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Zorilla's first slam
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Rays 14, Orioles 3
Ben Zobrist watches the flight of his fourth-inning grand slam. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Utility man Ben Zobrist hit the first grand slam of his Major League career, then the next batter, Gabe Gross, went deep as well. It was that kind of night for the Rays, who not only maintained a 4 1/2-game lead in the AL East, but also secured the first winning season in franchise history.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (63-71)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 14, Baltimore 3   TB
Tampa Bay (82-51)
Won 3
August 29, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0   3 8 1
Tampa Bay
1 2 0 7 0 3 0 1 X   14 15 0
Standings thru 8/29/08  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 .298
Markakis, RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .303
  a-Montanez, PH-RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .356
Mora, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .283
  Cintron, 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .274
Huff, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .308
Hernandez, Ra, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .254
  Quiroz, C 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .191
Millar, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .244
Scott, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .273
Payton, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .257
Castro, Ju, SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .198
Totals 35 3 8 3 4 10 19  

a-Singled for Markakis in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Payton (10, Salas), Castro, Ju (4, Salas), Huff (41, Salas).
TB: Scott; Payton 2; Castro, Ju 2; Cintron; Montanez; Hernandez, Ra; Huff 3.
RBI: Castro, Ju (13), Huff (95), Scott (55).
2-out RBI: Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Mora; Millar; Montanez; Castro, Ju.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B 2 (35, 2nd base off Kazmir/Riggans, 3rd base off Kazmir/Riggans).

FIELDING
E: Roberts, B (6, fielding).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 3 3 2 0 2 0 2 .279
  Ruggiano, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Upton, B, CF 5 3 3 1 1 0 2 .270
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 2 3 1 1 .245
Floyd, C, DH 4 1 3 5 1 0 1 .269
Aybar, W, 3B-2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 .246
Hinske, LF-3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .252
Zobrist, SS 5 1 1 4 0 1 2 .228
Gross, RF 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .241
Riggans, C 5 2 1 1 0 0 3 .220
Totals 39 14 15 14 9 4 23  

BATTING
2B: Floyd, C 2 (10, Guthrie, Guthrie), Aybar, W (15, Cabrera).
3B: Iwamura (6, Guthrie).
HR: Zobrist (7, 4th inning off Cabrera, 3 on, 1 out), Gross (11, 4th inning off Cabrera, 0 on, 1 out), Riggans (6, 8th inning off Walker, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gross 6; Upton, B 3; Floyd, C 5; Pena, C; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W 2; Iwamura 4; Riggans 4.
RBI: Floyd, C 5 (32), Pena, C 2 (81), Zobrist 4 (16), Gross (33), Upton, B (60), Riggans (22).
2-out RBI: Pena, C; Floyd, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske 2; Aybar, W 3; Zobrist 2.
SF: Floyd, C.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (39, 3rd base off Guthrie/Hernandez, Ra).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (L, 10-11) 3.0 7 7 7 6 2 0 3.57
Cabrera 2.0 4 5 4 3 1 2 5.00
Bierd 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.72
Walker 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.79
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 10-6) 5.1 3 0 0 3 6 0 3.13
Salas 2.0 4 3 3 0 3 0 15.00
Hammel 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.15

Guthrie pitched to 4 batters in the 4th.
Cabrera pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Bierd, Salas.
IBB: Hinske (by Cabrera).
Pitches-strikes: Guthrie 85-46, Cabrera 45-22, Bierd 31-19, Walker 15-11, Kazmir 102-69, Salas 42-25, Hammel 31-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Guthrie 3-2, Cabrera 4-1, Bierd 3-1, Walker 1-1, Kazmir 5-3, Salas 0-3, Hammel 2-2.
Batters faced: Guthrie 22, Cabrera 14, Bierd 8, Walker 5, Kazmir 22, Salas 10, Hammel 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Cabrera 2-2, Bierd 2-2, Salas 2-0, Hammel 1-1.
Ejections: Baltimore Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook (4th)
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:29.
Att: 21,439.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 29, 2008
August 29, 2008

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