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Untroubled Waters
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Orioles 3, Rays 2
Center fielder Jeff Fiorentino hit an RBI single in the fourth inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Unlucky 13 turned into lucky 14, as rookie Chris Waters won his first Major League start of the season and gave the O's their first win in two weeks. Cesar Izturis had two hits and sparked Baltimore's first run with a hustle double in the first inning.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (61-98)
Won 1
Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (82-77)
Lost 1
October 1, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 5 1
Standings thru 10/1/09  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .283
Izturis, C, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .249
Wieters, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .293
Markakis, RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .289
Wigginton, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .272
Mora, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .260
Aubrey, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282
Montanez, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .171
Fiorentino, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .264
Totals 34 3 7 3 2 7 15  

BATTING
2B: Izturis, C (12, Garza, M).
TB: Izturis, C 3; Wigginton; Mora; Markakis; Wieters; Fiorentino.
RBI: Markakis (97), Mora (47), Fiorentino (6).
2-out RBI: Markakis; Fiorentino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, B; Mora.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Montanez (1, 2nd base by Garza, M/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .317
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235
  a-Crawford, C, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278
Zobrist, LF-RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .292
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Aybar, W, 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .263
  1-Perez, F, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
Burrell, DH 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .225
Navarro, D, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .217
  b-Zaun, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .285
Totals 31 2 5 2 4 3 8  

a-Grounded out for Kapler in the 8th. b-Singled for Navarro, D in the 9th.
1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W (12, Waters), Zobrist (26, Johnson, J).
HR: Zobrist (27, 4th inning off Waters, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Zobrist 6; Aybar, W 3; Zaun.
RBI: Zobrist (89), Burrell (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Navarro, D; Iwamura.
SF: Burrell.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Aybar, W (1, 3rd base off Waters/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (20, fielding).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Waters (W, 1-0) 5.0 2 1 1 3 2 1 5.40
Meredith (H, 3) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.04
Castillo, A (H, 5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53
Baez (H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.08
Johnson, J (S, 9) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.17
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 8-12) 6.0 6 3 3 2 4 0 3.95
Shouse 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Wheeler, D 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.28
Choate 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.63

HBP: Montanez (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Waters 81-40, Meredith 21-11, Castillo, A 5-3, Baez 9-5, Johnson, J 17-11, Garza, M 104-65, Shouse 11-8, Wheeler, D 16-12, Choate 4-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Waters 6-5, Meredith 4-0, Castillo, A 0-0, Baez 3-0, Johnson, J 1-1, Garza, M 7-5, Shouse 1-0, Wheeler, D 1-0, Choate 1-1.
Batters faced: Waters 20, Meredith 6, Castillo, A 1, Baez 3, Johnson, J 6, Garza, M 27, Shouse 4, Wheeler, D 4, Choate 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Castillo, A 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:29.
Att: 10,716.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
October 1, 2009
October 1, 2009

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