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A's bats struggle
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Rays 4, Athletics 0
Dana Eveland surrendered two homers Monday. (AP)
After scoring five runs in their previous series, the A's were held scoreless, as Oakland was unable to take advantage of leadoff walks in four innings. Dana Eveland went five innings, giving up four runs on seven hits, as the A's have dropped their first four games since the All-Star break.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (51-48)
Lost 6
Tampa Bay 4, Oakland 0   TB
Tampa Bay (58-40)
Won 1
July 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 7/21/08  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B2000200.235
Suzuki, C4000012.281
Sweeney, R, RF4010001.306
Brown, E, LF4000003.248
Cust, DH2010210.228
Crosby, SS3000023.253
Gonzalez, C, CF3000012.261
Bankston, 1B3000032.286
Conrad, 3B3000020.000
Totals2802041013 

BATTING
TB: Sweeney, R; Cust.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
PO: Ellis (2nd base by Kazmir).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4021110.277
Upton, CF3120201.274
Crawford, LF5010015.269
Longoria, 3B5122024.274
Pena, 1B4000114.230
Navarro, C2000221.313
Aybar, DH3111112.243
Gomes, RF2110101.194
  Gross, RF1000012.226
Zobrist, SS4000003.209
Totals334948923 

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (18, Casilla).
HR: Aybar (4, 4th inning off Eveland, 0 on, 1 out), Longoria (19, 5th inning off Eveland, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 3; Upton 2; Crawford; Longoria 5; Aybar 4; Gomes.
RBI: Longoria 2 (60), Aybar (9), Iwamura (29).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Zobrist; Crawford; Gross; Pena 2.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton 2 (30, 2nd base off Eveland/Suzuki, 2nd base off Eveland/Suzuki), Gomes (8, 2nd base off Eveland/Suzuki).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Kazmir (Ellis at 2nd base).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eveland (L, 7-7)5.07444423.65
Brown, A 2.00003302.10
Casilla 1.02001203.07
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (W, 8-5)7.02004902.80
Balfour 1.00000001.48
Howell 1.00000102.59

Pitches-strikes: Eveland 106-57, Brown, A 33-16, Casilla 20-11, Kazmir 103-69, Balfour 15-11, Howell 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Eveland 3-8, Brown, A 0-3, Casilla 0-1, Kazmir 3-8, Balfour 2-1, Howell 2-0.
Batters faced: Eveland 26, Brown, A 9, Casilla 6, Kazmir 26, Balfour 3, Howell 3.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:48.
Att: 12,428.
July 21, 2008

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