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Finale slips away
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Rays 10, Orioles 4
Brian Burres talks with catcher Guillermo Quiroz in the third inning. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Brian Burres let the Rays build a five-run cushion over the first three innings, and he combined with four relievers to record seven walks and four hit batsmen. Luke Scott hit a two-run double in the eighth, but it was too little, too late as Baltimore was swept in the three-game series.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (63-73)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 4   TB
Tampa Bay (84-51)
Won 5
August 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0   4 7 1
Tampa Bay
2 1 2 0 0 3 2 0 X   10 12 2
Standings thru 8/31/08  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .299
Payton, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255
Markakis, RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .308
  a-Montanez, PH-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .340
Huff, 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .311
  b-Cintron, PH-3B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .271
Millar, 1B 3 1 0 1 1 0 4 .241
Scott, LF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .270
Salazar, O, DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Quiroz, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .186
Castro, Ju, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .186
Totals 33 4 7 4 4 3 18  

a-Reached on error for Markakis in the 8th. b-Walked for Huff in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Huff (43, Shields), Markakis (42, Shields), Scott (25, Hammel).
TB: Scott 2; Roberts, B 2; Salazar, O; Markakis 2; Huff 3.
RBI: Millar (69), Scott 2 (57), Salazar, O (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Salazar, O; Scott; Roberts, B; Quiroz.
SF: Salazar, O.
GIDP: Payton, Castro, Ju.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Millar (6, fielding).
Outfield assists: Payton 2 (Riggans at 3rd base, Aybar, W at 3rd base).
DP: (Castro, Ju-Roberts, B-Millar).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .280
Upton, B, CF 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 .271
  Gross, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 .246
Baldelli, DH 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 .351
  a-Hinske, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 1 2 1 0 6 .250
Zobrist, LF-CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .225
Bartlett, SS 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 .278
Riggans, C 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .227
Ruggiano, RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .196
Totals 33 10 12 9 7 7 19  

a-Struck out for Baldelli in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Baldelli 2 (4, Burres, Burres), Riggans 2 (6, Burres, Walker).
HR: Bartlett (1, 7th inning off Walker, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 7; Pena, C; Baldelli 5; Zobrist; Aybar, W; Riggans 4.
RBI: Aybar, W 2 (23), Riggans (23), Zobrist (18), Bartlett 2 (25), Upton, B (63), Pena, C (84), Baldelli (7).
2-out RBI: Aybar, W 2; Bartlett; Upton, B; Pena, C; Baldelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W 2; Riggans 2.
SF: Zobrist.
GIDP: Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (40, 2nd base off Burres/Quiroz).

FIELDING
E: Aybar, W 2 (5, fielding, fielding).
DP: 2 (Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C, Aybar, W-Pena, C).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burres (L, 7-9) 5.0 9 7 7 4 4 0 6.08
Bierd 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.64
Castillo, A 0.0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3.10
Walker 1.1 2 2 1 0 1 1 5.82
Johnson, J 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.23
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 12-8) 7.0 6 1 1 2 1 0 3.66
Miller, T 0.1 0 2 1 1 0 0 4.76
Hammel 1.2 1 1 0 1 2 0 4.06

Burres pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Castillo, A pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.

WP: Bierd.
IBB: Aybar, W (by Burres).
HBP: Iwamura (by Castillo, A), Upton, B (by Castillo, A), Bartlett (by Johnson, J).
Pitches-strikes: Burres 105-54, Bierd 9-5, Castillo, A 17-5, Walker 18-13, Johnson, J 19-12, Shields 101-66, Miller, T 12-5, Hammel 35-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burres 3-3, Bierd 1-0, Castillo, A 0-0, Walker 2-0, Johnson, J 1-1, Shields 13-3, Miller, T 1-0, Hammel 2-1.
Batters faced: Burres 25, Bierd 2, Castillo, A 4, Walker 7, Johnson, J 6, Shields 28, Miller, T 3, Hammel 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Bierd 2-0, Castillo, A 2-2, Walker 3-0, Hammel 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:11.
Att: 32,379.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 31, 2008
August 31, 2008

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