Blackburn 5 went for no score, A’s Rays first defeat, 13-2

Tampa, Fla. (AP) — Paul Blackburn allowed three hits in five scoreless innings, Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus both scored three each, and the Oakland Athletics handed the Tampa Bay Rays their first loss of the season, 13-2. Gave. Monday night.

Blackburn (1–0) scored a run of seven to help the A’s led by new manager Mark Coatsey secure a second consecutive win after starting the season with two losses. Oakland lost two of three to Philadelphia over the weekend.

“We’re just trying to establish our identity,” Kotse said. “I think they have come together as a group in a very short period of time. In these first four games they have shown a fight about them, I am really happy.”

The Rays were trailing 9-1, with Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash sending outfielder Brett Phillips on the mound for the final two innings. Phillips got an innings-ending double-play grounder to Andrus on a pitch mid-40s per hour during a five-pitch eighth inning, and a third-base dugout on Brown’s foul ball before dropping Sheldon Newse’s first inning. Made a sliding catch in front of. Career Grand Slam with two in ninth.

“I have to call my mom and basically explain to her that I didn’t have my best stuff tonight,” Phillips said.

Phillips struck to end the game, which technically made him the third pitcher to be credited with a plate appearance at Tropicana Field, which opened in 1998. The others were Wade Boggs on August 10, 1999, and pitcher Andy Sonnenstein on May. 17, 2009 Because of an error in the lineup card.

“It’s a big part of history, especially to be able to be a two-way superstar in my hometown,” Phillips said.

Vander Franco had his third three-hit game of the season for Ray, starting the season with a three-game sweep of Baltimore in which he defeated the Orioles 15–4.

Rays starter Luis Patino (0-1) went into the first inning with a tense left oblique. He will have an MRI test.

Chris Mazza replaced Patino with two outs and a 0-2 count on Shaun Murphy and hit the catcher at the back end with his first pitch. Brown then fired his three-run shot and Chad Pinder followed with a single drive that made it 4–0.

In the second drive of Andrews’ three-run, Mazza put Oakland ahead 8-0. He finished with three hits.

Mazaz conceded eight runs and seven hits in three innings.

moving day

Oakland claimed an exemption from Washington to right-hander Gabe Klobositz and named outfielder Luis Berreira for the assignment. The Klobosites are expected to join Triple-A Las Vegas. The 26-year-old Barrera made his major league debut with the A in 2021 and went 2-for-8 in six matches in two matches. In July 2012 he was signed by Oakland from the Dominican Republic.

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Athletics: Right-hander James Kaprilian (swelling in the right AC joint) throws a mock game at the team’s compound in Mesa, Arizona, on Sunday.

Rays: Right-hander Ryan Thompson, who had not pitched in the Majors since June 27 and had thoracic outlet decompression surgery on September 30, was recalled from Triple-A Durham and scored sixth.

“There were a lot of things where we were unsure what it was, and it sounds like a million MRIs and different opinions,” Thompson said. “That kind of puts you in one place, are you ever going to pitch again without pain? Are you ever going to go back to the big-league mound? You just never know, so being here and this The opportunity is wonderful.”

Left-arm Ryan Yarbrough (left groin strain) was placed on the 10-day injury list but is expected to miss just one start.


Oakland right-hander Adam Aller and rage right Tommy Romero will both make their major league debuts in Tuesday night’s game. According to Baseball Reference, it is the 28th time since 1901 that both starters are making their debuts in a game.


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