The first three batters reached against Rays closer Rafael Soriano in the ninth inning, with Miguel Tejada’s double scoring Cesar Izturis (single) and Felix Pie (double) to tie the game.
Pie and Tejada both clapped their hands vigorously upon reaching second base. Tejada crouched slightly and looked like he might draw blood from his palms, except he didn’t want to steal A.J. Burnett’s idea.
Nick Markakis struck out, making him 0-for-5, with pinch-runner Julio Lugo on second base. Corey Patterson, who ran for Luke Scott, was walked intentionally, but Ty Wigginton swung at the first pitch and popped up.
Adam Jones grounded into a force, assuring that we’ll stay here a little longer.
Alfredo Simon will pitch the 10th. Scott Moore moves to third base and Lugo replaces him at second.