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Rally falls short
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Indians 11, Rays 7
Ben Zobrist (middle) celebrates his homer with Gabe Gross and Willy Aybar. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
After falling into an early nine-run hole vs. the Tribe, the Rays rallied with a six-run sixth inning, highlighted by Ben Zobrist's three-run homer, but Tampa Bay could not overcome James Shields' tough start and spotty work from the bullpen.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (14-22)
Won 2
Cleveland 11, Tampa Bay 7   TB
Tampa Bay (16-20)
Lost 1
May 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 2 3 4 0 2 0   11 18 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1   7 6 1
Standings thru 5/14/09  |  Recap: CLE | TB  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rays stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .227
Cabrera, A, SS 5 4 4 2 0 0 1 .336
Martinez, V, C 5 2 4 4 0 0 1 .400
Choo, DH 5 2 4 3 0 1 2 .287
Peralta, Jh, 3B 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 .248
DeRosa, 1B 5 0 2 1 0 2 2 .245
Francisco, B, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .236
LaPorta, RF 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 .261
Valbuena, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .133
Totals 43 11 18 11 2 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V 2 (12, Shields, Nelson, J), Choo (8, Shields), Cabrera, A (8, Nelson, J).
3B: Cabrera, A (2, Balfour).
HR: Choo (4, 6th inning off Nelson, J, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Peralta, Jh; Cabrera, A 7; DeRosa 2; Martinez, V 6; LaPorta 2; Choo 8; Sizemore, G.
RBI: Peralta, Jh (15), DeRosa (23), Martinez, V 4 (25), Choo 3 (21), Cabrera, A 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Martinez, V 3; Choo 3; Cabrera, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, A; Francisco, B 2; DeRosa.
GIDP: Francisco, B, Peralta, Jh.
Team RISP: 9-for-15.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: LaPorta (1, 2nd base off Nelson, J/Hernandez, M).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, A (2, fielding).
DP: (Peralta, Jh-Valbuena-DeRosa).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .172
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .363
  a-Kapler, PH-LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .229
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .343
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 .254
Aybar, W, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .271
Gross, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .271
Zobrist, LF-SS 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 .280
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .281
Hernandez, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .292
  b-Navarro, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .189
Totals 33 7 6 5 4 4 8  

a-Walked for Bartlett in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Hernandez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gross (3, Hernandez, R).
HR: Zobrist (6, 6th inning off Herges, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 3; Longoria; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W; Iwamura.
RBI: Aybar, W (4), Gross (7), Zobrist 3 (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, M 2.
GIDP: Navarro, D.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B 2 (9, 2nd base off Hernandez, R/Martinez, V, 3rd base off Hernandez, R/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
E: Iwamura (5, fielding).
DP: 2 (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C, Longoria-Pena, C).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, R (W, 2-4) 5.1 4 5 4 3 2 0 5.70
Herges 1.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.57
Laffey 2.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.45
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 3-4) 5.0 10 5 2 1 5 0 3.98
Nelson, J 0.2 4 4 4 1 1 1 6.32
Balfour 2.1 4 2 2 0 3 0 6.32
Shouse 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.55

WP: Hernandez, R.
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, R 82-48, Herges 22-15, Laffey 34-19, Shields 98-68, Nelson, J 40-22, Balfour 28-20, Shouse 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, R 10-2, Herges 2-2, Laffey 2-0, Shields 4-4, Nelson, J 0-1, Balfour 1-1, Shouse 1-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez, R 24, Herges 6, Laffey 7, Shields 25, Nelson, J 7, Balfour 10, Shouse 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Herges 2-2, Balfour 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:04.
Att: 17,169.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 14, 2009
May 14, 2009

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