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Heroics in ninth inning
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Blue Jays 3, Rays 2
Marc Rzepczynski pitched six innings, allowing just three hits. (AP)
In the bottom of the ninth, the Blue Jays went to their bench for a hero and found Rod Barajas, who hit a game-tying home run. The Jays then loaded the bases, and Marco Scutaro scurried home on a wild pitch to seal the victory. Starter Marc Rzepczynski allowed no hits until giving up a two-out single in the sixth.
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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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