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Cherry falters late
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Rays 10, Orioles 9
Nick Markakis makes a diving catch on a fly ball in the second inning. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Dan Wheeler was within an out of closing out the O's when Nick Markakis mashed a solo homer to right field to tie the game. But Rocky Cherry couldn't contain the Rays in the bottom of the ninth, his second inning of work, giving up a walk-off double down the left-field line to Rocco Baldelli.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (63-72)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 9   TB
Tampa Bay (83-51)
Won 4
August 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
2 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1   9 12 1
Tampa Bay
1 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 1   10 13 1
Standings thru 8/30/08  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 .298
Payton, CF 5 2 2 2 0 2 2 .259
Markakis, RF 5 2 4 1 0 1 1 .307
Huff, 3B 5 2 2 3 0 1 3 .309
Hernandez, Ra, C 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 .258
Scott, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271
Millar, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .242
Montanez, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .347
Castro, Ju, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .193
  a-Cintron, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Totals 36 9 12 9 1 9 13  

a-Flied out for Castro, Ju in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Markakis (41, Sonnanstine), Huff (42, Howell).
HR: Payton (7, 1st inning off Sonnanstine, 1 on, 0 out), Huff (30, 3rd inning off Sonnanstine, 2 on, 1 out), Markakis (18, 9th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Roberts, B; Payton 5; Markakis 8; Huff 6; Hernandez, Ra 2; Montanez.
RBI: Payton 2 (40), Huff 3 (98), Roberts, B (52), Hernandez, Ra 2 (59), Markakis (79).
2-out RBI: Markakis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott.
SF: Roberts, B; Hernandez, Ra.
GIDP: Millar.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Cherry (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Payton (Navarro at home).
DP: (Castro, Ju-Roberts, B-Millar).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 3 3 0 1 2 2 .282
Upton, B, CF 5 1 2 2 0 1 1 .272
Pena, C, 1B 3 3 1 2 3 0 2 .246
Baldelli, DH 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 .294
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 4 .250
Zobrist, LF 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 .223
Navarro, C 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .290
Ruggiano, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212
  a-Gross, PH-RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .238
Bartlett, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .270
Totals 37 10 13 9 9 7 23  

a-Grounded out for Ruggiano in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura 2 (28, Waters, Waters), Upton, B 2 (32, Waters, Cormier), Navarro (21, Waters), Pena, C (18, Sarfate), Baldelli (2, Cherry).
TB: Iwamura 5; Upton, B 4; Pena, C 2; Baldelli 3; Aybar, W 2; Navarro 2; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Zobrist (17), Upton, B 2 (62), Navarro (44), Gross (34), Pena, C 2 (83), Baldelli 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Zobrist; Baldelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro 2; Baldelli; Pena, C; Aybar, W 2; Iwamura.
GIDP: Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 4-for-15.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Aybar, W (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Markakis at home).
DP: (Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Waters 4.1 8 5 5 4 2 0 5.45
Cormier 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.61
Sarfate (BS, 2) 1.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 5.05
Castillo, A 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.66
Cherry (L, 0-2) 1.1 1 1 1 2 2 0 4.66
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine 3.1 7 6 5 1 2 2 4.61
Howell 2.2 2 1 1 0 4 0 2.66
Miller, T (H, 10) 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.54
Bradford (BS, 2) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.19
Wheeler (BS, 3)(W, 3-5) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.59

Cormier pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Sarfate.
HBP: Baldelli (by Sarfate), Upton, B (by Sarfate), Baldelli (by Castillo, A), Hernandez, Ra (by Sonnanstine).
Pitches-strikes: Waters 81-47, Cormier 18-10, Sarfate 34-18, Castillo, A 12-5, Cherry 31-18, Sonnanstine 91-53, Howell 29-24, Miller, T 12-8, Bradford 11-10, Wheeler 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Waters 5-2, Cormier 1-0, Sarfate 1-1, Castillo, A 0-0, Cherry 1-0, Sonnanstine 3-4, Howell 2-1, Miller, T 0-0, Bradford 2-3, Wheeler 0-0.
Batters faced: Waters 25, Cormier 4, Sarfate 9, Castillo, A 3, Cherry 8, Sonnanstine 19, Howell 9, Miller, T 3, Bradford 5, Wheeler 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 2-1, Sarfate 2-2, Castillo, A 2-1, Howell 1-0, Bradford 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:25.
Att: 34,805.
August 30, 2008

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