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Zobrist gets key hit
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Rays 3, Athletics 2
Carlos Pena delivers a solo homer in the first inning. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Andy Sonnanstine allowed two runs on six hits in six innings to win his 12th game of the year, the earliest a Rays pitcher has reached that mark. Carlos Pena and Eric Hinske homered, and Ben Zobrist doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-47)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 3, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (55-64)
Lost 1
August 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 8 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 8/13/08  |  Recap: TB  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .279
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .263
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 .243
Floyd, C, DH 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .258
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
Aybar, W, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .225
Hinske, LF 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 .254
  1-Ruggiano, PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .257
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .297
Gross, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .228
Zobrist, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .233
Totals 34 3 8 3 5 12 16  

a-Struck out for Floyd, C in the 8th.
1-Ran for Hinske in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (4, Blevins).
HR: Pena, C (22, 1st inning off Duchscherer, 0 on, 2 out), Hinske (17, 2nd inning off Duchscherer, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gross; Pena, C 4; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D; Hinske 6; Iwamura.
RBI: Pena, C (66), Hinske (50), Zobrist (9).
2-out RBI: Pena, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd, C; Pena, C 2; Gross; Baldelli.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pena, C (1, 2nd base off Duchscherer/Suzuki, K).
CS: Iwamura (5, 2nd base by Duchscherer/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hinske (Suzuki, K at home).
DP: 2 (Pena, C-Zobrist-Pena, C, Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .234
Gonzalez, C, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .269
Thomas, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247
Cust, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .228
  1-Davis, R, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
Crosby, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .252
Hannahan, 1B-3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .224
  b-Brown, E, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .288
Patterson, E, LF 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 .200
Pennington, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
  a-Barton, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .209
Totals 29 2 7 2 4 9 11  

a-Struck out for Pennington in the 7th. b-Walked for Hannahan in the 9th.
1-Ran for Cust in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Crosby (31, Sonnanstine).
TB: Ellis, M 2; Suzuki, K; Hannahan; Crosby 3; Patterson, E.
RBI: Patterson, E 2 (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barton.
SAC: Hannahan.
GIDP: Gonzalez, C, Ellis, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Davis, R (6, 2nd base by Percival/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 12-6) 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 4.35
Balfour (H, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.23
Wheeler, D (H, 26) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.66
Percival (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.49
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duchscherer (L, 10-8) 6.1 6 3 3 1 8 2 2.59
Blevins 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.41
Embree 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5.28
Street 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.56

WP: Sonnanstine.
IBB: Upton, B (by Blevins).
HBP: Pena, C (by Duchscherer).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 91-63, Balfour 15-9, Wheeler, D 15-10, Percival 20-9, Duchscherer 107-65, Blevins 23-13, Embree 23-11, Street 20-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 4-2, Balfour 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-1, Percival 0-0, Duchscherer 7-1, Blevins 0-1, Embree 0-0, Street 2-1.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 22, Balfour 5, Wheeler, D 3, Percival 4, Duchscherer 26, Blevins 4, Embree 5, Street 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Blevins 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 21,438.
Venue: McAfee Coliseum.
August 13, 2008
August 13, 2008

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