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Homers boost Braden
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Athletics 7, Rays 2
Orlando Cabrera (left), Scott Hairston and Adam Kennedy (right) celebrate Kennedy's homer. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (36-49)
Won 1
Oakland 7, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (48-40)
Lost 1
July 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0   7 13 1
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 7/11/09  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 .288
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 .260
Hairston, S, CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 2 .298
Holliday, LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .274
Cust, DH 4 0 0 0 1 4 4 .230
Suzuki, K, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .287
Giambi, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .192
  Crosby, 1B 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 .210
Sweeney, R, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
  Davis, R, RF 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 .261
Ellis, M, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .218
Totals 37 7 13 7 3 12 17  

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).

FIELDING
E: Braden (3, throw).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .242
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .310
Longoria, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .286
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .230
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .293
Burrell, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .226
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .348
Kapler, RF 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .261
  a-Gross, PH-RF 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .280
Navarro, D, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .223
  Hernandez, M, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260
Totals 34 2 7 2 3 13 20  

a-Doubled for Kapler in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria (27, Braden), Gross 2 (10, Wuertz, Bailey, A).
TB: Bartlett; Gross 4; Longoria 2; Kapler; Zobrist 2.
RBI: Kapler (23), Zobrist (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 2; Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, M (1, missed catch).
PB: Hernandez, M (1).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden (W, 7-7) 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 3.12
Wuertz (H, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.83
Ziegler 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.95
Bailey, A 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.99
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 6-7) 6.1 7 3 3 1 7 1 3.73
Choate 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.84
Bradford 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Balfour 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 0 4.75
Wheeler, D 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.34
Cormier 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.81

Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Wheeler, D.
IBB: Kennedy, A (by Wheeler, D).
HBP: Giambi (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 90-60, Wuertz 16-12, Ziegler 14-10, Bailey, A 15-11, Garza, M 105-69, Choate 1-1, Bradford 10-8, Balfour 19-13, Wheeler, D 13-6, Cormier 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Braden 4-5, Wuertz 0-0, Ziegler 0-1, Bailey, A 1-0, Garza, M 2-4, Choate 0-0, Bradford 0-0, Balfour 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-1, Cormier 1-0.
Batters faced: Braden 25, Wuertz 4, Ziegler 4, Bailey, A 4, Garza, M 27, Choate 1, Bradford 3, Balfour 4, Wheeler, D 4, Cormier 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 1-1, Balfour 2-0, Wheeler, D 2-2.
Ejections: Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon ejected by HP umpire Jeff Nelson (9th)
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:17.
Att: 33,273.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
July 11, 2009
July 11, 2009

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