Rays Vs. Athletics: Tampa Bay Drops Series Finale, 9-5

Oakland hits two home runs on Saturday night, to slide past Tampa Bay in extra innings.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Final Score: Oakland Takes Series Finale, 9-5

Despite jumping out of the gate to a 4-0 lead, the Tampa Bay Rays were not able to hold off the Oakland A's, falling 9-5 in the series finale Sunday afternoon.

Matt Moore got tagged for eight runs in 4.2 innings, as the Athletics exploded for five runs in the third inning and three more in the fifth to take control of the game.

It was a good day for newly acquired Athletic Brandon Inge, who went 1-for-2 with 4 RBI's including a three-run homer.

Only one Rays player had a multi-hit game, as Matt Joyce went 3-for-4 with two RBI's to pace the offense. B.J. Upton made his only hit of the game count, hitting his second home run of the year in the fifth inning.

The Rays return to action on Tuesday, when they travel to New York to face the Yankees.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Score Update: Matt Moore Shelled, Tampa Bay Trails 8-5 After Five Innings

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore had a rough outing, giving up eight runs in 4.2 innings, as the Rays trail the A's 8-5 after five innings at Tropicana Field.

The Rays jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, as a Jeff Kepinger sac fly and a pair of two-RBI singles Sean Rodriguez and Matt Joyce sprung them ahead.

The A's would answer with five runs in the top of the third, highlighted by a three-run home run by the newly-aquired Brandon Inge. The A's added three more runs in the top of the fifth thanks to a pair of big doubles by Jonny Gomes and Derek Barton.

Further adding to the Rays' troubles was Desmond Jennings leaving the game in the third inning with an apparent knee injury. There has been no report on how severe it was.

A B.J. Upton homer in the bottom of the fifth has brought the score to 8-5.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Athletics Vs. Rays: Lineups For Sunday's Game

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking to salvage a series win after a tough 12 inning loss to the Oakland A's Saturday night. Here are the lineups for this afternoon's contest.

Oakland A's

Cliff Pennington - 6

Michael Taylor - 9

Josh Reddick - DH

Yoenis Cespedes - 8

Jonny Gomes - 7

Brandon Inge - 5

Daric Barton - 3

Anthony Recker - 2

Eric Sogard - 4

Tom Milone - 1

Tampa Bay Rays

Desmond Jennings - 7

B.J. Upton - 8

Carlos Peña - 3

Jeff Keppinger - 5

Luke Scott - DH

Sean Rodriguez - 6

Matt Joyce - 9

Chris Gimenez - 2

Dan Johnson - 4

Matt Moore - 1

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Rays Vs. Athletics: Tampa Bay Goes For Series Win On Sunday

The Tampa Bay Rays have a half-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East, thanks in large part to a 10-game home winning streak. That home winning streak came to an end on Saturday with an extra innings loss to the Oakland Athletics.

On the bump to lead Sunday's rebound is Matt Moore. The rookie lefty pitched a five-inning gem in his last start, on Tuesday, striking out seven and allowing just one run to another AL West opponent, the Mariners. Moore is 1-1 for the season with a 4.20 ERA.

Tommy Milone gets the start for Oakland. The Red Sox smacked around Milone for three home runs and seven earned runs in his last outing. Despite the ugly results from Monday, Milone still owns a 3.69 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in five starts for the A's.

The game starts at 1:40 p.m. at Tropicana Field. It will be broadcast on the Sun Sports Network, and local fans can catch the game on WDAE 620 and WAMA 1550.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Rays Vs. Athletics: Tampa Bay Falls To Oakland 4-3 In The 12th Inning

Joel Peralta came out of the bullpen to begin the 12th inning, hoping to provide some relief after six pitchers had already taken the hill on Saturday night for the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately, it didn't go as planned for either Peralta or manager Joe Madden.

Jonny Gomes, who was pinch hitting for left fielder Seth Smith, went deep against the Tampa Bay reliever, homering to left field to give Oakland a 4-3 lead and a victory at Tropicana Field.

Trailing by one run, the Rays then had one final chance to even the score or perhaps even take the lead in the bottom portion of the inning. Leading off, center fielder B.J. Upton singled to shallow left center field. But promptly, first baseman Carlos Pena flied out and right fielder Matt Joyce grounded into a double play, ending the inning and the game.

The rubber match is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:40 p.m. EST. The Rays won 7-2 on Friday.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Rays Vs. Athletics Score Update: Tampa Bay, Oakland Tied After Nine Innings

Nine innings have come and gone at Tropicana Field. That hasn't been enough. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics are tied 3-3 and are headed to extra innings.

Tampa Bay had previously been trailing by one run, but in the fifth inning, Carlos Pena went deep to right field, knotting the score at three apiece. But since, neither team has been able to bring a run in. The Rays did have a chance in the bottom of the ninth inning. Pinch hitting for Jose Molina, Jeff Keppinger singled to shallow left center, then advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt and to third on a sacrifice third. B.J. Upton was unable to score him from third and flied out to center field to end the inning.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Rays Vs. Athletics Score Update: Oakland Leads Tampa Bay 3-2 After Four Innings

The Tampa Bay Rays trail the Oakland Athletics by a score of 2-1 after four innings at Tropicana Field on Saturday night.

The A's got on the scoreboard in the early goings after right fielder Josh Reddick homered to deep right field in the first inning. Since, they've punched in runs in the third and fourth innings.

The Rays' starter, Jeremy Hellickson, was pulled after tossing 102 pitches in 3 2/3 innings, which marks the shortest outing of his career. Tampa Bay, trailed 3-1 in the middle of the fourth inning, but pulled within one after Ben Zobrist went deep to center field in the bottom half of the inning.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Preview: Tampa Looks To Take Another Game From Oakland

Tampa defeated the Oakland A's last night at Tropicana Field by a final score of 7-2.

The Rays David Price struck out 12 batters in his eight innings on the mound and continued his dominance so far in the season raising his win/loss record to 5-1.

The AL East leading Rays (19-8) will look to continue their winning ways over the A's (13-14) in Game 2 of their three game series with Oakland tonight at 7:10 P.M. EST.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Athletics Vs. Rays: Rays Beat A's, 7-2 In Series Opener

David Price pitched eight innings and Jose Molina broke the game open with a two-run, fourth-inning home run as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Oakland Athletics, 7-2 Friday night at Tropicana Field.

Price struck out 12 batters over his eight innings of work and allowed just one earned run on one hit and one walk as the Rays scored three runs in the third inning and four in the fourth inning to blow the game wide open.

With Oakland ahead, 1-0 in the third inning, B.J. Upton drove in Sean Rodriguez with a double to tie the game, and he and Matt Joyce came around to score on Luke Scott's two-run single.

In the fourth, Jose Molina blasted a two-run homer to make the score 5-1 before Upton drove in Desmond Jennings with an RBI double and came around to score on Joyce's RBI single.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this and every Tampa Bay Rays series please head over DRaysBay. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Athletics Nation, SB Nation's Oakland Athletics blog. And as always, please check out the MLB Baseball hub on SB Nation for more on this and every MLB series.

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Athletics Vs. Rays: David Price Takes The Mound In Series Opener

David Price and the Rays are still facing the AL West, they'll start a weekend series against the Athletics on Friday.

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