI: Hinske 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross 2; Riggans; Upton, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Halladay (W, 16-9) 6.0 6 2 2 0 7 0 2.69
Carlson (H, 16) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.12
League (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25
Downs, S (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.31
Ryan, B 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.68
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 11-8) 6.2 9 4 4 2 4 0 3.75
Bradford 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.09
Howell 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.64
Hammel 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.26
Miller, T 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.36

Bradford pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Halladay, Shields 2.
HBP: Aybar, W (by Halladay).
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 111-74, Carlson 8-5, League 3-3, Downs, S 5-3, Ryan, B 16-11, Shields 104-67, Bradford 4-2, Howell 20-13, Hammel 7-4, Miller, T 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Halladay 7-2, Carlson 1-0, League 0-0, Downs, S 2-1, Ryan, B 1-0, Shields 10-4, Bradford 0-0, Howell 2-0, Hammel 0-2, Miller, T 0-0.
Batters faced: Halladay 25, Carlson 3, League 1, Downs, S 3, Ryan, B 3, Shields 30, Bradford 1, Howell 6, Hammel 3, Miller, T 1.
Inherited runners-scored: League 1-0, Bradford 2-1, Howell 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:52.
Att: 13,478.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008

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