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Rays fall in slugfest
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Indians 12, Rays 7
Ben Zobrist doubled, tripled, drove in two and scored twice in Wednesday's loss. (Mark Duncan/AP)
The Rays started hot by scoring five runs in the first, but cooled down as the game wore on. Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria paced the offense, as Zobrist reached base four times and Longoria became the first player in the Majors this year to reach 50 RBIs with an RBI single in the first.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (23-26)
Lost 4
Cleveland 12, Tampa Bay 7   CLE
Cleveland (20-28)
Won 3
May 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   7 11 0
Cleveland
0 5 3 0 4 0 0 0 X   12 14 1
Standings thru 5/27/09  |  Recap: TB | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Indians stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 .191
Crawford, LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .313
Longoria, 3B 5 2 2 2 0 2 2 .326
Pena, C, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .243
Aybar, W, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .274
Zobrist, SS-RF 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 .297
Dillon, DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000
  a-Gross, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 .197
  b-Brignac, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214
Hernandez, M, C 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286
Totals 39 7 11 6 6 10 19  

a-Walked for Dillon in the 6th. b-Flied out for Kapler in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (11, Jackson, Z).
3B: Zobrist (2, Aquino).
HR: Longoria (12, 4th inning off Jackson, Z, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Upton, B; Crawford; Longoria 5; Pena, C; Aybar, W 2; Zobrist 5; Kapler; Hernandez, M.
RBI: Longoria 2 (51), Aybar, W (11), Zobrist (25), Kapler 2 (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 3; Dillon; Longoria 2; Brignac.
Team RISP: 4-for-15.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Zobrist (5, 2nd base off Jackson, Z/Martinez, V).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .317
Sizemore, G, DH 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .222
Martinez, V, C 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 .362
Choo, RF 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 .294
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .268
DeRosa, LF 4 2 1 0 1 1 2 .266
  Crowe, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Garko, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .269
Francisco, B, CF-LF 5 2 3 4 0 0 3 .255
Carroll, 2B 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 .320
Totals 38 12 14 12 5 4 15  

BATTING
2B: Sizemore, G (10, Sonnanstine), Martinez, V (15, Nelson, J), Francisco, B (9, Isringhausen).
HR: Francisco, B (5, 2nd inning off Sonnanstine, 2 on, 1 out), Choo (6, 5th inning off Nelson, J, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera, A 2; Sizemore, G 2; Martinez, V 2; Choo 4; Peralta, Jh; DeRosa; Garko 2; Francisco, B 7; Carroll 2.
RBI: Garko (22), Francisco, B 4 (19), Sizemore, G (30), Carroll (1), Cabrera, A (27), Martinez, V 2 (34), Choo 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Sizemore, G; Francisco, B; Carroll; Cabrera, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, V; Sizemore, G 2; Francisco, B 2; Cabrera, A; Peralta, Jh.
Team RISP: 8-for-17.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Peralta, Jh (4, throw).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (L, 3-5) 3.0 9 8 8 2 3 1 7.66
Nelson, J 2.0 4 4 4 2 1 1 6.43
Isringhausen 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.60
Thayer 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.06
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, Z 4.0 8 7 6 4 4 1 9.35
Aquino (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Vizcaino (S, 1) 3.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.80

WP: Sonnanstine.
HBP: Garko (by Nelson, J).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 75-47, Nelson, J 44-27, Isringhausen 28-15, Thayer 10-7, Jackson, Z 88-53, Aquino 48-24, Vizcaino 40-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 5-1, Nelson, J 2-0, Isringhausen 3-2, Thayer 3-0, Jackson, Z 5-3, Aquino 2-1, Vizcaino 2-3.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 20, Nelson, J 13, Isringhausen 8, Thayer 3, Jackson, Z 25, Aquino 10, Vizcaino 10.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 68 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 1 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:16 (1:55 delay).
Att: 19,335.
May 27, 2009

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