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Rocco comes through
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Rays 10, Orioles 9
Rocco Baldelli took a shaving cream pie to the face after the game. (Mike Carlson/AP)
After the Rays took the lead in the seventh, Dan Wheeler let the O's tie the game with two outs in the ninth. But Tampa Bay's relentless offense didn't let up, as Carlos Pena walked in the bottom of the frame, then came all the way around from first to score on Rocco Baldelli's walk-off double.
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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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