Kurt Suzuki doubles in the third inning to give the A's a 1-0 lead. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
By David Ely / MLB.com
Vin Mazzaro turned in another solid effort, with six innings of two-run ball. But, while strong baserunning from Rajai Davis got the rookie off the hook -- Davis raced home from first on a seventh-inning single -- the A's lost the rubber game in LA.
a-Singled for Mazzaro in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Crosby in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Suzuki, K (18, Wolf), Holliday (12, Wolf). TB: Suzuki, K 2; Davis, R; Cust; Holliday 2; Cabrera, O 2; Garciaparra. RBI: Suzuki, K (23). 2-out RBI: Suzuki, K. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust 2; Crosby; Suzuki, K. SAC: Mazzaro 2. GIDP: Suzuki, K, Cabrera, O, Kennedy, A, Sweeney, R. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING CS: Cabrera, O (4, 2nd base by Wolf/Martin, R). PO: Cabrera, O (1st base by Wolf).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Davis, R (Pierre at 2nd base), Holliday (Martin, R at 3rd base).
BATTING 2B: Loney (14, Ziegler). HR: Hudson, O (5, 3rd inning off Mazzaro, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Pierre; Loretta; Hudson, O 4; Blake 2; Ethier; Loney 2; Martin, R. RBI: Hudson, O (36), Pierre (22), Loretta (11). 2-out RBI: Hudson, O. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wolf 2; Pierre. SAC: Wolf. Team RISP: 2-for-6. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING CS: Furcal (4, 2nd base by Breslow/Suzuki, K).
FIELDING DP: 4 (Hudson, O-Furcal-Loney, Blake-Hudson, O-Loney 3). Pickoffs: Wolf (Cabrera, O at 1st base).