Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 3

Date - Friday, April 19, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Ed Hickox,
Attendance - 15115

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 11 1
Tampa Bay 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 8 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 12-5 6-4 6-1 L1
Tampa Bay 6-10 4-3 2-7 W1

Recap


Rays 8, Athletics 3:
Evan Longoria belted his fourth homer in five games and Ben Zobrist added a pair of RBI singles as Tampa Bay rolled over visiting Oakland.

Jose Lobaton knocked in his first two runs of the season with a single in the first inning for the Rays and Longoria hit his two-run blast in the fourth for an 8-2 lead. Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb (2-1) allowed three runs and 10 hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Jed Lowrie collected four hits and Coco Crisp homered for the Athletics, who lost for the first time in seven road games. Oakland starter Brett Anderson (1-3) lasted only one inning, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks before leaving with a sprained right ankle.

Lowrie and Brandon Moss delivered RBI singles in the first inning as Oakland jumped to a 2-0 lead. The Rays responded with four in the bottom half, ignited by RBI singles from Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez and capped by Lobaton’s two-run single to left field.

Shelley Duncan doubled and scored on a single by Ryan Roberts to extend Tampa Bay’s lead to 5-2 in the third. Zobrist added his second RBI single in the fourth and trotted home on Longoria’s home run to left field on a 1-2 pitch.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lobaton’s first-inning single was Tampa Bay’s first hit with the bases loaded this season after going 0-for-12. Oakland pitchers had not allowed a hit with the bases full coming into the game as well. … Crisp extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double on the first pitch of the contest. … Cobb has allowed three earned runs or less in 17 of his last 18 starts, dating back to last July.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Brett Anderson Player Alex Cobb
Loss W/L Win
1.0 IP 7.1
1 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 10
36.00 ERA 3.68
Hitting
Oakland   Tampa Bay
Jed Lowrie Player Ryan Roberts
4 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 11 1 16 .314 22 4 3 3 0 1
Tampa Bay 10 1 14 .294 15 5 8 4 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rays have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Athletics have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .500 after a loss.