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: Ellis, M (3, Cook). TB: Sweeney, R 3; Giambi; Ellis, M 2; Suzuki, K 2; Holliday; Cabrera, O 2; Powell. RBI: Sweeney, R (19). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki, K; Kennedy, A 2; Holliday. GIDP: Sweeney, R. Team RISP: 1-for-11. Team LOB: 9.
Cook pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Mazzaro pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Game Scores: Cook , Mazzaro . Pitches-strikes: Cook 110-71, Street 21-13, Mazzaro 109-67, Breslow 15-9, Casilla, S 11-8, Ziegler 23-12, Bailey, A
14-12. Groundouts-flyouts: Cook 8-5, Street 0-1, Mazzaro 6-0, Breslow 0-0, Casilla, S 1-0, Ziegler 2-0, Bailey, A 1-0. Batters faced: Cook 32, Street 5, Mazzaro 23, Breslow 4, Casilla, S 4, Ziegler 5, Bailey, A 4. Inherited runners-scored: Street 1-1, Breslow 1-1. Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jeff
Kellogg. 3B: Tim Timmons. Weather: 83 degrees, sunny. Wind: 11 mph, L to R. T: 2:49. Att:
15,701. Venue: Oakland Coliseum. June 28, 2009 June 28, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner