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Rays 5, Orioles 2
Garrett Olson showed promise, but the O's dropped to 4-16 in September. (Rob Carr/AP)
Lou Montanez's two-run homer gave the Orioles a promising beginning vs. the Rays' James Shields, but Baltimore couldn't add on, and Tampa Bay eventually got to Garrett Olson, who didn't give up a hit until the fourth. Olson lasted six frames as the O's lost their seventh straight.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (94-62)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 2   BAL
Baltimore (67-89)
Lost 7
September 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0   5 13 0
Baltimore
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 2
Standings thru 9/23/08  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .274
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .273
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 .247
Longoria, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .277
Baldelli, DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .257
  1-Gomes, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
Navarro, D, C 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 .291
Zobrist, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .229
Bartlett, SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .287
Perez, F, RF 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 .275
Totals 38 5 13 4 3 8 17  

1-Ran for Baldelli in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro, D (26, Olson), Perez, F (2, Olson), Bartlett (25, Olson), Longoria (31, Cormier).
TB: Bartlett 4; Longoria 3; Pena, C; Baldelli; Zobrist; Navarro, D 3; Perez, F 4.
RBI: Perez, F 2 (8), Bartlett (35), Pena, C (101).
2-out RBI: Bartlett; Pena, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 2; Pena, C; Baldelli 2.
SAC: Perez, F.
GIDP: Baldelli.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Perez, F (3, 3rd base off Olson/Santos, O).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Zobrist (Santos, O at 2nd base).
DP: (Pena, C-Bartlett-Shields).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fahey, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .232
  b-Roberts, B, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296
Markakis, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .300
Jones, Ad, CF 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 .272
Huff, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .306
Salazar, O, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .273
Scott, DH 4 1 0 0 0 3 1 .260
Montanez, LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .303
Cintron, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .281
Santos, O, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143
  a-Payton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .248
  Quiroz, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178
  c-Hernandez, Ra, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Totals 34 2 8 2 2 10 15  

a-Struck out for Santos, O in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Fahey in the 7th. c-Popped out for Quiroz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, Ad (21, Shields), Fahey (8, Shields).
HR: Montanez (3, 2nd inning off Shields, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Santos, O; Fahey 2; Jones, Ad 3; Cintron 2; Markakis; Montanez 4.
RBI: Montanez 2 (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Salazar, O 2; Jones, Ad.
GIDP: Huff.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Cintron (7, throw), Olson (4, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Montanez (Zobrist at home).
DP: (Cintron-Fahey-Salazar, O).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 14-8) 7.0 8 2 2 1 8 1 3.57
Balfour (H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.42
Wheeler, D (S, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.17
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Olson (L, 9-10) 6.0 6 3 3 3 4 0 6.65
Cormier 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 4.04
Castillo, A 2.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 3.86

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 102-69, Balfour 16-10, Wheeler, D 8-5, Olson 94-59, Cormier 22-13, Castillo, A 28-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 9-3, Balfour 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-1, Olson 10-2, Cormier 1-1, Castillo, A 2-1.
Batters faced: Shields 29, Balfour 4, Wheeler, D 3, Olson 26, Cormier 6, Castillo, A 10.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:43.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 23, 2008
September 23, 2008

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