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Rays fall in finale
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Twins 8, Rays 3
Scott Kazmir misses the throw as he covers home plate in the first inning. (Jim Mone/AP)
Scott Kazmir yielded eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits and four walks in four innings as the Rays lost to the Twins. Evan Longoria knocked in two runs, while Gabe Gross had one RBI.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (8-14)
Lost 2
Minnesota 8, Tampa Bay 3   MIN
Minnesota (11-11)
Won 2
April 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1   3 10 2
Minnesota
4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 4/29/09  |  Recap: TB | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Twins stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 .158
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .284
Longoria, 3B 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .354
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .244
Burrell, DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .254
Zobrist, RF-SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .295
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .181
Iwamura, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288
  a-Aybar, W, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .148
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .368
  Gross, RF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .206
Totals 37 3 10 3 3 4 23  

a-Struck out for Iwamura in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (3, Blackburn), Zobrist (4, Breslow).
TB: Navarro, D; Gross; Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 2; Burrell 3; Zobrist 3.
RBI: Longoria 2 (20), Gross (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Longoria 2; Aybar, W 2; Pena, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (8, 2nd base off Ayala/Morales, J).

FIELDING
E: Iwamura 2 (3, fielding, throw).
PB: Navarro, D (2).
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 .321
Harris, B, SS 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .350
Morneau, 1B 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 .318
Kubel, DH 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .303
Crede, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .212
Cuddyer, RF 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 .224
Young, D, LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 .241
Morales, J, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .349
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .174
Totals 35 8 12 5 4 5 16  

BATTING
2B: Crede (4, Kazmir), Morneau (6, Kazmir).
3B: Span (1, Kazmir).
TB: Cuddyer; Crede 2; Harris, B 3; Kubel; Morneau 4; Span 5.
RBI: Kubel (16), Cuddyer (7), Young, D (9), Harris, B (3), Morneau (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casilla, A; Young, D; Cuddyer.
SF: Young, D.
GIDP: Morales, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (L, 3-2) 4.0 9 8 6 4 4 0 5.40
Cormier 4.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.50
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (W, 2-1) 7.0 8 2 2 1 3 0 4.02
Breslow 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
Ayala 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.73

WP: Kazmir 2.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 88-49, Cormier 49-34, Blackburn 104-70, Breslow 20-12, Ayala 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 4-4, Cormier 7-3, Blackburn 11-7, Breslow 0-0, Ayala 2-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Cormier 15, Blackburn 30, Breslow 5, Ayala 5.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:35.
Att: 21,715.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
April 29, 2009
April 29, 2009

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