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A's go cold
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Rays 8, Athletics 2
The A's Ryan Sweeney is tagged out by Dioner Navarro in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
On a chilly night in Oakland, the A's offense was unable to warm up and young starter Trevor Cahill struggled, allowing seven runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings. That left the A's (5-10) with their worst start to a season since going 4-11 in 2001.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (7-10)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (5-10)
Lost 5
April 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0   8 13 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 5 0
Standings thru 4/24/09  |  Recap: TB | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 0 0 2 2 3 .189
Crawford, C, LF 3 1 1 1 2 0 4 .286
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .377
Pena, C, 1B 5 2 2 4 0 1 2 .254
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .245
Gross, RF 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 .192
Navarro, D, C 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .190
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 .288
Bartlett, SS 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 .390
Totals 38 8 13 8 8 6 18  

BATTING
2B: Crawford, C (4, Cahill), Longoria (8, Cahill), Gross (1, Cahill), Iwamura (7, Cahill).
HR: Gross (1, 2nd inning off Cahill, 0 on, 0 out), Pena, C 2 (8, 3rd inning off Cahill, 2 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Giese, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Gross 6; Longoria 2; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C 8; Navarro, D; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Crawford, C (9), Gross (2), Pena, C 4 (21), Navarro, D (2), Iwamura (6).
2-out RBI: Navarro, D; Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Crawford, C 2; Navarro, D 2; Longoria 2.
GIDP: Upton, B.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Navarro, D (1, 2nd base off Cahill/Suzuki, K), Crawford, C (6, 2nd base off Giese/Suzuki, K).
CS: Bartlett (1, 2nd base by Cahill/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Pena, C (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Gross (Sweeney, R at home).
DP: 2 (Gross-Navarro, D, Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 .246
Cabrera, O, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200
Garciaparra, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .188
Holliday, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254
Cust, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .302
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .328
Chavez, Er, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100
  Hannahan, 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .500
Ellis, M, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .218
Crosby, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .120
  a-Buck, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .190
Totals 32 2 5 2 4 6 20  

a-Struck out for Crosby in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Hannahan (1, 8th inning off Nelson, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K; Cust; Hannahan 4; Garciaparra.
RBI: Hannahan (1), Sweeney, R (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Holliday; Buck.
GIDP: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Ellis, M-Cabrera, O-Crosby).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 3-1) 6.0 2 0 0 3 2 0 3.97
Balfour 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.44
Nelson, J 0.2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3.52
Howell 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Cormier 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.09
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (L, 0-2) 2.2 8 7 7 2 2 2 5.40
Giese 4.1 5 1 1 4 2 1 4.82
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.08
Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Kazmir, Nelson, J.
Balk: Nelson, J.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 96-61, Balfour 9-6, Nelson, J 29-20, Howell 3-2, Cormier 18-12, Cahill 76-46, Giese 80-43, Wuertz 24-14, Springer 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 7-4, Balfour 2-1, Nelson, J 0-1, Howell 1-0, Cormier 1-0, Cahill 1-2, Giese 4-5, Wuertz 0-1, Springer 1-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 21, Balfour 3, Nelson, J 6, Howell 1, Cormier 5, Cahill 17, Giese 21, Wuertz 5, Springer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 2-0, Giese 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 54 degrees, clear.
Wind: 32 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 20,140.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 24, 2009
April 24, 2009

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