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Rays 8, Blue Jays 3
Brian Tallet held the Rays scoreless in the first two frames before they got to him. (AP)
With Brian Tallet making his first start since July 25, the Blue Jays were hoping to take the Rays down for the second successive night. But while Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer early on, the home team took over to make Tallet's night difficult.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (55-60)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 3   TB
Tampa Bay (62-54)
Won 1
August 15, 2009
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Toronto
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 8/15/09  |  Recap: TOR | TB  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rays stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .297
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 .286
Lind, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .295
Millar, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .255
Ruiz, R, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .353
Encarnacion, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .204
Bautista, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .230
Chavez, R, C 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 .271
Totals 32 3 6 3 4 8 15  

BATTING
HR: Hill, A (28, 3rd inning off Kazmir, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scutaro; Ruiz, R 2; Encarnacion; Wells, V; Hill, A 4.
RBI: Hill, A 2 (80), Chavez, R (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V; Hill, A.
GIDP: Bautista.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Hill, A-Scutaro-Millar, Encarnacion-Hill, A-Millar).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .337
Crawford, C, LF 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 .320
Longoria, 3B 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 .279
Zobrist, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .285
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .212
Aybar, W, DH 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .270
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .240
  a-Gross, PH-RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .262
Navarro, D, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .219
Upton, B, CF 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .237
Totals 34 8 12 7 5 5 14  

a-Singled for Kapler in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Crawford, C 2 (23, Tallet, Tallet), Longoria (32, Tallet).
TB: Bartlett; Gross; Kapler; Longoria 3; Crawford, C 4; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D; Aybar, W 2.
RBI: Bartlett (56), Crawford, C 2 (57), Longoria 2 (88), Aybar, W (31), Gross (30).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C; Bartlett; Upton, B.
GIDP: Pena, C, Kapler.
Team RISP: 7-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Navarro, D (3, 2nd base off Tallet/Chavez, R), Crawford, C (54, 2nd base off Roenicke/Chavez, R).

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

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tallet (L, 5-7) 5.2 10 5 5 2 3 0 4.99
Roenicke 0.2 0 2 2 2 0 0 4.86
League 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.61
Janssen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.00
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 7-7) 6.1 5 3 3 3 7 1 6.36
Springer (H, 8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.06
Choate 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.80
Wheeler, D 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.61
Cormier 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.74

WP: Tallet, League.
Pitches-strikes: Tallet 91-56, Roenicke 19-8, League 21-12, Janssen 14-7, Kazmir 103-62, Springer 8-6, Choate 7-4, Wheeler, D 3-3, Cormier 14-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Tallet 8-2, Roenicke 1-1, League 1-0, Janssen 1-0, Kazmir 3-6, Springer 1-0, Choate 2-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Cormier 1-0.
Batters faced: Tallet 27, Roenicke 4, League 5, Janssen 3, Kazmir 27, Springer 2, Choate 3, Wheeler, D 1, Cormier 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Roenicke 2-0, League 2-2, Springer 2-0, Wheeler, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:52.
Att: 29,632.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 15, 2009
August 15, 2009

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