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Frustrating finale
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Athletics 7, Rays 1
Andy Sonnanstine gave up seven runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Rays jumped ahead in the second inning, when Pat Burrell scored on Dioner Navarro's safety squeeze bunt, but the A's rallied against starter Andy Sonnanstine, who was relieved after four-plus innings. Tampa hasn't won a series since its season-opening set in Boston.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (7-12)
Lost 2
Oakland 7, Tampa Bay 1   OAK
Oakland (7-10)
Won 2
April 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Oakland
0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 X   7 10 0
Standings thru 4/26/09  |  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 0 1 2 .156
Crawford, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .295
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .358
Burrell, DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .237
Aybar, W, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .136
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
Navarro, C 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .183
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .364
Totals 28 1 4 1 3 6 11  

BATTING
TB: Crawford 2; Aybar, W; Bartlett.
RBI: Navarro (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler; Aybar, W.
SAC: Navarro.
GIDP: Longoria; Burrell.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
PB: Navarro (1).
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Zobrist-Aybar, W, Navarro-Zobrist).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .243
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .209
Giambi, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .213
Holliday, LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .242
Cust, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .288
Garciaparra, 3B 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 .237
  Hannahan, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Suzuki, K, C 2 1 1 3 2 0 0 .333
Buck, T, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250
Ellis, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .210
Totals 32 7 10 7 5 3 18  

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, K (4, Sonnanstine), Sweeney (4, Sonnanstine).
TB: Sweeney 2; Cabrera, O 2; Giambi; Holliday; Cust; Garciaparra; Suzuki, K 2; Buck, T; Ellis.
RBI: Garciaparra (7), Suzuki, K 3 (7), Ellis (9), Cabrera, O (4), Holliday (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra; Ellis 2.
GIDP: Sweeney.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Buck, T (1, 2nd base by Sonnanstine/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ellis-Cabrera, O-Giambi, Cabrera, O-Ellis-Giambi).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (L, 0-3) 4.0 10 7 7 2 3 0 7.78
Cormier 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.21
Wheeler 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9.45
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eveland (W, 1-1) 5.0 4 1 1 3 3 0 5.95
Wuertz 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69
Casilla 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.74
Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.96

Sonnanstine pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.
Eveland pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Garciaparra (by Cormier).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 79-53, Cormier 34-16, Wheeler 15-8, Eveland 91-55, Wuertz 16-11, Casilla 9-7, Springer 13-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 5-2, Cormier 5-1, Wheeler 1-0, Eveland 7-3, Wuertz 3-1, Casilla 1-0, Springer 0-1.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 22, Cormier 11, Wheeler 4, Eveland 21, Wuertz 5, Casilla 3, Springer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 2-1, Wuertz 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 57 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 18,689.
April 26, 2009

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