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Romero solid
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Blue Jays 5, Rays 0
Alex Rios, Jose Bautista, Vernon Wells, Marco Scutaro and Aaron Hill celebrate the win. (AP)
Ricky Romero celebrated Canada Day by tossing eight innings of shutout baseball and fanning seven. Scott Rolen singled in the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to 19 games, and he added a solo home run in the eighth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (44-36)
Lost 1
Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 0   TOR
Toronto (42-38)
Won 1
July 1, 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 4 1
Toronto
0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 X   5 8 1
Standings thru 7/1/09  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .246
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .320
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .297
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .238
Zobrist, 2B 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 .297
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .224
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .362
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243
Hernandez, M, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
  a-Aybar, W, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .285
  Navarro, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Totals 28 0 4 0 5 10 14  

a-Hit into a double play for Hernandez, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (15, Romero, R).
TB: Crawford, C; Pena, C; Zobrist 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Crawford, C; Burrell.
GIDP: Burrell.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Zobrist (3, 2nd base by Romero, R/Barajas).
PO: Upton, B (1st base by Romero, R), Zobrist (1st base by Romero, R).

FIELDING
E: Pena, C (8, fielding).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .279
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301
Lind, LF 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 .315
  Wells, V, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Rolen, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .333
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .264
Millar, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236
Rios, A, CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .260
Barajas, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .267
Bautista, RF-LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .254
Totals 33 5 8 4 1 9 9  

BATTING
2B: Scutaro (23, Shields), Lind (25, Shields).
HR: Barajas (8, 7th inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out), Lind (16, 8th inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out), Rolen (6, 8th inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Barajas 4; Lind 6; Scutaro 2; Rolen 5; Bautista; Overbay.
RBI: Scutaro (33), Barajas (39), Lind (53), Rolen (30).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill, A; Barajas.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Scutaro (2, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay, Scutaro-Hill, A).
Pickoffs: Romero, R 2 (Upton, B at 1st base, Zobrist at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 6-6) 7.1 7 5 4 1 8 3 3.50
Choate 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.46
Balfour 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (W, 6-3) 8.0 4 0 0 4 7 0 2.85
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.95

Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Shields 108-66, Choate 2-2, Balfour 5-5, Romero, R 113-65, Frasor 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 6-7, Choate 0-0, Balfour 0-1, Romero, R 5-6, Frasor 0-0.
Batters faced: Shields 31, Choate 1, Balfour 2, Romero, R 29, Frasor 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 30,533.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
July 1, 2009
July 1, 2009

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