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Fast start, rough fall
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Rays 8, Indians 7
In his first game for the Tribe, Luis Vizcaino gave up the game-winning run. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Cleveland appeared to be on its way toward an easy victory after it scored seven early runs, but the Rays made a late comeback to steal a win from the Indians. Newcomer Luis Vizcaino served up the game-winning homer to B.J. Upton in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (14-23)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 8, Cleveland 7   TB
Tampa Bay (17-20)
Won 1
May 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   7 11 2
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 1   8 10 1
Standings thru 5/15/09  |  Recap: CLE | TB  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rays stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .226
Cabrera, A, SS 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .326
Martinez, V, C 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .400
Choo, RF 3 3 2 2 2 0 1 .296
Peralta, Jh, 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .258
DeRosa, 1B 4 0 1 2 1 1 3 .245
Garko, DH 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .271
LaPorta, LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .222
Carroll, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .286
Totals 36 7 11 7 6 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Peralta, Jh (7, Kazmir).
HR: Sizemore, G (7, 1st inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Choo (5, 4th inning off Kazmir, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Garko; Peralta, Jh 3; Carroll 2; DeRosa; Martinez, V 2; Choo 5; Sizemore, G 4.
RBI: Sizemore, G (25), DeRosa 2 (25), Garko (15), LaPorta (3), Choo 2 (23).
2-out RBI: DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko 2; Sizemore, G; Cabrera, A; LaPorta.
SAC: Peralta, Jh.
SF: LaPorta.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore, G (6, 2nd base off Cormier/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Choo (3, throw), Carroll (1, throw).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .190
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .333
Longoria, 3B 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 .343
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .256
Aybar, W, DH 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 .275
Gross, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
  a-Zobrist, PH-RF 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .286
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .359
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183
Totals 32 8 10 5 4 6 12  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Gross in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (7, Reyes, A), Bartlett (8, Lewis).
HR: Zobrist (7, 8th inning off Betancourt, R, 0 on, 0 out), Upton, B (1, 9th inning off Vizcaino, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria; Upton, B 7; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W.
RBI: Pena, C (33), Aybar, W (5), Longoria (46), Zobrist (18), Upton, B (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Aybar, W 2.
SAC: Navarro, D.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B 2 (11, 3rd base off Reyes, A/Martinez, V, 3rd base off Betancourt, R/Martinez, V), Crawford, C 2 (24, 2nd base off Reyes, A/Martinez, V, 2nd base off Betancourt, R/Martinez, V), Zobrist (3, 2nd base off Lewis/Martinez, V).
CS: Iwamura (1, 2nd base by Betancourt, R/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
E: Cormier (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Upton, B (DeRosa at home).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reyes, A 5.1 5 5 3 1 4 0 6.88
Sipp 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.26
Lewis (H, 4) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.50
Betancourt, R (BS, 2) 1.2 1 1 1 2 2 1 4.95
Vizcaino (L, 0-1) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.45
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir 3.1 10 7 7 4 2 2 6.97
Cormier 2.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.17
Percival 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Howell 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.81
Wheeler, D (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.79

Sipp pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Vizcaino pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Howell pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Sipp, Lewis, Kazmir.
IBB: Pena, C (by Betancourt, R).
Pitches-strikes: Reyes, A 80-49, Sipp 6-2, Lewis 27-18, Betancourt, R 26-15, Vizcaino 6-3, Kazmir 91-51, Cormier 43-25, Percival 16-10, Howell 16-9, Wheeler, D 11-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Reyes, A 4-5, Sipp 0-0, Lewis 2-1, Betancourt, R 1-0, Vizcaino 0-0, Kazmir 2-3, Cormier 2-3, Percival 0-2, Howell 2-0, Wheeler, D 2-1.
Batters faced: Reyes, A 22, Sipp 1, Lewis 6, Betancourt, R 7, Vizcaino 1, Kazmir 23, Cormier 10, Percival 3, Howell 4, Wheeler, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Sipp 1-0, Lewis 2-1, Betancourt, R 2-0, Cormier 1-0, Wheeler, D 1-0.
Ejections: Cleveland Indians Manager Eric Wedge ejected by HP umpire Greg Gibson (3rd)
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:28.
Att: 25,827.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009

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