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Walk-off surge
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Rays 6, Athletics 5
Ben Zobrist rounds the bases after his two-run homer tied the game in the ninth. (AP)
Perhaps the Rays were thrown off by the lightning-induced power outage that made for a 19-minute delay in the finale, but in any case, runs were scarce early on. But thanks to a game-tying homer in the ninth by Ben Zobrist, the table was set for Carl Crawford to provide a walk-off single.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (15-23)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 6, Oakland 5   TB
Tampa Bay (21-22)
Won 1
May 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2   5 12 0
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3   6 10 0
Standings thru 5/21/09  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 .242
Suzuki, K, C 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 .305
Cust, RF 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .261
  1-Davis, R, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Holliday, LF 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 .271
Giambi, DH 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .208
Kennedy, A, 2B 5 0 3 2 0 1 2 .386
Sweeney, R, CF-RF 3 0 2 2 1 0 2 .257
Crosby, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 3 7 .205
Hannahan, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 7 .143
Totals 37 5 12 5 7 10 25  

1-Ran for Cust in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Giambi 2; Suzuki, K; Cust; Hannahan; Holliday; Cabrera, O; Kennedy, A 3.
RBI: Kennedy, A 2 (7), Sweeney, R 2 (12), Cabrera, O (15).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, O.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan 4; Cabrera, O 2.
SF: Sweeney, R.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (5, 2nd base off Percival/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 2 1 1 1 1 .186
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .318
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .329
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .245
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .376
Aybar, W, DH 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 .284
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295
Kapler, RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200
  a-Zobrist, PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .281
Navarro, D, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .189
Totals 34 6 10 6 4 4 12  

a-Homered for Kapler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W (5, Braden), Kapler (7, Braden), Navarro, D (5, Ziegler).
HR: Bartlett (6, 6th inning off Braden, 0 on, 2 out), Zobrist (8, 9th inning off Bailey, A, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Navarro, D 3; Bartlett 4; Aybar, W 2; Longoria; Kapler 2; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C; Zobrist 4.
RBI: Kapler (3), Upton, B (7), Bartlett (23), Zobrist 2 (22), Crawford, C (19).
2-out RBI: Upton, B; Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton, B (3, 2nd base by Braden/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Cabrera, O at 2nd base).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden 7.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 3.67
Bailey, A 1.1 2 2 2 1 0 1 2.03
Ziegler (L, 0-1) 0.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.15
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 6.2 7 2 2 4 8 0 3.41
Shouse (H, 5) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.77
Wheeler, D (BS, 2) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Percival 0.1 1 2 2 2 0 0 6.35
Nelson, J (W, 1-0) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.60

Pitches-strikes: Braden 97-69, Bailey, A 25-16, Ziegler 11-4, Garza, M 107-64, Shouse 14-11, Wheeler, D 10-5, Percival 23-9, Nelson, J 14-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Braden 5-5, Bailey, A 0-3, Ziegler 0-0, Garza, M 4-7, Shouse 1-0, Wheeler, D 1-0, Percival 0-0, Nelson, J 0-1.
Batters faced: Braden 28, Bailey, A 7, Ziegler 3, Garza, M 31, Shouse 3, Wheeler, D 3, Percival 4, Nelson, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0, Wheeler, D 1-1, Nelson, J 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:07 (:19 delay).
Att: 14,374.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009

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