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Bullpen sinks O's
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Rays 7, Orioles 6
Mark Hendrickson turned in his second consecutive quality start. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
After starter Mark Hendrickson allowed three runs on three hits over six innings, the Baltimore bullpen gave up four runs in two frames as the Orioles lost to the Rays. Brian Roberts and Melvin Mora each knocked in a pair of runs for the O's.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (60-96)
Lost 11
Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 6   TB
Tampa Bay (80-76)
Won 2
September 28, 2009
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Baltimore
0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0   6 13 0
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 X   7 7 2
Standings thru 9/28/09  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 6 1 2 2 0 2 4 .287
Montanez, LF 6 0 1 0 0 0 5 .185
Markakis, RF 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 .290
Scott, DH 4 2 1 0 1 0 3 .261
Wieters, C 4 0 3 1 1 1 2 .292
Mora, 3B 5 0 2 2 0 2 5 .257
Aubrey, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 9 .299
Fiorentino, CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 .286
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .249
  a-Wigginton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Totals 41 6 13 6 6 7 32  

a-Flied out for Izturis, C in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mora (20, Niemann), Markakis (43, Niemann), Fiorentino (1, Niemann), Scott (26, Sonnanstine).
HR: Roberts, B (16, 4th inning off Niemann, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scott 2; Izturis, C; Roberts, B 5; Mora 3; Markakis 2; Montanez; Wieters 3; Fiorentino 3.
RBI: Wieters (40), Mora 2 (46), Roberts, B 2 (78), Fiorentino (5).
2-out RBI: Fiorentino; Mora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wieters; Montanez 3; Izturis, C; Aubrey 3.
GIDP: Aubrey.
Team RISP: 5-for-20.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fiorentino (1, 2nd base off Shouse/Riggans).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .320
Kapler, RF 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .238
  b-Crawford, C, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .308
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .284
Zobrist, 1B-RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .289
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Burrell, DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .226
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .285
Riggans, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .222
  Navarro, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Perez, F, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
  a-Aybar, W, PH-1B 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 .252
Totals 30 7 7 7 3 6 6  

a-Homered for Perez, F in the 7th. b-Intentionally walked for Kapler in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (24, Ray).
HR: Kapler (8, 1st inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 1 out), Zobrist (25, 1st inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 2 out), Longoria (32, 4th inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 0 out), Aybar, W (12, 7th inning off Albers, M, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Longoria 4; Kapler 4; Burrell; Zobrist 6; Aybar, W 4; Riggans.
RBI: Kapler (31), Zobrist (84), Longoria (110), Aybar, W 3 (39), Burrell (63).
2-out RBI: Zobrist; Aybar, W 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Longoria.
SF: Burrell.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Longoria (9, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Wieters), Bartlett (27, 2nd base off Ray/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Zobrist (7, fielding), Bartlett (19, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Zobrist).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hendrickson 6.0 3 3 3 1 3 3 4.38
Albers, M (BS, 4) 0.2 3 3 3 0 1 1 5.77
Ray (L, 0-4) 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 6.65
Baez 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.13
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann 3.1 7 4 4 3 3 1 3.94
Sonnanstine 2.2 4 2 1 2 1 0 6.84
Shouse 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.73
Thayer 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.22
Choate 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.74
Wheeler, D 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.36
Cormier (W, 3-3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.23
Balfour (S, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.93

WP: Thayer.
IBB: Wieters (by Sonnanstine), Crawford, C (by Ray).
Pitches-strikes: Hendrickson 85-55, Albers, M 19-12, Ray 19-9, Baez 8-5, Niemann 89-54, Sonnanstine 58-35, Shouse 13-8, Thayer 4-2, Choate 10-5, Wheeler, D 4-3, Cormier 16-12, Balfour 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hendrickson 11-3, Albers, M 1-0, Ray 1-0, Baez 0-1, Niemann 2-3, Sonnanstine 2-5, Shouse 1-0, Thayer 0-1, Choate 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Cormier 1-1, Balfour 0-0.
Batters faced: Hendrickson 22, Albers, M 5, Ray 5, Baez 2, Niemann 19, Sonnanstine 15, Shouse 3, Thayer 1, Choate 3, Wheeler, D 1, Cormier 4, Balfour 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Baez 1-1, Thayer 1-0, Wheeler, D 2-0, Cormier 2-0, Balfour 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:17.
Att: 10,352.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009

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