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Smith, A's drop series
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Rays 3, Athletics 2
Despite the loss, Greg Smith's ERA fell to 3.18 on Tuesday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
Frank Thomas hit his third home run in two days, a solo shot in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough in a loss to the Rays. Left-hander Greg Smith was again a victim of the cold bats -- the two A's runs were the product of six scattered hits.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (27-19)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 3, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (24-23)
Lost 3
May 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   3 7 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 6 2
Standings thru 5/20/08  |  Recap: TB | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS3100202.250
Crawford, LF5110012.276
Upton, CF4020013.291
Pena, 1B3100112.211
Longoria, 3B3010113.246
Navarro, C3013103.365
Gomes, DH3010011.218
  a-Floyd, PH-DH1000011.308
Hinske, RF3000012.254
  Gross, RF1000010.217
Zobrist, 2B4010000.300
Totals333735819 

a-Struck out for Gomes in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Upton (12, Smith), Navarro (6, Devine).
TB: Crawford; Upton 3; Longoria; Navarro 2; Gomes; Zobrist.
RBI: Navarro 3 (16).
2-out RBI: Navarro 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Navarro; Floyd.
GIDP: Hinske.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (11, 2nd base off Smith/Suzuki), Bartlett (5, 3rd base off Devine/Suzuki).
CS: Bartlett (3, 2nd base by Smith/Suzuki).
PO: Bartlett (1st base by Smith).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hannahan, 3B4010013.231
Crosby, SS4000021.257
Sweeney, M, 1B4000001.302
Thomas, DH4111020.237
Brown, E, RF-LF4000010.254
Cust, LF2110100.246
  1-Sweeney, R, PR-RF0000100.294
Suzuki, C3010012.238
  a-Barton, PH1000011.221
Petit, 2B3010022.364
  b-Bowen, PH1000001.217
Davis, CF3011011.186
Totals3326221112 

a-Struck out for Suzuki in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Petit in the 9th.
1-Ran for Cust in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (5, Kazmir), Cust (6, Kazmir).
HR: Thomas (6, 9th inning off Percival, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hannahan; Thomas 4; Cust 2; Suzuki 2; Petit; Davis.
RBI: Davis (5), Thomas (25).
2-out RBI: Davis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan 2; Petit.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Hannahan (6, throw), Suzuki (2, throw).
DP: (Petit-Crosby-Sweeney, M).
Pickoffs: Smith (Bartlett at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (W, 3-1)7.04111801.57
Wheeler (H, 12)1.01000102.22
Percival (S, 13)1.01111212.84
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smith (L, 2-4)7.05224403.18
Devine (BS, 1)1.01111301.40
Braden 1.01000103.48

Smith pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Pena (by Devine).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 97-64, Wheeler 9-7, Percival 29-19, Smith 104-66, Devine 20-13, Braden 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 6-7, Wheeler 0-2, Percival 1-0, Smith 9-7, Devine 0-0, Braden 1-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 26, Wheeler 4, Percival 5, Smith 29, Devine 5, Braden 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Devine 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 21 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 11,272.

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