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Indians 5, Rays 1
Matt Garza allowed three home runs to the Indians in six innings on the hill. (Mark Duncan/AP)
Matt Garza surrendered three home runs to the Indians through six innings on a wet evening, proving to be the difference in the ballgame. The Rays struggled to get going offensively and managed only six hits -- one a Carlos Pena home run.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (23-25)
Lost 3
Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 1   CLE
Cleveland (19-28)
Won 2
May 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 1
Cleveland
0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 5/26/09  |  Recap: TB | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Indians stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .189
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .316
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .324
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .244
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .263
Zobrist, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .287
Gross, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .260
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .221
Brignac, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 32 1 6 1 3 7 18  

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (10, Pavano), Brignac (1, Betancourt, R).
HR: Pena, C (16, 7th inning off Pavano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Navarro, D; Aybar, W; Brignac 2; Crawford, C; Pena, C 4; Zobrist 2.
RBI: Pena, C (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Zobrist; Navarro, D 2; Pena, C.
GIDP: Brignac.
Team RISP: 0-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (30, 2nd base off Pavano/Shoppach), Zobrist (4, 2nd base off Pavano/Shoppach).

FIELDING
E: Aybar, W (1, fielding).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .315
Sizemore, G, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .268
Choo, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .295
Garko, 1B 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 .260
DeRosa, LF 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .267
Francisco, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .243
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .195
Shoppach, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .224
Totals 31 5 6 5 0 9 7  

BATTING
HR: Garko (5, 2nd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 1 out), Cabrera, A (2, 3rd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 2 out), DeRosa (8, 6th inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 2 out), Shoppach (4, 7th inning off Choate, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Garko 4; Peralta, Jh; Cabrera, A 4; DeRosa 5; Shoppach 4.
RBI: Garko (21), Cabrera, A (26), DeRosa 2 (32), Shoppach (10).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, A; DeRosa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francisco, B; Valbuena 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Pavano-Cabrera, A-Garko).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 4-3) 6.0 5 4 4 0 7 3 3.65
Choate 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 4.50
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano (W, 5-4) 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 5.50
Betancourt, R 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.86
Wood, K 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75

HBP: Garko (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 106-67, Choate 30-21, Pavano 92-59, Betancourt, R 21-13, Wood, K 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 5-4, Choate 4-0, Pavano 10-2, Betancourt, R 0-2, Wood, K 1-1.
Batters faced: Garza, M 25, Choate 7, Pavano 26, Betancourt, R 5, Wood, K 4.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 69 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:40 (:32 delay).
Att: 18,754.
Venue: Progressive Field.
May 26, 2009
May 26, 2009

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