Carlos Gonzalez launched a two-run homer to left-center in the first. (AP)
By Jane Lee / MLB.com
Brad Ziegler had been flawless in his first 29 Major League outings, but on Thursday, he allowed his first run -- and a costly one, breaking a ninth-inning tie. The A's tied it on Frank Thomas' single, but in the 12th, Santiago Casilla allowed Carlos Pena's homer and Dioner Navarro's RBI hit.
a-Singled for Hinske in the 5th. b-Struck out for Gross in the 5th.
BATTING 2B: Aybar, W (11, Gallagher, S), Upton, B (27, Ziegler), Floyd, C (6, Casilla, S). 3B:
Aybar, W (1, Gallagher, S). HR: Pena, C (23, 12th inning off Casilla, S, 0 on, 0 out). TB:
Ruggiano; Upton, B 3; Floyd, C 2; Pena, C 4; Baldelli; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D 2; Aybar, W 5; Iwamura. RBI:
Aybar, W 2 (16), Navarro, D 2 (43), Ruggiano (3), Upton, B (54), Pena, C (67). 2-out RBI: Aybar, W;
Ruggiano; Navarro, D. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Hinske; Baldelli 2; Upton,
B. SF: Navarro, D. GIDP: Aybar, W, Floyd, C. Team RISP:
2-for-11. Team LOB: 10.
a-Grounded into a forceout for Pennington in the 12th. 1-Ran for Hannahan in the 9th. 2-Ran for Thomas
in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Barton (10, Shields), Gonzalez, C (21, Shields). 3B: Ellis, M
(3, Shields). HR: Gonzalez, C (4, 1st inning off Shields, 1 on, 0 out). TB:
Ellis, M 3; Barton 2; Suzuki, K 2; Thomas; Davis, R; Crosby 3; Gonzalez, C 6. RBI: Gonzalez, C 2 (21),
Barton 2 (31), Thomas (29). 2-out RBI: Thomas. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Gonzalez, C; Brown, E 2; Cust 2; Pennington 2. SAC: Ellis, M. GIDP:
Ellis, M, Suzuki, K 2. Team RISP: 3-for-14. Team LOB: 12.
Ellis, M (14, 2nd base off Howell/Navarro, D).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Brown, E
(Upton, B at 1st base). DP: 4 (Brown, E-Gallagher, S-Crosby, Hannahan-Barton, Ellis, M-Barton, Crosby-Ellis,