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Southpaw steps up
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Blue Jays 5, Rays 1
Scott Rolen's eighth homer of the season proved to be the decisive blow. (AP)
Rookie Brett Cecil's scoreless streak ended at 18 innings, but he allowed just one run on four hits over seven innings, helping the Jays salvage the series finale with the Rays. Cecil got most of his support from Scott Rolen, who went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the fourth.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (54-45)
Lost 1
Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 1   TOR
Toronto (48-51)
Won 1
July 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 5 0
Toronto
0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 7/26/09  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .242
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .308
Longoria, 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 .279
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .302
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .225
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .219
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244
  a-Gross, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .270
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .337
Totals 31 1 5 1 3 11 11  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria (29, Cecil), Upton, B (25, League).
HR: Crawford, C (10, 6th inning off Cecil, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Longoria 3; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C 4; Zobrist.
RBI: Crawford, C (43).
2-out RBI: Crawford, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell 2; Zobrist.
GIDP: Zobrist.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .288
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .287
Lind, DH 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 .300
Rolen, 3B 4 1 2 3 0 0 1 .318
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .258
Rios, A, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .264
Overbay, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .258
Barajas, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .245
Inglett, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167
Totals 33 5 10 4 1 7 10  

BATTING
2B: Lind (33, Niemann), Overbay (22, Niemann).
HR: Rolen (8, 4th inning off Niemann, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Wells, V; Lind 3; Scutaro; Inglett; Rolen 5; Hill, A; Overbay 3.
RBI: Rolen 3 (40), Scutaro (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lind.
GIDP: Wells, V.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inglett (2, 3rd base off Choate/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (L, 9-5) 6.2 9 5 5 1 6 1 3.81
Choate 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.20
Thayer 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.52
Nelson, J 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.06
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cecil (W, 4-1) 7.0 4 1 1 3 7 1 4.27
League 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.60
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.13

Pitches-strikes: Niemann 94-64, Choate 5-3, Thayer 13-9, Nelson, J 2-2, Cecil 99-57, League 16-11, Frasor 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 7-6, Choate 0-1, Thayer 1-0, Nelson, J 0-1, Cecil 5-7, League 0-0, Frasor 0-1.
Batters faced: Niemann 29, Choate 1, Thayer 3, Nelson, J 1, Cecil 27, League 4, Frasor 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 2-0, Nelson, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:25.
Att: 30,610.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
July 26, 2009
July 26, 2009

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