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Gem of a win
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Rays 4, Athletics 0
Scott Kazmir tossed seven scoreless frames on Monday night. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Scott Kazmir pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up just two hits while striking out nine. Kazmir, who received the win on Tuesday night at the All-Star Game, was backed by Evan Longoria's 2-for-5, two RBI night, including a solo homer, his third blast in three games.
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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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