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Bats battle back
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Orioles 10, Rays 5
Jason Berken went 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Rays. (Gail Burton/AP)
After giving up four runs early, Jason Berken settled into a groove, pitching 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory. Baltimore's offense crept back, though, overcoming the deficit in the fifth and never looked back. With his three-run homer in the eighth, Matt Wieters finished with a career-high five RBIs.
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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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