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Jays win sixth straight
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Blue Jays 6, Rays 4
Alex Rios rounds the bases after his first home run on Friday. (J.P. Moczulski/AP)
Roy Halladay allowed three runs -- one earned -- while striking out seven over seven innings en route to win No. 18 for the Blue Jays. Alex Rios drilled a pair of home runs and had three RBIs, and Lyle Overbay added two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (85-54)
Lost 1
Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 4   TOR
Toronto (74-66)
Won 6
September 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   4 10 0
Toronto
0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 X   6 7 2
Standings thru 9/5/08  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 .277
Upton, B, CF 5 1 2 0 0 2 3 .273
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 3 3 .244
Floyd, C, DH 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .282
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .254
Hinske, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
  Riggans, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .297
  1-Perez, F, PR-LF 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .244
  b-Zobrist, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221
Bartlett, SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .281
Totals 37 4 10 4 0 10 14  

a-Grounded out for Floyd, C in the 8th. b-Popped out for Gross in the 9th.
1-Ran for Navarro, D in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (34, Halladay), Gross (14, Halladay), Bartlett (18, Ryan, B).
TB: Bartlett 3; Gross 2; Upton, B 3; Floyd, C; Navarro, D; Aybar, W 2; Perez, F.
RBI: Pena, C (85), Floyd, C (35), Bartlett 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 3; Pena, C 2.
SF: Pena, C; Floyd, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (42, 2nd base off Ryan, B/Barajas).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .300
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .217
Rios, A, RF 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 .297
Wells, V, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .299
Lind, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .302
Barajas, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .256
Overbay, 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 .273
Rolen, 3B 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .249
Snider, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .389
Totals 30 6 7 6 1 6 3  

BATTING
2B: Wells, V (17, Sonnanstine), Overbay (29, Sonnanstine), McDonald, Jo (8, Balfour).
HR: Rios, A 2 (13, 3rd inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Balfour, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Barajas; Wells, V 2; Lind; Rios, A 8; McDonald, Jo 2; Overbay 2.
RBI: Overbay 2 (61), Rolen (40), Rios, A 3 (67).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inglett.
SF: Rolen.
Team RISP: 4-for-6.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Inglett (3, fielding), McDonald, Jo (6, fielding).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (L, 13-7) 6.0 5 4 4 1 3 1 4.66
Howell 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.56
Balfour 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 1.74
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Halladay (W, 18-9) 7.0 7 3 1 0 7 0 2.64
Downs, S (H, 22) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.21
Ryan, B (S, 27) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.82

Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 80-57, Howell 9-7, Balfour 17-14, Halladay 101-68, Downs, S 12-8, Ryan, B 25-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 6-6, Howell 0-0, Balfour 1-1, Halladay 11-2, Downs, S 2-0, Ryan, B 1-0.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 24, Howell 3, Balfour 5, Halladay 29, Downs, S 4, Ryan, B 6.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:24.
Att: 32,477.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 5, 2008
September 5, 2008

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