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Oakland Tops Tampa Bay 5-1 - Recap

Tampa Bay dropped a 5-1 decision at O.co Coliseum on Sunday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher A.J. Griffin.

Oakland won as a -132 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

A.J. Griffin earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Coco Crisp in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jamey Wright worked 1 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from James Loney in a losing cause.

Oakland outhit their counterparts 9-7 in the game.

Next game, Oakland takes its act home to face Texas looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.