Troy Tulowitzki slides into second base as the ball flies past Mark Ellis. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Adam Loberstein / MLB.com
Not much is going right for the A's, victims of five straight losses, but there were a couple of bright spots. Mark Ellis doubled in his first game back from the 60-day DL and Vin Mazzaro was effective in a short start, striking out eight batters in five innings, but took the loss.
BATTING 2B: Barmes (17, Mazzaro), Smith, S (6, Mazzaro), Gonzalez, C (3, Breslow), Stewart, I (9, Ziegler). 3B:
Helton (2, Casilla). TB: Barmes 3; Helton 3; Tulowitzki; Stewart, I 3; Gonzalez, C 3; Smith, S 2. RBI:
Iannetta (27), Smith, S (18), Gonzalez, C (4). 2-out RBI: Gonzalez, C. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Hawpe 2; Helton 2; Fowler; Smith, S 2. Team RISP: 2-for-13. Team LOB: 10.
Tulowitzki (11, 2nd base off Breslow/Powell). CS: Tulowitzki (7, 2nd base by Mazzaro/Powell).
Barmes (7, throw), Cook (3, pickoff). Outfield assists: Gonzalez, C (Giambi at 2nd base). DP: (Tulowitzki-Barmes-Helton).
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