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Late homer leads way
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Rays 7, Athletics 6
Evan Longoria (right) celebrates his two-run homer on Monday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
Evan Longoria's two-run homer in the top of the 13th lifted the Rays to an extra-inning win over the A's in the series opener in Oakland. Eric Hinske hit a two-run homer, his eighth of the season, in the fifth inning to get the scoring started for Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (26-19)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6   OAK
Oakland (24-22)
Lost 2
May 19, 2008
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Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   7 11 0
Oakland
2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   6 10 0
Standings thru 5/19/08  |  Recap: TB | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5011121.274
Crawford, LF6110012.278
Upton, CF5010131.286
Pena, 1B5210133.215
Longoria, 3B6133001.244
Floyd, DH6001022.316
Navarro, C6120002.366
Hinske, RF3122010.260
  Gross, RF0000100.220
  a-Gomes, PH-RF2000011.213
Bartlett, SS5100124.255
Totals49711751517 

a-Flied out for Gross in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Hinske (9, Blanton), Crawford (4, Blanton), Longoria (7, Blanton), Iwamura (8, Devine), Navarro (5, Gaudin).
HR: Hinske (8, 5th inning off Blanton, 1 on, 1 out), Longoria (5, 13th inning off Gaudin, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Crawford 2; Upton; Pena; Longoria 7; Navarro 3; Hinske 6.
RBI: Hinske 2 (21), Longoria 3 (20), Floyd (9), Iwamura (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Navarro; Pena 2; Bartlett 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (10, 2nd base off Foulke/Suzuki), Longoria (3, 2nd base off Foulke/Suzuki).
CS: Iwamura (2, 2nd base by Gaudin/Suzuki).

FIELDING
DP: (Pena-Iwamura).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hannahan, 3B6000032.230
Crosby, SS5000110.263
Cust, LF2100100.242
  1-Davis, PR-CF2100011.179
Thomas, DH4233000.237
  2-Bowen, PR-DH0000000.227
  a-Sweeney, M, PH-DH2000000.314
Sweeney, R, CF-RF6021010.294
Brown, E, RF-LF5221113.260
Barton, 1B4011200.222
Suzuki, C5010003.236
Petit, 2B5010033.375
Totals46610651012 

a-Grounded out for Bowen in the 10th.
1-Ran for Cust in the 8th. 2-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Brown, E (6, Hammel).
3B: Barton (3, Percival).
HR: Thomas 2 (5, 1st inning off Shields, 1 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out), Brown, E (5, 2nd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Thomas 9; Sweeney, R 2; Brown, E 6; Barton 3; Suzuki; Petit.
RBI: Thomas 3 (24), Brown, E (34), Sweeney, R (20), Barton (17).
2-out RBI: Thomas 3; Sweeney, R; Barton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown, E; Hannahan; Petit; Suzuki.
S: Suzuki.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields 7.28551433.38
Glover 0.10000003.95
Howell 1.00001202.73
Hammel (W, 3-2)3.01002304.59
Percival (S, 12)1.01111102.50
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton 6.06441513.87
Devine 0.21112100.98
Foulke 1.11001203.18
Street 2.00000504.43
Embree 1.00000004.22
Gaudin (L, 3-3)2.03221213.56

IBB: Barton (by Hammel), Pena (by Blanton).
HBP: Cust (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 102-60, Glover 5-2, Howell 16-10, Hammel 42-25, Percival 18-11, Blanton 100-68, Devine 22-9, Foulke 31-16, Street 31-19, Embree 15-9, Gaudin 31-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shields 5-13, Glover 0-1, Howell 1-0, Hammel 3-2, Percival 0-2, Blanton 7-6, Devine 0-1, Foulke 0-2, Street 0-1, Embree 1-2, Gaudin 1-2.
Batters faced: Shields 32, Glover 1, Howell 4, Hammel 11, Percival 5, Blanton 25, Devine 5, Foulke 6, Street 6, Embree 3, Gaudin 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Glover 2-0, Foulke 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:57.
Att: 11,077.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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