Athletics Vs. Rays: Tampa Bay Takes Series

The A's finally lost a series. They dropped the rubber game to the Rays on Wednesday at the O.co Coliseum.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Final Score: Oakland Drops Series With 4-1 Loss

When the bats of the Oakland Athletics go to sleep, they really hibernate. On Wednesday afternoon, the A's lost their second straight game to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 and lost the series after managing just one run in the final two games.

Matt Joyce hit a two-out RBI single in the top of the first to give the Rays a quick 1-0 lead. Ryan Roberts hit another two-out RBI single in the fourth inning to make it 2-0 Tampa Bay.

Brandon Inge led off the bottom of the fifth inning with his 12th home run of the year to cut the Rays lead in half, but Carlos Pena hit an RBI double in the sixth to make it 3-1 and followed that up with a solo home run in the top of the eighth for the extra insurance.

Tampa's pitchers held the A's to just five hits and one walk in the game. This is the first series the A's have lost since the All-Star Break.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Final Score: James Shields Befuddles Oakland Bats

The Oakland Athletics must have been depleted from their 15-inning marathon the night before, because they couldn't put up much of a fight against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The Rays evened up the series by shutting out the A's, 8-0.

B.J. Upton drove in the first Tampa Bay run with a single in the top of the third inning, then scored on a groundout to make it 2-0. They added three more runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Jeff Keppinger and Sean Rodriguez and a sacrifice fly from Carlos Pena.

Desmond Jennings scored on a fielding error in the seventh and drove in a run with an RBI single in the ninth. Upton drove in the final Rays run on a force out.

James Shields held the A's to three hits and no walks in his complete-game shutout, while striking out 11 Oakland batters. The A's have struck out 32 times in their two games against Tampa Bay.

Tom Milone had his worst start of the season, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Final Score: Baseball Game Finally Ends With 4-3 Oakland Win

It took 15 excruciating innings, but the Oakland Athletics finally picked up their 12th walkoff win of the year to send the O.co Coliseum crowd home five minutes before the left BART train left the stadium station. The A's

The A's looked as though they might roll to an easy win early, as RBI doubles from Chris Carter and Kurt Suzuki gave Oakland a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Alas, the Rays tied things up in the top of the fourth on a two-run double from Carlos Pena and took the lead in the sixth inning on a Matt Joyce home run.

The A's tied things up in the bottom of the seventh with a Brandon Hicks home run, but the scoring would stall there for nearly another full ballgame. The A's had plenty of chances to win, but didn't, leaving the bases loaded in the ninth and 10th innings.

In the end, it was Jemile Weeks who came to the plate with the bases loaded once again in the bottom of the 15th. Weeks, who had been 0-for-7 in the game, lifted a sacrifice fly ball to right-center field that was able to score Brandon Inge as B.J. Upton's throw was off-line.

The A's had 10 hits, five walks and struck out an astonishing 21 times in the game.

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Athletics Vs. Rays Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The A's are trying to keep in the hunt and stay in second place in the AL West. A series against the Rays at O.co Coliseum could help with that.

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