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O's can't back Tillman
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Rays 3, Orioles 1
Chris Tillman struck out three and walked two on Wednesday night. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Making his fifth Major League start, right-hander Chris Tillman gave up seven hits, including three solo home runs, as the Orioles fell to the Rays. Brian Roberts drilled a solo home run, his 11th long ball of the year. Matt Wieters added a pair of hits for the O's.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (48-72)
Lost 5
Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1   TB
Tampa Bay (65-54)
Won 4
August 19, 2009
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Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 8/19/09  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .291
Reimold, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .273
Jones, Ad, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .285
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .307
Scott, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .266
Wieters, C 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .270
Mora, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .260
Pie, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .245
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265
Totals 32 1 7 1 1 5 12  

BATTING
2B: Reimold (15, Niemann), Roberts, B (46, Niemann), Mora (14, Niemann).
HR: Roberts, B (11, 8th inning off Niemann, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts, B 6; Reimold 2; Wieters 2; Mora 2; Pie.
RBI: Roberts, B (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Reimold.
GIDP: Mora; Roberts, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Wieters-Roberts, B).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .341
Crawford, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .322
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Zobrist, 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .286
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .212
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .228
Zaun, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .255
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .261
Upton, B, CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .241
Totals 31 3 8 3 3 4 11  

BATTING
2B: Crawford (26, Tillman), Bartlett (25, Tillman).
HR: Burrell (12, 4th inning off Tillman, 0 on, 2 out), Zobrist (20, 6th inning off Tillman, 0 on, 0 out), Upton, B (9, 7th inning off Tillman, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Crawford 2; Zobrist 4; Pena, C; Burrell 5; Zaun; Upton, B 4.
RBI: Burrell (45), Zobrist (61), Upton, B (40).
2-out RBI: Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell 2; Longoria.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pena, C (3, 2nd base by Ray/Wieters).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Niemann-Bartlett-Pena, C, Bartlett-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tillman (L, 1-1) 6.0 7 3 3 2 3 3 4.80
Meredith 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.73
Ray 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.27
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 11-5) 7.1 7 1 1 1 5 1 3.71
Wheeler (H, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45
Howell (S, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18

Tillman pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Tillman 101-64, Meredith 19-11, Ray 10-7, Niemann 103-67, Wheeler 4-3, Howell 9-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Tillman 5-7, Meredith 2-1, Ray 0-1, Niemann 8-5, Wheeler 2-0, Howell 2-0.
Batters faced: Tillman 27, Meredith 4, Ray 3, Niemann 28, Wheeler 2, Howell 3.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:27.
Att: 18,474.
August 19, 2009

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