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Rays 7, Indians 5
Ben Francisco has four homers in seven career at-bats vs. Andy Sonnanstine. (AP)
Ben Francisco homered twice to continue his amazing career success opposite Andy Sonnanstine, but the Tribe couldn't take advantage of the Rays being forced to play without a designated hitter in David Huff's big league debut. Huff exited as the Rays rallied for five in the fourth. A disputed call in the eighth hurt Cleveland's comeback.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (14-25)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 5   TB
Tampa Bay (19-20)
Won 3
May 17, 2009
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Cleveland
0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 5/17/09  |  Recap: CLE | TB  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Rays stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .311
Carroll, 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .417
Martinez, V, C 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .401
Choo, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .257
Garko, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258
Dellucci, DH 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .263
DeRosa, 1B 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .242
Francisco, B, CF 3 2 2 4 1 1 1 .248
Totals 34 5 8 5 3 8 10  

BATTING
2B: Dellucci (3, Sonnanstine), Cabrera, A (9, Sonnanstine), Carroll (1, Balfour).
3B: Carroll (1, Sonnanstine).
HR: Francisco, B 2 (4, 2nd inning off Sonnanstine, 2 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera, A 2; Carroll 6; Dellucci 3; Francisco, B 8.
RBI: Francisco, B 4 (13), Martinez, V (26).
2-out RBI: Francisco, B 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carroll; Choo.
GIDP: Cabrera, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, A-Carroll-DeRosa).
Pickoffs: Aquino (Longoria at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 .188
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .333
Sonnanstine, P 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .333
  Longoria, 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .343
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .245
Zobrist, 3B-RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .289
Bartlett, SS 4 2 3 1 0 1 0 .370
Kapler, RF 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 .220
  Balfour, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Howell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Aybar, W, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
  Percival, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Iwamura, 2B 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 .285
Hernandez, M, C 3 1 1 3 1 1 3 .296
Totals 30 7 8 7 8 8 14  

a-Struck out for Howell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hernandez, M (2, Huff), Sonnanstine (1, Huff), Bartlett (9, Aquino).
3B: Bartlett (1, Huff), Zobrist (1, Huff).
TB: Bartlett 6; Hernandez, M 2; Crawford, C; Zobrist 3; Iwamura; Sonnanstine 2.
RBI: Crawford, C (18), Kapler (2), Bartlett (17), Hernandez, M 3 (7), Sonnanstine (1).
2-out RBI: Sonnanstine.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Crawford, C.
GIDP: Hernandez, M.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (12, 2nd base off Huff/Martinez, V), Bartlett (11, 3rd base off Aquino/Martinez, V).
PO: Longoria (1st base by Aquino).

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Huff (L, 0-1) 3.2 7 7 7 4 2 0 17.18
Aquino 2.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Herges 1.2 0 0 0 1 4 0 2.08
Wood, K 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.84
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 2-4) 5.2 7 5 5 1 3 2 7.36
Balfour (H, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5.60
Howell (H, 3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.60
Percival (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91

WP: Wood, K.
IBB: Pena, C (by Huff).
HBP: DeRosa (by Percival).
Pitches-strikes: Huff 97-52, Aquino 39-21, Herges 30-19, Wood, K 8-3, Sonnanstine 108-73, Balfour 24-10, Howell 17-11, Percival 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Huff 5-2, Aquino 4-0, Herges 0-0, Wood, K 0-0, Sonnanstine 9-3, Balfour 1-0, Howell 0-1, Percival 0-0.
Batters faced: Huff 22, Aquino 8, Herges 6, Wood, K 2, Sonnanstine 25, Balfour 5, Howell 4, Percival 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Aquino 2-0, Wood, K 1-0, Balfour 1-0, Howell 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:34 (:13 delay).
Att: 28,841.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 17, 2009
May 17, 2009

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