Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 5, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 23890

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 14-14 6-7 8-7 W1
Tampa Bay 19-9 13-2 6-7 L1

Recap

Athletics 4, Rays 3 (12): Jonny Gomes hit a home run off Joel Peralta in the top of the 12th inning to help Oakland snap Tampa Bay's 10-game home winning streak. 

The American League East-leading Rays were denied in their bid to become the first team in the majors to win 20 games. 

Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick made a pair of nice running catches with a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.

Struggling Tampa Bay reliever Brandon Gomes walked two and hit a batter to load the bases with one out in the 10th, but he came back to strike out Brandon Inge and got Jemile Weeks to ground out to first to get out of the jam.

The Rays had a runner at third with one out in the 11th but were unable to score against Brian Fuentes (2-0), who pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Grant Balfour worked around a leadoff single in the 12th for his seventh save.

Reddick hit a solo home run in the first and added an RBI single in the fourth to help the A's build a 3-1 lead. 

Tampa Bay's three runs came on solo homers from Elliot Johnson in the third, Ben Zobrist in the fourth and Carlos Pena in the fifth. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gomes' home run ended a streak of 11 consecutive scoreless outings for Peralta, who had not allowed a run since April 13 at Boston. … Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson lasted only 3 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his career. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Bartolo Colon Player Jeremy Hellickson
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 3.2
2 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 5
5.40 ERA 4.91
Hitting
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Daric BartonPlayer Elliot Johnson
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 2 15 .191 25 8 4 6 0 0
Tampa Bay 11 3 21 .250 18 6 3 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rays have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Athletics have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .533 after a loss.