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Rays 13, Athletics 4
Jason Bartlett slides home, the second run scoring on a first-inning passed ball. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
A six-run first inning, during which the Rays batted around but only had two hits, gave Jeff Niemann an early cushion, as the starter allowed four runs in eight innings. Jason Bartlett had three hits, including a triple, and five RBIs, and Akinori Iwamura was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (13-22)
Lost 4
Tampa Bay 13, Oakland 4   TB
Tampa Bay (20-20)
Won 4
May 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0   4 9 0
Tampa Bay
6 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 X   13 9 1
Standings thru 5/18/09  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .233
  Cunningham, A, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Suzuki, K, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .320
Cust, DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .270
Holliday, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261
  Hannahan, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133
Giambi, 1B 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200
  Powell, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
Kennedy, A, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .367
Sweeney, R, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
  a-Davis, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179
Crosby, 3B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .224
Buck, RF 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 .225
Totals 34 4 9 4 0 3 11  

a-Popped out for Sweeney, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Buck (2, Niemann).
HR: Cabrera, O (2, 3rd inning off Niemann, 0 on, 0 out), Cust (6, 8th inning off Niemann, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K; Buck 3; Cust 5; Cabrera, O 4; Kennedy, A 2.
RBI: Giambi (17), Cabrera, O (12), Cust 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Cust 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kennedy, A.
SF: Giambi.
GIDP: Cabrera, O, Crosby.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
PB: Suzuki, K (1).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Kennedy, A-Giambi).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .183
  Gross, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .254
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .327
  a-Kapler, PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .212
Longoria, 3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 .345
Pena, C, 1B 2 3 1 0 3 1 0 .248
Zobrist, RF-LF 3 1 0 1 2 2 4 .279
Aybar, W, DH 2 3 1 1 2 0 1 .263
Bartlett, SS 3 3 3 5 1 0 0 .384
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 .291
Hernandez, M, C 4 0 0 1 0 2 2 .258
Totals 32 13 9 11 9 10 14  

a-Grounded out for Crawford, C in the 6th.

BATTING
3B: Bartlett (2, Gonzalez, Gi).
TB: Bartlett 5; Aybar, W; Longoria 2; Pena, C; Iwamura 2.
RBI: Zobrist (20), Aybar, W (6), Bartlett 5 (22), Iwamura 3 (15), Hernandez, M (8).
2-out RBI: Bartlett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Iwamura.
GIDP: Upton, B.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (3, throw).
DP: 2 (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C 2).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gallagher, S (L, 1-2) 2.1 3 9 7 5 1 0 8.16
Gonzalez, Gi 3.2 6 4 4 3 6 0 7.27
Cameron, K 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.45
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 4-3) 8.0 8 4 3 0 3 2 4.97
Isringhausen 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Gallagher, S.
HBP: Aybar, W (by Gallagher, S).
Pitches-strikes: Gallagher, S 77-40, Gonzalez, Gi 91-54, Cameron, K 33-23, Niemann 110-75, Isringhausen 17-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gallagher, S 2-4, Gonzalez, Gi 4-0, Cameron, K 3-0, Niemann 11-4, Isringhausen 2-0.
Batters faced: Gallagher, S 16, Gonzalez, Gi 19, Cameron, K 7, Niemann 31, Isringhausen 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Gonzalez, Gi 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:55.
Att: 11,420.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009

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