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Late rally falls short

The Rays had the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth but couldn't deliver the go-ahead runs in the series finale in Baltimore. Starter Jeff Niemann exited in the second after taking a comebacker to the shoulder.


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Roberts, B, 2B4020101.143
Jones, Ad, CF5000014.286
Markakis, RF4110100.200
Tejada, M, 3B4100002.083
Scott, LF3110110.200
Wieters, C4121011.500
Reimold, DH4111013.250
Atkins, G, 1B4022011.333
Lugo, SS4000012.000
Bartlett, SS5021011.385
Crawford, C, LF2001210.200
Zobrist, 2B-RF5110015.308
Longoria, 3B4021012.417
Pena, C, 1B4000012.250
Upton, B, CF3000111.200
Burrell, DH2200221.111
Kapler, RF1100101.000
a-Brignac, PH-2B1010000.750
c-Rodriguez, S, PH1000010.200
Shoppach, C1000110.200
b-Navarro, D, PH-C1001101.500
a-Singled for Kapler in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Shoppach in the 7th. c-Struck out for Brignac in the 9th.
2B: Scott (1, Sonnanstine), Atkins, G (3, Sonnanstine), Roberts, B (1, Wheeler, D).
HR: Reimold (1, 3rd inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Scott 2; Atkins, G 3; Reimold 4; Roberts, B 3; Markakis; Wieters 2.
RBI: Reimold (1), Wieters (2), Atkins, G 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, Ad 2; Wieters; Atkins, G; Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Roberts, B (1, 2nd base off Sonnanstine/Shoppach).

Pickoffs: Matusz 2 (Crawford, C at 1st base, Longoria at 1st base).

3B: Zobrist (1, Johnson, J).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 2; Zobrist 3; Brignac.
RBI: Bartlett (2), Crawford, C (3), Navarro, D (1), Longoria (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Kapler; Zobrist 2.
SF: Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Upton, B (1, 2nd base off Matusz/Wieters).
CS: Crawford, C (1, 2nd base by Matusz/Wieters), Longoria (1, 2nd base by Matusz/Wieters).
PO: Crawford, C (1st base by Matusz), Longoria (1st base by Matusz).

Matusz(W, 1-0)5.02225703.60
Albers, M(H, 2)2.01111102.70
Ohman(H, 2)0.10000000.00
Johnson, J(H, 2)0.22110005.40
Gonzalez, M(S, 1)1.010022013.50
Ekstrom(H, 1)(L, 0-1)0.113311081.00
Balfour(BS, 1)2.02110204.50
Wheeler, D1.21001100.00
Ekstrom pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Matusz , Niemann .
WP: Balfour, Wheeler, D.
IBB: Markakis (by Wheeler, D).
HBP: Tejada, M (by Ekstrom).
Pitches-strikes: Matusz 97-55, Albers, M 33-20, Ohman 2-1, Johnson, J 14-7, Gonzalez, M 26-12, Niemann 12-10, Sonnanstine 54-34, Ekstrom 18-9, Balfour 30-18, Choate 8-5, Wheeler, D 21-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matusz 0-4, Albers, M 2-2, Ohman 1-0, Johnson, J 1-0, Gonzalez, M 0-1, Niemann 2-1, Sonnanstine 4-5, Ekstrom 0-0, Balfour 3-1, Choate 0-0, Wheeler, D 3-0.
Batters faced: Matusz 20, Albers, M 8, Ohman 1, Johnson, J 4, Gonzalez, M 6, Niemann 4, Sonnanstine 15, Ekstrom 4, Balfour 8, Choate 2, Wheeler, D 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Ekstrom 2-0, Balfour 3-3, Wheeler, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:22.
Att: 16,191.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
April 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media