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Athletics 7, Rays 3
Brett Anderson pitched four innings but left with lower back stiffness. (Steve Nesius/AP)
It took the A's until the seventh to score, but they knocked out the Rays' James Shields and put up four runs in the frame. Kurt Suzuki had three hits, scored twice and drove two in, and Brett Anderson tossed four scoreless frames as Oakland heads into the break with a series victory.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (37-49)
Won 2
Oakland 7, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (48-41)
Lost 2
July 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1   7 14 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings thru 7/12/09  |  Recap: OAK | TB  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rays stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .291
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .262
Hairston, S, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .295
Holliday, LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 .276
Garciaparra, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .253
Suzuki, K, DH 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .293
Powell, C 3 1 1 0 1 2 2 .225
Davis, R, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
  a-Cust, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .232
  Sweeney, R, RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .271
Ellis, M, 2B 4 2 1 2 0 0 2 .219
Totals 39 7 14 7 1 4 15  

a-Singled for Davis, R in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kennedy, A (13, Shields), Suzuki, K (23, Shields), Holliday (19, Shields), Cabrera, O (17, Nelson, J).
HR: Ellis, M (3, 9th inning off Howell, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Ellis, M 4; Suzuki, K 4; Hairston, S; Cust; Holliday 3; Cabrera, O 3; Kennedy, A 3; Powell.
RBI: Suzuki, K 2 (37), Cust (44), Ellis, M 2 (18), Cabrera, O (31), Sweeney, R (22).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, O; Sweeney, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, R; Hairston, S; Holliday.
Team RISP: 6-for-16.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Holliday (10, 2nd base off Howell/Hernandez, M).
CS: Sweeney, R (3, 2nd base by Howell/Hernandez, M).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .239
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .272
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .285
Pena, C, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .228
Zobrist, RF-LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .297
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 .232
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .347
Kapler, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257
  a-Gross, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276
Hernandez, M, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .267
  b-Crawford, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .309
Totals 34 3 7 3 3 7 15  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 6th. b-Struck out for Hernandez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell 2 (10, Anderson, B, Wuertz).
TB: Bartlett; Hernandez, M; Longoria; Burrell 4; Zobrist 2.
RBI: Burrell 2 (28), Bartlett (39).
2-out RBI: Burrell 2; Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler; Gross.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (19, 2nd base off Wuertz/Powell).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Zobrist (Cabrera, O at home).
DP: (Zobrist-Hernandez, M).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B 4.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 4.64
Ziegler 1.2 1 2 2 1 0 0 3.27
Wuertz (W, 5-1) 1.1 3 1 1 0 3 0 2.95
Breslow 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.46
Bailey, A (S, 10) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.92
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 6.1 6 3 3 1 2 0 3.42
Wheeler, D (BS, 3)(L, 3-2) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.58
Choate 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.84
Bradford 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Howell 1.1 4 3 3 0 1 1 2.11
Nelson, J 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50

Breslow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Anderson, B 50-36, Ziegler 33-17, Wuertz 29-19, Breslow 6-2, Bailey, A 18-13, Shields 89-55, Wheeler, D 6-3, Choate 5-2, Bradford 5-4, Howell 32-21, Nelson, J 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, B 2-6, Ziegler 4-1, Wuertz 0-1, Breslow 0-0, Bailey, A 2-1, Shields 7-7, Wheeler, D 1-0, Choate 0-0, Bradford 0-0, Howell 0-1, Nelson, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Anderson, B 16, Ziegler 7, Wuertz 7, Breslow 1, Bailey, A 6, Shields 25, Wheeler, D 2, Choate 1, Bradford 2, Howell 7, Nelson, J 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 2-2, Bailey, A 1-0, Wheeler, D 2-2, Choate 1-0, Bradford 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:53.
Att: 29,727.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
July 12, 2009
July 12, 2009

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