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Niemann struggles
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Orioles 10, Rays 5
Jeff Neimann struggled against the Orioles, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings. (Gail Burton/AP)
Pat Burrell knocked a three-run homer in the first to give Jeff Niemann the early lead, but the starter ran into trouble in the fifth, allowing three of his six earned runs in that frame. Ben Zobrist added to the Rays' offense going 3-for-4 in the contest, just a homer from the cycle.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (73-72)
Lost 1
Baltimore 10, Tampa Bay 5   BAL
Baltimore (59-85)
Won 1
September 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Baltimore
0 0 2 1 3 0 1 3 X   10 16 1
Standings thru 9/15/09  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .327
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300
Longoria, 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .276
Zobrist, RF-2B 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 .283
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 4 0 0 2 .230
Aybar, W, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .247
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235
Navarro, D, C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .225
Brignac, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
  a-Kapler, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232
  b-Gross, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241
Totals 33 5 8 5 2 2 11  

a-Flied out for Brignac in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Kapler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (21, Berken).
3B: Zobrist (7, Berken).
HR: Burrell (14, 1st inning off Berken, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria; Burrell 5; Zobrist 6; Aybar, W.
RBI: Zobrist (74), Burrell 4 (62).
2-out RBI: Burrell.
GIDP: Longoria, Aybar, W, Upton, B.
Team RISP: 4-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pie, CF 5 1 1 0 0 3 6 .264
Fiorentino, LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 4 .333
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 3 1 1 0 1 .288
Markakis, RF 5 2 1 1 0 1 4 .301
Mora, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .264
Scott, DH 4 1 2 2 1 0 2 .258
  1-Andino, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Wieters, C 4 2 3 5 1 1 1 .272
Aubrey, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .290
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .255
Totals 40 10 16 10 4 8 24  

1-Ran for Scott in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Scott (22, Niemann), Roberts, B (52, Niemann), Wieters (12, Niemann).
HR: Scott (22, 7th inning off Shouse, 0 on, 0 out), Wieters (6, 8th inning off Bradford, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Scott 6; Izturis, C 3; Aubrey; Roberts, B 4; Mora; Markakis; Wieters 7; Pie; Fiorentino.
RBI: Roberts, B (74), Markakis (94), Izturis, C (29), Scott 2 (69), Wieters 5 (32).
2-out RBI: Wieters 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aubrey; Mora 2; Fiorentino 2; Pie.
Team RISP: 6-for-18.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Berken (2, fielding).
DP: 3 (Mora-Roberts, B-Aubrey, Izturis, C-Aubrey, Izturis, C-Roberts, B-Aubrey).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (L, 12-6) 4.1 11 6 6 1 6 0 3.80
Cormier 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.31
Shouse 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.25
Springer 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
Choate 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 3.90
Bradford 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.82
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken (W, 5-11) 6.1 7 5 5 1 2 1 6.08
Castillo, A (H, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Ray (H, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.42
Baez (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09
Johnson, J 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.96

Springer pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Balk: Cormier.
HBP: Longoria (by Baez).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 83-61, Cormier 35-24, Shouse 9-3, Springer 2-2, Choate 20-15, Bradford 12-7, Berken 83-53, Castillo, A 3-2, Ray 3-3, Baez 11-9, Johnson, J 15-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 6-0, Cormier 4-1, Shouse 1-0, Springer 0-0, Choate 1-0, Bradford 1-1, Berken 8-5, Castillo, A 0-1, Ray 1-0, Baez 2-0, Johnson, J 2-0.
Batters faced: Niemann 25, Cormier 7, Shouse 3, Springer 1, Choate 4, Bradford 4, Berken 26, Castillo, A 1, Ray 1, Baez 4, Johnson, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-0, Springer 1-0, Choate 2-0, Bradford 1-1, Castillo, A 1-0, Ray 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:55.
Att: 11,575.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009

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