Chris Denorfia and Emil Brown celebrate scoring in the ninth. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
By Bob Sherwin / Special to MLB.com
The A's didn't manage a hit until Bobby Crosby's leadoff double in the fifth inning, and left the bases loaded in the seventh frame. Justin Duchscherer pitched well in his return from the disabled list, but was hung with the loss, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings.
a-Walked for Murphy in the 7th. b-Struck out for Davis in the 7th. c-Singled for Sweeney, R in the 9th. 1-Ran for Cust in the 7th.
BATTING 2B: Crosby (8, Bedard). HR: Sweeney, M (2, 8th inning off Morrow, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Sweeney, M 4; Brown, E 2; Crosby 2; Barton. RBI: Sweeney, M (8), Barton 2 (8). 2-out RBI: Sweeney, M. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis; Sweeney, R 2; Sweeney, M 2. GIDP: Davis. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING DP: (Crosby-Ellis-Sweeney, M). Pickoffs: Braden (Betancourt at 1st base).