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Rays 10, Marlins 3
Evan Longoria smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
Evan Longoria's 48th RBI of the year began a late-inning Rays rally and Tampa Bay buried the Marlins with a six-run ninth. Jeff Niemann delivered in a big way, allowing one run on four hits in six innings, and the Rays took the Citrus Series from the Marlins.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (23-22)
Won 3
Tampa Bay 10, Florida 3   FLA
Florida (19-25)
Lost 4
May 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 6   10 13 0
Florida
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   3 7 3
Standings thru 5/23/09  |  Recap: TB | FLA  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Marlins stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .196
Crawford, C, LF 5 3 1 0 1 0 3 .319
Longoria, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .331
  1-Brignac, PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Aybar, W, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .282
  Howell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Balfour, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Gross, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .271
  Wheeler, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Sonnanstine, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250
  Isringhausen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bartlett, SS 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .376
Zobrist, 2B-RF 5 1 3 1 1 1 2 .292
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .190
  a-Pena, C, PH-1B 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 .244
Hernandez, M, C 4 1 2 2 1 0 3 .297
Niemann, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000
  Iwamura, 2B-3B 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .298
Totals 39 10 13 9 9 8 31  

a-Walked for Kapler in the 7th. b-Struck out for Balfour in the 8th. c-Struck out for Wheeler, D in the 9th.
1-Ran for Longoria in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria (19, West), Zobrist (8, Lindstrom), Upton, B (8, Lindstrom), Bartlett (11, Penn).
TB: Bartlett 3; Hernandez, M 2; Longoria 3; Upton, B 3; Crawford, C; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W.
RBI: Hernandez, M 2 (10), Bartlett 3 (29), Aybar, W (10), Longoria (48), Upton, B (8), Zobrist (23).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, M; Bartlett 2; Zobrist.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 2; Niemann 2; Zobrist 2; Upton, B; Hernandez, M 2; Pena, C.
SAC: Niemann; Upton, B.
SF: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 6-for-20.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (26, 2nd base off Badenhop/Paulino, R), Bartlett (13, 2nd base off Badenhop/Paulino, R).

 
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bonifacio, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .261
Hermida, RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .260
Ramirez, H, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .323
Cantu, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272
Uggla, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .208
Ross, C, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .240
Paulino, R, C 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .232
Coghlan, LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .143
West, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Badenhop, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Meyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Gload, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .255
  Oviedo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lindstrom, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Penn, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Helms, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Totals 33 3 7 3 3 9 16  

a-Singled for Meyer in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for Penn in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Uggla (8, 4th inning off Niemann, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hermida; Paulino, R 2; Bonifacio; Ramirez, H; Gload; Uggla 4.
RBI: Uggla (30), Gload (6), Hermida (17).
2-out RBI: Uggla; Hermida.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cantu; Hermida 4; Ramirez, H.
SAC: West.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez, H (8, 2nd base off Niemann/Hernandez, M), Bonifacio (9, 2nd base off Niemann/Hernandez, M).

FIELDING
E: Uggla (5, fielding), Cantu (4, fielding), Lindstrom (1, pickoff).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann 6.0 4 1 1 1 5 1 4.53
Howell (BS, 3) 0.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 3.00
Balfour (W, 2-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.03
Wheeler, D (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.06
Isringhausen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
West 5.0 4 2 2 4 5 0 3.60
Badenhop 1.2 3 1 1 1 0 0 5.75
Meyer 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.95
Oviedo (L, 2-2) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.38
Lindstrom 0.1 3 4 4 1 1 0 6.75
Penn 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 6.97

Balk: Lindstrom.
IBB: Zobrist (by Badenhop).
HBP: Longoria (by Penn), Helms (by Isringhausen).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 90-62, Howell 29-14, Balfour 5-5, Wheeler, D 9-6, Isringhausen 24-16, West 91-55, Badenhop 33-19, Meyer 13-7, Oviedo 21-14, Lindstrom 17-10, Penn 25-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 5-5, Howell 0-1, Balfour 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Isringhausen 0-1, West 5-4, Badenhop 2-3, Meyer 0-0, Oviedo 2-0, Lindstrom 0-0, Penn 0-1.
Batters faced: Niemann 23, Howell 6, Balfour 1, Wheeler, D 3, Isringhausen 5, West 24, Badenhop 9, Meyer 2, Oviedo 6, Lindstrom 5, Penn 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0, Meyer 2-0, Penn 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:49.
Att: 20,253.
Venue: Land Shark Stadium.
May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009

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