A's nip Rays in pitcher's duel

A's nip Rays in pitcher's duel

Bobby Crosby hit a two-run homer in the second inning to lead the Oakland A's to a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

The Athletics were winners as +128 home underdogs in this contest, while the combined score played UNDER the day's posted total (7.5).

A's starter Gio Gonzalez pitched five innings for the win, while giving up one run and allowing five hits.

Scott Kazmir put up a strong effort in defeat for the Rays, giving up two runs in five innings of work before the bullpen took over.

Brad Ziegler picked up the save for the A's, while Jason Bartlett had two hits on the night for the Rays.