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Arencibia sparks eight-homer binge in debut

J.P. Arencibia homered on his first big league pitch, added a second blast and finished a triple short of the cycle, Aaron Hill hit two shots and Jose Bautista launched his Majors-leading 34th long ball to rout the Rays.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Upton, B, CF2112110.235
a-Rodriguez, S, PH-3B2210000.265
Johnson, D, 1B2224200.273
Longoria, 3B3001003.285
b-Kapler, PH-CF2011000.207
Joyce, LF4000122.210
Aybar, W, DH4001102.249
Zobrist, RF5000013.266
Jaso, C3210100.270
Bartlett, SS3320100.240
Brignac, 2B3111011.264
Totals33119107511.252
a-Reached on error for Upton, B in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Longoria in the 7th.
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Snider, LF4220201.254
Escobar, Y, SS6131012.251
Bautista, RF3211214.262
Wise, RF1000002.273
Wells, V, CF4111203.273
Lind, DH5223015.224
Hill, A, 2B5234015.214
1-McDonald, Jo, PR-2B0100000.220
Overbay, 1B5113004.249
Encarnacion, 3B5231000.252
Arencibia, C5343001.800
Totals431720176427.251
1-Ran for Hill, A in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Upton, B (27, Mills), Bartlett (17, Purcey), Kapler (4, Janssen).
HR: Johnson, D (1, 7th inning off Tallet, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Kapler 2; Upton, B 2; Rodriguez, S; Brignac; Johnson, D 5; Jaso.
RBI: Upton, B 2 (41), Johnson, D 4 (5), Longoria (70), Brignac (36), Kapler (14), Aybar, W (32).
2-out RBI: Johnson, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Joyce; Zobrist 2.
SF: Johnson, D; Brignac.
GIDP: Zobrist, Longoria.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (32, 3rd base off Mills/Arencibia).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (10, fielding).
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Brignac, Rodriguez, S-Brignac).

BATTING
2B: Escobar, Y (15, Shields), Encarnacion (15, Shields), Arencibia (1, Shields), Hill, A (16, Thayer).
HR: Arencibia 2 (2, 2nd inning off Shields, 1 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Thayer, 0 on, 1 out), Lind (15, 3rd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Hill, A 2 (18, 3rd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out), Encarnacion (12, 3rd inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out), Bautista (34, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Overbay (13, 7th inning off Qualls, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Arencibia 11; Lind 5; Encarnacion 7; Bautista 4; Escobar, Y 4; Wells, V; Hill, A 10; Overbay 4; Snider 2.
RBI: Escobar, Y (29), Arencibia 3 (3), Lind 3 (50), Hill, A 4 (45), Encarnacion (32), Bautista (85), Wells, V (59), Overbay 3 (45).
2-out RBI: Hill, A 3; Wells, V; Lind 2; Overbay 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay 3; Escobar, Y.
GIDP: Wise.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Encarnacion (10, fielding), Snider (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Escobar, Y-Overbay 2).

Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields(L, 10-10)4.09884264.91
Thayer2.076602127.00
Qualls1.02332018.34
Choate1.02000005.22
Totals8.02017176483.68
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mills4.05554204.09
Tallet(W, 2-4)3.01200215.83
Frasor1.00000004.29
Purcey0.12442003.13
Janssen0.21001103.93
Totals9.091197514.11
Mills pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 94-52, Thayer 53-35, Qualls 34-18, Choate 8-7, Mills 96-54, Tallet 35-22, Frasor 10-7, Purcey 21-7, Janssen 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 3-5, Thayer 2-1, Qualls 1-2, Choate 2-0, Mills 5-2, Tallet 6-2, Frasor 2-1, Purcey 0-1, Janssen 1-0.
Batters faced: Shields 25, Thayer 13, Qualls 7, Choate 4, Mills 19, Tallet 11, Frasor 3, Purcey 5, Janssen 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Tallet 3-2, Janssen 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 24,168.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 7, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media