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Rays 7, Blue Jays 3
James Shields struck out five and walked two in his 6 2/3 innings. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
The Rays gave James Shields the run support he had been missing in previous starts, highlighted by Carlos Pena's two two-run home runs. Shields upheld his end by allowing just three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (69-56)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 3   TOR
Toronto (57-67)
Lost 2
August 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0   7 11 0
Toronto
1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 10 1
Standings thru 8/25/09  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 .346
Zobrist, 2B 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 .291
Longoria, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 .272
Burrell, DH 5 1 2 2 0 1 6 .240
Pena, C, 1B 5 2 2 4 0 2 1 .223
Upton, B, CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 .238
Navarro, D, C 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .220
Kapler, LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 .239
Gross, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .256
Totals 36 7 11 7 7 9 21  

BATTING
HR: Pena, C 2 (37, 2nd inning off Cecil, 1 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Cecil, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Gross; Longoria; Kapler; Upton, B; Pena, C 8; Burrell 2.
RBI: Pena, C 4 (91), Burrell 2 (50), Gross (34).
2-out RBI: Gross.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell 2; Bartlett; Pena, C.
GIDP: Burrell, Navarro, D.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

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

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .293
Hill, A, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .289
  McDonald, Jo, 2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Lind, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .300
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .270
Wells, V, CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 .257
Ruiz, R, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .320
Barajas, C 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .241
Snider, RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .250
Bautista, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .227
Totals 36 3 10 3 2 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Barajas (16, Shields).
HR: Hill, A (30, 3rd inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out), Snider (6, 7th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind; Scutaro; Bautista; Barajas 3; Wells, V 2; Hill, A 4; Overbay; Snider 4.
RBI: Lind (80), Hill, A (82), Snider (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista; Snider.
GIDP: Wells, V.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Scutaro (10, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Bautista (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Lind (Burrell at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay, Bautista-McDonald, Jo-Overbay).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 8-10) 6.2 8 3 3 2 5 2 3.81
Choate 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.13
Bradford 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.18
Shouse (H, 7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.58
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.45
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cecil (L, 5-3) 3.1 6 6 5 3 3 2 4.96
Roenicke 1.2 2 1 1 2 3 0 4.18
Janssen 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.81
Tallet 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.02
Downs, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.31
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.83

Pitches-strikes: Shields 93-60, Choate 6-5, Bradford 10-9, Shouse 4-3, Wheeler, D 13-8, Cecil 76-49, Roenicke 39-22, Janssen 15-9, Tallet 16-9, Downs, S 11-8, Frasor 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 6-4, Choate 1-0, Bradford 0-0, Shouse 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-2, Cecil 1-1, Roenicke 1-0, Janssen 2-0, Tallet 1-1, Downs, S 2-1, Frasor 0-0.
Batters faced: Shields 29, Choate 2, Bradford 3, Shouse 1, Wheeler, D 3, Cecil 19, Roenicke 9, Janssen 4, Tallet 4, Downs, S 4, Frasor 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 1-0, Shouse 2-0, Roenicke 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 17,307.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 25, 2009
August 25, 2009

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