Ben Zobrist scores on a Gabe Kapler single in the second inning. (Brian Blanco/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
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.
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).
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