Oakland 3, Tampa Bay 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(12-19)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1
Oakland 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
WP: J. Kennedy (2-0)
LP: C. Orvella (1-3)
(16-14)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 4th: Oakland
- J. Payton hit sacrifice fly to center, B. Crosby scored
Top 5th: Tampa Bay
- R. Branyan homered to deep left center
Bot 5th: Oakland
- M. Kotsay singled to right, J. Kendall scored
Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- G. Norton homered to deep right
Bot 9th: Oakland
- J. Kendall safe at first on third baseman A. Huff's fielding error, J. Payton scored
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Lugo ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273
C. Crawford lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .267
J. Gomes dh 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .294
A. Huff 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
T. Wigginton 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .268
T. Lee 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .202
R. Branyan rf 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .174
    T. Hall c 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .326
J. Paul c 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
    G. Norton ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200
    D. Hollins rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
J. Gathright cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .193
 Totals 31 2 7 2 3 5 11  
 Batting
2B - C Crawford (4, J Kennedy).
HR - R Branyan (2, 5th inning off B Zito 0 on, 2 Out), G Norton (2, 8th inning off J Duchscherer 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - R Branyan (8), G Norton (2).
2-out RBI - R Branyan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Hall 2.
GIDP - J Gomes, J Lugo, A Huff.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - A Huff (1, ground ball).
Outfield assists - R Branyan (M Kotsay at 3rd base).
DP - 1 (T Wigginton-J Lugo-T Lee).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Kendall c 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 .253
N. Swisher lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .327
M. Kotsay cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .266
E. Chavez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .314
B. Crosby ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .220
A. Melhuse dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .280
J. Payton rf 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 .217
D. Johnson 1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .173
M. Scutaro 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200
 Totals 32 3 9 2 4 4 15  
 Batting
2B - N Swisher (9, S McClung); A Melhuse (2, S McClung); J Kendall (4, S McClung).
SF - J Payton.
RBI - J Payton (3), M Kotsay (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 1, J Kendall 2, E Chavez 1.
GIDP - E Chavez.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - J Payton (1, 2nd base off S McClung/J Paul).
 
 Fielding
DP - 3 (E Chavez-M Scutaro-D Johnson 2, B Zito-M Scutaro-D Johnson).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. McClung 6.1 8 2 2 3 2 0 6.81
B. Meadows 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.91
C. Orvella (L, 1-3) 1.0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3.86
T. Walker 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.46
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Zito 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 1 4.07
J. Duchscherer (BS, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.20
J. Kennedy (W, 2-0) 1.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.38
IBB - J Gomes (by J Kennedy), T Wigginton (by J Kennedy).
Pitches-strikes - S McClung 108-67; B Meadows 7-6; C Orvella 27-17; T Walker 4-4; B Zito 112-67; J Duchscherer 13-7; J Kennedy 20-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - S McClung 11-5; B Meadows 1-0; C Orvella 2-0; T Walker 1-0; B Zito 11-7; J Duchscherer 1-1; J Kennedy 1-1.
Batters faced - S McClung 28; B Meadows 2; C Orvella 5; T Walker 2; B Zito 24; J Duchscherer 4; J Kennedy 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Brian Onora. 1B--Phil Cuzzi. 2B--Jerry Crawford. 3B--Chuck Meriwether.
Time: 2:42.
Attendance: 25,080.
Weather: 59 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, out to right.

Updated on Sunday, May 7, 2006 4:27 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
R. Branyan R. Branyan
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Oakland
M. Kotsay M. Kotsay
2-4
1 RBI