Oakland 9, Tampa Bay 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 6, 2012 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 23873

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 15-14 6-7 9-7 W2
Tampa Bay 19-10 13-3 6-7 L2

Recap

Athletics 9, Rays 5: Brandon Inge had a home run and four RBIs to help Oakland rally from a four-run deficit and beat Tampa Bay for the second day in a row, sending the Rays to their first series loss at home this season.

The Athletics (15-14) moved above .500 for the first time since May 18, 2011. 

The Rays had a 10-game home winning streak before losing the last two games of the three-game series at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay had lost only one previous home game this season.

Tampa Bay struck for four runs in the first against left-hander Tommy Milone as Jeff Keppinger and Sean Rodriguez each drove in a run before Matt Joyce added a two-run single. But Rays starter Matt Moore (1-2) wasn't able to preserve the lead.

The A's scored five times in the third, with Inge's three-run homer capping the rally. They added three in the fifth, including two on Daric Barton's double that chased Moore. The left-hander allowed eight runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. 

Milone (4-2) recovered after the rocky first inning to earn the win. He allowed five runs on five hits over five innings. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Rays had won five consecutive series since dropping three of four at Boston from April 13-16. … Tampa Bay was denied an opportunity to become the first team to 20 wins for the second day in a row. … Former Rays OF Jonny Gomes had a pair of RBI doubles for Oakland. Gomes hit the game-winning home run in Saturday's game. … Oakland relievers combined for 11 scoreless innings Saturday and Sunday. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Tom Milone Player Matt Moore
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 4.2
1 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 7
9.00 ERA 15.43
Hitting
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Yoenis Cespedes Player Matt Joyce
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.400 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 10 1 15 .286 14 6 9 5 1 0
Tampa Bay 6 1 9 .200 12 6 5 7 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Athletics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .533 after a loss.