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Rays 15, Marlins 2
Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco gave up eight runs in two innings of work Friday. (J Pat Carter/AP)
Hanley Ramirez belted his eighth home run of the season into the left-field seats, but that was all the Marlins could muster in a game they were out of from the start. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco never found his groove and was bounced after just two innings of work.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (22-22)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 15, Florida 2   FLA
Florida (19-24)
Lost 3
May 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 6 5 0 0 0 2 0 0   15 17 0
Florida
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 3
Standings thru 5/22/09  |  Recap: TB | FLA  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Marlins stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 .188
  a-Kapler, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .197
Crawford, LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .322
  b-Zobrist, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Longoria, 3B 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 .329
  c-Aybar, W, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .279
Pena, C, 1B 4 2 1 3 1 2 4 .245
Bartlett, SS 3 1 1 3 1 0 1 .375
  Brignac, SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500
Gross, RF 5 1 3 4 1 1 2 .275
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 2 0 2 0 3 .300
Navarro, C 6 2 4 3 0 0 4 .211
Sonnanstine, P 4 2 1 0 1 3 5 .286
  Thayer, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 44 15 17 15 9 9 30  

a-Walked for Upton, B in the 6th. b-Flied out for Crawford in the 6th. c-Flied out for Longoria in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (10, Nolasco), Longoria (18, Nolasco), Gross (4, Davidson).
HR: Navarro (2, 2nd inning off Nolasco, 1 on, 0 out), Pena, C (15, 2nd inning off Nolasco, 2 on, 1 out), Gross (2, 7th inning off Pinto, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Upton, B; Crawford 2; Longoria 2; Pena, C 4; Bartlett 2; Brignac; Gross 7; Iwamura 2; Navarro 7; Sonnanstine.
RBI: Bartlett 3 (26), Navarro 3 (10), Longoria (47), Pena, C 3 (38), Crawford (20), Gross 4 (11).
2-out RBI: Bartlett 3; Gross 2; Navarro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Sonnanstine 2; Navarro; Kapler; Thayer.
GIDP: Navarro.
Team RISP: 6-for-16.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (14, 2nd base off Nolasco/Baker, Jo).

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bonifacio, 3B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Hermida, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .262
Ramirez, H, SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .325
  Hayes, 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Cantu, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .279
  Calero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gload, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241
Baker, Jo, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Uggla, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .207
Ross, C, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245
Coghlan, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .150
Nolasco, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Davidson, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Sanches, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Pinto, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Helms, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Totals 34 2 8 2 0 2 12  

BATTING
2B: Uggla (7, Thayer).
HR: Ramirez, H (8, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bonifacio; Hermida; Ramirez, H 4; Hayes; Baker, Jo 2; Uggla 2; Davidson.
RBI: Ramirez, H (22), Uggla (29).
2-out RBI: Uggla.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cantu; Ross, C.
GIDP: Uggla.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Baker, Jo (3, throw), Bonifacio (7, fielding), Coghlan (2, fielding).
DP: (Helms-Uggla-Hayes).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 3-4) 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 1 6.60
Thayer (S, 1) 3.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nolasco (L, 2-5) 2.0 8 8 8 1 2 2 9.07
Davidson 1.0 4 5 5 4 3 0 45.00
Sanches 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Pinto 2.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 2.53
Calero 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.45
Gload 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00

WP: Pinto.
HBP: Pena, C (by Sanches).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 102-70, Thayer 45-30, Nolasco 67-43, Davidson 52-28, Sanches 33-21, Pinto 45-26, Calero 12-7, Gload 16-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 7-6, Thayer 2-5, Nolasco 1-2, Davidson 0-0, Sanches 2-2, Pinto 0-2, Calero 0-2, Gload 2-0.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 22, Thayer 12, Nolasco 16, Davidson 11, Sanches 8, Pinto 11, Calero 4, Gload 4.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 23 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 16,226.
May 22, 2009

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