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Rays fall in finale
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Blue Jays 1, Rays 0
Matt Garza was struck by a comebacker in the fifth inning on Sunday. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Right-hander Matt Garza allowed one run and six hits while striking out seven over seven strong innings, but the Rays were blanked by the Blue Jays. B.J. Upton collected three hits, while Willy Aybar had two for Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (85-56)
Lost 3
Toronto 1, Tampa Bay 0   TOR
Toronto (76-66)
Won 8
September 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 2
Toronto
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 6 0
Standings thru 9/7/08  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
Upton, B, CF 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .275
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .245
Baldelli, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .326
Aybar, W, 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .256
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .279
Perez, F, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143
Riggans, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222
Zobrist, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .217
Totals 31 0 6 0 3 9 13  

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (19, Purcey), Aybar, W (16, Purcey).
TB: Bartlett 2; Aybar, W 3; Upton, B 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez, F; Riggans; Baldelli 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton, B (15, 2nd base by Purcey/Barajas).
PO: Aybar, W (1st base by Barajas), Upton, B (1st base by Purcey).

FIELDING
E: Iwamura (6, fielding), Riggans (5, throw).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .301
Scutaro, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .258
Rios, A, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .295
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .297
Lind, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .297
  Wilkerson, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Overbay, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .277
Barajas, C 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .255
Rolen, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .249
Snider, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .308
Totals 30 1 6 1 1 8 15  

BATTING
2B: Lind (13, Garza, M).
3B: Rios, A (8, Garza, M).
TB: Lind 2; Wells, V; Rios, A 3; Rolen; Overbay; Snider.
RBI: Barajas (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V; Rios, A 3; Barajas.
SF: Barajas.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inglett (9, 2nd base off Garza, M/Riggans).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Barajas (Aybar, W at 1st base), Purcey (Upton, B at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 11-9) 7.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 3.55
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.49
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purcey (W, 3-5) 8.0 6 0 0 3 7 0 5.23
Carlson (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.90

Balk: Garza, M.
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 100-66, Wheeler, D 13-8, Purcey 111-71, Carlson 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 5-2, Wheeler, D 0-1, Purcey 3-11, Carlson 1-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 29, Wheeler, D 3, Purcey 31, Carlson 3.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:39.
Att: 39,854.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 7, 2008
September 7, 2008

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