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Langerhans steps up
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Mariners 7, Rays 6
Ken Griffey Jr. connects for his 12th home run of the season. (John Froschauer/AP)
With his club trailing by a run in the 11th, Ryan Langerhans sent a two-strike, two-out pitch over the right-field wall to give Seattle a walk-off win. Ken Griffey Jr. went deep in the seventh to ignite the game-tying rally that set the stage for Langerhans' heroics.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (60-49)
Lost 1
Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 6   SEA
Seattle (57-52)
Won 1
August 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1   6 7 1
Seattle
1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2   7 9 2
Standings thru 8/7/09  |  Recap: TB | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Mariners stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 6 2 1 2 0 3 1 .334
Crawford, C, LF 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 .316
Longoria, 3B 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 .275
Zobrist, RF-2B 4 0 0 1 1 2 5 .290
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .213
Burrell, DH 5 1 1 2 0 1 4 .226
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261
Upton, B, CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 .242
Navarro, D, C 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 .221
Totals 41 6 7 6 7 12 17  

BATTING
HR: Burrell (9, 5th inning off Hernandez, F, 0 on, 1 out), Bartlett (10, 11th inning off Kelley, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Longoria 2; Crawford, C 3; Burrell 4.
RBI: Bartlett 2 (51), Crawford, C (53), Zobrist (57), Burrell 2 (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell 2; Pena, C; Zobrist 2; Aybar, W.
SF: Zobrist.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (35, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Crawford, C (52, 2nd base off Kelley/Johnson, Ro).

FIELDING
E: Longoria (11, throw).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 .365
Branyan, 1B 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .259
Lopez, Jo, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .277
Griffey Jr., DH 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 .222
Beltre, A, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .263
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 1 0 0 1 4 2 .291
Wilson, Ja, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .268
Johnson, Ro, C 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .229
Saunders, M, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
  a-Sweeney, M, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
  1-Langerhans, PR-LF 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 .239
Totals 41 7 9 7 2 9 15  

a-Hit by pitch for Saunders, M in the 7th.
1-Ran for Sweeney, M in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Branyan (25, 1st inning off Niemann, 0 on, 1 out), Griffey Jr. (12, 7th inning off Niemann, 0 on, 0 out), Langerhans (2, 11th inning off Howell, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilson, Ja; Beltre, A; Lopez, Jo; Langerhans 4; Suzuki, I 2; Griffey Jr. 4; Johnson, Ro; Branyan 4.
RBI: Branyan (62), Griffey Jr. (35), Johnson, Ro (22), Suzuki, I 2 (30), Langerhans 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Langerhans 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jo; Beltre, A.
SAC: Wilson, Ja.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Wilson, Ja (8, fielding), Beltre, A (10, fielding).
PB: Johnson, Ro 2 (6).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann 6.1 5 4 4 1 5 2 3.73
Balfour 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.62
Shouse (BS, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Wheeler, D 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.48
Cormier 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.76
Howell (L, 6-3) 1.1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2.14
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F 6.0 5 5 3 6 7 1 2.84
White 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.14
Lowe, M 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.04
Aardsma 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.58
Kelley (W, 4-1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 5.32

Balfour pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Hernandez, F pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Sweeney, M (by Balfour).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 89-64, Balfour 12-6, Shouse 5-3, Wheeler, D 20-10, Cormier 23-13, Howell 29-19, Hernandez, F 113-70, White 10-5, Lowe, M 18-12, Aardsma 23-15, Kelley 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 8-4, Balfour 0-0, Shouse 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-1, Cormier 2-0, Howell 3-1, Hernandez, F 9-4, White 1-1, Lowe, M 3-1, Aardsma 0-0, Kelley 0-1.
Batters faced: Niemann 25, Balfour 2, Shouse 2, Wheeler, D 4, Cormier 5, Howell 7, Hernandez, F 31, White 3, Lowe, M 6, Aardsma 4, Kelley 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-1, Shouse 3-2, Wheeler, D 2-0, Howell 1-0, White 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:45.
Att: 44,401.
Venue: Safeco Field.
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009

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