Tampa Bay 10, Oakland 8

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:35 PM
Location - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 16466

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 10 10 0
Oakland 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 54-50 24-25 30-25 W1
Oakland 47-58 29-23 18-35 L1

Recap

The Tampa Bay Rays overcame a five-run deficit on Thursday to avoid their first four-game sweep in Oakland with a 10-8 triumph over the Athletics.

Desmond Jennings belted his first homer - a two-run shot in the sixth inning - and his two-run single in the seventh put the Rays ahead for good. Tampa Bay sent 10 batters to the plate in the seven-run seventh, capped by Evan Longoria’s 14th homer of the season.

The best-hitting team in the majors since the All-Star break, the Athletics hit for the cycle in the first inning as David DeJesus ripped a two-run triple and Conor Jackson had a two-run homer.

But the bullpen faltered behind starter Rich Harden, and the Athletics lost for the second time in six games.

Tampa Bay won for just the second time in seven tries. Center fielder B.J. Upton, who had been in a 3-for-38 slump, returned to the lineup after a day off and hit his 16th homer of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Oakland
Wade Davis Player Rich Harden
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 3
7.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Oakland
Desmond Jennings Player Ryan Sweeney
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 3 19 .303 7 8 9 6 2 0
Oakland 10 2 20 .270 7 9 8 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Athletics have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .466 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rays have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .560 after a loss.
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