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Leadoff man sets tone
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Rays 10, Mets 6
Jason Bartlett and Dioner Navarro celebrate after scoring on B.J. Upton's double in the fifth. (AP)
B.J. Upton went 4-for-6 with four RBIs and three runs scored while finishing a triple shy of the cycle, and his two-run homer in a four-run seventh put the Rays ahead to stay. Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria combined for seven hits, three RBIs and three runs scored behind Upton as part of Tampa Bay's 17-hit attack.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (37-34)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 10, NY Mets 6   NYM
NY Mets (34-33)
Lost 2
June 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 4 0 4 2 0   10 17 0
NY Mets
0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0   6 10 1
Standings thru 6/21/09  |  Recap: TB | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Mets stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 6 3 4 4 0 2 0 .240
Crawford, C, LF 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 .307
Longoria, 3B 5 1 4 1 0 1 0 .309
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 .235
Zobrist, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 9 .293
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266
  c-Kapler, PH-RF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .237
Bartlett, SS 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .373
Navarro, D, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .218
Niemann, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Aybar, W, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
  Cormier, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Nelson, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Burrell, PH 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .240
  Choate, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Balfour, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Sonnanstine, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
  Howell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 42 10 17 10 2 10 23  

a-Singled for Niemann in the 5th. b-Singled for Nelson, J in the 7th. c-Doubled for Gross in the 7th. d-Struck out for Balfour in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria 2 (23, Pelfrey, Parnell), Upton, B (14, Pelfrey), Kapler (9, Takahashi).
HR: Upton, B (5, 7th inning off Parnell, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Kapler 2; Longoria 6; Upton, B 8; Crawford, C 3; Burrell; Navarro, D; Aybar, W.
RBI: Upton, B 4 (24), Crawford, C 2 (32), Longoria (61), Kapler 2 (18), Pena, C (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Gross; Burrell 2; Bartlett.
SF: Kapler.
GIDP: Navarro, D.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Crawford, C (5, 3rd base by Pelfrey/Schneider).

FIELDING
PB: Navarro, D (4).
Outfield assists: Gross (Valdez, W at 3rd base).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .283
Murphy, Dn, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Beltran, CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .336
Wright, D, 3B 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 .349
Sheffield, LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 3 .276
Church, RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .276
Schneider, C 4 1 1 3 0 0 2 .245
Valdez, W, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .208
Pelfrey, P 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .190
  a-Evans, N, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Tatis, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Takahashi, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .294
  Switzer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 6 10 5 5 5 15  

a-Struck out for Pelfrey in the 5th. b-Struck out for Stokes in the 6th. c-Struck out for Feliciano, P in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sheffield (7, Niemann), Murphy, Dn (7, Cormier), Wright, D (21, Cormier).
HR: Schneider (2, 6th inning off Nelson, J, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Wright, D 4; Pelfrey; Cora; Sheffield 2; Beltran 2; Schneider 4; Murphy, Dn 2.
RBI: Pelfrey (4), Schneider 3 (13), Sheffield (26).
2-out RBI: Pelfrey.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valdez, W; Beltran; Church.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cora (2, 2nd base by Niemann/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Pelfrey (2, throw).
DP: (Cora-Valdez, W-Murphy, Dn).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann 4.0 3 2 2 4 0 0 4.23
Cormier 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 2.57
Nelson, J (BS, 1)(W, 2-0) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.70
Choate (H, 1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.93
Balfour (H, 9) 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.01
Howell 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.82
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pelfrey 5.0 8 4 4 0 4 0 4.74
Stokes 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.46
Parnell (BS, 3)(L, 2-3) 0.0 4 4 4 0 0 1 5.00
Takahashi 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.00
Green, S 0.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 5.06
Feliciano, P 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.70
Switzer 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9.00

Parnell pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.
Green, S pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Niemann.
IBB: Bartlett (by Takahashi).
HBP: Pena, C (by Takahashi).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 78-40, Cormier 21-11, Nelson, J 9-7, Choate 18-11, Balfour 31-18, Howell 14-10, Pelfrey 88-54, Stokes 13-8, Parnell 22-12, Takahashi 29-14, Green, S 12-6, Feliciano, P 23-12, Switzer 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 6-1, Cormier 1-1, Nelson, J 0-1, Choate 1-0, Balfour 1-1, Howell 2-1, Pelfrey 8-1, Stokes 1-0, Parnell 0-0, Takahashi 0-1, Green, S 0-0, Feliciano, P 0-1, Switzer 0-1.
Batters faced: Niemann 17, Cormier 7, Nelson, J 3, Choate 3, Balfour 6, Howell 4, Pelfrey 23, Stokes 3, Parnell 4, Takahashi 6, Green, S 3, Feliciano, P 4, Switzer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nelson, J 2-2, Balfour 2-1, Takahashi 1-1, Feliciano, P 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 3:55 (:34 delay).
Att: 38,791.
Venue: Citi Field.
June 21, 2009
June 21, 2009

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