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Tuesday, March 3, 2009:
Rays 12, Astros 2
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF2110101.250
Abercrombie, CF2021000.615
Maysonet, SS4011114.250
Erstad, RF3000002.385
Bogusevic, RF1000002.250
Michaels, LF3010011.154
Kata, LF1000012.333
Newhan, DH3010000.333
a-Esposito, PH-DH1000002.000
Johnson, C, 3B4010021.417
Smith, J, 2B3100122.000
Saccomanno, 1B2000000.125
Gall, 1B10101001.000
Towles, C1000110.000
Quintero, C2000004.000
Totals332825821.252
a-Grounded out for Newhan in the 8th.
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS3231000.636
Olmedo, SS-2B2000000.455
Crawford, LF3100123.333
Johnson, E, 2B-RF1000000.385
Zobrist, 1B3112111.154
Richard, 1B1100000.400
Burrell, DH2101211.250
a-Spring, PH-DH10110001.000
Kapler, RF3101102.000
Nowak, 3B1000001.000
Navarro, C2211110.222
Perez, F, LF1000010.167
Kennedy, A, 3B2101101.200
Beckham, SS1000000.250
Sadler, R, CF4123000.333
Brignac, 2B3111023.071
Jaso, C1000000.000
Totals34129127812.271
a-Doubled for Burrell in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Maysonet (1, Niemann), Abercrombie (3, Childers).
TB: Gall; Johnson, C; Maysonet 2; Michaels; Abercrombie 3; Bourn; Newhan.
RBI: Maysonet (1), Abercrombie (3).
2-out RBI: Maysonet; Abercrombie.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Erstad; Esposito 2; Maysonet.
GIDP: Quintero.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn 2 (4, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Backe (1, pickoff), Abercrombie (2, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (3, Backe), Sadler, R 2 (2, Trinidad, Fulchino), Zobrist (1, Trinidad), Navarro (2, Fulchino), Spring (1, Graves).
HR: Brignac (1, 3rd inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Spring 2; Zobrist 2; Navarro 2; Sadler, R 4; Brignac 4.
RBI: Brignac (1), Burrell (2), Kapler (1), Navarro (1), Kennedy, A (2), Sadler, R 3 (4), Bartlett (4), Zobrist 2 (2), Spring (1).
2-out RBI: Zobrist 2; Sadler, R; Spring.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler; Burrell; Brignac; Nowak.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kapler (Michaels at 3rd base).
DP: (Nowak-Richard).

HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe(L, 0-1)2.034433118.00
Gervacio0.0033300--
Trinidad0.233312040.50
Fulchino2.12110203.86
Norris2.00000100.00
Graves1.01100000.00
Totals8.0912117816.10
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Niemann(W, 2-0)3.02111501.80
Shouse1.02000100.00
Choate1.000010018.00
Day1.00000003.00
Childers1.23001200.00
Rodriguez1.11112006.75
Totals9.08225804.43
Backe pitched to 4 batters in the 3rd.
Gervacio pitched to 3 batters in the 3rd.

Groundouts-flyouts: Backe 2-0, Gervacio 0-0, Trinidad 0-0, Fulchino 4-0, Norris 2-1, Graves 1-2, Niemann 1-3, Shouse 0-1, Choate 2-0, Day 2-1, Childers 2-0, Rodriguez 3-0.
Batters faced: Backe 12, Gervacio 3, Trinidad 6, Fulchino 9, Norris 6, Graves 5, Niemann 12, Shouse 4, Choate 4, Day 3, Childers 8, Rodriguez 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Gervacio 3-3, Trinidad 3-3, Fulchino 1-0, Rodriguez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 64 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 14 mph, L to R.
T: 2:47.
Att: 5,524.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media