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Niemann hit early
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Orioles 6, Rays 0
Jeff Niemann lasted 5 1/3 innings and gave up six runs on six hits. (Gail Burton/AP)
Starter Jeff Niemann was touched for five runs in the first inning, four of them on a Melvin Mora grand slam. He also gave up first-inning doubles to Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis. The Rays could never get much offense going, collecting five hits off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (2-3)
Lost 2
Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 0   BAL
Baltimore (4-1)
Won 2
April 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 0
Baltimore
5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 4/11/09  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .294
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286
Longoria, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .455
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125
Joyce, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .100
Navarro, D, C 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .188
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .111
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333
Totals 34 0 8 0 2 6 21  

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (2, Guthrie), Longoria (3, Guthrie), Navarro, D (1, Ray).
TB: Navarro, D 3; Bartlett 2; Gross; Longoria 3; Crawford, C; Pena, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C 2; Navarro, D; Burrell; Iwamura; Bartlett 2.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team RISP: 0-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .429
Jones, Ad, CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .389
Markakis, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .421
Huff, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .235
Mora, 3B 3 1 1 4 1 1 0 .357
Wigginton, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .273
Pie, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182
Zaun, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .214
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .294
Totals 33 6 9 6 5 6 14  

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (2, Niemann), Markakis (2, Niemann).
HR: Mora (1, 1st inning off Niemann, 3 on, 0 out).
TB: Izturis, C; Jones, Ad; Roberts, B 3; Wigginton; Mora 4; Markakis 3; Huff.
RBI: Markakis (7), Mora 4 (7), Jones, Ad (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis, C; Wigginton; Markakis 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (2, 3rd base off Niemann/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis, C-Roberts, B-Huff).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (L, 0-1) 5.1 6 6 6 4 3 1 10.13
Shouse 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
Nelson, J 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (W, 2-0) 6.0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Albers, M 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.38
Walker 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Ray 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 15.43

HBP: Jones, Ad (by Niemann).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 94-50, Shouse 12-9, Nelson, J 39-28, Guthrie 98-63, Albers, M 22-12, Walker 14-8, Ray 23-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 6-5, Shouse 2-0, Nelson, J 2-1, Guthrie 7-2, Albers, M 1-1, Walker 1-1, Ray 0-0.
Batters faced: Niemann 27, Shouse 3, Nelson, J 9, Guthrie 23, Albers, M 4, Walker 4, Ray 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-1, Walker 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:54.
Att: 15,108.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
April 11, 2009
April 11, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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