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Rays 5, Nationals 4
Gabe Kapler (right) is congratulated on his two-run homer by Gabe Gross. (Brian Blanco/AP)
Though they fell behind early, the Rays battled back, and Gabe Kapler's sixth-inning homer tied it. Willy Aybar hit a grounder in the eighth that hit the third-base bag and bounced away, allowing the go-ahead run to score, giving the Rays a sweep of the Nationals.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (16-45)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4   TB
Tampa Bay (34-31)
Won 5
June 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 6/14/09  |  Recap: WSH | TB  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Rays stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Harris, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222
  b-Kearns, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
Johnson, N, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .315
Zimmerman, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .310
Dunn, A, LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .258
Dukes, CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .259
Patterson, C, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .319
Bard, C 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .235
  a-Guzman, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .322
Hernandez, A, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .269
Totals 35 4 9 4 2 8 16  

a-Struck out for Bard in the 9th. b-Hit by pitch for Harris in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Dukes 2 (12, Shields, Shields), Gonzalez, Al (4, Shields), Bard (6, Shields).
TB: Hernandez, A; Dunn, A; Dukes 4; Gonzalez, Al 3; Johnson, N 2; Bard 2.
RBI: Gonzalez, Al 3 (12), Bard (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dunn, A 2; Harris; Dukes.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Harris-Hernandez, A-Johnson, N 2, Detwiler-Hernandez, A-Johnson, N).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .218
Burrell, DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .241
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .305
Pena, C, 1B 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .240
Zobrist, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .309
Gross, RF 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .272
  a-Aybar, W, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .274
  1-Crawford, C, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
Kapler, LF-RF 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 .202
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .205
Brignac, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Totals 27 5 8 5 7 4 12  

a-Doubled for Gross in the 8th.
1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (12, Villone), Aybar, W (7, Villone).
HR: Kapler (3, 6th inning off Detwiler, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Longoria; Kapler 5; Upton, B 2; Pena, C 3; Aybar, W 2.
RBI: Kapler 3 (11), Navarro, D (19), Aybar, W (20).
2-out RBI: Kapler 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Brignac; Navarro, D.
SAC: Navarro, D.
GIDP: Navarro, D, Longoria, Burrell.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B 2 (24, 2nd base off Detwiler/Bard, 3rd base off Detwiler/Bard).
CS: Kapler (2, 2nd base by Beimel/Bard).

FIELDING
PB: Navarro, D (3).
Outfield assists: Gross (Gonzalez, Al at 3rd base).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Detwiler 6.0 6 4 4 5 0 1 5.23
Tavarez, J 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.26
Villone (L, 3-3) 0.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0.96
Beimel 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.91
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 6.1 9 4 4 1 4 0 3.52
Choate 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.13
Wheeler, D (W, 2-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.79
Howell (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.95

WP: Shields.
Balk: Shields.
IBB: Zimmerman (by Choate), Kapler (by Villone).
HBP: Kearns (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Detwiler 95-48, Tavarez, J 14-7, Villone 15-9, Beimel 5-3, Shields 92-66, Choate 18-8, Wheeler, D 14-10, Howell 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Detwiler 9-3, Tavarez, J 0-1, Villone 0-0, Beimel 0-0, Shields 6-4, Choate 1-0, Wheeler, D 1-2, Howell 0-0.
Batters faced: Detwiler 26, Tavarez, J 4, Villone 4, Beimel 1, Shields 28, Choate 3, Wheeler, D 3, Howell 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 2-0, Choate 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:47.
Att: 25,841.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
June 14, 2009
June 14, 2009

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