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Jays fall short
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Rays 3, Blue Jays 2
Jesse Litsch hurled his 10th quality start of the season on Thursday night. (AP)
The Jays put together a late rally, scoring twice in the eighth inning, but stranded the tying run on second base with two outs. Toronto got a solid outing, however, from Jesse Litsch, who gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (68-65)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 2   TB
Tampa Bay (81-51)
Won 2
August 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 8 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 X   3 10 1
Standings thru 8/28/08  |  Recap: TOR | TB  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rays stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, LF 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 .300
Scutaro, 2B-SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264
Rios, A, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .292
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .293
Lind, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .296
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .274
Barajas, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .259
  1-Eckstein, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Bautista, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .233
McDonald, Jo, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218
  Zaun, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Totals 35 2 8 2 2 6 20  

1-Ran for Barajas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wells, V (16, Jackson, E), Rios, A (40, Jackson, E), Barajas (20, Balfour).
TB: Lind 2; Scutaro; Barajas 3; Wells, V 2; Rios, A 2; Overbay.
RBI: Lind (37), Barajas (45).
2-out RBI: Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald, Jo; Bautista 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Inglett (2, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Riggans).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Litsch (Upton, B at 2nd base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .277
Upton, B, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .267
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .244
Floyd, C, DH 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .259
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .258
Aybar, W, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .247
Hinske, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .255
  Ruggiano, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .233
Riggans, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .220
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269
Totals 32 3 10 3 2 3 12  

a-Struck out for Floyd, C in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura 2 (26, Litsch, Litsch).
3B: Gross (3, Litsch).
HR: Floyd, C (10, 3rd inning off Litsch, 0 on, 2 out), Aybar, W (8, 6th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 3; Upton, B 2; Floyd, C 4; Aybar, W 6; Iwamura 4; Riggans.
RBI: Floyd, C 2 (27), Aybar, W (21).
2-out RBI: Floyd, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske; Riggans; Baldelli.
SF: Floyd, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (38, 2nd base off Litsch/Barajas).
PO: Upton, B (2nd base by Litsch).

FIELDING
E: Iwamura (5, fielding).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Litsch (L, 9-8) 6.2 10 3 3 0 2 2 4.01
Tallet 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.93
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.98
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (W, 11-8) 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 3.81
Bradford (H, 20) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.27
Miller, T (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.32
Balfour (H, 12) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.44
Wheeler, D (S, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.48

Jackson, E pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Rios, A (by Jackson, E).
Pitches-strikes: Litsch 104-72, Tallet 13-6, Frasor 13-6, Jackson, E 106-70, Bradford 5-5, Miller, T 4-3, Balfour 12-8, Wheeler, D 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Litsch 7-6, Tallet 0-0, Frasor 3-0, Jackson, E 4-8, Bradford 1-0, Miller, T 0-0, Balfour 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-0.
Batters faced: Litsch 29, Tallet 2, Frasor 4, Jackson, E 30, Bradford 2, Miller, T 1, Balfour 2, Wheeler, D 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Tallet 1-0, Bradford 1-1, Miller, T 1-0, Balfour 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:51.
Att: 14,039.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 28, 2008
August 28, 2008

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