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Ziegler's streak ends
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Rays 7, Athletics 6
Carlos Gonzalez launched a two-run homer to left-center in the first. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (73-47)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6   OAK
Oakland (55-65)
Lost 2
August 14, 2008
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Tampa Bay
0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   7 13 1
Oakland
2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   6 11 0
Standings thru 8/14/08  |  Recap: TB | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 6 1 1 0 0 2 5 .278
Upton, B, CF 6 0 2 1 0 2 2 .264
Pena, C, 1B 5 1 1 1 1 3 1 .242
Floyd, C, DH 2 4 1 0 4 0 2 .261
Aybar, W, 3B 5 1 2 2 1 0 2 .229
Hinske, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .253
  a-Ruggiano, PH-LF-RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .256
Navarro, D, C 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 .299
Gross, RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .227
  b-Baldelli, PH-RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .231
  Bartlett, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Zobrist, SS-LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .243
Totals 43 7 13 7 9 11 21  

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.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (12, fielding).
PB: Navarro, D (6).
DP: 3 (Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C, Zobrist-Iwamura-Pena, C, Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellis, M, 2B 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 .234
Gonzalez, C, CF 6 1 2 2 0 2 3 .270
Thomas, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .246
  2-Davis, R, PR-DH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .213
Cust, LF 5 0 0 0 1 3 3 .225
Brown, E, RF 5 1 0 0 1 1 3 .245
Crosby, SS 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 .256
Suzuki, K, C 5 1 2 0 1 0 3 .289
Barton, 1B 5 0 1 2 0 1 4 .209
Hannahan, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .223
  1-Pennington, PR-3B 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  a-Bowen, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190
Totals 44 6 11 5 8 10 26  

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.

BASERUNNING
SB: 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, M-Barton).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 5.0 5 4 4 5 3 1 3.75
Bradford 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.28
Howell 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.37
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.61
Percival (H, 3) 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.69
Balfour (BS, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.21
Hammel (W, 4-3) 2.2 4 1 0 0 1 0 4.15
Miller, T (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.70
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gallagher, S 4.0 4 3 3 4 4 0 4.50
Meyer 0.2 1 1 1 3 2 0 3.38
Embree 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.12
Devine 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.98
Ziegler 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0.23
Street 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.47
Casilla, S (L, 2-1) 2.0 5 2 2 0 0 1 3.19

Bradford pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Hammel.
IBB: Pena, C (by Ziegler).
HBP: Barton (by Miller, T).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 94-56, Bradford 18-11, Howell 16-9, Wheeler, D 11-5, Percival 9-4, Balfour 13-8, Hammel 52-31, Miller, T 4-2, Gallagher, S 91-48, Meyer 31-15, Embree 13-11, Devine 14-9, Ziegler 30-15, Street 13-7, Casilla, S 24-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 4-2, Bradford 1-1, Howell 0-0, Wheeler, D 1-0, Percival 1-0, Balfour 0-0, Hammel 6-1, Miller, T 1-0, Gallagher, S 1-5, Meyer 0-0, Embree 0-0, Devine 1-0, Ziegler 1-3, Street 0-0, Casilla, S 2-2.
Batters faced: Shields 23, Bradford 5, Howell 3, Wheeler, D 4, Percival 2, Balfour 3, Hammel 12, Miller, T 2, Gallagher, S 19, Meyer 6, Embree 4, Devine 3, Ziegler 8, Street 3, Casilla, S 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 1-0, Balfour 1-1, Embree 3-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 4:24.
Att: 16,689.
Venue: McAfee Coliseum.
August 14, 2008
August 14, 2008

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