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Rays bury Twins
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Rays 11, Twins 1
Carlos Pena watches his three-run homer during the fourth inning Friday.  (Steve Nesius/AP)
After the Rays scored six runs in the first two innings, Carlos Pena hit a questionable shot to right and was awarded second. But after the umpires reviewed the play, they issued MLB's first overturned call, ruling it a homer. And Tampa Bay is also one win away from clinching a playoff spot.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (83-71)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 11, Minnesota 1   TB
Tampa Bay (91-61)
Won 1
September 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 7 2
Tampa Bay
3 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 X   11 10 0
Standings thru 9/19/08  |  Recap: MIN | TB  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Rays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .301
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .293
Mauer, C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .328
  Jorgensen, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Morneau, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .311
  Macri, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324
Kubel, DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .274
  a-Ruiz, R, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
Young, D, LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .289
  b-Pridie, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tolbert, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277
Punto, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
  c-Harris, B, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
Totals 31 1 7 1 1 6 11  

a-Grounded out for Kubel in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Young, D in the 7th. c-Struck out for Punto in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Tolbert; Span 2; Young, D; Morneau; Casilla, A; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Morneau.
SF: Mauer.
GIDP: Kubel.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Casilla, A 2 (12, fielding, fielding).
Outfield assists: Young, D (Bartlett at 3rd base).
DP: 3 (Casilla, A-Punto-Morneau, Young, D-Morneau-Tolbert, Tolbert-Macri).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 2 4 1 0 2 0 1 .276
  Zobrist, 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .231
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 2 2 1 2 .280
Pena, C, 1B 3 2 2 4 1 1 3 .249
  Johnson, D, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Longoria, 3B 3 1 1 3 0 0 2 .281
  b-Jaso, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .275
  a-Aybar, W, PH-DH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .288
  Niemann, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gross, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .251
Hinske, LF 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 .243
  Ruggiano, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Perez, F, CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .244
Totals 31 11 10 10 7 4 18  

a-Reached on error for Floyd, C in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Longoria in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (22, Blackburn), Longoria (29, Blackburn).
3B: Iwamura (8, Blackburn).
HR: Pena, C (31, 4th inning off Bonser, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett; Gross 2; Longoria 2; Floyd, C; Pena, C 6; Zobrist; Perez, F; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Bartlett 2 (33), Longoria 3 (81), Floyd, C (37), Pena, C 4 (96).
2-out RBI: Pena, C 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D.
SAC: Perez, F.
SF: Longoria.
GIDP: Navarro, D, Jaso.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C, Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (L, 10-10) 1.1 6 6 6 3 0 0 4.15
Bonser 3.2 2 3 3 2 3 1 5.96
Breslow 1.0 1 2 0 1 1 0 2.01
Mijares 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
Korecky 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.17
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (W, 12-11) 7.2 7 1 1 1 5 0 4.19
Niemann 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.06

IBB: Iwamura (by Blackburn).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 42-22, Bonser 56-35, Breslow 21-13, Mijares 8-5, Korecky 16-7, Jackson, E 114-78, Niemann 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 3-0, Bonser 3-2, Breslow 3-1, Mijares 2-0, Korecky 1-1, Jackson, E 6-5, Niemann 2-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 12, Bonser 14, Breslow 7, Mijares 3, Korecky 4, Jackson, E 29, Niemann 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bonser 3-1, Niemann 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:58.
Att: 28,306.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 19, 2008
September 19, 2008

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