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Rays 4, Blue Jays 1
Jeff Niemann struck out one and walked two in 7 1/3 innings on Monday. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
The Rays knew Rod Barajas was making his first start since Friday, when he left the game with a sore hamstring, and they tried to take advantage of it. Tampa Bay stole three bases (and were caught twice) and used home runs by Carl Crawford and Pat Burrell to back a strong Jeff Niemann.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (43-35)
Won 6
Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 1   TOR
Toronto (41-37)
Lost 3
June 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0   4 8 0
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 1
Standings thru 6/29/09  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 .247
Crawford, C, LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .319
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .303
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275
  Zobrist, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
Burrell, DH 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .233
Gross, RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .286
Bartlett, SS 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 .368
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .215
Totals 29 4 8 4 4 8 5  

BATTING
HR: Crawford, C (7, 3rd inning off Halladay, 1 on, 0 out), Burrell (3, 7th inning off Accardo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Navarro, D; Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Crawford, C 5; Burrell 4.
RBI: Crawford, C 2 (37), Burrell (23), Upton, B (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D.
SF: Upton, B.
GIDP: Pena, C, Longoria.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (40, 2nd base off Halladay/Barajas), Upton, B (29, 2nd base off Halladay/Barajas), Bartlett (17, 2nd base off Accardo/Barajas).
CS: Gross (3, 2nd base by Accardo/Barajas), Navarro, D (1, 2nd base by Accardo/Barajas).

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Aybar, W-Pena, C).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .248
Rolen, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .332
Lind, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .310
Overbay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .270
Bautista, RF 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .252
Adams, R, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .235
Barajas, C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .267
  1-McDonald, Jo, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
  Chavez, R, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Totals 31 1 5 1 2 2 10  

1-Ran for Barajas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rolen (23, Niemann).
TB: Wells, V; Barajas; Lind 2; Rolen 2.
RBI: Barajas (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Adams, R.
GIDP: Rolen.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rolen (4, 3rd base off Niemann/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Barajas (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Bautista (Gross at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Hill, A-Scutaro-Overbay 2).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 7-4) 7.1 4 1 1 2 1 0 3.95
Wheeler, D (H, 9) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.62
Choate (S, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.54
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Halladay (L, 10-2) 6.0 5 2 2 2 7 1 2.56
Accardo 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 3.00
Ryan, B 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.40
Camp 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.11

Pitches-strikes: Niemann 100-65, Wheeler, D 24-17, Choate 4-3, Halladay 88-57, Accardo 24-11, Ryan, B 10-5, Camp 6-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 7-7, Wheeler, D 0-2, Choate 0-1, Halladay 5-1, Accardo 0-1, Ryan, B 2-0, Camp 0-2.
Batters faced: Niemann 27, Wheeler, D 5, Choate 1, Halladay 23, Accardo 5, Ryan, B 3, Camp 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 1-0, Choate 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Mike Estabrook. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:32.
Att: 15,665.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
June 29, 2009
June 29, 2009

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