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PITTSBURGH -- With one swing of the bat, Jason Bay turned a miserable night into an ecstatic one.
"That's the funny thing about baseball," said Bay, who struck out three times. "One at-bat can turn a bad day into your best day."
Bay's 16th homer came off Jason Hammel (3-3), who was in his second inning of work. He drove a 2-2 fastball into the left-field bullpen, ending a 3 hour, 53 minute game that was delayed 42 minutes at the start.
"In that situation, with the game in extra innings, every guy is swinging as hard as they can," Bay said. "I had been fouling off pitches all night, putting myself into bad counts. Lucky for me, I got a pitch over the plate."
John Van Benschoten (1-2), who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis before the game, pitched a scoreless inning of relief and picked up the victory.
Van Benschoten, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2001 draft, earned his second career win and first since September 10, 2004, against Houston. The right-hander improved his career record to 2-12.
"It's definitely a confidence booster," Van Benschoten said. "It was definitely a good way to end the night. That was a grind out there. It was huge to win the game."
T.J. Beam, also recalled from Triple-A before the game, pitched two scoreless innings. In all, five Pirates relievers limited Tampa Bay to one run and three hits in seven innings.
"They all threw the ball outstanding," Pirates manager John Russell said.
Bay's hit highlighted a game that was tied three times and featured some clutch pinch-hitting in the late innings.
The Pirates took a 3-2 lead with a run in the seventh. Adam LaRoche drew a walk against Tampa Bay starter Edwin Jackson leading off. Bautista sacrificed him to second. After an out, Doug Mientkiewicz, pinch-hitting for reliever Tyler Yates, drove a 3-2 pitch into the center-field gap for a run-scoring double.
"I really didn't know it was 15 pitches until I came in and watched," Gomes said. "I thought it was eight or nine. I kept battling. Leading off late in the game, I was just trying to get on base and make contact. ... In long at-bats, the batter has an advantage. You've seen all of his pitches. You've got his velocity down."
Emergency starter Ty Taubenheim pitched six effective innings for Pittsburgh. He allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out four batters and walked three. He also drove in his first career run with a double in the fifth.
"He pitched really well," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "He settled in, and his ball was moving well. He had a lot of poise. And he's a pretty good hitter, too."
Taubenheim was called up from the minor leagues on Friday night to fill in for the injured Phil Dumatrait. The 25-year-old right-hander was making his first appearance in the major leagues since June 23, 2007, when he was with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was optioned back to Triple-A after the game. The Pirates are expected to make a corresponding roster move Sunday.
Jackson allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked two. Jason Bartlett had two hits and a walk for the Rays.
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|Tampa Bay Rays|
|B.J. Upton, CF||5||1||1||0||1||2||1||.284|
|Carl Crawford, LF||6||0||1||0||0||1||3||.282|
|Evan Longoria, 3B||5||0||1||1||0||1||3||.271|
|Eric Hinske, RF||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||.268|
|a- Jonny Gomes, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.212|
|Dan Wheeler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Cliff Floyd, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.255|
|Gary Glover, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- James Shields, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Jason Hammel, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Carlos Pena, 1B||5||0||1||0||1||2||3||.223|
|Dioner Navarro, C||6||0||1||1||0||0||2||.319|
|Willy Aybar, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||0||2||.248|
|Jason Bartlett, SS||5||0||2||0||1||0||1||.248|
|Edwin Jackson, P||2||0||0||0||1||0||3||.000|
|Trever Miller, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Gabe Gross, PH-RF||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.226|
|a-homered for Hinske in the 8th|
|b-struck out for Wheeler in the 9th|
|c-grounded out for Glover in the 12th|
|d-struck out for Miller in the 8th|
|2B - Eric Hinske (15, Taubenheim), Carlos Pena (8, Marte), Jason Bartlett (6, Taubenheim)|
|HR - Jonny Gomes (6, Marte)|
|SF - Evan Longoria (7)|
|RBI - Evan Longoria (47), Jonny Gomes (14), Dioner Navarro (31)|
|SB - Carl Crawford (20, 2nd base off Taubenheim/Doumit)|
|CS - Dioner Navarro (3, 2nd base by Taubenheim/Doumit)|
|Team LOB - 12|
|DP - Longoria-Aybar-Pena, Bartlett-Pena|
|E - Jason Bartlett (9, Misplayed grounder)|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Jason Hammel (L,3-3)||1.2||1||1||1||0||0||1||4.98|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 104-64, Trever Miller 2-2, Dan Wheeler 18-12, Gary Glover 42-29, Jason Hammel 17-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 4-12, Trever Miller 1-0, Dan Wheeler 1-1, Gary Glover 1-6, Jason Hammel 1-4|
|Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 27, Trever Miller 1, Dan Wheeler 3, Gary Glover 11, Jason Hammel 6|
|Nate McLouth, CF||6||0||0||0||0||0||3||.283|
|Freddy Sanchez, 2B||6||0||1||0||0||0||2||.232|
|Jason Bay, LF||6||1||1||1||0||3||1||.284|
|Ryan Doumit, C||4||1||0||0||1||0||0||.342|
|Xavier Nady, RF||5||0||2||0||0||1||0||.316|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||4||1||1||1||1||1||1||.220|
|Jose Bautista, 3B||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||.263|
|Jack Wilson, SS||5||0||0||0||0||0||4||.305|
|Ty Taubenheim, P||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||.500|
|Tyler Yates, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Doug Mientkiewicz, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.265|
|Damaso Marte, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Capps, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jason Michaels, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.239|
|T.J. Beam, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Chris Gomez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.318|
|John Van Benschoten, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-doubled for Yates in the 7th|
|b-flied out for Capps in the 10th|
|c-fouled out for Beam in the 12th|
|2B - Xavier Nady 2 (20, Jackson, Jackson), Jose Bautista (13, Jackson), Ty Taubenheim (1, Jackson), Doug Mientkiewicz (8, Jackson)|
|HR - Jason Bay (16, Hammel)|
|SH - Jose Bautista (6)|
|RBI - Jason Bay (42), Adam LaRoche (31), Ty Taubenheim (1), Doug Mientkiewicz (13)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jason Bay (15), Doug Mientkiewicz (6)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - T.J. Beam (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Damaso Marte (BS,1)||1||2||1||1||1||1||1||3.26|
|John Van Benschoten (W,1-2)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||8.31|
|IBB - Bartlett by Damaso Marte|
|HBP - Aybar (by John Van Benschoten)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ty Taubenheim 101-52, Tyler Yates 10-7, Damaso Marte 38-26, Matt Capps 19-13, T.J. Beam 33-20, John Van Benschoten 12-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ty Taubenheim 3-10, Tyler Yates 1-1, Damaso Marte 1-1, Matt Capps 2-2, T.J. Beam 1-4, John Van Benschoten 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Ty Taubenheim 27, Tyler Yates 3, Damaso Marte 6, Matt Capps 7, T.J. Beam 7, John Van Benschoten 4|
|Attendance - 17970|
|Game Time - 3:53|
|Temperature - 76|
|Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor|