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.