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Ace in the hole?
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Rays 4, Orioles 2
David Price didn't allow a hit until the fifth in his debut as a starter. (Gail Burton/AP)
Already blessed with strong starting pitching, the Rays got a look at David Price in the role, as he allowed just one earned run over 5 1/3 innings. Jason Bartlett's RBI double in the seventh brought in the winning run as Tampa Bay increased its lead to 2 1/2 games in the AL East.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (93-62)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 2   BAL
Baltimore (67-88)
Lost 6
September 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0   4 3 1
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 9/22/08  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 2 1 1 1 .276
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .275
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 1 2 3 2 .247
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .276
Floyd, C, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Gross, RF 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .246
Hinske, LF 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .244
  1-Perez, F, PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Bartlett, SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .282
Totals 31 4 3 4 8 10 12  

1-Ran for Hinske in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett 2 (24, Cherry, Mickolio).
TB: Bartlett 4; Iwamura.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (45), Bartlett (34), Pena, C (100).
2-out RBI: Iwamura 2; Pena, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Longoria 2; Pena, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (20, 3rd base off Mickolio/Hernandez, Ra).

FIELDING
E: Longoria (12, fielding).
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Huff at 2nd base).
DP: (Upton, B-Iwamura).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .296
Markakis, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .299
Jones, Ad, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .270
Huff, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .308
Salazar, O, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .286
Scott, DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .263
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .258
  1-Fahey, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Montanez, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .305
Castro, Ju, SS 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 .187
  a-Millar, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Totals 32 2 6 2 3 9 15  

a-Popped out for Castro, Ju in the 9th.
1-Ran for Hernandez, Ra in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Markakis; Montanez; Salazar, O; Hernandez, Ra 2; Huff.
RBI: Castro, Ju (15), Roberts, B (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, Ad.
SF: Roberts, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Roberts, B (8, fielding).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price 5.1 4 2 1 3 3 0 2.38
Balfour (W, 6-2) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.45
Howell (H, 14) 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.26
Wheeler, D (S, 12) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.22
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bass 4.2 0 2 2 4 5 0 5.08
Bierd 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.75
Cherry (L, 0-3) 1.0 1 2 0 3 2 0 4.86
McCrory 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.62
Mickolio 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.11

WP: Bass.
IBB: Hinske (by Bass), Iwamura (by Cherry).
Pitches-strikes: Price 88-60, Balfour 22-13, Howell 21-14, Wheeler, D 12-9, Bass 73-36, Bierd 20-16, Cherry 32-13, McCrory 12-6, Mickolio 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Price 8-6, Balfour 0-1, Howell 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Bass 5-4, Bierd 1-0, Cherry 1-0, McCrory 3-0, Mickolio 1-1.
Batters faced: Price 24, Balfour 4, Howell 5, Wheeler, D 3, Bass 18, Bierd 5, Cherry 8, McCrory 3, Mickolio 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0, Bierd 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 77 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 12,489.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 22, 2008
September 22, 2008

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