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Rays roll to No. 6
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Rays 10, Rockies 3
Evan Longoria connects on a solo home run in the first inning. (David Zalubowski/AP)
The Rays got four RBIs on three base hits from Gabe Kapler and three hits and three runs from Ben Zobrist as they earned their sixth straight victory. Evan Longoria started the onslaught at the plate with a solo home run in the first inning.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (35-31)
Won 6
Tampa Bay 12, Colorado 4   COL
Colorado (31-33)
Lost 1
June 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 4 2 0 1 0 2 2 0   12 17 0
Colorado
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   4 8 0
Standings thru 6/16/09  |  Recap: TB | COL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rockies stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 1 3 3 0 1 1 .226
Crawford, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .314
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 .304
Pena, C, 1B 5 1 1 1 0 3 3 .239
Zobrist, 2B 5 3 3 1 0 0 1 .318
Bartlett, SS 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .376
Kapler, RF 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 .227
  Balfour, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Dillon, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348
  Abreu, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Navarro, C 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .211
Niemann, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  a-Burrell, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239
  Nelson, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gross, RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Totals 42 12 17 12 1 8 11  

a-Struck out for Niemann in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Balfour in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (12, De La Rosa), Navarro (9, Fogg), Bartlett (12, Flores, R), Gross (7, Daley), Crawford (12, Daley).
3B: Kapler (1, De La Rosa), Zobrist (4, De La Rosa).
HR: Longoria (15, 1st inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 2 out), Kapler (4, 3rd inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 1 out), Pena, C (21, 5th inning off Fogg, 0 on, 0 out), Zobrist (14, 7th inning off Flores, R, 0 on, 2 out), Upton, B (4, 8th inning off Daley, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Upton, B 7; Crawford 2; Longoria 4; Pena, C 4; Zobrist 8; Bartlett 3; Kapler 8; Navarro 3; Gross 2.
RBI: Longoria (59), Kapler 4 (15), Navarro (20), Upton, B 3 (18), Bartlett (31), Pena, C (49), Zobrist (39).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Zobrist; Kapler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C; Crawford; Zobrist.
SF: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
PO: Upton, B (1st base by Fogg).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pena, C-Bartlett-Niemann, Zobrist-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fowler, CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 .255
Barmes, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .291
Helton, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .312
Hawpe, RF 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 .342
Tulowitzki, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .241
Stewart, I, 3B 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .224
  Daley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Embree, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Quintanilla, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .208
Gonzalez, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .194
Iannetta, C 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .217
De La Rosa, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .050
  Fogg, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Flores, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Atkins, G, 3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .208
Totals 30 4 8 4 5 6 13  

a-Walked for Embree in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hawpe 2 (23, Niemann, Balfour), Fowler (16, Abreu, W).
TB: Fowler 2; Barmes 2; Hawpe 4; Tulowitzki; Gonzalez, C; Atkins, G.
RBI: Stewart, I (34), Fowler 2 (17), Barmes (31).
2-out RBI: Barmes; Fowler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iannetta; Helton; Tulowitzki; Barmes 2.
SAC: Fogg.
SF: Stewart, I; Fowler.
GIDP: Helton; Fowler.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tulowitzki (8, 3rd base off Niemann/Navarro).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Fogg (Upton, B at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 6-4) 5.0 5 3 3 2 2 0 4.21
Nelson, J 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.66
Balfour 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.46
Abreu, W 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
De La Rosa (L, 2-7) 2.1 8 7 7 1 4 2 5.81
Fogg 3.1 3 1 1 0 2 1 1.93
Flores, R 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 5.68
Daley 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 1 4.05
Embree 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40

WP: Niemann.
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 96-64, Nelson, J 23-12, Balfour 23-18, Abreu, W 19-13, De La Rosa 62-40, Fogg 43-26, Flores, R 18-12, Daley 26-16, Embree 6-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 6-5, Nelson, J 0-0, Balfour 3-0, Abreu, W 0-2, De La Rosa 1-2, Fogg 2-4, Flores, R 0-1, Daley 2-1, Embree 2-1.
Batters faced: Niemann 21, Nelson, J 5, Balfour 6, Abreu, W 6, De La Rosa 16, Fogg 12, Flores, R 5, Daley 8, Embree 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-0, Flores, R 1-0, Daley 1-1.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 71 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 28,582.
June 16, 2009

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