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Sweep thwarted
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Athletics 9, Rays 1
Andy Sonnanstine's ERA ballooned to 5.09 in the loss. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Rays' attempt for their first sweep of the A's in Oakland fell short, as Andy Sonnanstine's sharp start -- he retired the first eight batters he faced -- quickly went sour and the offense could muster little against Dana Eveland.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (27-20)
Lost 1
Oakland 9, Tampa Bay 1   OAK
Oakland (25-23)
Won 1
May 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 3 0
Oakland
0 0 2 1 3 1 2 0 X   9 11 0
Standings thru 5/21/08  |  Recap: OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3010100.275
Bartlett, SS3000001.245
Upton, CF3000021.286
  Zobrist, CF1000000.273
Pena, 1B4000011.206
Longoria, 3B3000000.240
Floyd, DH3000000.286
Gomes, LF2111000.225
Gross, RF3010020.221
Riggans, C3000002.235
Totals28131155 

BATTING
HR: Gomes (4, 8th inning off Eveland, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura; Gomes 4; Gross.
RBI: Gomes (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena.
S: Bartlett.
GIDP: Riggans.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hannahan, 3B4211121.231
Crosby, SS5232010.266
Cust, LF4224021.254
  Davis, CF0000000.186
Thomas, DH3000110.232
Sweeney, R, CF-RF3110100.295
Brown, E, RF-LF4121012.260
Barton, 1B3000102.217
Suzuki, C4011004.238
Petit, 2B4110001.333
Totals3491194711 

BATTING
2B: Crosby (15, Sonnanstine), Brown, E 2 (8, Sonnanstine, Sonnanstine), Suzuki (6, Sonnanstine).
HR: Hannahan (3, 5th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 1 out), Cust 2 (7, 5th inning off Sonnanstine, 1 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Hammel, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Hannahan 4; Crosby 4; Cust 8; Sweeney, R; Brown, E 4; Suzuki 2; Petit.
RBI: Crosby 2 (24), Brown, E (35), Hannahan (13), Cust 4 (17), Suzuki (13).
2-out RBI: Crosby 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Suzuki.
GIDP: Suzuki.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Hannahan-Barton).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (L, 6-2)6.09771625.09
Hammel 1.02223014.98
Miller 1.00000104.11
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eveland (W, 4-3)9.03111512.90

HBP: Gomes (by Eveland).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 100-64, Hammel 26-9, Miller 10-7, Eveland 95-63.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sonnanstine 4-8, Hammel 2-1, Miller 2-0, Eveland 12-10.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 28, Hammel 7, Miller 3, Eveland 31.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 61 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:06.
Att: 22,712.

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