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O's lose steam
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Rays 11, Orioles 6
Juan Castro receives the ball at second too late to get Akinori Iwamura out. (Rob Carr/AP)
It looked as if the Orioles would snap their eight-game losing streak after plating five runs in the first inning, but they instead lost their ninth straight. Radhames Liz allowed five runs (four earned) and the bullpen allowed the Rays to go ahead and pad their lead comfortably.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (96-62)
Won 4
Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 6   BAL
Baltimore (67-91)
Lost 9
September 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 5 0 2 0 4 0   11 8 0
Baltimore
5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 12 2
Standings thru 9/24/08  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 2 3 0 1 2 .274
Upton, B, CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .273
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 3 6 .247
Longoria, 3B 3 2 0 1 1 1 4 .274
Floyd, C, DH 4 0 0 1 1 2 3 .272
Navarro, D, C 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 .294
Gross, RF 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 .241
Hinske, LF 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 .246
  a-Perez, F, PH-LF 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 .273
Bartlett, SS 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 .289
Totals 34 11 8 10 8 10 22  

a-Singled for Hinske in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (24, Liz).
3B: Iwamura (9, Burres).
TB: Bartlett; Pena, C 2; Navarro, D 2; Hinske; Perez, F; Iwamura 4.
RBI: Gross (40), Hinske (57), Bartlett (37), Iwamura 3 (48), Longoria (84), Floyd, C (39), Navarro, D 2 (54).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Floyd, C; Navarro, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria 3; Upton, B; Navarro, D; Iwamura.
SAC: Iwamura.
Team RISP: 5-for-18.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (8, 2nd base off Liz/Hernandez, Ra), Perez, F 2 (5, 2nd base off Burres/Hernandez, Ra, 2nd base off Cherry/Hernandez, Ra), Upton, B (43, 2nd base off Burres/Hernandez, Ra).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Scott at 3rd base).
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .297
  a-Cintron, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279
Markakis, RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .303
  b-Quiroz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .188
Jones, Ad, CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .273
Huff, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .306
Salazar, O, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .280
Scott, DH 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 .258
Hernandez, Ra, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .258
  Santos, O, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Montanez, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .299
Castro, Ju, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .193
Totals 36 6 12 6 2 8 11  

a-Struck out for Roberts, B in the 9th. b-Struck out for Markakis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Scott (29, Jackson, E), Markakis (48, Jackson, E), Castro, Ju (6, Miller, T).
TB: Scott 2; Jones, Ad 2; Roberts, B 2; Castro, Ju 2; Markakis 4; Salazar, O; Hernandez, Ra; Huff.
RBI: Huff (108), Salazar, O (15), Scott 3 (65), Markakis (87).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Salazar, O; Jones, Ad.
GIDP: Jones, Ad.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (40, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Navarro, D).
CS: Markakis (7, home by Jackson, E/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Liz (3, throw), Castro, Ju (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: Markakis (Navarro, D at 2nd base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (W, 13-11) 5.1 10 6 6 2 3 0 4.37
Bradford (H, 21) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.01
Miller, T (S, 2) 2.1 1 0 0 0 5 0 4.25
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liz 5.0 5 5 4 3 5 0 6.72
Burres (BS, 1)(L, 7-10) 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 6.09
McCrory 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 12.71
Cherry 0.1 0 3 3 2 0 0 6.35
Castillo, A 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.81
Bierd 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4.95
Mickolio 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.87

WP: Mickolio.
Balk: Jackson, E.
HBP: Longoria (by Liz), Bartlett (by Burres), Bartlett (by Cherry), Hernandez, Ra (by Miller, T).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson, E 111-67, Bradford 18-12, Miller, T 36-24, Liz 95-57, Burres 29-16, McCrory 18-11, Cherry 19-6, Castillo, A 3-3, Bierd 14-4, Mickolio 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jackson, E 5-0, Bradford 3-1, Miller, T 0-1, Liz 3-3, Burres 1-0, McCrory 1-0, Cherry 1-0, Castillo, A 0-0, Bierd 0-0, Mickolio 2-1.
Batters faced: Jackson, E 25, Bradford 5, Miller, T 9, Liz 24, Burres 6, McCrory 4, Cherry 4, Castillo, A 1, Bierd 3, Mickolio 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 1-0, Miller, T 1-0, McCrory 2-0, Castillo, A 3-0, Bierd 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:43.
Att: 13,632.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 24, 2008
September 24, 2008

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