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Braden impressive
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Athletics 8, Rays 1
In his first start of 2008, Dallas Barden took home the victory on Tuesday night. (AP)
Backed by a one-out, three-run homer by Jack Hannahan in the fourth inning, Dallas Braden, hoping to impress in his first start this season, pitched five solid innings, giving up just one run on four hits. With the win, the A's stopped their six-game losing streak, four coming after the All-Star break.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (52-48)
Won 1
Oakland 8, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (58-41)
Lost 1
July 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1   8 9 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 2
Standings thru 7/22/08  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sweeney, R, RF3210200.307
Suzuki, C4131000.287
Cust, DH3000112.225
  1-Davis, PR-DH1100002.204
Murton, LF5000013.200
Gonzalez, C, CF3210200.262
Crosby, SS4121003.256
Hannahan, 3B4124011.229
Bankston, 1B3000022.267
Conrad, 2B4000011.000
Totals348965614 


1-Ran for Cust in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (17, Miller).
HR: Hannahan (5, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki 4; Gonzalez, C; Crosby 2; Hannahan 5.
RBI: Hannahan 4 (33), Suzuki (28), Crosby (39).
2-out RBI: Hannahan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton; Bankston; Crosby 2.
S: Suzuki.
SF: Crosby.
GIDP: Conrad.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Murton (Crawford at 3rd base).
DP: (Murton-Hannahan-Conrad).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3110101.277
  b-Hinske, PH1000000.260
Upton, CF4000013.271
Crawford, LF4020001.271
Longoria, 3B3010111.275
Pena, 1B2011100.232
Navarro, C3010103.314
Aybar, DH4000015.236
Gomes, RF1000100.192
  a-Gross, PH-RF2000010.223
Zobrist, SS4010002.211
Totals311715416 

a-Grounded out for Gomes in the 7th. b-Flied out for Iwamura in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 2; Longoria; Pena; Navarro; Zobrist.
RBI: Pena (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Crawford; Aybar.
SF: Pena.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Zobrist 2 (6, missed catch, throw).
DP: (Iwamura-Zobrist-Pena).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden (W, 2-0)5.04114104.05
Blevins (H, 1)1.01000200.00
Ziegler (H, 7)2.02001000.00
Street 1.00000104.09
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (L, 10-5)7.05331514.54
Miller 0.01332005.40
Reyes 1.01101104.34
Hammel 1.02101004.55

Miller pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Miller.
HBP: Bankston (by Sonnanstine).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 90-52, Blevins 18-12, Ziegler 37-18, Street 8-6, Sonnanstine 92-65, Miller 18-7, Reyes 21-12, Hammel 23-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Braden 3-9, Blevins 1-0, Ziegler 4-2, Street 0-2, Sonnanstine 7-9, Miller 0-0, Reyes 0-2, Hammel 2-1.
Batters faced: Braden 21, Blevins 4, Ziegler 9, Street 3, Sonnanstine 27, Miller 3, Reyes 5, Hammel 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:57.
Att: 16,800.
July 22, 2008

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