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Home win streak over
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Athletics 7, Rays 2
Ben Zobrist scores on a Gabe Kapler single in the second inning. (Brian Blanco/AP)
Starter Matt Garza held the A's in check for the first six innings, but the seventh proved to be his downfall as he gave up a game-tying two-run homer and couldn't finish the inning. Gabe Kapler and Ben Zobrist notched RBI singles for the Rays, whose home winning streak ended at nine.
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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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