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Long balls sink Garza, Rays

B.J. Upton smacked a three-run homer to give Tampa Bay an early four-run lead, but Matt Garza served up four homers and was gone after 4 1/3 innings as the Rays now trail the Yankees by 2 1/2 games in the AL East.


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Jaso, C3110100.281
a-Shoppach, PH1010000.188
Zobrist, 2B4000113.246
Crawford, C, LF5000024.304
Longoria, 3B2001100.293
Pena, C, 1B4010002.203
Joyce, RF4120001.238
Hawpe, DH3210102.251
Upton Jr., CF4113021.237
Bartlett, SS4011010.253
a-Singled for Jaso in the 9th.
Scutaro, SS5343000.275
Navarro, Y, SS0000000.100
Drew, J, RF4010012.254
1-Patterson, E, PR-LF1010000.227
Martinez, V, C4122100.294
Cash, C0000000.173
Ortiz, D, DH3311204.261
Beltre, 3B4122103.323
Kalish, CF5111003.245
Reddick, LF-RF5130011.250
Hall, 2B5000013.243
Anderson, La, 1B4121012.250
1-Ran for Drew, J in the 6th.
2B: Joyce (13, Wakefield), Bartlett (23, Wakefield).
HR: Upton Jr. (16, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Upton Jr. 4; Pena, C; Joyce 3; Hawpe; Jaso; Shoppach.
RBI: Longoria (96), Upton Jr. 3 (52), Bartlett (46).
2-out RBI: Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Crawford, C.
SF: Longoria.
GIDP: Hawpe.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

E: Longoria (13, throw).
Outfield assists: Joyce (Hall at 3rd base).
DP: (Zobrist-Jaso-Choate).

2B: Kalish (6, Qualls), Scutaro (33, Qualls), Reddick (2, Choate).
HR: Beltre (27, 2nd inning off Garza, 1 on, 0 out), Scutaro 2 (10, 3rd inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Balfour, 1 on, 1 out), Ortiz, D (29, 3rd inning off Garza, 0 on, 2 out), Martinez, V (15, 5th inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kalish 2; Scutaro 11; Anderson, La 2; Ortiz, D 4; Beltre 5; Drew, J; Reddick 4; Patterson, E; Martinez, V 5.
RBI: Beltre 2 (95), Scutaro 3 (52), Ortiz, D (88), Martinez, V 2 (63), Kalish (15), Anderson, La (1).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J; Kalish; Beltre.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

E: Scutaro (18, fielding).
PB: Martinez, V (4).
DP: (Bard-Navarro, Y-Anderson, La).

Garza(L, 14-8)4.19662143.68
Wheeler, D0.10000103.40
Wakefield(W, 4-10)5.06542415.26
Atchison(H, 7)2.00000203.76
Qualls pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Garza 20, Wakefield 39.
WP: Choate.
IBB: Beltre (by Choate).
Pitches-strikes: Garza 107-66, Qualls 13-9, Choate 20-11, Balfour 19-10, Cormier 18-13, Wheeler, D 7-4, Wakefield 86-65, Atchison 24-18, Bard 14-6, Okajima 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza 4-4, Qualls 1-1, Choate 1-1, Balfour 1-0, Cormier 1-1, Wheeler, D 0-0, Wakefield 5-5, Atchison 2-2, Bard 2-0, Okajima 1-0.
Batters faced: Garza 23, Qualls 5, Choate 6, Balfour 5, Cormier 4, Wheeler, D 1, Wakefield 24, Atchison 6, Bard 4, Okajima 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 1-1, Choate 1-1, Balfour 1-1, Cormier 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 37,757.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media