Orlando Cabrera (left), Scott Hairston and Adam Kennedy (right) celebrate Kennedy's homer. (AP)
By Zach Schonbrun / MLB.com
After slumbering for six innings, the A's offense woke up in the seventh, as Rajai Davis and Adam Kennedy each belted two-run shots to make a winner of Dallas Braden. In his return from the bereavement list, Braden held the potent Rays' lineup to just two runs over six effective innings.
BATTING 2B: Cabrera, O (16, Wheeler, D), Holliday (18, Cormier). HR: Davis,
R (2, 7th inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 1 out), Kennedy, A (7, 7th inning off Choate, 1 on, 1 out). TB:
Ellis, M; Suzuki, K; Hairston, S 2; Davis, R 5; Crosby; Holliday 3; Cabrera, O 4; Kennedy, A 4. RBI:
Davis, R 2 (6), Kennedy, A 2 (31), Ellis, M (16), Cabrera, O 2 (30). 2-out RBI: Cabrera, O 2. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki, K 2; Cust; Hairston, S; Crosby. SAC: Crosby. SF:
Ellis, M. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Cabrera,
O (7, 3rd base off Bradford/Navarro, D), Davis, R (11, 2nd base off Wheeler, D/Hernandez, M). CS:
Davis, R (5, 2nd base by Garza, M/Navarro, D).