Frank Thomas (right) is congratulated after his two-run shot. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Mychael Urban / MLB.com
Frank Thomas hit his first two homers since rejoining the A's 30 games ago and collected three hits and three RBIs, but they weren't enough to keep the A's from a loss to the Rays. Emil Brown hit his fifth homer of the season in the second inning.
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.