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Athletics 7, Rays 1
Starter Dana Eveland pitched five-plus innings, giving up one run. (Ben Margot/AP)
 A's sit Chavez due to strained elbow
Each of the A's starters contributed at least one hit. Kurt Suzuki led the charge with a two-run double in the second, and he later drove in a third run with a bases-loaded walk. Dana Eveland pitched five innings to get the win, and three relievers combined for four scoreless innings.
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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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