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Crosby goes long
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Athletics 2, Rays 1
Bobby Crosby is congratulated after his two-run homer. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez, making his first home start in an A's uniform, allowed one run on five hits in five-plus innings to earn his first Major League victory. Bobby Crosby supplied the offense with a two-run homer in the second inning.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (71-47)
Lost 1
Oakland 2, Tampa Bay 1   OAK
Oakland (55-63)
Won 1
August 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Oakland
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   2 4 1
Standings thru 8/12/08  |  Recap: TB | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 .279
Upton, B, CF 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .265
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .242
Baldelli, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Aybar, W, 3B 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .228
Ruggiano, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265
  a-Hinske, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .297
Zobrist, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .232
Bartlett, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .263
Totals 31 1 6 1 5 5 20  

a-Hit into a double play for Ruggiano in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (14, Gonzalez, Gi), Zobrist (3, Gonzalez, Gi).
TB: Bartlett 3; Upton, B; Baldelli; Zobrist 2; Aybar, W.
RBI: Iwamura (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Navarro, D; Pena, C; Zobrist; Iwamura.
SF: Iwamura.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bartlett (5, 3rd base by Gonzalez, Gi/Suzuki, K).
PO: Bartlett (2nd base by Gonzalez, Gi).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .287
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .231
Thomas, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .253
Brown, E, LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .249
Crosby, SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 .249
Gonzalez, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .274
Suzuki, K, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .288
Barton, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .210
Pennington, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  Hannahan, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Totals 28 2 4 2 2 9 8  

BATTING
2B: Thomas (6, Kazmir).
HR: Crosby (7, 2nd inning off Kazmir, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellis, M; Suzuki, K; Thomas 2; Crosby 4.
RBI: Crosby 2 (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Brown, E.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellis, M (13, 2nd base off Balfour/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Barton (9, fielding).
Outfield assists: Brown, E (Aybar, W at 1st base).
DP: (Brown, E-Crosby-Ellis, M).
Pickoffs: Gonzalez, Gi (Bartlett at 2nd base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (L, 8-6) 5.0 2 2 2 2 6 1 3.22
Howell 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.41
Balfour 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.26
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, Gi (W, 1-1) 5.0 5 1 1 4 5 0 4.09
Blevins (H, 2) 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.50
Devine (H, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.01
Ziegler (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Gonzalez, Gi pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Suzuki, K (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 97-54, Howell 20-12, Balfour 19-13, Gonzalez, Gi 105-65, Blevins 23-12, Devine 10-5, Ziegler 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 2-4, Howell 3-1, Balfour 1-0, Gonzalez, Gi 2-3, Blevins 2-1, Devine 1-1, Ziegler 2-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 20, Howell 7, Balfour 4, Gonzalez, Gi 23, Blevins 7, Devine 3, Ziegler 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Blevins 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 62 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:32.
Att: 14,284.
Venue: McAfee Coliseum.
August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008

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