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Braden shines
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Athletics 5, Rays 2
Jason Giambi got his first homer since his return to the A's in the seventh inning. (AP)
Travis Buck's first blast of 2009, Jason Giambi's first homer since his return to Oakland and Nomar Garciaparra's bases-clearing double gave starter Dallas Braden his second win of the young season, and it helped the A's end their five-game slide.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (7-11)
Lost 1
Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 2   OAK
Oakland (6-10)
Won 1
April 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
Oakland
0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 4/25/09  |  Recap: TB | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Athletics stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 .171
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .284
Longoria, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .375
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .243
Burrell, DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .250
Kapler, RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .222
  a-Gross, PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 .214
Bartlett, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .365
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .302
Hernandez, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222
  b-Zobrist, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Totals 33 2 7 2 4 6 14  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Hernandez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kapler (5, Braden).
TB: Gross; Kapler 2; Longoria; Crawford, C; Burrell; Iwamura 2.
RBI: Iwamura (7), Burrell (7).
2-out RBI: Iwamura; Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross 2; Bartlett 2.
GIDP: Hernandez, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .246
Cabrera, O, SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .190
Giambi, 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 .211
Holliday, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238
Cust, DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .286
Garciaparra, 3B 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 .222
  Hannahan, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Buck, RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 .250
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .207
Powell, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125
Totals 30 5 6 5 5 7 10  

BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (1, Garza, M).
HR: Buck (1, 3rd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out), Giambi (1, 7th inning off Shouse, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi 4; Buck 5; Garciaparra 3.
RBI: Buck (4), Garciaparra 3 (6), Giambi (7).
2-out RBI: Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis, M 2; Giambi; Powell 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Buck (1, 2nd base off Percival/Hernandez, M).

FIELDING
PB: Powell (1).
DP: (Ellis, M-Cabrera, O-Giambi).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 1-2) 5.2 4 4 4 4 6 1 4.97
Balfour 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.94
Shouse 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.57
Percival 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden (W, 2-2) 5.2 4 1 1 3 2 0 2.52
Bailey, A (H, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.71
Springer 0.2 1 1 1 1 2 0 1.08
Ziegler (S, 4) 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.74

WP: Garza, M.
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 107-62, Balfour 10-4, Shouse 13-8, Percival 12-8, Braden 84-48, Bailey, A 20-13, Springer 21-13, Ziegler 24-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 5-3, Balfour 0-0, Shouse 4-0, Percival 1-1, Braden 4-8, Bailey, A 2-0, Springer 0-0, Ziegler 4-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 25, Balfour 2, Shouse 5, Percival 3, Braden 23, Bailey, A 4, Springer 4, Ziegler 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0, Bailey, A 3-0, Ziegler 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 54 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 15,432.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 25, 2009
April 25, 2009

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