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Pena leads charge
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Rays 11, Tigers 7
Carlos Pena rounds the bases after a two-run homer in the first inning. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Carlos Pena belted his league-leading 38th homer to cap a six-run first inning as the Rays shaved a half-game off their Wild Card deficit. Pena drove in four runs on the day and joined Jason Bartlett in finishing a triple short of hitting for the cycle.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (71-59)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 11, Detroit 7   DET
Detroit (69-61)
Lost 1
August 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
6 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0   11 14 1
Detroit
2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2   7 13 0
Standings thru 8/31/09  |  Recap: TB | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Tigers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 .340
Kapler, LF 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 .243
Zobrist, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .289
Burrell, DH 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 .239
Longoria, 3B 5 3 3 1 0 0 1 .270
Pena, C, 1B 5 2 3 4 0 2 0 .223
Aybar, W, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .251
  Iwamura, 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .309
Navarro, D, C 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .223
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 .239
Totals 39 11 14 11 4 4 13  

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (19, Washburn), Burrell (15, Washburn), Longoria (36, Washburn), Pena, C (23, Washburn), Bartlett (26, Perry).
HR: Pena, C (38, 1st inning off Washburn, 1 on, 0 out), Bartlett (12, 6th inning off Washburn, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 7; Longoria 4; Pena, C 7; Burrell 2; Zobrist 3; Navarro, D 2.
RBI: Zobrist (71), Burrell 2 (52), Longoria (91), Pena, C 4 (96), Bartlett (59), Iwamura (18), Upton, B (41).
2-out RBI: Pena, C; Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler 3; Aybar, W.
SF: Iwamura.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Upton, B (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Zobrist (Cabrera, M at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Zobrist-Pena, C, Longoria-Aybar, W-Pena, C).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 .255
Polanco, 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .271
  a-Everett, PH-SS 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .243
Guillen, LF 5 3 4 4 0 0 1 .249
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .335
  b-Thames, M, PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .242
Huff, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Inge, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .239
  Raburn, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Thomas, C, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Avila, C 4 1 2 0 0 2 3 .324
Santiago, R, SS-2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .259
Totals 39 7 13 6 1 7 18  

a-Struck out for Polanco in the 7th. b-Struck out for Cabrera, M in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Everett (17, Shouse).
HR: Guillen 2 (8, 1st inning off Shields, 1 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Shields, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera, M; Avila 2; Guillen 10; Polanco 2; Santiago, R 2; Everett 2; Thomas, C.
RBI: Guillen 4 (29), Thomas, C (36), Everett (38).
2-out RBI: Thomas, C; Guillen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Avila; Thames, M.
GIDP: Cabrera, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Santiago, R-Everett-Thames, M).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 9-10) 7.0 10 5 4 1 6 2 3.86
Cormier 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.03
Shouse 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 5.31
Springer 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.66
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Washburn (L, 9-8) 5.2 9 8 8 3 2 2 3.55
Perry 2.1 5 3 3 1 1 0 3.96
Ni, F 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.63

Balk: Shouse.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 108-68, Cormier 9-6, Shouse 18-13, Springer 8-5, Washburn 99-58, Perry 38-27, Ni, F 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 5-4, Cormier 1-1, Shouse 2-0, Springer 0-0, Washburn 5-4, Perry 3-1, Ni, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Shields 31, Cormier 3, Shouse 5, Springer 1, Washburn 29, Perry 12, Ni, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 1-0, Perry 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, L to R.
T: 2:50.
Att: 26,533.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 31, 2009
August 31, 2009

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