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Rays fend off Rangers' rally for sweep

The Rays took the lead in the first inning on Evan Longoria's RBI double, the first of three hits he would record, and never let go, though the Rangers made things interesting with a pair of two-run frames late in the game.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Borbon, CF4110001.265
Blanco, A, SS4111001.242
Hamilton, J, DH4001020.356
Guerrero, RF4010010.297
Murphy, Dv, LF2000210.273
Cantu, 3B4100023.263
Moreland, 1B4112010.267
Teagarden, C4121010.160
Arias, Joa, 2B4110001.276
Upton Jr., CF4221112.243
Bartlett, SS4210112.250
Crawford, C, LF3211112.303
Longoria, 3B4134010.293
Pena, C, DH4000133.211
Shoppach, C5110033.202
Zobrist, 1B1000300.259
Rodriguez, S, RF2010010.263
a-Joyce, PH-RF1012100.224
Brignac, 2B4000027.255
a-Walked for Rodriguez, S in the 5th.
2B: Borbon (8, Qualls).
HR: Teagarden (4, 5th inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out), Moreland (2, 9th inning off Cormier, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Arias, Joa; Moreland 4; Guerrero; Blanco, A; Borbon 2; Teagarden 5.
RBI: Teagarden (6), Blanco, A (6), Hamilton, J (81), Moreland 2 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cantu.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

E: Blanco, A (6, throw).
PB: Teagarden (3).

2B: Longoria 2 (39, Holland, D, Holland, D), Shoppach (5, Oliver, D).
HR: Longoria (16, 4th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 0 out), Upton Jr. (11, 5th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria 8; Upton Jr. 5; Crawford, C; Joyce; Rodriguez, S; Shoppach 2.
RBI: Longoria 4 (80), Upton Jr. (43), Joyce 2 (26), Crawford, C (66).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Joyce.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C; Crawford, C; Brignac 4; Upton Jr..
SF: Crawford, C; Longoria.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

SB: Upton Jr. 2 (35, 2nd base off Holland, D/Teagarden, 2nd base off Ogando, A/Teagarden), Bartlett (10, 3rd base off Feldman/Teagarden).

E: Shields (4, pickoff), Brignac (9, throw).

Holland, D(L, 2-2)4.16554825.32
Ogando, A1.21112301.27
Oliver, D0.22111202.55
Francisco, F0.10000003.83
Shields(W, 11-11)7.04211614.82
Benoit(H, 20)0.10000101.23
Soriano, R(S, 35)0.20000101.71
Game Scores: Holland, D 35, Shields 68.
WP: Ogando, A, Shields.
IBB: Zobrist (by Ogando, A).
Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 106-57, Ogando, A 32-17, Oliver, D 30-19, Francisco, F 1-1, Feldman 20-9, Shields 105-71, Qualls 11-8, Choate 2-1, Benoit 4-4, Cormier 15-7, Soriano, R 8-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 2-3, Ogando, A 0-1, Oliver, D 0-0, Francisco, F 1-0, Feldman 2-1, Shields 6-7, Qualls 1-0, Choate 1-0, Benoit 0-0, Cormier 1-0, Soriano, R 0-1.
Batters faced: Holland, D 23, Ogando, A 8, Oliver, D 5, Francisco, F 1, Feldman 5, Shields 26, Qualls 3, Choate 1, Benoit 1, Cormier 3, Soriano, R 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Ogando, A 2-1, Francisco, F 2-0, Choate 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:14.
Att: 19,413.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 18, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media