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Cleveland blues
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Indians 2, Rays 1
Carl Crawford runs off as a tarp is placed on Progressive Field. (David Richard/AP)
The Rays got a rare moral victory when Willy Aybar's home run in the sixth was upheld after review. However, winning a game in Cleveland remains an elusive task, as the Rays dropped their 17th straight along Lake Erie, dating back to 2005.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (23-27)
Lost 5
Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 1   CLE
Cleveland (21-28)
Won 4
May 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 8 0
Cleveland
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 5/28/09  |  Recap: TB | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Indians stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .192
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .317
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .324
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .239
Aybar, W, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 2 3 .284
Zobrist, SS-RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .304
Dillon, DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  a-Gross, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .188
  Brignac, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215
Totals 35 1 8 1 2 9 21  

a-Struck out for Dillon in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (12, Huff).
HR: Aybar, W (3, 6th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 2; Zobrist 3; Aybar, W 5.
RBI: Aybar, W (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Navarro, D; Longoria 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (15, 2nd base off Herges/Shoppach).

FIELDING
DP: (Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .321
Sizemore, G, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .223
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 3 .359
Choo, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .289
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .267
Garko, LF 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .261
  Crowe, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Francisco, B, CF-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .182
Shoppach, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .228
Totals 29 2 7 2 2 11 13  

BATTING
2B: Francisco, B (10, Niemann), Sizemore, G (11, Niemann), Shoppach (3, Cormier).
TB: Peralta, Jh; Francisco, B 2; Cabrera, A 2; Martinez, V; Shoppach 2; Sizemore, G 2.
RBI: Martinez, V 2 (36).
2-out RBI: Martinez, V.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valbuena 2; Choo; Peralta, Jh.
SAC: Francisco, B.
GIDP: Choo.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (L, 4-4) 3.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 4.44
Cormier 3.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 2.19
Howell 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.63
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Huff 4.0 4 0 0 1 2 0 10.97
Lewis 1.1 3 1 1 0 1 1 5.54
Herges (W, 1-0) 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.35
Betancourt, R (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.71
Wood, K (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.35

Niemann pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

WP: Cormier.
Balk: Lewis.
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 53-34, Cormier 44-32, Howell 22-16, Huff 71-42, Lewis 28-19, Herges 30-22, Betancourt, R 17-9, Wood, K 7-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 4-0, Cormier 4-1, Howell 1-2, Huff 4-3, Lewis 0-3, Herges 1-1, Betancourt, R 0-1, Wood, K 1-0.
Batters faced: Niemann 14, Cormier 12, Howell 6, Huff 17, Lewis 7, Herges 6, Betancourt, R 4, Wood, K 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-0, Herges 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 79 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:48 (2:40 delay).
Att: 27,356.
Venue: Progressive Field.
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009

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