Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 7, 2011 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 21425

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 51-63 31-24 20-39 W2
Tampa Bay 59-54 27-28 32-26 L2

Recap


Josh Willingham homered to lead off the top of the 10th inning and the visiting Oakland A’s held on for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.

Willingham (two hits) belted his 17th of the season into the left-field stands on a 3-2 pitch from Jake McGee (0-1), helping to give the A’s their first road series win since May 24-26.

David DeJesus had three hits, scored twice and Hideki Matsui added a two-run homer in the fifth for Oakland, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.

Desmond Jennings had three singles and an RBI and Casey Kotchman delivered a solo homer and two singles for the Rays.

Fautino De Los Santos (1-0) pitched the ninth for his first career win. Andrew Bailey earned his 13th save, stranding two runners in the 10th.

Oakland starter Trevor Cahill allowed three runs on six hits over six innings, leaving with a 4-3 lead. Evan Longoria tied it in the seventh with a solo home run off reliever Grant Balfour.
 
Tampa Bay starter David Price allowed four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since April 29 when he went 4 1/3 against the Angels.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Trevor Cahill Player David Price
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.2
5 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 7
4.50 ERA 7.71
Hitting
Oakland   Tampa Bay
David DeJesus Player Casey Kotchman
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.600 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 10 2 19 .278 20 9 4 6 0 0
Tampa Bay 10 2 16 .250 15 7 4 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .566 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Athletics have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .453 after a loss.
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