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Rays remain in first
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Rays 4, Athletics 3
James Shields allowed two solo home runs on Wednesday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Jonny Gomes and Ben Zobrist hit back-to-back homers in the fifth as the Rays took the lead over the A's for good. James Shields allowed three runs in 8 1/3 innings to record his ninth win as Tampa Bay remained atop the AL East.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (52-49)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 4, Oakland 3   TB
Tampa Bay (59-41)
Won 1
July 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 X   4 6 0
Standings thru 7/23/08  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sweeney, R, RF4010000.306
Suzuki, C4010001.286
Cust, DH4110021.226
Brown, E, LF2112010.250
Gonzalez, C, CF3121110.269
  1-Davis, PR0000000.204
Crosby, SS4000013.253
Hannahan, 3B3000001.226
Bankston, 1B3000000.250
Conrad, 2B3000020.000
Totals30363176 


1-Ran for Gonzalez, C in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cust (9, Shields).
HR: Brown, E (8, 2nd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Gonzalez, C (3, 2nd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki; Cust 2; Brown, E 4; Gonzalez, C 5.
RBI: Brown, E 2 (49), Gonzalez, C (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan.
SF: Brown, E.
GIDP: Suzuki; Crosby.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Smith (Iwamura at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4010012.277
Upton, CF2010210.272
Crawford, LF4000005.269
Longoria, 3B3000101.272
Pena, 1B3100001.230
Aybar, DH4110001.236
Riggans, C2000001.253
Gomes, RF2112010.197
  a-Hinske, PH1000012.259
  Gross, RF0000000.223
Zobrist, SS3122010.230
Totals284643513 

a-Struck out for Gomes in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Upton (21, Smith), Aybar (9, Smith).
HR: Gomes (8, 5th inning off Smith, 1 on, 2 out), Zobrist (5, 5th inning off Smith, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura; Upton 2; Aybar 2; Gomes 4; Zobrist 5.
RBI: Gomes 2 (19), Zobrist 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Gomes 2; Zobrist.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford 2.
S: Riggans.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton (13, 3rd base by Smith/Suzuki).
PO: Iwamura (1st base by Smith).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Zobrist-Iwamura-Pena, Iwamura-Pena).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smith (L, 5-9)6.05442423.90
Casilla 0.11000103.03
Embree 0.20001004.26
Blevins 1.00000000.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 9-6)8.16330723.66
Percival (S, 20)0.20001003.34

Smith pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Percival.
IBB: Longoria (by Smith).
HBP: Pena (by Smith), Brown, E (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Smith 102-61, Casilla 8-7, Embree 15-10, Blevins 12-7, Shields 104-67, Percival 12-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Smith 1-11, Casilla 1-0, Embree 2-0, Blevins 0-3, Shields 11-7, Percival 1-1.
Batters faced: Smith 24, Casilla 3, Embree 3, Blevins 3, Shields 30, Percival 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Casilla 1-1, Embree 2-0, Percival 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:36.
Att: 23,437.
July 23, 2008

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