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Rays run away early
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Rays 9, Mariners 3
Jeff Niemann allowed two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Jeff Niemann showed flashes of the dominance he's capable of, firing four perfect innings before giving up a home run in the fifth. The Rays gave him support early and often, as Carl Crawford went 4-for-5 and scored three times in the win.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 04/21: SEA 4, TB 2
  • Wed. 04/22: TB 9, SEA 3
  • Thu. 04/23: SEA 1, TB 0
TB
Tampa Bay (6-9)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 9, Seattle 3   SEA
Seattle (9-6)
Lost 1
April 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1   9 15 2
Seattle
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 4 2
Standings thru 4/22/09  |  Recap: TB | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Mariners stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 6 1 2 0 0 2 2 .241
Crawford, LF 5 3 4 1 1 1 1 .270
Longoria, 3B 4 1 3 3 1 0 2 .415
Pena, C, 1B 5 1 1 2 1 2 4 .259
Burrell, DH 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .250
Zobrist, RF 2 1 1 0 3 0 2 .313
Navarro, C 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 .184
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .294
Bartlett, SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .373
Totals 40 9 15 9 8 5 27  

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (3, Jakubauskas), Upton, B (2, Jakubauskas), Iwamura (6, Jakubauskas), Longoria (7, Jakubauskas).
TB: Upton, B 3; Crawford 4; Longoria 4; Pena, C 2; Burrell; Zobrist; Iwamura 3; Bartlett.
RBI: Pena, C 2 (17), Burrell (6), Longoria 3 (16), Iwamura (5), Bartlett (5), Crawford (8).
2-out RBI: Iwamura; Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 3; Burrell; Upton, B; Navarro 2; Crawford; Pena, C 2.
SF: Longoria.
Team RISP: 7-for-22.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Zobrist (1, 2nd base off White/Johnson, Ro), Iwamura (5, 2nd base off Batista/Johnson, Ro), Crawford (5, 2nd base off Corcoran/Johnson, Ro).
CS: Zobrist (1, 3rd base by White/Johnson, Ro).
PO: Pena, C (1st base by White).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (1, throw), Navarro (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Iwamura-Pena, C, Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .276
Chavez, En, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .351
Griffey Jr., DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .171
Beltre, A, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .172
Sweeney, M, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313
  a-Cedeno, PH-2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .154
Lopez, Jo, 2B-1B 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 .208
Johnson, Ro, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .269
Gutierrez, F, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .205
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306
Totals 29 3 4 3 3 7 6  

a-Flied out for Sweeney, M in the 2nd.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, I (1, Wheeler).
HR: Lopez, Jo (2, 5th inning off Niemann, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki, I 3; Lopez, Jo 4; Johnson, Ro.
RBI: Lopez, Jo 3 (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez, En.
GIDP: Betancourt, Y; Beltre, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Suzuki, I (1, 2nd base by Niemann/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Betancourt, Y (3, fielding), Beltre, A (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Gutierrez, F (Crawford at 2nd base).
DP: (Gutierrez, F-Lopez, Jo).
Pickoffs: White (Pena, C at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 1-2) 5.1 3 3 2 2 3 1 5.40
Howell 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.57
Wheeler 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11.12
Cormier 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jakubauskas (L, 1-2) 3.1 10 6 6 3 1 0 7.11
White 1.2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00
Corcoran 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 5.14
Batista 2.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1.29
Lowe, M 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.42

WP: Jakubauskas 2, White, Lowe, M.
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 86-50, Howell 25-18, Wheeler 17-11, Cormier 11-6, Jakubauskas 86-50, White 28-16, Corcoran 22-8, Batista 46-25, Lowe, M 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 6-3, Howell 2-0, Wheeler 1-0, Cormier 2-0, Jakubauskas 1-3, White 2-1, Corcoran 1-1, Batista 2-2, Lowe, M 1-3.
Batters faced: Niemann 20, Howell 5, Wheeler 4, Cormier 3, Jakubauskas 22, White 6, Corcoran 6, Batista 9, Lowe, M 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 1-0, White 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 48 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 3:20.
Att: 16,477.
April 22, 2009

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