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Orioles 3, Rays 2
Red-hot outfielder Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
The Rays couldn't get much going against Orioles starter Chris Waters through five innings, except for Ben Zobrist's solo home run in the fourth inning. Zobrist started a ninth-inning rally with a double and scored, but that was the extent of the damage.
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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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