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Garza stymies Jays
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Rays 1, Blue Jays 0
Carlos Pena (right) hit a solo homer to put the Rays ahead for good in the fourth. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
The Rays earned their 80th victory of the season in what was largely a pitchers' duel dominated by Matt Garza and Jays starter David Purcey. Carlos Pena made sure that the pitchers weren't the only story when he blasted a solo homer in the fourth inning to put the Rays ahead.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (68-64)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 1, Toronto 0   TB
Tampa Bay (80-51)
Won 1
August 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   1 5 0
Standings thru 8/27/08  |  Recap: TOR | TB  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rays stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .303
Scutaro, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .265
Rios, A, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .292
Wells, V, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .294
Lind, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .292
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274
Stairs, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
  1-Bautista, PR-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236
Barajas, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .256
McDonald, Jo, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
Totals 32 0 6 0 3 7 11  

1-Ran for Stairs in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Inglett (11, Garza, M).
TB: Barajas; Lind; Inglett 3; Stairs; Overbay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios, A; McDonald, Jo; Lind.
GIDP: Overbay.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .275
Upton, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 .246
Baldelli, DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .267
Aybar, W, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .238
Zobrist, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .229
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Riggans, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219
Ruggiano, RF-LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .271
Totals 28 1 5 1 0 11 8  

BATTING
HR: Pena, C (27, 4th inning off Purcey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett; Pena, C 5; Aybar, W; Iwamura.
RBI: Pena, C (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ruggiano; Baldelli; Upton, B.
SAC: Upton, B.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purcey (L, 2-5) 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 1 5.53
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (W, 11-7) 7.2 6 0 0 3 5 0 3.53
Balfour (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.45
Wheeler, D (S, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.53

Pitches-strikes: Purcey 92-70, Garza, M 115-69, Balfour 3-3, Wheeler, D 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Purcey 6-6, Garza, M 7-6, Balfour 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-2.
Batters faced: Purcey 29, Garza, M 31, Balfour 1, Wheeler, D 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:30.
Att: 12,678.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 27, 2008
August 27, 2008

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