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Upton delivers late
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Rays 7, Marlins 3
James Shields allowed three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.  (Chris O'Meara/AP)
B.J. Upton delivered a bases-clearing double with two outs in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie, sending the Rays to their third consecutive win. Starter James Shields was in line for the win until he allowed a homer to Hanley Ramirez in the seventh. Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria each recorded RBI singles.
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Series at a glance:
FLA
Florida (38-37)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 7, Florida 3   TB
Tampa Bay (40-35)
Won 3
June 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   3 11 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 6/26/09  |  Recap: FLA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Marlins stats  |  Rays stats
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Coghlan, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .265
Baker, Jo, C 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .243
Ramirez, H, SS 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 .339
Cantu, DH 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .288
Gload, 1B 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .295
Uggla, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .223
Ross, C, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Hermida, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .258
Bonifacio, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .247
Totals 38 3 11 3 3 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Coghlan (9, Shields), Ramirez, H (24, Shields), Gload (5, Shields), Cantu (18, Howell).
HR: Ramirez, H (12, 7th inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hermida; Cantu 4; Bonifacio 2; Ramirez, H 7; Gload 2; Coghlan 2.
RBI: Ramirez, H 2 (49), Gload (12).
2-out RBI: Gload; Ramirez, H.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload 2; Baker, Jo 2; Uggla 3.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez, H-Uggla).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 3 2 3 1 0 1 .245
Crawford, C, LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .314
Longoria, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .312
Pena, C, 1B 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 .238
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .289
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .236
Bartlett, SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .363
Gross, RF 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .288
Navarro, D, C 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .218
Totals 32 7 11 6 6 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Upton, B 2 (18, Johnson, Jo, Sanches).
TB: Gross 3; Longoria 2; Upton, B 4; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C; Navarro, D.
RBI: Pena, C (54), Longoria (62), Upton, B 3 (27), Crawford, C (35).
2-out RBI: Pena, C; Upton, B 3; Crawford, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Pena, C.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (38, 2nd base off Johnson, Jo/Baker, Jo), Upton, B (27, 2nd base off Johnson, Jo/Baker, Jo), Bartlett (15, 3rd base off Sanches/Baker, Jo).
CS: Gross (2, 2nd base by Johnson, Jo/Baker, Jo), Crawford, C (6, 2nd base by Sanches/Baker, Jo).

 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Johnson, Jo 6.0 7 3 3 3 6 0 2.76
Badenhop 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.54
Pinto (L, 2-1) 1.0 0 2 2 2 1 0 2.73
Sanches 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 1.72
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 6.2 9 3 3 2 5 1 3.41
Choate 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.59
Balfour 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.72
Wheeler, D 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.96
Howell (W, 3-2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.75

Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Johnson, Jo, Sanches.
IBB: Pena, C (by Johnson, Jo), Navarro, D (by Sanches).
Pitches-strikes: Johnson, Jo 105-66, Badenhop 15-9, Pinto 27-12, Sanches 9-4, Shields 96-63, Choate 7-3, Balfour 3-2, Wheeler, D 7-5, Howell 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Johnson, Jo 3-2, Badenhop 0-1, Pinto 1-1, Sanches 0-0, Shields 5-6, Choate 0-0, Balfour 0-1, Wheeler, D 1-0, Howell 1-1.
Batters faced: Johnson, Jo 26, Badenhop 4, Pinto 5, Sanches 3, Shields 31, Choate 1, Balfour 1, Wheeler, D 3, Howell 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Pinto 2-0, Sanches 2-2, Choate 1-0, Balfour 2-0, Howell 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:01.
Att: 20,972.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009

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