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Rays 8, Blue Jays 3
Scott Kazmir settled in after giving up a two-run homer in the third. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Behind Scott Kazmir's solid outing, the Rays kept the ball flying against the Blue Jays to end their five game skid. The back-to-back duo of Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria proved valuable, as the pair combined for three doubles and four RBIs.
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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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