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Late rally
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Rays 5, Blue Jays 2
Jason Bartlett scores the game's first run in the third inning. (Reinhold Matay/AP)
After missing several opportunities to break their game open, the Rays finally hit pay dirt in the eighth, when Gregg Zaun belted his fifth career grand slam, giving Tampa Bay the victory in the rubber game and making a winner of Dan Wheeler.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (55-61)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 2   TB
Tampa Bay (63-54)
Won 2
August 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 10 2
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 8/16/09  |  Recap: TOR | TB  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rays stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .300
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .288
Lind, LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .295
Overbay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 7 .267
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .255
Ruiz, R, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .333
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .205
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .238
Inglett, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .246
  a-Bautista, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Totals 37 2 10 2 2 11 26  

a-Grounded out for Inglett in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Scutaro (11, 9th inning off Howell, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind; Scutaro 6; Ruiz, R; Encarnacion; Wells, V; Inglett; Hill, A 2.
RBI: Wells, V (48), Scutaro (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V 3; Scutaro; Encarnacion.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Inglett (2, fielding), Encarnacion (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Rzepczynski-Hill, A-Overbay, Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .342
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 3 .319
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .279
Zobrist, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .285
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .212
Aybar, W, DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .267
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242
  a-Gross, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .261
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .220
  b-Zaun, PH-C 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 .255
Upton, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236
Totals 32 5 10 5 4 4 20  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 8th. b-Homered for Navarro, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Crawford, C (24, Rzepczynski), Pena, C (22, League).
HR: Zaun (6, 8th inning off League, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Longoria; Kapler; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C 2; Zobrist; Navarro, D; Zaun 4.
RBI: Crawford, C (58), Zaun 4 (18).
2-out RBI: Zaun 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C 3; Upton, B; Crawford, C.
SAC: Crawford, C.
GIDP: Kapler, Navarro, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rzepczynski 6.0 6 1 1 3 1 0 3.98
Carlson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.29
League (L, 1-5) 0.2 3 4 4 1 1 1 5.20
Janssen 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.93
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 5.0 8 1 1 2 7 0 3.73
Balfour 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Shouse 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66
Wheeler, D (W, 4-3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.50
Howell 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.26

IBB: Aybar, W (by League).
HBP: Upton, B (by League).
Pitches-strikes: Rzepczynski 101-58, Carlson 13-6, League 29-16, Janssen 9-6, Garza, M 103-63, Balfour 14-10, Shouse 5-4, Wheeler, D 12-9, Howell 20-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rzepczynski 11-5, Carlson 0-1, League 0-1, Janssen 0-0, Garza, M 3-5, Balfour 0-2, Shouse 2-0, Wheeler, D 1-2, Howell 1-0.
Batters faced: Rzepczynski 26, Carlson 3, League 7, Janssen 2, Garza, M 25, Balfour 4, Shouse 2, Wheeler, D 4, Howell 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Janssen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:11.
Att: 24,625.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 16, 2009
August 16, 2009

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