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Kazmir shines in loss
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Blue Jays 3, Rays 2
Scott Kazmir allowed one run, four hits and one walk in six innings. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
For six innings, it looked like Scott Kazmir was going to get his first road win since May, as he quietly struck out 10 and allowed just one run on four hits. Gabe Kapler, meanwhile, hit a two-run homer to give Kazmir the lead. It wouldn't be enough, though, as the Jays rallied in the ninth off closer J.P. Howell.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (69-57)
Lost 1
Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2   TOR
Toronto (58-67)
Won 1
August 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 6 1
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   3 7 0
Standings thru 8/26/09  |  Recap: TB | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 2 2 2 .344
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .292
Pena, C, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .222
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .269
Burrell, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .240
Kapler, LF 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 .241
Zaun, C 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .258
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .238
Gross, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .252
Totals 31 2 6 2 6 12 12  

BATTING
HR: Kapler (5, 6th inning off Rzepczynski, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kapler 4; Zaun 2; Upton, B; Burrell; Zobrist.
RBI: Kapler 2 (26).
2-out RBI: Kapler 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria 2; Burrell; Bartlett.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (24, 2nd base off Rzepczynski/Chavez, R).
CS: Zaun (2, 2nd base by Rzepczynski/Chavez, R).

FIELDING
E: Zobrist (6, fielding).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .291
Hill, A, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .286
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 .257
Millar, 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .229
Ruiz, R, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .315
Bautista, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .233
Snider, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 .244
McDonald, Jo, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231
Chavez, R, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .264
  a-Barajas, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .243
Totals 34 3 7 2 5 13 23  

a-Homered for Chavez, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez, R (6, Kazmir), Millar (12, Kazmir), Bautista (9, Kazmir).
HR: Barajas (13, 9th inning off Howell, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Millar 2; Ruiz, R; Chavez, R 2; Bautista 3; Barajas 4; Wells, V.
RBI: Bautista (19), Barajas (53).
2-out RBI: Bautista.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez, R 2; Hill, A 2; Snider 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Downs, S-Hill, A-Millar).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir 6.0 4 1 1 1 10 0 5.92
Springer (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.75
Balfour (H, 15) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.24
Howell (BS, 7)(L, 6-4) 1.0 1 2 2 3 1 1 2.52
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rzepczynski 6.0 3 2 2 5 7 1 3.58
Carlson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.89
Downs, S 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.22
League (W, 2-5) 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5.43

WP: Howell.
HBP: Snider (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 108-70, Springer 19-12, Balfour 16-11, Howell 35-15, Rzepczynski 116-64, Carlson 16-10, Downs, S 16-10, League 21-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 4-2, Springer 0-0, Balfour 0-0, Howell 0-1, Rzepczynski 5-3, Carlson 2-0, Downs, S 1-0, League 0-0.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Springer 4, Balfour 4, Howell 7, Rzepczynski 25, Carlson 3, Downs, S 4, League 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:47.
Att: 15,349.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009

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