St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Jonny Gomes led off the 12th inning with
a homer, giving Oakland a 4-3 win over the Rays, handing Tampa Bay just its
second loss at Tropicana Field this season.
Gomes, who was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2001 and played for them through the
2008 season, banged a 1-2 split fastball from Joel Peralta (0-1) barely over
the wall in left field.
Brian Fuentes (2-0) allowed one hit over two innings and Grant Balfour secured
his seventh save of the year when Matt Joyce grounded into a game-ending
Josh Reddick also homered and knocked in two for the Athletics, who have won
three of their last four games.
Carlos Pena, Ben Zobrist and Elliot Johnson went deep for the Rays, who had
their six-game winning streak snapped. They fell to 13-2 at home and lost in
the 1,000th game of manager Joe Maddon's tenure with the Rays.
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